Upcoming Events Calendar

LOCATION:  3951 Pender Drive, Suite #130, Fairfax, VA   Map It
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Meetings are on the 4th Tuesday of every month -- except July and August

6:00-6:55 PM:   Board of Directors Meeting ~ Always open to all members

6:00-6:55 PM:   "The Grey Group" Hour ~ Open to all members. Sharing industry ideas, questions, problems, etc.

6:00-6:55 PM:   Inspectors' Hour ~ Continuing education focusing on fundamentals of home inspections. 

7:00-9:00 PM:   NOVA ASHI General Membership Business Meeting ~ followed immediately by our Educational Hour, focusing on Trades and Specialties outside the home inspection industry.


Monthly NOVA-ASHI MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS*,  General Information:
LOCATION:  3951 Pender Drive, Suite #130, Fairfax, VA   Map It

NOVA ASHI ~ 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, Fairfax, VA. The office is part of the Fairfax Executive Park near the intersection of Rt 50 and I-66, and very close to the NRA building, off of Waples Mill Road.

Meetings begin with the Associates Hour, at 6:00-6:55 pm: These classes help prepare ASHI Associates for the National Home Inspectors Examination and attain ASHI Certified Inspector (ACI) status. Members are welcomed and encouraged to sit and learn from seasoned professional Home Inspectors to increase your home inspection technical knowledge and also receive important ASHI and State Continuing Education (CE) credit hours in the process.

Our monthly Chapter Membership Meeting and Educational Hour follows at 7:00-9:00 pm.

COME AND JOIN US! Visitors are welcome to attend up to three meetings After three meetings we invite you to submit this Membership Application.

For a listing of our NOVA-ASHI Chapter Officers, Directors, Committee Makeup, and Council Reps, click here.

*PLEASE NOTE:  In the case of inclement weather, NOVA-ASHI follows Northern Virginia Community College schedule for weather cancelations as reported by local media outlets.


2017 Spring Seminar

The Incomparable Mike Casey:
Four Important (and unusual) Home Inspection Topics

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Waterford at Fair Oaks
12025 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway Fairfax VA

Seminar approval pending for 8 ASHI and MD CE’s. VA and WV accept ASHI CE credits

8:00 –8:30 AM      Registration
8:30 – 10:15 AM   Manufactured Home Inspections
10:15- 10:30 AM   Break
10:30 - 12:15 PM  Updates in the 2014 NEC applicable to Home Inspectors
12:15- 1:00 PM     Lunch provided by NOVA ASHI
1:00 – 2:45 PM     Built-In Appliance Inspection
2:45 – 3:00 PM     Break
3:00 – 5:00 PM     New Plumbing Rules and Components

Manufactured Home Inspections

This two hour course is focused to provide both experienced and new home inspectors a general overview of manufactured housing, what is it, and why we have it, and suggested protocols for inspecting a manufactured home.
The course is designed to familiarize home inspectors with dwellings constructed under the federal authority, National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards, (MHCSS) administered by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Participants will learn why there are Federal standards for manufactured homes. Also covered will be Park Models (trailers), Manufactured and Factory Built Homes, “Mobile Home” only appliances and why “mobile home” is not a standard term for anything built after 6/15/76.

Updates in the 2014 National Electrical Code Applicable to Home Inspectors

This two hour session will cover changes and revisions to the 2014 NEC exclusively which effect home inspectors. We will discuss residential changes, and some commercial. Photographic inspections of components and systems will be presented to demonstrate many changes and reinforce attendee learning retention.
Students will be more knowledgeable regarding National Electrical Code edition 2014 changes and application to residential inspection. Students will also be more knowledgeable regarding the appropriate conditions observed that warrant recommendation of further analysis.

Built-In Appliance Inspections

This two hour session will cover the inspection of built-in appliances exclusively. Now that many national home inspection standards of practice include appliances, we must be proficient in these components. We will discuss modalities and evidences of failures and/or improper installations and review many actual case studies. This session will review common kitchen appliances, clothes dryer venting and vehicle door openers. This course is intended for home inspectors who want and in depth understanding of both how to identify and report deficiencies with appliances and why they are deficient.

New Plumbing Rules and Components

This two hour session will explore various newer plumbing product introductions and their function with respect to intended performance. We will also discuss various new plumbing related regulations, including the NAECA water heater energy factor new rules. Additionally, we will discuss modalities and evidences of failures and/or improper installations and review several actual case studies. Our emphasis will be the importance of keeping up to date with all systems to be a cutting edge inspector.

Speaker Biography

Michael Casey, ACI, MCI, is principal with Michael Casey & Associates, a national A.M. Best recommended consulting firm based in San Diego. Mike is past president of the California Real Estate Inspection Association (1994/1995) and of the American Society of Home Inspectors (2002). Mike is multi-code certified by the ICC and IAMPO. He is a licensed general, plumbing and mechanical contractor in several states and a Virginia Certified Home Inspector. Besides co-authoring several books in the Code Check series and author of the Code History Master booklet and app, Michael has authored numerous other books, has taught home and building inspection nationwide and has an expert witness and claims consulting practice throughout North America since 1987. Mike has inspected over 10,000 buildings n his over 30-years career in the inspection profession. Mike can be contacted at mike@michaelcasey.com.

Registration Information

This seminar is a being provided as a NOVA ASHI member benefit

Registration is from 8:00 - 8:30 AM, the seminar is from 8:30 - 5:00. To register, you must complete the online form and click the "SUBMIT REGISTRATION" button at the bottom of the form. Clicking the "SUBMIT REGISTRATION" button is not a form of payment - you must send a check or pay with PayPal.  Members pay $125.00, non members pay $145.00 - if you must pay with PayPal, click the appropriate button below.

TO PAY BY CHECK: Make check payable to: "NOVA ASHI" and mail to the Chapter Treasurer:

David Wingenbach
Treasurer  NOVA ASHI
602 S Loudoun Street
Winchester  VA  22601

Paying by check saves our Chapter the PayPal fees - which means we have more money to spend on our members


MEMBERS pay for NOVA ASHI Spring Seminar - $125.00

NON MEMBERS pay for NOVA ASHI Spring Seminar - $145.00