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North American Association of Home Inspectors

16192 Coastal Highway, Lewes, Delaware 19958


Resources & Training

Home Inspection Training Companies

If you want to become a home inspector, AHI recommends researching home inspection training companies carefully as the quality varies widely. Some schools do not offer consumer protection, or do not specialize in home inspector training. Understand the tuition reimbursement procedure and refund policy before you enroll in any home inspection training school. Make sure that the home inspection training counts towards any home inspector licensing requirement in your state including field experience or apprenticeships.

AHI-Accredited Training ProviderAHI-Accredited Home Inspection Training

The organizations below are AHI-accredited* training providers that count towards the education requirement for AHI membership. AHI-accredited training providers who also participate in AHI's Gold-Level program are eligible to provide free 1-year AHI memberships to their graduates. If you are considering a home inspection training course, ask the provider if they have applied to become an AHI-accredited training provider. Applicants for membership who do not meet the AHI-accredited education requirement must qualify with documented home inspection experience.

AHI** (Nationwide)
16192 Coastal Highway
Lewes, Delaware 19958

PHII Training** (Nationwide)
101 N Egan Ave.
Madison, SD 57042

The ASHI School (Nationwide)
932 Lee Street, Ste 201
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Carson Dunlop (Nationwide)
177 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115

InterNACHI (Nationwide)
1750 30th Street, #301
Boulder, CO 80301

Nonprofit Home Inspections (WA)
5501 Northeast 109th Ct
Vancouver, WA 98662

**Indicates Gold-Level training provider which includes AHI 1-year free membership for graduates

National Non-profit Home Inspector Associations

There are numerous home inspector associations that operate at the state level, some for-profit and some non-profit, but only a few non-profit home inspector organizations that operate nationally. These include:

The American Society of Home Inspections ASHI
The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors InterNACHI
The North American Association of Home Inspectors AHI

For Pennsylvania home inspectors and consumers

AHI conforms with the Pennsylvania definition of a national home inspector association as (1) operated on a not-for-profit basis and not as a franchise; (2) has members in more than ten states; (3) requires 100 inspections to become a full member; (4) requires an accredited entrance examination; (5) requires that members comply with a code of conduct; and (6) requires continuing education for ongoing membership.

The Pennsylvania legislature does not certify or regulate compliance with PA Act 114. It is each inspector's responsibility to comply with the law and become a full member of a national non-profit home inspectors association. AHI provides full members with a compliance document to present to clients or Realtors to verify self-compliance with PA Act 114. Consumer questions or concerns about any inspector's compliance with the Act should be directed to the Pennsylvania Bureau of Consumer Protection (717) 787-7109.

Home Inspection Links

Allen Insurance Group - Insurance for professional home inspectors.

First Indemnity Insurance - Insurance for professional home inspectors.

InspectorPro Insurance - Insurance for professional home inspectors.

Home Inspection Report Software - Flexible cloud-based software for home inspectors.

AHI-Accredited Member* To become an AHI-accredited training provider, a home inspector training school must submit an application to AHI for approval. Applicants are required to have one visit to the training site; a review of the curriculum, enrollment and company structure, be authorized or licensed by its state post-secondary education governing body and not facing disciplinary action; be insured and bonded; have been in continuous operation as a home inspector school under the same ownership for at least 10 years; be an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau with a satisfactory complaint history; and employ instructors who hold valid home inspector licenses in the state(s) where the training is conducted. Accreditation is renewed every 3 years. Note that the application processing fee, which includes travel expenses, background checks and administrative fees, is based upon the school's average annual enrollment and is not refundable.

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