Does your state require you to obtain a separate license or an endorsement to your existing license to perform an inspection on a new construction home? By definition, a New Construction Home is a home that has not been lived in, no matter how old.
My state, Mississippi, requires a licensed inspector to have a New Home endorsement. The steps one must complete to get the new home (NH) designation include the following:
Obtain a residential home builder’s license from the MS Board of Contractors
Obtain certification from the International Code Council (in one of many certifications offered)
I haven’t found any others in my searching but not all state sites are valid or up to date.
…and to clarify. This is not for the process of building a new home, like a draw inspection or construction inspection. This is for a completed new construction home that has not been lived in. The state defines it to become a “regular” home inspection after “someone has lived in it”… like, i guess, the day following the first night someone has actually slept in it, or maybe ten minutes after closing. Unfortunately, there is no clear definition to the difference of a regular home inspection and a New Home Inspection other than that.
Texas only regulates Inspectors and inspections on “substantially complete” homes meaning it is now ready to live in. A new home final is treated no differently than an existing home and no additional endorsements or licenses are required.