In July 2010, licensing took effect for home inspectors in the state of Florida. BE FOREWARNED, the state of Florida has also "grandfathered" over 5000 home inspectors; many of whom have never performed a home inspection! So, while licensing is important, it is only a "minimum requirement" and not a sufficient benchmark for quality inspectors.
This is where ASHI comes in. All of inspectors are licensed and certified (by an independent 3rd party) ASHI members, or associates working toward their certification.
Only an ASHI inspector can provide you with a professional, personalized inspection that combines more than 30 years of the highest technical standards, adherence to a strict code of ethics and the very best in customer service and education. We call this "The ASHI Experience".
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.
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.