ASHI Membership

There are no federal laws governing home inspectors. We are regulated only by the individual states.  Since the laws vary from state to state – and some states don’t even have home inspection regulations – how can you be sure that your inspector is qualified, experienced, and trustworthy?  One way is through home inspector associations.  Some of them require minimum training, education, experience, and adherence to ethical standards – be sure to check out the individual associations to see their individual requirements.
We believe the home inspector association with the highest standards is the American Society of Home Inspectors, commonly referred to as simply "ASHI."  And without naming names, other organizations have not been established nearly so long, and in our opinion some have standards or requirements that allow very inexperienced individuals to claim themselves to be "Certified Inspectors" after simply taking an online, unsupervised "test" and paying a fee.  (Profitable for that organization, but this does not best serve the public who wants qualified inspectors.)  ASHI-Certified Inspectors take proctored, third-party tests, have continuing education requirements, and in in fact to be fully certified ASHI inspectors they need to have performed a minimum of 250 paid inspections!
Now in our 15th year of performing home inspections in the Kansas City area, and as a company fully Certified with ASHI, you can be assured that not only are we qualified, but that we also adhere to the ASHI's outstanding Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.  You can find more information about ASHI at the website,
And even if you don't choose our company - or because of our appointment calendar we are not able to perform your inspection on a day most convenient to you - we do urge you to always be sure to choose an ASHI-certified inspector*.
*One more tip: there are inspectors in Kansas City that talk like they are ASHI "Qualified", and may state that they do their inspections which will "meet" or "exceed" ASHI Standards.  Some may even use ASHI National logo (or the local Great Plains ASHI Chapter logo) but are in fact NOT members of ASHI.  They may be very new inspectors, or may have joined ASHI for a short time but then quit.  With an inspector like that you don't really have an ASHI Certified Inspector - and do you really want someone who would mislead their clients with the implication they are ASHI members?  Make sure your inspector is a genuine ASHI Certified inspector - if he or she is not listed at, I suggest you give us a call and we will help you find a qualified ASHI inspector.