Membership Categories

MASTER PROFESSIONAL INSPECTOR (MPI)

This classification is for inspectors who have achieved at least ten (10) consecutive and verifiable years in one of three home inspector associations: FABI, ASHI or NAHI.  MPIs must attend a minimum of two (2) FABI conferences per renewal year.  This designation entitles the MPI to attend all FABI events at the reduced member rate; to possess and use the standard FABI logo and/or the exclusive MPI FABI logo in all advertising and transactions; and other member benefits which may be added from time to time.  The Master Professional Inspector has full voting privileges; may serve as an elected Officer or Director; serve as a Committee Chair and on Committees; receive referrals from the FABI 800# information and referral line and other FABI sponsored advertising

 

REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL INSPECTOR (RPI)

This classification is for all persons engaged in the profession of performing fee paid home and building inspections, after passing one of the approved examinations.  This designation requires the applicant to successfully pass an approved exam, submit proof of 250 inspections and one completed inspection report for review. This designation entitles the RRPI to attend all FABI events at the reduced member rate; to possess and use the standard FABI logo and/or the exclusive RPI FABI logo in all advertising and transactions; and other member benefits which may be added from time to time.  The Registered Professional Inspector has full voting privileges; may serve as an elected Officer or Director; serve as a Committee Chair and on Committees; receive referrals from the FABI 800# information and referral line and other FABI sponsored advertising.

 

ASSOCIATE INSPECTOR

This classification is for all persons engaged in, or interested in engaging in, the profession of performing fee paid home and building inspections while going through the process of becoming a Registered Professional Inspector.  Associate Inspectors have three years from the date of application in which to complete the membership requirements.  After this time, they must reapply for membership.

This designation entitles the FABI Associate Inspector to attend all FABI events at the reduced member rate, and other benefits which may be added from time to time.  The FABI Associate Inspector has no voting privileges; may not serve as an elected Officer or Director; and may not receive referrals from the FABI 800# information and referral line.  The FABI Associate Inspector may, however, use the standard FABI logo and serve on Committees.  All FABI Associate Inspectors are encouraged to attain the Registered Professional Inspector status by completing all requirements, in which case they will have all rights of the Registered Professional Inspector, upon approval by the Board of Directors.

 

AFFILIATE MEMBER

This classification is available to any person or company not involved in the home and building inspection profession.  This designation entitles the Affiliate Member to attend all FABI educational conferences at the reduced member rate; to possess and use the FABI Affiliate logo in all advertising and transactions; and other member benefits which may be added from time to time.  The Affiliate Member has no voting privileges; and may not serve as an elected Officer or Director.  They may, however, serve as Committee Chairs and on Committees; and may receive non-inspection referrals and inquiries from the FABI 800# information and referral line.

 

RETIRED MEMBER

A Registered Professional Inspector may become a Retired Member upon retiring from the home and building inspection profession.  They can no longer be actively involved in the home and building inspection profession as an owner, inspector or an employee of other inspectors and they must have no ongoing interest in a home and building inspection company or business involved in home and building inspections.

 

HONORARY MEMBER

The Board of Directors may make an individual an Honorary Member by an affirmative majority vote of the Board.