Truth: Hawaii is behind the times in relation to our industry:


  1. The home inspection industry is NOT currently regulated in the State of Hawaii. 33 States already have it. 
  2. There are NO requirements in the State of Hawaii for home inspectors, with the exception of having a simple general excise tax license. 
  3. Home inspectors are often viewed as "less than"... somehow not qualified by many who actually hold professional licenses.  
  4. The national organizations can only go so far. Neither of the popular ones can offer local supervision for Certification. Only ASHI and HAHI require a supervised, in-person examination for certification (NHIE). 
  5. Only HAHI requires supervision on actual inspections prior to certification.   
  6. Inconsistencies in our industry are rampant. Of course there are room for inspector differences... but when 5 home inspectors look at one house and come up with 5 very different reports, that's a problem. Not being regulated is another problem. Regulation is not the total answer, but it would make things better. We support it. 



HAHI is for Hawaii only. It is the finest organization available to home inspectors in Hawaii, for many reasons. Higher Standards. Stronger Code of Ethics. No freebie certifications here- you have to earn them, and prove yourself. A superior MASTER credential. And we're recognized by the State as the only home inspector organization that actually supervises Members prior to certifying them.


Good news for you open-minded old-timers: HAHI is, by design, non-political wherever possible. HAHI provides a safe environment from controversy. 

The Standards of Practice

Prior to HAHI, Standards of Practice (SOP) set forth by national organizations were relied upon- even used as a basis for regulation in some states. It's because that's all there was. They do not require the same level of detail, or care as HAHI. That means consumers are subject to a lesser Standard and code of ethics if they rely on the others.

  

HAHI Standards require their inspectors to recommend the replacement of systems like knob & tube electrical, Federal Pacific / Zinsco electrical panels, Polybutylene & galvanized steel water distribution systems, and more. HAHI Inspectors have to understand the systems, components, and their various risks, and be able to relay their concerns in a helpful, caring, educational way.


The Code of Ethics

The HAHI Code of Ethics (COE), by design, assure far better consumer protection than others. HAHI inspectors must always operate above fray and put their clients best interest above all others. No other professional home inspector association requires the level of care we do. 


Further, HAHI Members are forbidden to participate on fee-paid preferred vendors lists at real estate brokerages. We never want our clients to suspect we care more about real estate referrals than our own clients best interests. The only way to assure that is to steer clear of such arrangements. Our inspectors are referred by Hawaii's best Realtors for all the right reasons. 


Training

HAHI quarterly meetings are a great way to network with peers, and learn more about the industry. Meetings are always educational. Meetings include either a training home inspection on a nearby property or numerous educational modules. Great for new folks, and experienced ones who wish to stay sharp.


Join HAHI Today

HAHI welcomes ALL professional home inspectors in Hawaii of good character and record to apply and join its ranks, regardless of affiliation or Membership with national organizations.


Contact: oahuhomeinspector@gmail.com or 808-393-7939


MEMBERSHIP LEVELS AND COSTS


HAHI Members are educating Realtors, Buyers, and Sellers about the value of hiring a HAHI Inspector. More and more, the public and Realtors are looking for a HAHI Inspector. You'll want to be a part of that movement. Join today. 

HAHI Members get a tour of Coastal Windows from the President of the company himself. We learned how premium vinyl windows are manufactured, from start to finish. Fascinating! And easier to understand how to inspect something you understand. 

 Leading The Way Forward