Why do you want an ASHI Certified Inspector?

 

Why do you want an ASHI Certified Inspector?

 

Some states, Colorado included, have no licensing for Home Inspectors.  This makes it very easy to become a “Home Inspector”.   How do know if the inspector is really qualified to complete your home inspection?  Most Home Inspectors have an affiliation with a Home Inspector organization.  Their Inspector web sites have a cool logo stating their affiliation.  However, not all organizations are the same.  ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) has the most stringent requirements.  An ASHI affiliate must complete 75 home inspections before he can even use the ASHI logo on his marketing materials.  To be ASHI Certified the inspector must complete at least 250 inspections (with periodic peer reviews), pass the National Home Inspector Examination, and the ASHI Standards of Practice Exam.  Annually, at least 20 hours of continuing education are required.  These requirements far exceed the practice of paying money to take online tests.  Pay for enough online classes and soon you will be “Certified”.  

When you see the “ASHI” logo, you know the inspector has been around for a while.  When you see the “ASHI Certified” logo, that inspector has met the most stringent requirements in the country.  Steve Willis is proud to be an ASHI Certified inspector #250011.