Home Inspection Standards of Practice & Code of Ethics

Standards of Practice

There are two major home inspection associations that developed their own Standards of Practice (SOP) for their membership to follow. Overall, the scope of both of these standards has very similar content. To review these SOP click on the links below.

American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)

National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (interNACHI)

Many states have created their own published SOP or adopted a standard from one of these home inspection associations. South Carolina, for example, adopted the ASHI standards of practice a few years ago.

Code of Ethics

Both of these major home inspection associations have their own code of ethics for the members to follow. The general principles in these ethics’ codes are:

  • to avoid conflicts of interest that negate the inspector’s professional independence and objectivity
  • to act in good faith toward each client and other parties involved in the real estate transaction
  • to avoid any activities that reduce the public confidence home the inspection profession