About AFHIAffiliations and Professional Memberships
American Society of Home Inspectors
I am a certified ASHI inspector – American Society of Home Inspectors – 210566.
The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), founded in 1976, is Americas oldest and largest professional society of home inspectors. ASHI’s goals have always been to build customer awareness of the importance of a quality home inspection and enhance the professionalism of home inspectors.
Whether you’re a home-buyer, seller, or real estate professional you’ll recognize the value in working with ASHI certified home inspector. ASHI inspectors stand out as models of professionalism and superior customer service.
Only an ASHI Home Inspector can deliver the ASHI Experience. The ASHI Experience is the ASHI Inspector’s promise to deliver the most technically superior home inspections that money can buy, delivered in a manner that is educational, service oriented and focused on you having an experience that gives you peace of mind.
Inspectors that apply for membership and certification must show proof of a minimum of 250 completed home inspections (Ihave over 3000), pass their ethics exam and pass the National Home Inspectors exam. This exam is like board certification for this profession. It is used in many states as the sole requirement for issuing state licenses. Each year members must show proof of attending and passing continuing education classes in the inspection industry.
ASHI.org is the definitive resource for home-buyers, sellers, real estate professionals and the media for anything having to do with the home inspection profession. Contact ASHI at 1-800-743 ASHI (2744) to learn more.
ASHI Standards of Practice http://www.ashi.org/inspectors/standards/standards.asp
Florida Association of Building Inspectors
I am also a member of the FABI, Florida Association of Building Inspectors (Resistered Professional Inspector # 0445). FABI has promoted professionalism in the industry through qualifying their members to assure the public’s confidence. This is an association of inspectors that live and work in Florida and are aware of the unique style of Florida building, construction and re-modeling.
Applicants for membership must pass a (monitored, not on line) written exam, have their inspection reports reviewed and show proof of a required number on inspections in order to qualify for membership. They must adhere to FABI’s Standards of practice, Code of Ethics and earn continuing educational credits by attending regular seminars/workshops to maintain their membership and keep their proficiencies current.
Standards of Practice http://www.fabi.org/images/FABI_Standards.pdf