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There are no federal laws governing home inspectors. We are regulated only by the individual states.  Since the laws vary from state to state, some states don’t even have home inspection regulations.  How can you be sure that your inspector is qualified, experienced, and trustworthy?  One way is through home inspector associations.  Some of them require minimum training, education, experience, and adherence to ethical standards. Be sure to check out the various associations to see their individual requirements.

As a 25-year member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), you can be assured that not only am I qualified, but I also adhere to ASHI's standards of practice and code of ethics.  You can verify my membership status and find out more information about ASHI at their website, www.ashi.org.