Northern Virginia Chapter of ASHI® Inspectors

Welcome to NOVA ASHI

The Northern Virginia ASHI® Chapter meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month, except July and August. Meetings are held at the Northern Virginia Resource Center (NVRC) located, at 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, in Fairfax, Virginia. The office is part of the Fairfax Executive Park near the intersection of Rt 50 and I-66, and across from the NRA building off Waples Mill Road.

Pease join us at our next NOVA ASHI MEMBERSHIP MEETING on the 4th Tuesday of each month:    Click HERE   for more information 


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Licensing is now a reality for all Virginia home inspectors. More information available at the VAREI website

NHIE Prep Class

Thursday June 30 & Friday July 1,  2016

This 2 day class will help prepare you for taking the National Home Inspector Exam.

You must have (and bring with you) the National Home Inspector Exam Home Inspection Manual and the Study Guide. You must have also actually opened the damned book and read it before setting one foot into the class. The study guide is available from the ASHI Store or on Amazon Manual ($98.50)   StudyGuide ($29.95)

The purpose of the class is not to teach you how to be a home inspector nor is it to read to you like kindergarten story time.  The purpose is to focus your review of the task areas from the NHIE test blueprint, learn how the exam is written and tested, become aware of the style of the questions, answer questions and review areas of the exam you feel weak in, and practice answering questions written in the same style found in the exam.

If well behaved, attendees of the class will be given the opportunity to eat greasy pizza and swill down beverages which are known to remove tooth enamel at a time approximating lunchtime.

Fee:   $45.00 - payment details are on the registration page.

You must register by June 28

Jim Funkhouser will lead the class. Jim is Past President of EBPHI and was in charge of NHIE question writing from 2009-2011. He is also a firm believer in corporal punishment.


ASHI® is Our Parent Organization:
The American Society of Home Inspectors,
ASHI®, founded in 1976, has more than 5,000 members. ASHI is the oldest and most respected non-profit, professional organization of home inspectors in North America. ASHI Home Inspectors are the only home inspectors certified by a recognized-independent third party. ASHI's Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics are industry standards.
For more information, visit
ASHI online.

The Northern Virginia ASHI Chapter, NOVA ASHI, was established in 1993 to promote professionalism and networking among the local Washington DC Metro Area home inspector community. NOVA ASHI holds monthly meetings and biannual Seminars, providing educational sessions geared to both new inspectors and the seasoned veteran. Members are known for being thorough and competent.
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At NOVA-ASHI We Inspect to a Higher Standard

Welcome Home Buyers & Sellers

Your home is your single biggest asset and most important investment. When buying a new home, you want the confidence of knowing that you're getting what you're paying for. And when selling, you want to maximize the return on the investment you made one, five or thirty years ago. A thorough home inspection is the key to both. Whether you're preparing to buy or sell, you're in the right place. This site is your best resource for learning how to protect your investment.


Welcome Realtors

More often than not, you're in the position of recommending, probably even scheduling, the home inspection. And, of course, you want the very best for your clients. How can you be sure the inspectors you recommend are up to your standards? Isn't it really best if your clients choose their own inspectors? You need to be able to point them to a resource that will help them make an educated choice. This site is designed to be just such a tool. [more]

The best possible training is the key to becoming a good home inspector, and a commitment to continuing education is the key to staying there. Setting and promoting property inspections standards, and providing the educational programs needed to achieve excellence in the home inspection profession is what ASHI is all about.
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BECOME A MEMBER OF NOVA ASHI by submitting the
NOVA ASHI New Member Application