About Pinnacle Inspection: American Society of Home Inspectors

The American Society of Home Inspectors is the national professional certifying organization of home inspectors in the United States and Canada.

ASHI Membership: Membership is limited to inspectors who have met professional and educational requirements through an exam and membership review process. Members are not allowed to actively engage in real estate sales or to have a financial interest in the sale or maintenance of any property that they inspect. The ASHI Code of Ethics governs professional behavior and avoids potential conflicts of interest.

Services Provided by ASHI Members to Consumers:

  • Professional home inspectors examine and report the condition of houses for purchasers and home owners.
  • The inspection is performed according to the ASHI Standards of Practice. Survey scope is a comprehensive, visual inspection of the physical components of the building, its mechanical systems, and site conditions.

Services Provided by ASHI to its Members:

  • Professional home inspector education, qualification standards, national home inspector qualification exam; Standards of Practice for home inspections; A Code of Ethics, keeps the concept of third-party neutral professionals intact; Through publications, conferences, seminars, and a national electronic bulletin board, ASHI ONLINE, ASHI informs members of the most advanced methods and techniques for examination and diagnosis of building defects.
  • ASHI's membership convenes annually to review and upgrade their services and to participate in a continuing technical education program. ASHI conducts seminars through both national education programs and through local chapters in each state or province.

Publications:  Membership Directory (annual), The ASHI Reporter (monthly newsletter), The ASHI Technical Journal of home inspection and in-service building-component failures published by the American Society of Home Inspectors. ISSN 1061-7035.

Funding:  private, not-for-profit professional organization, supported by membership dues and professional activities.


ASHI Objectives:

  • Promote excellence within the home inspection profession and improve inspection service to consumers through ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics
  • Build public awareness of and confidence in professional home inspectors
  • Provide Members and others with a forum in which to enhance their professionalism through education, an informed exchange of ideas and other related benefits
  • Interact with related professions, the legal community, and government agencies, serving as the leading authority in the home and in-service building inspection profession