1. Education. Part of NSHI's mission is to establish a minimum criteria for inspectors
they begin performing residential home inspections. For this reason, NSHI requires a minimum of 90 hours of accredited
home inspector education* or a minimum of 25 paid inspections before an individual may apply for membership.
2. NSHI Exam.
To ensure that all members understand the NSHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, along with the procedures
for performing a proper home inspection, NSHI requires all new members to pass the NSHI exam, which is a national
exam sponsored by NSHI. There is no additional charge to take or re-take this exam.
3. Proctored Exam.
All Florida NSHI members are required to take a proctored exam sponsored by the Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors (EBPHI) to comply with Florida Statutes Chapter 468, Part XV.
All members must agree to abide by the NSHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, which establish a minimum
and uniform standard for performing an inspection of a single-family to a four-family dwelling.
5. Continuing Education.
Part of NSHI's mission is to provide professional development for its members. Included in the cost of continuing
membership, NSHI provides the 6 hours of continuing education credits required for membership renewal.
$199 the first year and $149 annually thereafter, payable by check or credit card. Continuing education (6 hrs)
are free. Compare to other organizations with fees
that start around $400, plus additional fees for testing and membership renewal credits.
NSHI does not use restrictions such as candidate or associate for new members. All members who successfully meet NSHI entry qualifications
are certified professional members and have full use of our logo and inspector referral service. NSHI treats all
home inspectors as professionals and respects their privacy rights. We do not collect, verify, or certify your
confidential home inspection reports or logs.
For inspectors in Pennsylvania, the NSHI designation full
member refers to members who have performed or participated
in at least 100 inspections. Pennsylvania's law is self-enforcing which means it is up to each home inspector to
keep track of his or her own inspections and determine whether he or she has met the full
member designation. There is no agency in Pennsylvania
that has the legal authority to determine or certify an inspector's compliance status. NSHI provides members with
a compliance document to present to clients or realtors to verify self-compliance with
*Accredited education is defined as a home inspection
course(s) offered by a licensed school.