Originally Posted By: rmeyers
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It would be great to see all 50 states represented on the “State Legislation” board so that anyone interested in joining our profession would at least have a starting point with respect to the regulations they would be working under. To that end , I would like to add Illinois to the list.
Home Inspectors in the state of Illinois are regulated under the "Office of Banks and Real Estate".
On the site you can find a listing of the Advisory Board, The Illinois Home Inspector License Act, Staff Roster, Home Inspector Licensees, Application Forms, Education Providers and a Candidates Handbook.
The License Act became affective on January 1, 2003. I found it interesting that I had been a practicing HI for over 7 years before the legislation took affect, under the name "Home Inspection Services Inc.", (an Illinois Corporation) and was never notified of the pending legislation. (Guess I wasn't a member of the right "Society"!) ![icon_rolleyes.gif](upload://iqxt7ABYC2TEBomNkCmZARIrQr6.gif)
Some additional sites that may be of interest:
Radon - http://www.state.il.us/idns/html/radon/radon.asp
Asbestos - http://www.idph.state.il.us/envhealth/ASBInspectorInstruction.htm
Lead - water - http://www.epa.state.il.us
Hopefully, other Illinois Inspectors may be able to add experiences, information or sites that they found helpful or informative.