First Time Home Buyers
WHAT IS A "CERTIFIED HOME INSPECTOR" (CHI)?
The Certified Home Inspector (CHI) designation has bonding authority with selected home warranty providers. The warranty company accepts the CHI designated inspectors report without limit to covered items. This designation is only given to those inspectors that have obtained 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 CHI will bear the inspector's seal representing the best quality inspection for your investment and will also be forwarded to the home warranty company (if approved by the client) for optional warranty consideration. To become an ISHI, CHI Member, an inspector must pass two written technical exams with over 1600 questions and are required to follow the Society's Code of Ethics, and to obtain 14hrs in order to keep current with the latest in building technology, materials, and professional skills.