The Virginia Association of Real Estate Inspectors

Welcome to VAREI

VAREI acts as a voice for Virginia home inspectors in regulatory and legislative issues, promotes excellence in the home inspection industry, and represents a membership that spans the Commonwealth.
From its inception in 2000, VAREI, The Virginia Association of Real Estate Inspectors has been the professional association of, by, and for Virginia home inspectors. During the fast-paced legislative session of 2001, VAREI leadership sought the opinions of the membership on important issues and acted upon them. In subsequent regulatory promulgation meetings VAREI leadership has actively advocated for all Virginia home inspectors. Membership in VAREI is clearly a way of protecting professional inspector interests and the interests of the public. In the future, as other entities attempt to influence the home inspection industry through legislation and regulatory changes, VAREI will be there.
Become a member of the Virginia Association of Real Estate Inspectors by submitting a New Member Application
You do not need to belong to any national, regional or local association or organization to be a member of VAREI.
For information about becoming a Virginia licensed home inspector, see the requirements at the DPOR website
Click here to join VAREI or renew your membership  You do not need to log in to register, renew or pay dues. Once the Treasurer receives your payment, he will activate your account. Please be patient, this could take a few days.
VAREI Annual Meeting Schedule

October 5, 2017 8am-5pm
8:00am -8:30am Registration
8:30am -8:45am President's Welcome Message, Introduction of Board Members
8:45am- 9:45am Trisha Henshaw - DPOR Presentation
9:45am-10:00am Robb Bohannon – Legislative update
10:00am-12:00pm Ed Snope - Paint Presentation (2 CE Credits)
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch (included in membership dues)
1:00pm-3:00pm David Rushton – Roof Presentation (2 CE Credits)
3:00pm-5:00pm Barry Robinson – Ins and outs of Home Inspections (2 CE Credits)
5:00-6:00 pm Quarterly Board Meeting
Morning and afternoon breaks will be magically inserted somewhere in this very tight schedule
NOVA ASHI 2017 Fall Seminar
Truss and Deck Inspections &
Environmental Awareness For home inspectors
Saturday, October 21, 2017
7:30 - 3:30
Oakton United Methodist Church
2951 Chain Bridge Road, Oakton, VA 22124
Check back soon for more info

Virginia Licensed Inspector Resources

As a Virginia Licensed Inspector, YOU are responsible for staying informed and complying with the
Home Inspector Licensing Regulations - Updated and Effective July 1, 2017. [Follow the link above, download the document, read it...learn it... follow it].

There is an easy way to stay up on regulations and notifications...
Sign up for the Regulatory Town Hall.  Once you sign up, they will send a confirmation email and you can then select the Notification Preferences (emails you'd like to receive)...
Go to...
   Commerce and Trade >
        Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation>
              Virginia Board for Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspections
                    Home Inspector Licensing Regulations [18 VAC 15-40]  <--check this box!

If you plan to inspect New Residential Construction, you are required to attend the NRS Module training class.  More are coming, if you haven't attended one yet, check with the DPOR site to
find out about upcoming classes/approved provider (scroll down to NRS Training Module)
If you have already taken the NRS Module - follow-up with DPOR and verify that you are properly classified as having the NRS designation.


NRS Application

The link above is for a secured, fillable PDF. You must have Adobe Reader. Click on the link to download. Once the download is complete, click on the PDF - if you have Adobe Reader, it will open.



Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing


SB 812 Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspectors, Board for; home inspections, required statement.

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Board for Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspectors; home inspections; required statement related to the presence of yellow shaded corrugated stainless steel tubing. Provides that whenever a home inspector observes the presence of any shade of yellow shaded corrugated stainless steel tubing during an inspection of a home built prior to the adoption of the construction code effective in 2008, his observation must be included in the inspection report along with the following statement: "Manufacturers believe that this product is safer if properly bonded and grounded as required by the manufacturer's installation instructions. Proper bonding and grounding of the product should be determined by a contractor licensed to perform the work in the Commonwealth of Virginia."

More info on CSST

2017 Board Meeting schedule:
January 11th
April 12th
July 12th
October 5th
For the latest information on licensing from DPOR - click here

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