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Alaska Home Inspector Regulations

The Division of Corporation and Professional Licensing staffs the home inspector program. The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development adopts regulations to carry out laws governing home inspectors in Alaska. It makes final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary actions against people who violate licensing laws.

Home Inspectors must also obtain an Alaska Business License.

Employee Identification Numbers (EIN) may be obtained from the U.S. Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service. The form for obtaining an EIN number is form number SS-4 and can be downloaded from the IRS publications website.

Sec. 08.18.022. Home inspectors; associate home inspectors.
(a) The department shall issue a certificate of registration as a home inspector for new homes, existing homes, or both, as appropriate, to an individual who

(1) passes the appropriate home inspection examination; for purposes of this paragraph, the appropriate home inspection examination for an individual who applies to be registered for inspection of
(A) existing homes is the examination offered by the American Society of Home Inspectors or National Association of Home Inspectors;
(B) new homes or for a joint registration is the examination offered by the International Code Council;

(2) meets the educational and experience requirements adopted by the department in regulations for the type of registration applied for;

(3) submits a complete application for registration either
(A) within three years after passing the examination required under (1) of this subsection; or
(B) accompanied by documentation that the applicant has completed continuing education requirements established by the department;

(4) within the seven years preceding the date of application, has not been under a sentence for an offense related to forgery, theft in the first or second degree, extortion, or defrauding creditors or for a felony involving dishonesty;

(5) has not had the authority to perform home inspections revoked in this state or in another jurisdiction;

(6) is not the subject of an unresolved criminal complaint or unresolved disciplinary action before a regulatory authority in this state or in another jurisdiction related to real estate or home inspection matters; and

(7) pays the appropriate fees.
(b) An individual may register with the department as an associate home inspector upon application, payment of the required fee, and determination by the department that the individual

(1) within the seven years preceding the date of application, has not been under a sentence for an offense related to forgery, theft in the first or second degree, extortion, or defrauding creditors or for a felony involving dishonesty;

(2) has not had the authority to perform home inspections revoked in this state or in another jurisdiction; and

(3) is not the subject of an unresolved criminal complaint or unresolved disciplinary action before a regulatory

authority in this state or in another jurisdiction related to real estate or home inspection matters.

Sec. 08.18.023. Pre-inspection documents and inspection reports

(a) Before performing a home inspection, a registered home inspector or associate home inspector shall provide to the person on whose behalf a home is inspected a written document that includes the home inspector's registration number and that specifies
(1) the scope of intended inspection; the scope of the intended inspection may include systems and components that are not listed in AS 08.18.171(12); and
(2) that the inspector will notify in writing the person on whose behalf the inspection is being made of defects noted during the inspection along with a recommendation, if any, that experts be retained to conduct further evaluation through examination and analysis by a qualified professional, tradesperson, or service technician beyond that provided by the home inspection to determine the extent of defects and corrective action necessary to address the defects.

(b) After performance of a home inspection, a registered home inspector or associate home inspector shall give a written home inspection report to the person requesting the inspection. The written report must include the home inspector's registration number and a review of the condition of each system and component identified as being within the scope of the intended inspection under (a) of this section except that a home inspector's written report for new construction that is the subject of a loan by the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation or another lender may be in the form required by the corporation or other lender, as appropriate.
(c) In addition to the written inspection report required under (b) of this section, an oral inspection report may be given by the inspector during or after the inspection.
(d) A home inspection report is valid for 180 days after the date the home inspector signs and dates the report.




Contact Information

Telephone: (907) 465-5470
Fax: (907) 465-2974
E-mail: jan.mays@alaska.gov
Address: P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806

Investigations/Complaints

To file a complaint or to bring a matter pertaining to the actions of a licensed, or unlicensed, professional to the attention of our investigative staff, please send an email to: investigations@alaska.gov

Alaska References:

Alaska Home Inspectors
Alaska Home Inspectors Training



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