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Northern Virginia Chapter of ASHI® Inspectors

Welcome to 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 NVRC office is in the Fairfax Executive Park near the intersection of Rt 50 and I-66, and across from the NRA building off Waples Mill Road.

Please join us at our next NOVA ASHI MEMBERSHIP MEETING on the 4th Tuesday of each month:  Click HERE   for more information

Virginia Licensed Inspector Resources

FOLLOW THE REGULATIONS
As a Virginia Licensed Inspector, YOU are responsible for staying informed and complying with the 
Home Inspector Licensing Regulations - Updated and Effective July 1, 2017. [Follow the link, download the document, read it... learn it... follow it].


STAY INFORMED
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)...
Go to...
   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!

 
NRS MODULE TRAINING
If you plan to inspect New Residential Construction, you are required to attend the NRS Module training class.  Check the DPOR site to find out about upcoming classes/approved provider (scroll down to NRS Training Module).  
 
FOLLOW-UP
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.

NRS Application

DPOR uses secured, fillable PDFs. You must have Adobe Reader. Click on the link to download. Once the download is complete, drag the icon for the PDF to the desktop, then click on the PDF - if you have Adobe Reader, it will open.
 

Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing

SB 812 Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspectors, Board for; home inspections, required statement

Introduced by: David W. Marsden | all patrons

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 corrugated stainless steel tubing. Provides that whenever a home inspector observes the presence of any shade of yellow corrugated stainless steel tubing during an inspection of a home built prior to the adoption of the construction code effective in 2008, this 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."

More info on  CSST    

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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

Use this site to find the best inspector for you. Need an expert on vintage homes or a new construction specialist? One who is familiar with well and septic systems or one who is versed in urban structures? Concerned about a specific aspect of the home? Use the Find an Inspector search to meet the inspector who best suits your needs.


Welcome Realtors
More often than not, you're in the position of recommending a home inspector. 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. If you're like most experienced agents, you've found one inspector you really trust; there are a few with whom you're reasonably comfortable; and there are a few on your own private "never call again" list. But what do you do if the one you really trust isn't available when you need him? You can count on a NoVA ASHI member to be among the very best qualified and most experienced inspectors available. All NoVA ASHI inspectors are members of the American Society of Home Inspectors, or ASHI®. ASHI membership requirements are the most stringent in the industry, with the strictest testing, experience, and continuing education requirements. Search our database of qualified inspectors to find just the right home inspector to meet your particular client's needs.

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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JOIN NoVA ASHI by submitting the New Member Application

JOIN NoVA ASHI or RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP  You will need to log in to renew or pay dues. Once the Treasurer receives your payment, he will activate your account. Please be patient, this could take several days.

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