American Society of
Home Inspectors
The Great Lakes Chapter
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Contact: (734) 284-4501

Peer Reviews

The Peer Review is open to ASHI Inspectors at all membership levels. It is one of the best education experiences in the home inspection industry.  Nothing beats the combination of hands-on education and interaction with other talented inspectors across the Great Lakes Region.  Choose from one of four options:
  • Educational Review – GROUP
    The Group Education Review is meant primarily for new inspectors who have fewer than 50 inspections or are new to the Home Inspection industry. Participants are guided through an inspection of an actual home by senior, experienced home inspectors (Educational Mentor). We emphasize the ASHI standards in the inspection, and take the group through all systems in the house one-on-one or in very small groups. There is plenty of opportunity for questions and answers. New inspectors find this to be an excellent learning tool. There is no time limit and interaction between participants is encouraged.
  • Educational Review – INDIVIDUAL
    The Individual Education Review is a transition from the GROUP Review to the IBR.  It is recommended that participant have 50-100 inspections completed.  It allows a “practice” IBR where participants inspect a house on their own during the first hour, interact with other candidates the second hour, and review the house with an Educational Mentor, finishing in a classroom setting with a photo review and discussion.  
  • *Peer Review/Inspector by Review® (IBR)
    The participant must have passed ASHI exams prior to IBR registration. In the IBR, the participant is given time to inspect a selected house as if he/she were working for a paying client. Later, after preparing an inspection report, the participant presents the inspection findings to a peer review panel consisting of three members. When a participant identifies all the major deficiencies and demonstrates technical knowledge and communication skills by passing a short multiple choice test, they are awarded the IBR designation and certificate.
  • *Peer Review/Master Inspector by Review® (MIBR)
    Master Inspector is similar to the IBR with the additional requirement that the participant must have already earned the IBR designation, been an ASHI member for at least five years, and an active member in the Great Lakes Chapter . When a participant identifies all the major deficiencies and demonstrates technical knowledge and communication skills by passing a short multiple choice test, they are awarded the MIBR designation, pin, and certificate.

*These honored designations have been registered by GLC with the USPTO for over 20 years!

The Peer Review Program takes place on Friday prior to each GLC Conference.  Josh is already busy looking for the “perfect” Peer Review house (which in this case means much less than perfect).  He promises you’ll have fun and learn a lot!   The fee is $25 with conference registration or $50 if not attending the conference.  Just don’t delay, as space is limited.  If you are interested in participating contact:



Josh Westlund, Chairman

Office:  773-988-0189

Email:  Click to visit Josh’s Member Page



Rick Vernmi_vernon_rick_JUN14.jpgon, Past-Chairman

Office: 616-875-3025

Email: Click to visit Rick’s Member Page