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Membership Requirements

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:

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 home inspections.

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.

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.

Ethics & Standards. All members must be of good moral character and 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 four-family dwelling.

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.

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.

Membership Dues: NSHI members agree to pay a $199 membership fee the first year and $149 annually thereafter, payable by check or credit card.