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 parties 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
To all who made the effort to attend the 2015 Annual Meeting - thank you!
Minutes of the last Board meeting are available to members here
The next board meeting is October 6, 2016 at DeFazio's following the Annual Meeting
Congratulations to Willie Macklin, winner of the 2016 membership drawing
THE NEXT ANNUAL VAREI MEETING WILL BE HELD THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6th, 2016 STARTING AT 8:00 AM until 4:45 PM at:
Trisha Henshaw, Executive Director, ALHI Board, and Robb Bohannon of Hunton and Williams, VAREI's lobbyist in Richmond, will be speaking and answering questions.
6 CE's for the meeting have been approved by ASHI and InterNACHI. Virginia accepts CE's approved by national home inspector organizations.
Anyone who is not a member of ASHI, and joins a local ASHI chapter between 7.26.16 and 12.31.16 will get a free one year membership in ASHI.
For the latest information on licensing from DPOR - click here
The licensing bill brought by the VAR (HB 741) is now reality - it has been signed by the Governor. As of July 1, 2017, anyone conducting home inspections in The Commonwealth of Virginia will have to hold a valid Home Inspectors License from DPOR. Additionally, anyone who wants to perform pre-drywall inspections, or new build final inspections, will have to have the New Construction Module endorsement on their license.
Dave Rushton, Charles Chisholm, Jim Vaughn, Mark Singer (former VAREI lobbyist), and Robb Bohannon (Hunton & Williams - current VAREI lobbyist) met at the DPOR offices in Richmond January 5th with representatives of VAR and DPOR. The language of the proposed bill was thoroughly discussed, changes were made as needed, then all parties present mutually and cordially agreed to the proposed bill.
The bill becomes effective July 1, 2017. Any inspector who is DPOR certified by a date as yet to be determined, will become a licensed inspector July 1, 2017. Click on the links below for more information.
The VAREI Board will attempt to keep the membership updated as changes occur.