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Virginia Certification enacted in 2001




(Virginia Certified Home Inspectors Regulations)

The Virginia certification law provides a voluntary certification program for home inspectors in the state. However, no person may hold him/herself out as a "certified home inspector" without meeting the certification requirement s prescribed by the Board.

The Board may issue a certificate to practice home inspection to any applicant who has successfully completed:

  1. Any educational requirements as required by the Board.
  2. Any experience requirements as required by the Board.
  3. Passed the National Home Inspector Examination.
The Board may issue a certificate to practice as a certified home inspector to any applicant who is a member of a national or state professional home inspector association approved by the Board, provided that the requirements for the class of membership in such association are equal to or exceed the requirements established by the Board for all applicants. Because the law was enacted recently, the language does not include specific requirements. The Board is undoubtedly working on creating those rules and requirements, in preparation for the law's July 1, 2003 effective date.

For more information, Contact:

The Virginia Board for Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspectors
Phone: (804) 367-8507.