First Time Home Buyers
WHAT IS A "PROFESSIONAL HOME INSPECTOR" (PHI)?
The Professional Home Inspector (PhI) designation is the highest rating that can be obtained through ISHI. This designation is only given to those inspectors that carry what's known as E&O (Errors & Omissions) insurance coverage and that follow the Professional Inspector Standards. This type coverage protects consumers from inspectors making a major error on the inspection or omitting something from the inspection report. PhI members must obtain many hours of additional training and have been tested for knowledge above the already high standards set for the members of ISHI. Each report prepared by a PHI will bear the inspector's seal representing the best quality inspection for your investment. To become an ISHI, PhI Member, an inspector must pass two written technical exams with over 1600 questions and name ISHI as a certificate holder for his E&O coverage. ISHI Members are required to follow the Society's Code of Ethics, and to obtain 8 continuing education credits and CHI and PhI members 14hrs in order to keep current with the latest in building technology, materials, and professional skills.