Georgia Association of Home Inspectors (GAHI) was founded in 1989.
It is a professional organization dedicated to improving the
service and reputation of the home inspection industry. With members
from Savannah to Chattanooga, TN., GAHI is your link to the home
1989, the charter members of GAHI decided to separate themselves from an
unregulated home inspection industry in the State of Georgia. This industry had neither accountably nor credibility; and as of
today, very little has changed.
Their first goal was to raise the
membership bar higher than any other home inspection organization in the
nation. They succeeded! The Georgia Association of
Home Inspectors is the only home inspection organization in the nation
requiring ICC / CABO Code Certification for Full Member status to achieve
the GAHI title of "Code Certified Master Inspector".
ICC is the acronym for the International
Code Council. Their purpose is to provide a safe and correctly
CABO is the acronym for the Council of
American Building Officials.
organization, as well as the Southern Building Code Congress
International (SBCCI) and the International Code Council (ICC) have combined their resources, and now write the
internationally recognized International Residential Code (IRC).
After many hours of
technical academics, actual field experience, and the completion of the
current ICC codes test; the GAHI inspector will be certified as a
"Residential Combination Inspectors" (RCI).
The word combination shows the inspector has completed the
requirements to be fully code certified in the Building, Electrical,
Plumbing and Mechanical systems of one and two family dwellings.
a less than 30% pass rate, inspectors who successfully complete this
examination will have proven to maintain a strong knowledge on the
administrative and proper construction techniques of one and two family