Current Home Inspector Law 2010 – and easy fix for everyone
1(1) A person who performs home inspection services as defined in this part may qualify for licensure by the department as a home inspector if the person submits an application to the department postmarked on or before (delete March 1, 2011,) July 1, 2012 which shows that the applicant:
(a)Is certified as a home inspector by a state or national association that requires, for such certification, successful completion of a proctored examination on home inspection services and completes at least 14 hours of verifiable education on such services; or
(b)Has at least 3 years of experience as a home inspector at the time of application and has completed 14 hours of verifiable education on home inspection services. To establish the 3 years of experience, an applicant must submit at least 120 home inspection reports prepared by the applicant.
(2)The department may investigate the validity of a home inspection report submitted under paragraph (1)(b) and, if the applicant submits a false report, may take disciplinary action against the applicant under s. 468.832(1)(e) or (g).
(3)An applicant may not qualify for licensure under this section if he or she has had a home inspector license or a license in any related field revoked at any time or suspended within the previous 5 years or has been assessed a fine that exceeds $500 within the previous 5 years. For purposes of this subsection, a license in a related field includes, but is not limited to, licensure in real estate, construction, mold-related services, or building code administration or inspection.
(4)An applicant for licensure under this section must comply with the criminal history, good moral character, and insurance requirements of this part.
Comment: By extending the dead line date to July 1, 2012 Division 1 contractors, Code officials, ICC certificate holds, and home inspectors would have more time to apply for licensing. And in the same Bill an amendment to remove Division 1 contractors from performing repairs on home they inspect could be introduced.