The Board for Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspectors regulates individuals engaged in asbestos remediation, lead-based paint remediation and renovation, and home inspection. The 14-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. Application fees are not refundable.
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.
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 one of the following Board-approved exams:
Board regulations require Certified Home Inspectors to complete 16 contact hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) during each two-year certificate cycle as a condition of renewal. All certificate holders must retain documentation of satisfactory completion of CPE.
Every six months, the Board will conduct random audits of 25 percent of certificates expiring during the previous six month period. Randomly selected certificate holders will receive the Certified Home Inspector CPE Audit Form by mail at their address of record. Recipients of the Audit Form must return the completed Audit Form with photocopies of certificates of CPE completion (in subject matter areas covered by Board Regulation 18VAC15-40-72).
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 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) 367-8544 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To check on application status, contact the Board's Licensing Section at (804) 367-8595.
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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
Sandra BaynesUnexpired term ends June 30, 2017Citizen Member
Peter D. Palmer, Board Vice-ChairFirst four-year term ends June 30, 2016Asbestos Inspector/Project Monitor
Erich J. FritzUnexpired term ends June 30, 2017Citizen Member
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.
Active-duty military personnel and their spouses having served outside the U.S., as well as certain diplomatic service members and veterans, may be 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). A temporary, non-renewable six-month license for certain military spouses licensed in another state who need more time to meet Virginia-specific requirements may also be an option.
For honorably discharged veterans, “substantially equivalent” military training, education, or experience may be credited toward certain license requirements (pursuant to Section 54.1-118).In addition, the Virginia Department of Veterans Affairs may reimburse veterans for the cost of license or certification exams. See the VA Pamphlet 22-02-1 for more information.
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