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.
0. Duty to the Public
0. The NACHI Inspector shall abide by the Code of Ethics and substantially follow the NACHI Standards of Practice.
0. The NACHI inspector will not engage in any practices that could be damaging to the public or bring discredit
to the home inspection industry.
0. The NACHI Inspector shall be fair, honest, impartial, and act in good faith in dealing with the public.
0. 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.
0. The NACHI Inspector shall be truthful regarding his/her services & qualifications.
0. 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.
0. 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.
0. The NACHI Inspector shall always act in the interest of the client, unless doing so violates a law, statute,
or this Code of Ethics.
0. The NACHI Inspector shall use a written contract that specifies the services to be performed, limitations
of services, and fees.
0. The NACHI Inspector shall comply with all government rules and licensing requirements of the jurisdiction
where he/she conducts business.
0. The NACHI inspector shall not perform or offer to perform, for an additional fee, any repairs or associated
services to structure on which the inspector or inspector's company has prepared a home inspection report, for a period of
12 months. This provision shall not include services to components and/or systems which are not included in the NACHI standards
0. Duty to Continue Education
0. The NACHI Inspector will comply with NACHI's current Continuing Education Requirements.
0. The NACHI Inspector shall pass the NACHI's Online Inspector Exam once every calendar year.
0. Duty to the Profession and NACHI
0. 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.
0. The NACHI Inspector shall assist the NACHI leadership in disseminating and publicizing the benefits of NACHI
The NACHI Inspector will not engage in any act or practice that could be deemed damaging, seditious, or destructive
to NACHI, fellow NACHI members, NACHI employees, leadership or directors. Member(s) accused of acting or deemed in violation
of such rules shall be reviewed by the Ethics committee for possible sanctions and/or expulsion from NACHI.