The Joint MAC ASHI - HR ASHI - NoVA ASHI Spring Seminar
Saturday MAY 2 2
Was a Grand Success!!

Q and A

Q. What are the requirements to be an ASHI Certified Inspector?

AThere are three levels of membership in the American Society of Home Inspectors. The first level of mebership is ASHI Associate. Inspectors in this category have:
  • Just joined ASHI and may be new to the inspection profession or may be a seasoned inspector who has not yet completed ASHI's requirements to move up in membership.
  • Have passed the ASHI's Standard of Practice and Code of Ethics module.
  • Must agree to follow the ASHI Standard of Practice and Code of Ethics
The second level is ASHI Inspector— Inspectors in this category have Passed the National Home Inspector Examination or Valid State Exam approved by the Membership Committee and ASHI's Standard of Practice and Code of Ethics module and:
  • Had inspection reports successfully verified for compliance with ASHI's Standard of Practice.
  • Have submitted a valid list of performance of at least 75 fee-paid home inspections that meet or exceed the ASHI Standard of Practice. 
  • Have returned an authorized notarized affidavit to ASHI validating at least 75 inspections.
  • Must agree to follow the ASHI Standard of Practice and Code of Ethics.
The final or third level for inspectors in the society is the ASHI Certified Inspector— Inspectors in this category have Passed the National Home Inspector Examination and ASHI's Standard of Practice and Code of Ethics module and:
  • Had inspection reports successfully verified for compliance with ASHI's Standard of Practice.
  • Have submitted a valid list of performance of at least 250 fee-paid home inspections that meet or exceed the ASHI Standard of Practice. 
  • Have returned an authorized notarized affidavit to ASHI validating at least 250 inspections. 
  • Must agree to follow the ASHI Standard of Practice and Code of Ethics.                         
The logos below should only be used by ASHI Inspectors. The gold logo is for ASHI Certified Inspectors only.
ASHI INSP  ACI Logo  

Q. What are the licensing requirements for Virginia Home Inspectors?

A. The Commonwealth of Virginia does not currently require a home inspector to be professionally licensed. However, many inspectors do choose to become Virginia Certified Home Inspectors and work under the guidelines of the Virginia Certified Home Inspector Regulations. The regulations are defined here.