Steven L. Smith, Bellingham, WA Home Inspector (King of the House)

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Washington Home Inspector Licensing -- Standards of Practice

After a lengthy meeting yesterday, the Washington State Home Inspector Licensing Board passed the new Standards of Practice and Ethics for the state. This had, initially, been scheduled to happen in early December. However, the language in the document was complicated enough that we had to study several drafts, and changes, to get what the majority of the committee considered to be a workable, practical and sound document. These standards of practice will control the way in which home inspections are conducted in this state for many years to come.

These standards are similar to standards of some of the large home inspector organizations, however they are certainly not the same. Certain language addresses how things will be done in Washington State, such as the new rules that specify how a home inspector may report evidence of wood destroying organisms.

The meeting took about seven hours and, in the end, the document was passed by a vote of six to one.

When the state finishes getting the document all typed up, so it is easy to read, I will post again with a link to the document.

To see additional information on home inspector licensing in the state, click on George's head.

Steven L. Smith

Bellingham WA Home Inspections

Steven L. Smith

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Comment balloon 7 commentsSteven L. Smith • January 07 2009 01:09PM
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