Important Notice for Home Inspectors

Important Notice for Home Inspectors


Board for Asbestos, Lead and Home Inspectors

*Application (pdf | static) for License/NRS Specialty Designation 

TRANSITION TO LICENSURE | Effective July 1, 2017

Effective July 1, 2017, regulation of home inspections in Virginia transitioned from a voluntary certification program to a mandatory licensure program.


Home inspector licenses will have the same expiration dates as previous home inspector certificates. 

NRS TRAINING MODULE | New Residential Structure Specialty

Effective July 1, 2017, home inspections of NEW Residential Structures (NRS) should be performed only by licensed home inspectors with the NRS specialty designation. In order to obtain the NRS specialty, the licensed home inspector must first complete an 8-hour, Board-approved NRS training module on the Virginia Residential Code, and then apply to the Board to add the specialty to the license.

Once the initial NRS training program is completed, four (4) hours of Board-approved NRS continuing professional education (CPE) will be required to maintain the NRS specialty. The four hours of NRS CPE can be applied to the overall 16-hour CPE requirement to maintain your home inspector license. However, unlike the CPE required to maintain home inspector licensure (which is only submitted if audited), proof of completion of the four-hour NRS CPE must be submitted as a condition of renewal.

The form to apply for a Home Inspector License or to add the NRS Specialty Designation is available here.