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WHAT is NOVA-ASHI?
The Northern Virginia ASHI® Chapter meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month, except July and August. Meetings are held at the Northern Virginia Resource Center (NVRC) located at 3951 Pender Drive Suite 130 in Fairfax Virginia. The office is part of the Fairfax Executive Park near the intersection of Rt 50 and I-66, and across from the NRA building off Waples Mill Road.
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Virginia Licensed Inspector Resources
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)...
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 classes 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. As soon as DPOR has processed your applicaton, your license will show the NRS endorsement - you can easily find your license on the DPOR website.
Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing
SB 812 Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspectors, Board for; home inspections, required statement
SUMMARY AS ENACTED WITH GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATION: (all summaries)
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."
ASHI® is Our Parent Organization:
The American Society of Home Inspectors, ASHI®, founded in 1976, has more than 5,000 members. ASHI is the oldest and most respected non-profit, professional organization for home inspectors in North America. ASHI Home Inspectors are the only home inspectors certified by a recognized independent third party. ASHI's Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics are industry standards.
The Northern Virginia ASHI Chapter, NOVA ASHI, was established in 1993 to promote professionalism and networking among the local Washington DC Metro Area home inspector community. NOVA ASHI holds monthly meetings and biannual Seminars, providing educational sessions geared to both new inspectors and the seasoned veteran. Members are known for being thorough and competent.
At NOVA-ASHI We Inspect to a Higher Standard
Your home is your single biggest asset and most important investment. When buying a new home, you want the confidence of knowing that you're getting what you're paying for. And when selling, you want to maximize the return on the investment you made one, five or thirty years ago. A thorough home inspection is the key to both. Whether you're preparing to buy or sell, you're in the right place. This site is your best resource for learning how to protect your investment.
More often than not, you're in the position of recommending, probably even scheduling, the home inspection. And, of course, you want the very best for your clients. How can you be sure the inspectors you recommend are up to your standards? Isn't it really best if your clients choose their own inspectors? You need to be able to point them to a resource that will help them make an educated choice. This site is designed to be just such a tool. [more]
The best possible training is the key to becoming a good home inspector, and a commitment to continuing education is the key to staying there. Setting and promoting property inspection standards, and providing the educational programs needed to achieve excellence in the home inspection profession is what ASHI is all about.
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