Code of Ethics
Duty to Continue Education
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 industry.
- 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 & qualifications.
- 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 conducts business.
- 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 of practice.
Duty to the Profession and NACHI
- The NACHI Inspector will comply with NACHI's current Continuing Education Requirements.
- The NACHI Inspector shall pass the NACHI's Online Inspector Exam once every calendar
- 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.
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.