In 1994, home inspectors throughout Wisconsin began meeting monthly to improve skills and to discuss with other inspectors what they had learned during the conduct of home inspections. In early 1995, we established our name as the Wisconsin Association of Home Inspectors, Incorporated (WAHI). Our goal is to improve the competency of home inspectors through training and professional interaction. Our monthly education programs focus on home inspections as well as industry concerns.
Currently, we have over 300 members and many of them are members of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and the National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI). Our members include engineers, builders, electricians, building tradesmen, journeymen, basement specialists, etc. Each of them is involved with the home inspection industry in one way or another.
We have elected officers and committees and are governed by a board of directors. We hold monthly business meetings, training programs and educational seminars. Each of our programs is approved for continuing education credit toward the renewal of the state of Wisconsin registration. Our local chapter meetings are held monthly in the Fox Valley, Madison, Milwaukee, Chippewa Valley, and the Central Wisconsin (Plover/Stevens Point) areas.
WAHI is a voluntary, not-for-profit professional association dedicated to promoting and developing the home inspection industry within the State of Wisconsin. Specifically, WAHI's objectives are:
- A) To unite those engaged in the recognized profession of home inspection for the purpose of exerting a beneficial influence upon the profession and related interests.
- B) To promote and maintain high standards of conduct in the home inspection profession as expressed in the State of Wisconsin Standards of Practice and the Association Code of Ethics.
- C) To join with the State of Wisconsin regarding home inspection issues by providing appropriate guidance and forging relationships with government and other professional agencies in allied professions (i.e., Realtors, Building Trades).
- D) To encourage professional home inspector training in order to continue, sustain and improve the profession and to support the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and the National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI).
"The foremost state professional home inspectors organization, the Wisconsin Association of Home Inspectors, will lead its membership by providing education opportunities, advocacy and fellowship to develop professionalism in the home inspection industry."