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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board
Virginia Board for Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspectors
chapter
Home Inspector Licensing Regulations [18 VAC 15 ‑ 40]
Action:
Establishment of New Construction Home Inspection Training Program (HB 2103)
[Withdrawn 7/11/2016]
 
Reason for Withdrawal
As a result of legislative changes during the 2016 General Assembly Session (HB 741 and SB 453), this regulation amendment will be incorporated into a new regulatory action slated to be effective July 1, 2017. This new regulatory action will 1) incorporate the language from this regulatory action that establishes the new training requirements for new residential structure inspections; and 2) include other amendments to convert the current voluntary certification program to a mandatory licensing program.
General Information
Action Summary The Certified Home Inspector program is a voluntary regulatory program administered by the Board for Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspectors. Chapter 411 of the 2015 Virginia Acts of the Assembly, which was a result of HB 2103, requires anyone who conducts a home inspection on a new residential structure to be certified by the Board and to have successfully completed a training module developed by the Board in conjunction with the Department of Housing and Community Development. The training module must be based on the International Residential Code component of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code. Certification would become mandatory for those individuals who wish to conduct a home inspection on new residential structures. The Board is required to develop regulation to implement Chapter 411 of the 2015 Virginia Acts of Assembly for implementation on July 1, 2016. The Act further requires the Board to develop the training module prior to July 1, 2016, and make such training module available for use in accordance with this Act.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is not exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
RIS Project Yes  [004423]
Associated Mandates Requirements for New Home Inspections
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7239 NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 07/11/2016 after the comment period had ended.
7385 Proposed Stage withdrawn on 07/11/2016 prior to publication in The Virginia Register.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Trisha L. Henshaw  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address: alhi@dpor.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)367-8595    FAX: (866)350-5354    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.