The Virginia Association of Real Estate Inspectors
Welcome to VAREI
First item- the VAREI meeting at DiFazio's on Thursday, October 6th. Very few members have filled out the online registration form and even fewer have indicated if they will attend the meeting. We need to know ASAP how many members will be at the meeting to order food at DiFazio's. Please email David Wingenbach, email@example.com, to RSVP that you will attend the meeting even if you have already filled out an online registration.
I attended the final meeting of the Home Inspector Licensing Committee of the Board for Asbestos, Lead and Home Inspectors today. Bob Anaya and Charles Chisholm were also in attendance as home inspector representatives on the committee.
The regulations for licensing and the new home training module criteria were finalized by the committee. The changes made will be included into the regulations and then sent to the Board for review, change and adoption. There were no significant changes to the regulations from previous drafts. Licensing will be implemented on July 1, 2017. Home inspectors who are certified before June 30, 2017 will be grandfathered into licensing. For those of you who were not certified before that date, you will have to apply for a license to continue to do home inspections after July 1, 2017.
The training program for new construction and the pre-license education will hopefully be available by May 1, 2017, two months in advance of the 7/1 effective date.
The ALHI Board will meet on 11/15 to review the recommendations of the committee. There is a public comment period, advertised via notices on Town Hall, DPOR website and trade organizations regarding draft test and the comment period. When this is available, you will be notified through VAREI if you are a member.
The ALHI Board meeting on 2/9/17 will consider any public comments received and amend the text as appropriate and adopts the text of the regulations. The text will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations on 3/6/17.
This information is all courtesy of Trisha Henshaw and DPOR staff including Tanya Pettus, who worked very hard on these regulations. While I was paying attention and making notes, my notes were certainly not this detailed. DPOR prepared the regulation timeline for those attending the meeting.
If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to let me know.
Thank you very much,
David P. Rushton
ABLE Building Inspection, Inc.
540-636-6200, 540-636-6202 fax
ASHI Certified Home Inspector #109688
VA Certified Home Inspector #3380 000161
WV Certified Home Inspector License #HI3812031954-0407
MD Home Inspector License #30236
Master Inspector by Peer Review, NOVA ASHI, 2009
Historic Building Inspector Association Member
NEHA Residential Measurement Provider #101329RT
NRSB Radon Measurement Specialist #SS3170