Home Inspection Requirements for West Virginia
Ordinance and Contacts
West Virginia Certification (Title 87-05) enacted in 2006
West Virginia law, "Certification of Home Inspectors," establishes procedures to be followed to assure that consumers of home inspection services can rely on the competence of inspectors, as determined by educational and experience requirements and testing. As an initial requirement and qualification for certification as a home inspector, every applicant: 1) shall have passed the National Home Inspector Examination; 2) shall either present proof of having conducted business as an inspector for three years prior to August 1, 2006, or proof of satisfactory completion of at least 80 hours of instruction; 3) must have successfully completed high school or its equivalent; and 4) shall present proof of, and shall maintain, general liability insurance in the amount of not less than $250,000.00.
Continuing Education requirement is 16 hours per year.
For more information, contact the West Virginia Association of Home Inspectors
Office of the State Fire Marshal
Phone: 304-558-2191 ex: 53219
Address: 1207 Quarrier St., (2nd Flr.),
Charleston, WV 25301