The National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI) promotes
a high standard of professionalism, business ethics and inspection
procedures. NACHI members subscribe to the following Code of Ethics in the
course of their business.
Duty to the Public
- The NACHI Inspector shall abide by the Code of Ethics and
substantially follow the NACHI Standards of Practice.
- The NACHI inspector will not engage in any practices that could be
damaging to the public or bring discredit to the home inspection
- The NACHI Inspector shall be fair, honest, impartial, and act in
good faith in dealing with the public.
- The NACHI Inspector will not discriminate in any business activities
on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial
status, sexual orientation, or handicap and shall comply with all
federal, state and local laws concerning discrimination.
- The NACHI Inspector shall be truthful regarding his/her services
- The NACHI Inspector will have no undisclosed conflict of interest
with the client, nor will the NACHI Inspector accept or offer any
undisclosed commissions, rebates, profits, or other benefit.
- The NACHI Inspector will not communicate any information about an
inspection to anyone except the client without the prior written consent
of the client, except where it may affect the safety of others or
violates a law or statute.
- The NACHI Inspector shall always act in the interest of the client,
unless doing so violates a law, statute, or this Code of Ethics.
- The NACHI Inspector shall use a written contract that specifies the
services to be performed, limitations of services, and fees.
- The NACHI Inspector shall comply with all government rules and
licensing requirements of the jurisdiction where he/she conduct
- The NACHI Inspector shall not offer to perform repairs on the
property that was inspected for a period of 12-months from the time of
the initial inspection.
Duty to Continue Education
- The NACHI Inspector will comply with NACHI's current Continuing
- The NACHI Inspector shall pass the NACHI's Online Inspector Exam
once every calendar year.
Duty to the Profession and NACHI
- The NACHI Inspector will strive to improve the Home Inspection
Industry by sharing his/her lessons and/or experiences for the benefit
of all. This does not preclude the Inspector from copyrighting or
marketing his/her expertise to other Inspectors or the public in any
manner permitted by law.
- The NACHI Inspector shall assist the NACHI leadership in
disseminating and publicizing the benefits of NACHI membership.