National Society of Home Inspectors, Inc. (NSHI) was established in 2003 through a grass roots effort by a small
group of individuals who wanted to promote professionalism among the thousands of home inspectors who engage in
the profession each year. NSHI incorporated in 2005, and has a growing membership throughout the United States
NSHI was formed in response to the growing number of inspectors who begin performing inspections without the proper
level of skill or education. NSHI membership is only open to applicants who have a minimum of 90 hours of accredited*
home inspection education (or equivalent experience), who have met their state licensing requirements, and who
have passed NSHI's national certification test or an equivalent exam. NSHI does not offer an entry level or associate
level of membership.
NSHI's mission is as follows:
1. To advocate high standards of practice.
2. To enforce a code of ethics that protects consumers.
3. To provide opportunities and education for members.
4. To provide professional development for members.
5. To provide the above services at a reasonable price.
* Accredited home inspection education refers to instruction provided by a state-licensed training provider. NSHI
does not endorse any home inspection school or provide home inspector training.
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