Education & Training


ASHI Education + ASHI Training = An Unbeatable Combination

Whether you’re just beginning your home inspection career or you are a veteran Home Inspector with years of experience, there’s always more to learn,…ASHI has what you need. And when you are a member of NCASHI,  you have a valuable ASHI resource right herein North Carolina.

The ASHI School

The ASHI School presents excellence in pre-licensing course work. If you’re looking for a combination of classroom and in-field instruction, The ASHI School is for you. Nearly half of the live course hours are spent learning by doing real inspections. The courses are designed as a blend of pre-class study materials, live classroom lecture and actual in-field inspection training. Courses will include state and governmental pre-licensing; continuing education; operating a successful business and specialty classes for new and existing inspectors. The ASHI School will be adding to its course offerings, so return to this link regularly.

ASHI@Home Training System

A comprehensive and enjoyable 10-course education program covering all aspects of the home inspection profession, created by two leaders in the field – the American Society of Home Inspectors and Carson Dunlop. The program is completely accessible – paper-based correspondence courses or online managed learning. In either case, you get a comprehensive library of materials. Courses are 35 to 80 hours in length. The complete program is 540 hours of study. For complete details, click here.

ASHI Chapter Programs

ASHI Chapters offer immediate, informative and cost-effective opportunities to exchange information with colleagues and to keep up-to-date on the latest home inspection trends. From offering core basic training for new home inspectors to advanced hot topics for the seasoned inspector, an ASHI Chapter is where it is at.  Contact the NC chapter of ASHI today to become a member.

Parallel Inspection mentoring program

This program partners ASHI Associates with ASHI Certified Inspectors to guide them through actual home inspections. It’s a great way to do the inspections required for licensing in your state or to more quickly complete the 50 inspections needed for Associate with Logo Use Privileges or 250 inspections for ASHI Certified Inspector status. Become an ASHI Associate today to take advantage of this career advancing program. Find out more about ASHI Parallel Inspections.

ASHI Smart Track Online Education Program and Chapter Modules

Free to the ASHI membership, Smart Track offers online educational modules covering the core subjects of ASHI’s Standards of Practice: Roofing, Exterior, Heating, Electrical, Interior, Structure, Plumbing, Professional Practice, Cooling, and Insulation. Find out more.

Programs Approved for ASHI Continuing Education Credits (CEs)

All ASHI inspectors are required to earn 20 hours each year in continuing education credits. To see a full list of courses approved for ASHI CEs, click here.

Credit Approval for ASHI Continuing Education

This section on ASHI Continuing Education Credits is dedicated to information about course pre-approval and CE value. Click here to read more.

ASHI Standards of Practice Education Module

Please read the following directions before clicking here to take the education module. Enter your member number in the Name field and “ASHI” for the Group field.(Failure to do so will result in no results being recorded). Select “SoP Education Module” from the available assessments screen.

ASHI Reporter Article Search

There’s no greater resource for the latest in technical information than the ASHI Reporter magazine, delivered monthly to all members. Back issues are now available online and are completely searchable. To find an article that suits your needs, click here.

ASHI Discussion Board

Take advantage of an exceptional benefit of ASHI membership: the ASHI Membership Forum. Post a question and get an answer, usually within 24 hours.

Technical and Information Resource Links

Have a question about an electrical system? Wondering if there’s more info available about HVAC systems? Chances are, your answer is here.