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Code of Virginia
Title 54.1. Professions and Occupations
Chapter 5. Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspection Contractors and Workers
11/27/2021

Article 2. Home Inspectors.

§ 54.1-517.1. Repealed.

Repealed by Acts cc. 161 and 436, cl. 2, effective July 1, 2017.

§ 54.1-517.2. Requirements for licensure.

A. The Board shall issue a license to practice as a home inspector in the Commonwealth to:

1. An individual who holds an unexpired certificate as a home inspector issued prior to June 30, 2017; or

2. An applicant who has successfully:

a. Completed the educational requirements as required by the Board;

b. Completed the experience requirements as required by the Board; and

c. Passed the examination approved by the Board.

B. The Board shall issue a license with the new residential structure endorsement to any applicant who completes a training module developed by the Board in conjunction with the Department of Housing and Community Development based on the International Residential Code component of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code.

2001, c. 723; 2015, c. 411; 2016, cc. 161, 436.

§ 54.1-517.2:1. Home inspection; required statement related to the presence of yellow shaded corrugated stainless steel tubing.

A. As used in this section:

"Bonding" means connecting metallic systems to establish electrical continuity and conductivity.

"Corrugated stainless steel tubing" or "CSST" means a flexible stainless steel pipe used to supply natural gas or propane in residential, commercial, and industrial structures.

"Grounding" means connecting to the ground or to a conductive body that extends to ground connection.

B. If a home inspector observes the presence of any shade of yellow corrugated stainless steel tubing during a home inspection in a home that was built prior to the adoption of the 2006 Virginia Construction Code, effective May 1, 2008, he shall include that observation in the 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."

2017, c. 805.