Code of Ethics
Honesty, justice, and courtesy form a moral philosophy, which, associated
with mutual interest among people, constitutes the foundation of ethics.
The SCAHI inspectors should recognize such a standard, not in passive observance, but
as a set of dynamic principles guiding their conduct. It is their duty to practice
the profession according to this code of ethics.
As the keystone of professional conduct is integrity, the SCAHI inspectors will discharge
their duties with fidelity to the public, their clients, and with fairness and
impartiality to all. They should uphold the honor and dignity of their profession
and avoid association with any enterprise of questionable character, or
apparent conflict of interest.
- The SCAHI Inspector will express an opinion only when
it is based on practical experience and honest conviction.
- The SCAHI Inspector will always act in good faith toward each client.
- The SCAHI Inspector will not disclose any information concerning
the results of the inspection without the approval of the clients or their
- The SCAHI Inspector will not accept compensation, financial or
otherwise, from more than one interested party for the same service without
the consent of all interested parties.
- The SCAHI Inspector will not accept nor offer commissions or
allowances, directly or indirectly, from other parties dealing with their
client in connection with work for which the member is responsible.
- The SCAHI Inspector will promptly disclose to his or her
client any interest in a business which may affect the client. The member will
not allow an interest in any business to affect the quality of the results of
their inspection work which they may be called upon to perform. The inspection
work may not be used as a vehicle by the inspector to deliberately obtain work
in another field.
- The SCAHI Inspector shall make every effort to uphold,
maintain, and improve the professional integrity, reputation, and practice of
the home inspection profession. He or she will report all such relevant
information, including violations of this Code by other members, to the
Association for possible remedial action.