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Virginia Administrative Code
7/25/2021

Part III. Renewal and Reinstatement of License

18VAC15-40-60. Renewal required.

Licenses issued under this chapter shall expire two years from the last day of the month in which they were issued.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-201 and 54.1-501 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 2003; amended, Virginia Register Volume 33, Issue 19, eff. July 1, 2017.

18VAC15-40-70. (Repealed.)

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 2003; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 27, Issue 11, eff. April 1, 2011.

18VAC15-40-72. Continuing professional education required for home inspector licensure.

A. Each licensee shall have completed 16 contact hours of continuing professional education (CPE) during each license renewal cycle. CPE can be met through classroom instruction, distance learning, or online education technology.

B. Notwithstanding the provisions of 18VAC15-40-75, the subject matter addressed during CPE contact hours shall be limited to the content areas covered by the board's approved examination.

C. The licensee shall not receive CPE credit for the same training course more than once during a single license renewal cycle.

D. A licensee who completes the initial training module required by 18VAC15-40-35 to obtain an NRS specialty may count completion of the module towards the required 16 hours of CPE credit for that renewal cycle.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-201 and 54.1-501 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 27, Issue 11, eff. April 1, 2011; amended, Virginia Register Volume 33, Issue 19, eff. July 1, 2017.

18VAC15-40-75. Board-approved new residential structure update continuing professional education course required to maintain new residential structure specialty.

In addition to the CPE requirements of 18VAC15-40-72, to maintain the NRS specialty, the licensee shall submit proof of completion of a four-hour, board-approved NRS CPE course, which can be applied toward the 16 contact hours of CPE required for the license renewal.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-201 and 54.1-501 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 33, Issue 19, eff. July 1, 2017.

18VAC15-40-76. Continuing professional education for instructors.

A licensee may receive CPE credit for teaching a course that otherwise meets the requirements of this chapter; however, additional credit shall not be given for subsequent offerings of a course or activity with the same content within the same licensing cycle. In addition, a licensee may receive two hours of CPE no more than once during a single licensing cycle for the initial development or substantial updating of a CPE course.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-201 and 54.1-501 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 33, Issue 19, eff. July 1, 2017.

18VAC15-40-78. Maintenance of continuing professional education records.

A. Each licensee shall maintain evidence of the satisfactory completion of CPE for at least three years following the end of the license renewal cycle for which the CPE was taken. Such documentation shall be provided to the board or its duly authorized agents upon request. The following shall be maintained by the licensee to document completion of the hours of CPE specified in 18VAC15-40-72:

1. Evidence of completion that shall contain the name, address, and telephone number of the training provider;

2. The dates the applicant participated in the training;

3. Descriptive material of the subject matter presented documenting that it covers the content areas covered by the board's examination; and

4. A statement from the provider verifying the number of CPE contact hours completed.

B. The board may conduct an audit of its licensees to ensure compliance with the applicable CPE requirements. Licensees who are selected for audit shall provide the necessary documentation stipulated in this section.

C. The licensee may request additional time to meet the CPE requirement; however, CPE hours earned during a license renewal cycle to satisfy the CPE requirement of the preceding license renewal cycle shall be valid only for that preceding license renewal cycle.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-201 and 54.1-501 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 33, Issue 19, eff. July 1, 2017.

18VAC15-40-80. Procedures for renewal.

A. Prior to the expiration date shown on the license, the board shall mail a renewal notice to the licensee's address of record.

B. Prior to the expiration date shown on the license, the licensee desiring to renew his license shall return to the board the renewal notice, proof of insurance required by 18VAC15-40-30, and the appropriate fee specified in 18VAC15-40-50.

C. Prior to the expiration date shown on the license, a licensee with the NRS specialty must submit proof of completion of four hours of board-approved NRS CPE, in accordance with 18VAC15-40-75, along with the renewal notice and the appropriate fee specified in 18VAC15-40-50.

D. Failure to receive the renewal notice does not relieve the licensee of the obligation to renew. If the licensee fails to receive the renewal notice, a copy of the license may be submitted with the required fee and any other required documentation as an application for renewal. The date on which the renewal application is received by the department or its agent will determine whether the renewal application was received on time.

E. By submitting the renewal application, the licensee is affirming that the CPE requirements of 18VAC15-40-72 have been met, and he is in continued compliance with this chapter.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-201 and 54.1-501 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 2003; amended, Virginia Register Volume 27, Issue 11, eff. April 1, 2011; Volume 33, Issue 19, eff. July 1, 2017.

18VAC15-40-85. (Repealed.)

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 27, Issue 11, eff. April 1, 2011; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 33, Issue 19, eff. July 1, 2017.

18VAC15-40-90. Reinstatement.

A. If the requirements for renewal of a license, as provided in 18VAC15-40-80, are not completed by the licensee within 30 days after the expiration date on the license, reinstatement of the license shall be required.

B. All applicants for reinstatement shall meet all requirements set forth in 18VAC15-40-30, 18VAC15-40-72, and 18VAC15-40-75, as applicable.

C. A license may be reinstated for up to two years following the expiration date upon submittal of the reinstatement application consisting of (i) payment of the reinstatement fee, (ii) proof of insurance required by 18VAC15-40-30, (iii) proof of CPE in accordance with 18VAC15-40-72, and (iv) proof of CPE to maintain the NRS specialty, if applicable. After two years, the license shall not be reinstated under any circumstances, and the individual shall apply as a new applicant and meet entry requirements current at the time of submittal of the new application.

D. By submitting the reinstatement application, the individual is affirming that he is in continued compliance with this chapter.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-201 and 54.1-501 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 2003; amended, Virginia Register Volume 27, Issue 11, eff. April 1, 2011; Volume 31, Issue 15, eff. May 1, 2015; Volume 33, Issue 19, eff. July 1, 2017.

18VAC15-40-100. (Repealed.)

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 2003; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 27, Issue 11, eff. April 1, 2011.

18VAC15-40-105. Status of licensee during the period prior to reinstatement.

A. A licensee who reinstates his license shall be regarded as having been continuously licensed without interruption and shall remain under the disciplinary authority of the board during this entire period and shall be held accountable for his activities during this period.

B. Any regulated activity conducted subsequent to the license expiration date may constitute unlicensed activity and be subject to prosecution under Chapter 1 (§ 54.1-100 et seq.) of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-201 and 54.1-501 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 27, Issue 11, eff. April 1, 2011; amended, Virginia Register Volume 33, Issue 19, eff. July 1, 2017.

18VAC15-40-107. Board discretion to deny renewal or reinstatement.

The board may deny renewal or reinstatement of a license for the same reasons as the board may refuse initial licensure or discipline a licensee. The licensee has the right to request further review of any such action by the board under the Administrative Process Act (§ 2.2-4000 et seq. of the Code of Virginia).

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-201 and 54.1-501 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 33, Issue 19, eff. July 1, 2017.

18VAC15-40-108. License renewal or reinstatement after July 1, 2017.

A license eligible for renewal or reinstatement on or after July 1, 2017, shall be required to meet the requirements of this part as amended effective July 1, 2017, upon submittal of the renewal or reinstatement application, as applicable.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-201 and 54.1-501 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 33, Issue 19, eff. July 1, 2017.

18VAC15-40-110. (Repealed.)

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-201 and 54.1-501 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 2003; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 27, Issue 11, eff. April 1, 2011.

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