There are no federal laws governing home inspectors. We are regulated only by the individual states. Since the laws vary from state to state – and 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 individual associations to see their individual requirements.
As a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), you can be assured that not only am I qualified, but I also adhere to the association’s standards of practice and code of ethics. You can find more information about ASHI at their website, www.ashi.org.
Oh, and by the way, I'm not just a member of ASHI, I was the National President of ASHI in the year 2000. I continue to serve on the Standards of Practice committee. You can read more about my experience and background here: Qualifications