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Inspecting the Inspector Instruction Sheet

HOME INSPECTION ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP CONFIRMATION

ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) www.ashi.org

Start at the ASHI home page

Go to “Find an Inspector” at the top of the center column

Click on “advanced search”

Type last name or zip code or company name.

The inspector should be listed as a member.

Candidates are not full members and therefore not compliant with the law unless directly supervised by a full member. The exception to this is candidates who have completed 100 inspections, passed the test and met all of the other membership requirements. These inspectors are eligible under PA Inspectors Law, and will be provided a letter from ASHI National to that effect.

There is no confirmation of the PA Insurance requirement by NAHI National. The PRO-ASHI Chapter requires that the Chapter be a “Named Insured” so as to verify the PA mandated insurance coverage.

NAHI (National Association of Home Inspectors) www.NAHI.org

Go to the association home page to “Find an Inspector” on the top left side bar of the page. Click on the search option of your choice. The options are Zip Code, Last Name, or Company Name.

CRI and Regular Members are compliant with the law and Associate Members with the direct supervision of a CRI or Regular Member. This association will also accept phone calls at (800) 448-3942 to confirm the status of a member

There is no confirmation of the PA Insurance requirement by NAHI National.
TO VERIFY NAHI MEMBERSHIP Go to: http://www.nahi.org/membership/how-to-apply-for-your-nahi-membership/dues-schedule/

InterNACHI

Go to http://www.nachi.org/ and the search for an inspector function is in the upper right hand corner.

Fill in the form with the details of where the inspection is needed and hit "search"

AII American Institute of Inspectors..

Go to the Buyers tab on the left side of the home page. Click on “Locate a AII Certified Inspector” on the center of the page Type in the first three numbers of the zip code.

There is no confirmation of the PA Insurance requirement by AII National.

PA DEP CERTIFIED RADON TESTING & MITIGATION SERVICES

Go to the link below and click on the word “Testers” or “Mitagators” to check the lists.

No professional radon services are to be provided by any person not on these lists. If this is bit much to type in, go to the www.PRO-ASHI.org site and click the link. Save it as a favorite for future ease of use.

http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/deputate/airwaste/rp/Radon_Division/Rn_Services_Directory/Directory_Mainpage.htm

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http://www.dep.state.pa.us/brp/radon_division/Rn_Services_Directory/Web%20Test%20Alpha.pdf

A PA PEST APPLICATOR LICENSE IS REQUIRED TO PERFORM PEST INSPECTIONS

PA Certified Pest Applicator

This certification is required by the September 2005 release of the A/S –R PAR forms. This is on lines 240 through 243 as follows:

(A) Within the Contingency Period. Buyer at buyer's expense. may obtain a written "Wood-Destroying Insect Infestation Inspection Report from an inspector certified as a woo d-destroying pests pesticide applicator and will deliver it and all supporting documents and drawings pro­vided bit: the inspector to Seller.

According to David M. Scott of PDA. “You can check an applicators certification status with the last name and certification number at www.pested.psu.edu with the credit checker.

Click on the “Applicators” button

Click on the “Recertification Credit Information” on the new page

Type in the last name and certification information

Or go to: TO VERIFY A PA PEST LICENSE Go to: https://www.paplants.state.pa.us/PesticideApplicator/ApplicatorExternalSearch.aspx

STANDARDS OF PRACTICE

FOR A COPY OF THE ASHI STANDARDS OF PRACTICE, Go to : http://www.ashi.org/inspectors/standards/standards.asp

InterNACHI STANDARDS OF PRACTICE

http://www.nachi.org/sop.htm

NAHI STANDARDS OF PRACTICE

http://www.nahi.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/NAHI_SOP_and_Code_2011_fl_www.pdf

PA HOME INSPECTOR'S LAW

Please click here to review the Residential Real Estate Transfers Law or contact the Attorney General's Bureau of Consumer Protection at 1-800-441-2555.