Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Virginia Board for Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspectors
Home Inspector Licensing Regulations [18 VAC 15 ‑ 40]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Home Inspector Training Program Amendments
General Information
Action Summary This regulatory action serves as the first phase of a two-part sequence of amendments to the home inspector regulatory program. Laws enacted during the 2016 General Assembly Session mandated that home inspectors transition from certification to licensure by July 1, 2017. In addition, any home inspector conducting an inspection of a new residential structure (“NRS”) must have an endorsement on his Board-issued license indicating completion of a required training module developed by the Board. This first regulatory action implements a home inspector training program to become effective on or before May 1, 2017. By implementing the training program requirements in advance of the licensure regulations, the Board will create a window for training providers to obtain approval for courses prior to July 1, 2017.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: Chapter 436 (2016) and Chapter 161 (2016) of the 2016 Acts of Assembly
RIS Project Yes  [004950]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7832 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 04/17/2017.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Trisha L. Lindsey  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-8595    FAX: (866)350-5354    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.