There are no federal laws governing home inspectors. We are regulated only by the individual states. Some states (like New Hampshire) have home inspection regulations. Licensing  is required in New Hampshire since January, 2010. – How can you be sure that your inspector is qualified, experienced, and trustworthy?  One way is through home inspector associations.  Some of them require minimum training, education, experience, and adherence to ethical standards.  Be sure to check out the individual associations to see their individual requirements.

As a member of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI# 4051007), you can be assured that not only am I qualified, but I also adhere to the association’s standards of practice and code of ethics.  You can find more information about NACHI at their website, www.nachi.org.

 Is your home inspector blind?  If he's not a member of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), he might just be!
— Article courtesy NACHI, 
www.nachi.org/blind.htm used with permission 12/27/2004

NACHI inspectors:

So the next time you need a home inspector, make sure they are members of InterNACHI and never use a candidate or associate of any association.  InterNACHI, America's elite home inspection association.