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Welcome to the Northern Illinois Chapter
of the American Society of Home Inspectors (NIC ASHI).

The knowledge you gain will be second to none.

ASHI was established in 1976. It is the oldest and most respected national professional organization of home inspectors in North America. We are a not-for-profit organization and its membership consists of nearly 6,000 individual home inspectors, representing solely owned, franchised, and multi-home inspector companies. Our goals have always been to build customer awareness of the importance of a quality home inspection and enhance the professionalism of home inspectors.


This is a renewal year for your Inspection license

Make sure you have enough CE Credit hours by November 30th.

State CE Lookup

NICASHI is the best source to get these.



Please join us for the August 13, 2014, NIC-ASHI Meeting.
As usual we will meet at
Biesiada (formally Villa Nova)
237 W. St. Charles Road
Villa Park, IL
Associates Corner Starts at 5:30PM
Dinner at 6:30pm
Main Presentations STARTS AT 7PM

Biesiada needs a head count to plan the meal.

Please let Steve know if you are planning to attend the meeting by clicking on his email address below by August 11th.

Associates Corner 5:30 PM



Main Presentation 7 PM

Understanding distinctions between Employee vs Independent Contractor
Presented by Fran Zoeller of SCORE

Make sure you are on time.

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Tentative Schedule


August 13th
Associates Corner: TBA
Main Presentation: Hiring Employees vs Sub-Contractors presented by Fran Zoellers of SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives)

September 10th 3 - State CE's
Structure Inspections - Presented by Steve Preins of Quality Education Group

No Associates corner.

October TBA

November 12th
Associates Corner - TBA
Board Elections
Main Presentation: Differences between NFPA Level 1, 2 and 3 Chimney Inspections - Presented by Mike Ruehrdanz of Lindemann Chimney Company


We are looking forward to seeing you. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Please also contact us if you are willing to serve on a committee or help out in any other way.




Steve Reilly, ACI

President NIC/ASHI


NIC ASHI is dedicated to enhancing the technical skills and professional practice of home inspectors, and maintaining high professional standards through education and discipline. This is accomplished through various means such as:
- monthly meetings every 2nd Wednesday of the month, that continually bring topics that either enlighten or reinforce a home inspectors knowledge
- mentor programs and ride-a-long inspections that provide guidance to new inspectors.
- a library of books and manuals that cover a wide range of topics on the systems and components, code check study guides, in addition to books on the business side of operating a home inspection business.

For 28 years, ASHI has provided home inspectors with the best ineducation, resources and professional networking opportunities... Learn More

Dues for 8/1/2013 to 7/31/2014 remain at $75.00.
Dues are prorated for NEW members only by
quarters based on a fiscal year starting Aug 1
and ending Jul 31


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