Association of  

Home Inspectors



The Oregon Association of Home Inspectors is the regional chapter of the American Society of Home Inspectors, North America's, oldest and most respected professional society of home inspectors.

Our goals are to build awareness of the importance of a quality home inspection and to enhance the professionalism of home inspectors.



OAHI Inspectors have received the ACI (ASHI Certified Inspector) gold logo, the mark of a professional home inspector.

To earn ACI, inspectors in this category have:

  • Passed the National Home Inspector Examination and ASHI’s Standards and Ethics module

  • Had inspection reports successfully verified for compliance with ASHI’s Standards of Practice

  • Submitted valid proof of performance of at least 250 fee paid home inspections that meet or exceed the ASHI Standards of Practice.


What is a home inspection?

A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house, from the roof to the foundation. 

What does a home inspection include? 

The home inspector’s report will cover the condition of the home’s heating system; central air conditioning system (temperature permitting); interior plumbing and electrical systems; the roof, attic and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; the foundation, basement and structural components.

The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) publishes a Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics that outlines what you should expect to be covered in your home inspection report. The state of Oregon also has Standards of Practice and a Code of Ethics which are closely modeled on the ASHI Standards.

Do I need to have my home inspected? 

Yes. New or old, every home needs an inspection. Your inspector will provide you with a wealth of knowledge that's hard to acquire any other way. From the foundation to the roof, you'll gain important information about the largest investment you're likely to make in your lifetime. By helping you to better understand your house, a home inspection helps to pave the sometimes rocky road of home ownership.

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