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18VAC15-40-32 Qualifications for licensure

A. An applicant for licensure as a home inspector shall furnish documentation acceptable to the board that one of the qualifications for licensure in Table 1 has been met.

TABLE 1

Board-approved prelicense education course contact hours

Experience

Passed the board-approved examination

1.

35

Completion of 100 home inspections prior to July 1, 2017

Yes

2.

35

Completion of 50 home inspections under the direct supervision of a home inspector

Yes

3.

70

Completion of 50 home inspections prior to July 1, 2017

Yes

4.

70

Completion of 25 home inspections under the direct supervision of a home inspector

Yes

5.

None

Verification of 10 years' experience as a home inspector prior to July 1, 2017, with a minimum of 250 home inspections completed during such time period

Yes

B. Prelicense education courses must be approved by the board pursuant to Part VI (18VAC15-40-120 18VAC15-40-200 et seq.) of this chapter. No more than half of the required hours may be completed using distance or online education technology.

C. Verification of home inspections completed under the direct supervision of a home inspector must be provided by an individual who was properly licensed or certified by the board during the applicable time period.

D. The National Home Inspector Examination provided by the Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors is the board-approved examination pursuant to § 54.1-517.2 A 2 c of the Code of Virginia.

18VAC15-40-35 Qualifications for the new residential structure specialty

To obtain the NRS specialty, the applicant shall submit the appropriate application form and fee pursuant to 18VAC15-40-50 and meet the following qualifications:

1. Hold a current and valid home inspector license. An applicant who does not hold a current and valid home inspector license shall apply for such licensure and meet the requirements contained in 18VAC15-40-30 and 18VAC15-40-32.

2. Submit proof of successful completion of an NRS training module approved by the board pursuant to Part VI (18VAC15-40-120 18VAC15-40-200 et seq.) of this chapter and completed no more than two years prior to the date of application.

18VAC15-40-50 Fees

Fee type

Fee amount

When due

Initial home inspector application

$80

With application for home inspector

Initial NRS specialty application

$80

With application for NRS specialty designation

Home inspector renewal

$45

With renewal application

Home inspector with NRS specialty renewal

$90

With renewal application

Home inspector reinstatement

$125

With reinstatement application

Home inspector with NRS specialty reinstatement

$170

With reinstatement application

Prelicense education course approval

$250

With prelicense education course approval application

NRS training module approval

$150

With NRS training module approval application

NRS CPE course approval

$150

With NRS CPE course approval application

For licenses expiring after February 1, 2018, and before February 1, 2020, the renewal fees shall be as follows:

Home inspector renewal

$25

Home inspector with NRS specialty renewal

$50

For reinstatement applications received after March 1, 2018, and on or before February 29, 2020, the reinstatement fees shall be as follows:

Home inspector reinstatement

$105

Home inspector with NRS specialty reinstatement

$130

For licenses expiring after February 1, 2020, and before February 1, 2022, the renewal fees shall be as follows:

Home inspector renewal

$40

Home inspector with NRS specialty renewal

$80

For reinstatement applications received after March 1, 2020, and on or before February 28, 2022, the reinstatement fees shall be as follows:

Home inspector reinstatement

$120

Home inspector with NRS specialty reinstatement

$160

For licenses expiring after February 1, 2022, and before February 1, 2024, the renewal fees shall be as follows:

Home inspector renewal

$25

Home inspector with NRS specialty renewal

$50

For reinstatement applications received after March 1, 2022, and on or before February 29, 2024, the reinstatement fees shall be as follows:

Home inspector reinstatement

$105

Home inspector with NRS specialty reinstatement

$130

18VAC15-40-9998 FORMS (18VAC15-40)

Home Inspector License Application, A506-3380LIC-v3 (eff. 9/2017)

Home Inspector NRS Specialty Designation Application, A506-3380NRS-v1 (eff. 7/2017)

Home Inspector Experience Verification Form, A506-3380EXP-v7 (eff. 9/2017)

Home Inspectors – Inspection Log, A506-3380ILOG-v1 (eff. 9/2017)

Home Inspector Reinstatement Application, A506-3380REI-v3 (eff. 2/2020)

Home Inspector Reinstatement Application, A506-3380REI-v4 (eff. 2/2022)

Home Inspector - Course Approval Application, Prelicense Education Course/NRS Training Module/NRS CPE, A506-3331HICRS-v3 (eff. 2/2020)