Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 42, September 18, 2023
Section 13:40-15.6 - Requirements for initial licensure as a home inspector(a) An applicant for licensure as a home inspector shall complete and submit to the Committee an application that will require information that the applicant: 1. Is of good moral character;2. Has successfully completed high school or its equivalent;3. Has successfully completed an approved course of study of 180 hours, as prescribed by the Board, after consultation with the New Jersey Department of Education, which shall include not less than 40 hours of unpaid field-based inspections in the presence of and under the direct supervision of a licensed home inspector. The inspections shall be provided by the school administering the approved course of study; or4. Has performed at least 250 home inspections as defined in 13:40-15.2 for which the client was charged a fee. The inspections shall be performed in the presence of and under the direct supervision of a New Jersey licensed home inspector who possesses a current and active license, has performed at least 500 home inspections and has at least three years of experience. The inspector must oversee and take full responsibility for the inspection and any report produced by monitoring the progress of the trainee and ensuring compliance with the home inspection training reports requirements;5. Has submitted a list of the 250 inspections performed under (a)4 above, if an applicant is seeking licensure under that paragraph;6. Shall secure and maintain an errors and omissions insurance policy in the minimum amount of $ 500,000 per occurrence;7. Has passed the National Home Inspector Examination, administered by the Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors (EBPHI); and8. Pay an application fee as set forth in 13:40-15.23.(b) The Committee shall randomly audit applications to verify that applicants for licensure as a home inspector under this section performed at least 250 home inspections as required by (a)4 above. Applicants that are audited shall submit copies of home inspection reports as requested by the Committee.(c) Pursuant to 45:1-21 and 13:40-15.20, the Committee may deny, refuse to renew, temporarily suspend or revoke a license, or issue a civil penalty, upon proof that an applicant has obtained a license through fraud, deception or misrepresentation.
N.J. Admin. Code § 13:40-15.6Amended by 52 N.J.R. 46(a), effective 1/6/2020