Please note that we have waived first-year membership
fees for former NAHI members.
NSHI membership is open to applicants at least 18
years old with a high school diploma or equivalent, who have met the following criteria:
1. Education and/or Experience. 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 and begin performing residential
2. NSHI Exam or Equivalent. NSHI requires new members to pass the NSHI exam, which is a national exam
sponsored by NSHI and provided to members at no charge, or to have passed an equivalent national exam.
3. State Requirements.
NSHI requires its members to complete all mandatory state licensing or registration requirements for home inspectors
which may include additional exams, insurance requirements and background checks.
4. Ethics & Standards. 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
5. Continuing Education.
Part of NSHI's mission is to promote professional development for its members. NSHI requires 6 hours of continuing
education credits for membership renewal, and provides a free course option.
6. Full Membership.
NSHI members are designated full members after performing or participating in at least 100 inspections. Members
are responsible for maintaining inspection logs and completing NSHI documents to certify compliance.
7. Membership Dues: NSHI
members agree to pay a $199 membership fee the first year and $149 annually thereafter, payable by check or credit