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 open to applicants with home inspection experience or accredited*
home inspection training, who have met applicable state licensing requirements, and who have passed NSHI's national
certification test or an equivalent exam. NSHI members are designated full members after performing or participating
in at least 100 inspections.
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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