The Board for Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspectors regulates individuals engaged in asbestos remediation, lead-based paint remediation and renovation, and home inspection. The 15-member Board is composed of representatives of each regulated activity and two citizens.
Asbestos | Lead | Home Inspector
Applicants must read and understand the Board's Regulations.
DPOR Boards only accept the most recent versions of the applications provided below. DPOR Boards are not responsible for processing delays associated with forms that do not conform to this requirement.Need help opening, viewing or printing? Troubleshooting resources available here.
Application fees are not refundable.
The Virginia Regulatory Town Hall provides access to the board's meeting schedule, agendas, and past meeting minutes.
Visit the Town Hall: http://www.townhall.virginia.gov/L/viewboard.cfm?boardid=106&display=meetings
Board-Approved Training Courses (all license types) | Certified Home Inspectors Exam and CPE Information | Lead Abatement
Applicants for certification must pass the National Home Inspector Examination, administered in Virginia by PSI Exams.
PSI Exams(800) 733-9267 email@example.com
A new Continuing Professional Education (CPE) component will require Certified Home Inspectors to complete 16 contact hours of CPE during each two-year certificate cycle. Beginning with certificates that expire April 30, 2013, documentation of satisfactory completion of CPE must be provided to the Board upon request. For more information, review 18 VAC 15-40-72 of the Certified Home Inspector Regulations.
In addition to education and training requirements outlined in the regulations, applicants for licensure as a Lead Inspector, Lead Supervisor, or Lead Risk Assessor must pass the examination.
Applicant/exam candidate submits completed application and license fee to the Board for eligibility determination.
Professional Credential Services, Inc. (PCS)
Frequency and Dates of Exam
Deadline for Application and Exam Fee
Two weeks prior to exam.
Contact PCS at (877) 887-9727 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Exam Fee (payable to PCS)
Questions About Exam Scheduling or Registration?
See Candidate Information Bulletin (PDF) or contact PCS:(877) email@example.com
Candidates with an Authorization Letter from PCS should contact PSI at (800) 733-9267 to schedule exam.
DPOR Examinations Section
(804) 367-8569 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To check on application status, contact the Board's Licensing Section at (804) 367-8595.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is in the process of determining whether the certification and training requirements in place for certain residential renovation, repair and painting (RRP) activities should also apply to public and commercial buildings (other than child-occupied facilities). As part of the federal rulemaking process, the EPA is re-opening the public comment period to allow the public and interested stakeholders to submit additional information and data. EPA will hold a public meeting on June 26, 2013, in Washington, DC, and will keep the public comment period open until July 12, 2013, to accommodate written follow-up comments submitted after the meeting. (Comments will be accepted regardless of whether the submitter attends the public meetings). For more information, visit the EPA Rule Document at http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=EPA-HQ-OPPT-2010-0173-0162.
Mold Program De-Regulation FAQs
You may reach the Board office by phone at (804) 367-8595 (Licensing Section) or (804) 367-2648 (Board Office), by FAX at (866) 350-5354, or by e-mail at email@example.com. Additionally, if you have information that you would like to mail to the Board, please send it to:Board for Asbestos, Lead, and Home InspectorsDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400Richmond, VA 23233
No. The Board members do not work in the Board office. They come into the Board offices for Board meetings and hearings, but are not here on a daily basis.
Board office staff members can answer your questions and are trained to process all information that comes into the Board office. Please do not contact Board members directly.
Training courses completed through EPA/AHERA accredited training providers are considered acceptable only when the course taken by the participant was taught within the geographical boundaries of the state in which the provider was approved at the time the course was taken.
Asbestos refresher training courses must be specific to the discipline of license being renewed.
A 12-month grace period is allowed to enable a formerly licensed person with an expired training certificate to complete a refresher training course without having to retake the initial training course.
No. The Conflict of Interest section does not apply to a contractor/sub-contractor relationship between an asbestos contractor and an asbestos project monitor. Because a contractor/sub-contractor relationship does not meet the statutory definition of an employee, contractor/sub-contractor relationships are not prohibited.
Yes. Provided course content includes the areas tested on the National Home Inspectors Examination, distance learning courses, including online courses, will be accepted to meet entry requirements.
Lead refresher training courses must be specific to the discipline of license being renewed. In addition, although Lead Project Designers and Lead Risk Assessors are required to take two initial training courses for initial licensure, only one refresher course (that directly corresponds to the discipline of license) is required for license renewal.
Send in the renewal fee, make checks payable to the Treasurer of Virginia, and include your license number on your check. If you have had a change of address, complete the Address Change Form. Mail this information to:Board for Asbestos, Lead, and Home InspectorsDepartment of Professional & Occupational Regulation9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400Richmond, VA 23233You CANNOT continue to practice in Virginia after your license has expired.
No. The Board’s regulations allow a 30-day grace period in which a license may be renewed without penalty (therefore, your payment is actually 31 days late). Staff cannot waive the fee.
Yes. Board regulations state that failure to receive the renewal notice does not relieve the licensee of the obligation to renew.
The date the application or renewal was received in the agency determines whether it is on time, not the postmark date. If the renewal fee is received after the due date, you will be required to pay the reinstatement fee. If the reinstatement fee is received after the due date, you will be required to apply as a new applicant, meeting all current requirements.
Complete, print, sign, and submit a Name or Address Change Form to the Board office. All address changes must be received by the Board in writing. When providing a post office box as the mailing address, it must be accompanied by the physical address.
Complete, print, sign, and submit a to the Board office. All address changes must be received by the Board in writing. When providing a post office box as the mailing address, it must be accompanied by the physical address.
Trisha L. Henshaw
Thomas K. Perry
Board members are appointed by the Governor. To learn more about the gubernatorial appointment process, visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website.
DPOR stands ready to assist veterans and active-duty military personnel as they maintain or transition to civilian careers requiring professional credentials.
Veterans and active-duty military personnel are eligible to receive up to a five-year extension for meeting license renewal requirements (pursuant to Section 54.1-117 of the Code of Virginia).
Spouses of active-duty military personnel assigned to a duty station in Virginia are eligible for expedited processing using the Military Spouse Expedited License Application (PDF).
In addition, the Virginia Department of Veterans Affairs may reimburse the cost of veterans´ examinations.
Online transactions for this regulatory program only allow for renewals of existing licenses. In the future, online services will include other license maintenance options.
Visit the login page for DPOR Online License Renewal.
please contact us in writing or via telephone and we will work with you to make the information available.