Our code of ethics is intended to serve as a guide to the service we provide to our clients every day in a professional way. We have implemented these ethical codes in order to help our clients understand the rights and wrong, what’s acceptable and what is not.
- Duty to the Public 1: The InterNACHI member shall abide by the Code of Ethics and substantially follow the InterNACHI Standards of Practice.
- Duty to the Public 2: The InterNACHI member shall not engage in any practices that could be damaging to the public or bring discredit to the home inspection industry.
- Duty to the Public 3: The InterNACHI member shall be fair, honest, impartial, and act in good faith in dealing with the public.
- Duty to the Public 4: The InterNACHI member shall 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.
- Duty to the Public 5: The InterNACHI member shall be truthful regarding his/her services and qualifications.
- Duty to the Public 6: The InterNACHI member shall not: a. have any disclosed or undisclosed conflict of interest with the client; b. accept or offer any disclosed or undisclosed commissions, rebates, profits, or other benefits from real estate agents, brokers, or any third parties having the financial interest in the sale of the property; or c. offer or provide any disclosed or undisclosed financial compensation directly or indirectly to any real estate agent, real estate broker, or real estate company for referrals or for inclusion on lists of preferred and/or affiliated inspectors or inspection companies.
- Duty to the Public 7: The InterNACHI member shall not release any information about an inspection or the client to a third party unless it may affect the safety of others, violates a law or statute or all of the following three conditions are met: a. the client has been made explicitly aware of what information will be released, to whom, and for what purpose; and b. the client has provided explicit, prior written consent for the release of his/her information.
- Duty to the Public 8: The InterNACHI member shall always act in the interests of the client unless doing so violates a law, statute or this Code of Ethics.
- Duty to the Public 9: The InterNACHI member shall use a written contract that specifies the services to be performed, limitations of services, and fees.
- Duty to the Public 10: The InterNACHI member shall comply with all government rules and licensing requirements of the jurisdiction where s/he conducts business.
- Duty to the Public 11: The InterNACHI member shall not perform or offer to perform, for an additional fee, any repairs or associated services to the structure for which the member or member’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 that are not included in the InterNACHI Standards of Practice.
- Duty to Continue Education 1: The InterNACHI member shall comply with InterNACHI’s current Continuing Education requirements.
- Duty to Continue Education 2: The InterNACHI member shall pass InterNACHI’s Online Inspector Exam once every three years.
- Duty to the Profession and InterNACHI 1: The InterNACHI member shall 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 member from copyrighting or marketing his/her expertise to other Inspectors or the public in any manner permitted by law.