What is ASHI?
In 1976, a group of visionary home inspectors with the common goal of building consumer awareness and enhancing the professionalism of their field established the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). This not-for-profit professional association for home inspectors made its first order of business to establish and advocate high standards of practice and a strict code of ethics for the member community.
The Mission of ASHI is to set and promote standards for property inspections and to provide the educational programs needed to achieve excellence in the profession and to meet the needs of our members.
ASHI is the most respected professional association for home inspectors in North America. Through ASHI’s continued efforts, ASHI’s Standards of Practice—covering all of a home’s major systems—are now part of many pieces of state legislation and are recognized by consumers as the authoritative standard for professional home inspection.
Work with Trained Professionals
When you choose ASHI, you’ll be working with professional home inspectors who have passed the most rigorous technical examinations in effect today, including inspectors who are required to perform more than 250 professional inspections before they’re even allowed to call themselves ”certified”. No other professional society can match the credentials of an ASHI inspector.
Property Inspectors are not Regulated in Colorado
The state of Colorado does not regulate property inspectors in any way – literally anyone with no education or training can be a home inspector. ASHI members however are required to complete specific school requirements for initial membership, complete a minimum of 20 hours each year of continuing education classes to remain a member, and to pass the National Home Inspectors Exam and complete a specific number of fee paid inspections to become titled “Inspector or Certified Inspector.” Obtaining either one of these titles also requires submitting five inspection reports randomly chosen by ASHI administrators for their review and acceptance.