a home inspector?
A home inspector is an individual who, for a
fee, inspects and provides a written report on the overall physical condition
of a residential structure.
following are structural components:
- Central air conditioning
- Insulation and ventilation
- Built-in kitchen appliances
needs to be certified?
Any individual who advertises, bids, or
performs residential home inspections of more than one structural component
needs to be certified. For example, a
roof, heating system, foundation and plumbing are four component of a home
not a certified home inspector?
- Any individual who inspects only one
component such as roof inspectors
- Any individual who inspects for code
compliance for government jurisdictions
- Any individual who only performs pest and dry
rot or WDO inspections
- Any individual who inspects only lead-based
- Any individual who only inspects cross
- Any individual who only tests the air for
- Any individual who performs energy audits
- Any individual who performs forensic
- Any individual who performs home performance
- Any individual who inspects for compliance of
state building codes
- Any individual licensed each year as a
general contractor during the period from January 1, 1991 through August 11,
- A pesticide operator licensed by the Oregon
Department of Agriculture (ODA) if the individual is not conducting an
inspection for WDOs for a real estate purchase or sale
inspectors need any other kind of license or certification?
The CCB does not require any other license or
certification. However, the Oregon
Department of Agriculture (ODA) issues a pesticide applicator’s license. Pesticide applicator licenses are not
required by ODA or the State of Oregon to conduct pest and dry rot or WDO
inspections. However, some lending
institutions (banks, mortgage companies) and guaranteeing agencies (Farmer’s
Home Administrations, Veterans Administration) may not accept pest and dry rot
or WDO inspection reports as part of a real estate transaction that are
prepared by inspectors who do not have a pesticide applicator’s license from
ODA. For information on obtaining a
pesticide applicator’s license, contact ODA at 503-986-4635 or go to www.Oregon.gov/ODA/PEST.
a home inspection business?
A home inspection business has one or more
owners or employees who are home inspectors.
The business performs inspections of more than one structural component
and provides a written report of the findings.
home inspection business need a CCB license?
Yes, the home inspection business must become
licensed with the Construction Contractors Board. The business must apply for a license as a
Residential General Contractor; or a Residential Specialty Contractor; or a
Home Inspector Services Contractor.