An Agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia

The Board for Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspectors licenses 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.

UPDATES RELATED TO COVID-19:

DPOR Offices at the Perimeter Center re-opened to the public on Monday, August 2nd.

Visit dpor.virginia.gov/COVID-19 for more information about DPOR's response to COVID-19.

Important Exam Notices

Additional Notices

License renewal and late renewal fees for asbestos, lead, and home inspector licenses are temporarily reduced. Learn more.

  • Go to: Most Requested Forms (address change, criminal conviction reporting, certification request, etc.) 

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.


Which application format is right for you? | Tips on how to choose
 


ASBESTOS

License Applications

Analytical Laboratory No online option  Interactive Static
  •  Branch Office Application                                                   
No online option  Interactive Static
Contractor No online option  Interactive Static
Inspector No online option  Interactive Static
Management Planner    No online option Interactive Static
Project Designer  No online option Interactive Static
Project Monitor  No online option Interactive Static
Supervisor     No online option Interactive Static
Training Program Accreditation No online option Interactive Static
Worker (Individual)   No online option Interactive Static


Other Forms
 

INDIVIDUAL Asbestos License Renewal Form   No online option  Interactive Static
CONTRACTOR License Renewal Form No online option  Interactive Static
ANALYTICAL LABORATORY License/Branch Office Renewal Form No online option  Interactive Static
  • Change of Laboratory Analysis Type Form - New Form 
No online option  Interactive Static
Consumer Information Sheet     Static
Education Verification Form   No online option  Interactive Static
Experience Verification Form  No online option  Interactive Static
Project Monitor | Work Experience Log  No online option  Interactive Static
Disclosure Form | Inspector/Project Designer/Contractor    No online option  Interactive Static

 


 LEAD

License Applications

Contractor No online option  Interactive Static
Inspector No online option  Interactive Static
Project Designer No online option  Interactive Static
Risk Assessor No online option  Interactive Static
Supervisor No online option Interactive Static
Training Program Accreditation                                                                No online option Interactive Static
Worker (Individual)  No online option Interactive Static


Other Forms
 

Individual - Lead License Renewal Form  No online option  Interactive Static
Contractor - License Renewal Form  No online option  Interactive Static
Consumer Information Sheet     Static
Education Verification Form   No online option  Interactive Static
Experience Verification Form   No online option  Interactive Static
Inspector/Risk Assessor/Project Designer/Contractor Disclosure Form No online option  Interactive Static

 


HOME INSPECTOR
 

Application for License  No online option  Interactive Static
NRS Specialty Designation Application  No online option  Interactive Static
Experience Verification Form   No online option  Interactive Static

Inspection Log  | New Form
      *An Inspection Log must be submitted for all applicants who have completed home inspections prior to July 1, 2017, as an independent, self-employed Home Inspector. 

No online option  Interactive Static
Reinstatement Application No online option  Interactive Static
Application for Course Approval | Pre-License Education Course/NRS Training Module/NRS CPE  No online option  Interactive Static

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Statutes

Regulations

Pending regulatory action (proposed changes, public hearings, etc.) 

 

 ASBESTOS LICENSING REGULATIONS  PDF | online 

  • Recent Changes Effective April 1, 2021: 
    • Temporary reduction in renewal fees for licenses expiring after February 1, 2021, and before February 1, 2023.
    • Temporary reduction in late renewal fees for late renewals received after March 1, 2021, and before February 28, 2023.
       

  LEAD-BASED PAINT ACTIVITIES REGULATIONS  PDF | online 

  • Recent Changes Effective April 1, 2021:
    • Temporary reduction in renewal fees for licenses expiring after February 1, 2021, and before February 1, 2023.
    • Temporary reduction in late renewal fees for late renewals received after March 1, 2021, and before February 28, 2023.
       

  HOME INSPECTOR REGULATIONS  PDF | online  

  • Recent Changes Effective February 1, 2020:
    • Temporary reduction in renewal fees for licenses expiring after February 1, 2020, and before February 1, 2022.
    • Temporary reduction in reinstatement fees for late renewals received after March 1, 2020, and before February 28, 2022.
       

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The Virginia Regulatory Town Hall provides access to the board's meeting schedule, agendas, and past meeting minutes.

BOARD-APPROVED TRAINING COURSES

 


Home Inspectors Examination

Important Notice Concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Updates: https://www.psionline.com/important-notice-update-concerning-covid-19-coronavirus



Applicants for licensure as a home inspector must pass the Board-approved exam: 

Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) is education that is used by existing license holders to satisfy the renewal requirement. Board Regulation 18 VAC 15-40-72 requires Licensed Home Inspectors to complete 16 contact hours of CPE during each two-year cycle as a condition of renewal. The Board will accept any course that covers the areas tested on the National Home Inspectors Examination in order to meet the CPE requirement for Licensed Home Inspectors.

Any contact hours of instruction that do not cover areas tested on the National Home Inspectors Examination will not be accepted. The Board-approved exam is the Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors’ (EBPHI) National Home Inspector Examination administered by PSI. For information regarding the examination and the content areas tested, please review the EBPHI website.


New Residential Structure (NRS) CPE

Regulation 18 VAC 15-40-75 requires current license holders with the NRS endorsement to complete a four-hour Board-approved NRS CPE course during every two-year renewal cycle in order to maintain that designation. (The four hours of NRS CPE can be applied to the overall 16 hours of CPE.) A list of Board-approved NRS courses is available here. Unlike the CPE required to maintain a home inspector license (which is submitted only if audited), proof of completion of the four-hour NRS CPE must be submitted as a condition of renewal.


CPE Audits

Every six months, the Board will conduct random audits of 25 percent of licenses expiring during the previous six month period. Randomly selected licensees will receive the 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).

 


LEAD ABATEMENT Examination

Important Notice Concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Updates: https://www.psionline.com/important-notice-update-concerning-covid-19-coronavirus
 

  • Effective January 1, 2020, PSI will begin administration of the lead examinations. Applicants approved on or after December 16, 2019, will have their candidate information transmitted to PSI for scheduling after January 1, 2020.

 


 

Exam Administrator

PSI Services LLC (PSI)
(855) 340-3910
examschedule@psionline.com

Frequency and Dates of Exam

Daily.

Exam Fee

$190 for both the technical and Virginia law portions
$125 for the Virginia law portion ONLY

Exam Locations

Charlottesville, VA
Richmond, VA
Roanoke, VA
Vienna, VA
Virginia Beach, VA
Johnson City, TN
Salisbury, MD

Questions About Exam Scheduling or Registration?

See Candidate Information Bulletin or contact PSI:
(855) 340-3910
examschedule@psionline.com

Other Questions?

DPOR Examinations Section
(804) 367-8544 or exams@dpor.virginia.gov
To check on application status, contact the Board's Licensing Section at (804) 367-8595.


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Of Note

 

Consumer Education

NEW HOME INSPECTOR LICENSE FAQs

How do I contact the Board office? Will I be able to speak directly with a Board member? 

You may reach us 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 alhi@dpor.virginia.gov. Additionally, if you have information to mail, please send it to:
Board for Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspectors
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233

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.

What courses are acceptable for asbestos licensure and renewal?

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.

My asbestos license expired. Do I have to re-take the initial training course to renew?

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.

Is a sub-contractor an employee for purposes of asbestos conflict-of-interest prohibitions?

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.

Do courses completed online count toward home inspector entry requirements?

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.

What courses are acceptable for renewal of my lead license?

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.

I need to renew my license, but I haven’t received my renewal form. What do I need to do?

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 Inspectors
Department of Professional & Occupational Regulation
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
You CANNOT continue to practice in Virginia after your license has expired.

My renewal payment was one day late and I have always paid on time. Can you waive the late fee?

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.

I did not renew on time because I didn’t receive my renewal card. Do I still have to pay a late fee or reinstate my license?

Yes. Board regulations state that failure to receive the renewal notice does not relieve the licensee of the obligation to renew.

Does the Board office use the date of receipt or the postmark date to determine whether an application or renewal was received on time?

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.

My address and/or name has changed. What do I need to do to notify the Board?

Many Boards allow you to update your ADDRESS using Online Services, so login to your personal profile to see if this is an option for your license type. The alternative is to complete, print, sign, and submit an Address Change Form to the Board office by mail. Unless updated online, all Address Change Forms 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.

To report a NAME CHANGE: complete, print, sign, and submit a Name Change Form to the Board office. All name changes must be received by the Board in writing. Individual name change requests must be accompanied by a copy of a marriage certificate, divorce decree, court order, or other official documentation that verifies the name change.

Board for Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspectors

Board Executive Director

Trisha L. Lindsey

Board Administrator

Tanya M. Pettus

Member Roster

Board Member Roster

Sandra Baynes | Board Vice-Chair

  • First four-year term ends June 30, 2021
  • Citizen Member

VACANT

  • Dust Sampling Technician

Paul D. Thomas

  • First four-year term ends June 30, 2024
  • Representative of Labs

Peter D. Palmer

  • Second four-year term ends June 30, 2020
  • Asbestos Inspector/Project Monitor

James E. Haltigan

  • Second four-year term ends June 30, 2022
  • Lead Contractor

Galappa Madhusudhan

  • First four-year term ends June 30, 2022
  • Citizen Member

Chadwick R. Bowman

  • Unexpired term ends June 30, 2020
  • Training Course Provider

Rick Holtz

  • Second four-year term ends June 30, 2021
  • Licensed Renovation Contractor

Louis Walker

  • Unexpired term ends June 30, 2021
  • Asbestos Contractor

David P. Rushton

  • Unexpired term ends June 30, 2020
  • Unexpired term ends June 30, 2020

Patrick Studley

  • First four year-term ends June 30, 2022
  • Lead Risk Assessor

John Cranor

  • First four-year term ends June 30, 2021
  • Home Inspector

VACANT

  • Licensed Renovator

Gene E. Magruder | Board Chair

  • Second four-year term ends June 30, 2022
  • Board for Contractors 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 (Interactive | Static). A temporary, non-renewable 12-month license for certain military spouses licensed in another state who need more time to meet Virginia-specific requirements is also an option if necessary. [Section 54.1-119

  • Military spouses also can get help covering the costs of transferring their professional licenses or certifications when they experience a permanent-change-of-station move with their service member spouse

For honorably discharged veterans, “substantially equivalent” military training, education, or experience may be credited toward certain license requirements (pursuant to Section 54.1-118). The Virginia Department of Veteran Services does not reimburse for exam costs. However, Veterans can be reimbursed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The link for the information is here: https://www.va.gov/education/about-gi-bill-benefits/how-to-use-benefits/test-fees.

Available Online Services

(Please check back periodically as we modify transactions in the future.)

Address change

ALL license types  

  • Except for Training Courses

 


Renew a license

ALL license types  

  • Except for interim licenses, Training Courses, and Lab Branch Offices

 


Reinstate an expired license

Home Inspector licenses only 

 


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