Originally Posted By: ecrofutt
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Exempting other professionals from Home Inspection Licensing requirements (and other licensing requirements) is fairly common practice in almost all types of licensing laws.
But, it is usually done just like it was in Kentucky. i.e. "exempt when acting within the scope of their existing license."
Even engineers and architects "performing home inspections" need a home inspection license. They do NOT need a home inspection license when " None of the engineer or architects license requirements I've seen allow them to perform a home inspection under their engineer or architects license.
Kentucky's Law for example reads (in this regard)
SECTION 2. A NEW SECTION OF KRS CHAPTER 198B IS CREATED TO READ AS FOLLOWS:
Sections 1 to 20 of this Act shall apply to an individual who conducts home inspections for compensation, but shall not apply to the following:
(1) An individual who is acting within the scope of the individual's employment as:
(a) A code enforcement official for the state or a political subdivision of the state; or
(b) A representative of a state or local housing agency or an individual acting under the authority of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development;
(2) An individual who is acting within the scope of the individual's license as a licensed:
(a) Architect under KRS Chapter 323;
(b) Professional engineer under KRS Chapter 322;
(c) Plumbing contractor or journeyman plumber under KRS Chapter 318;
(d) Electrician, master electrician, or electrical contractor under KRS Chapter 227A;
(e) Liquefied petroleum gas dealers under KRS Chapter 234; or
(f) Master heating, ventilation, and air conditioning contractor, journeyman heating, ventilation, and air conditioning mechanic, or an apprentice heating, ventilation, and air conditioning mechanic under this chapter;
(3) An individual licensed under KRS Chapter 324 as a real estate broker, broker-salesperson, or salesperson and is acting within the scope of the individual's license;
(4) An individual who is licensed under KRS Chapter 324A as a real estate appraiser and is acting within the scope of the individual's license;
(5) An individual who holds a license under KRS Chapter 304 as an insurance adjuster and is acting within the scope of the individual's license;
(6) An individual who holds a permit, certificate, or license to:
(a) Use and apply pesticides; or
(b) Make diagnostic inspections and reports for wood destroying pests and fungi under KRS Chapter 217B and is acting within the scope of the individual's certificate or license;
(7) An individual who holds a license from a political subdivision as a tradesperson or home builder and is acting within the scope of the individual's license;
(![icon_cool.gif](upload://oPnLkqdJc33Dyf2uA3TQwRkfhwd.gif) An individual who holds a current and valid license, certificate, or permit under KRS 227.550 to 227.660 and is acting within the scope of the individual's license, certificate, or permit as a:
(a) Manufactured home retailer;
(b) Manufactured home certified retailer; or
(c) Manufactured home certified installer; or
(9) Employees of the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction or the State Fire Marshall's Office acting in their official capacities as inspectors of buildings and manufactured housing.
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