Connecticut Home Inspector Regulations
Connecticut Home Inspector Requirements




Connecticut Home Inspectors Regulations


Section 1. The Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies areamended by adding sections 20-491-1 to 20-491-26, inclusive, asfollows:

(NEW) Section 20-491-1. Definitions. As used in sections 20-491-1to 20-491-26, inclusive, of the Regulations of Connecticut StateAgencies:

(1) "Alarm systems" means warning devices, installed orfree-standing, including but not limited to: carbon monoxidedetectors, flue gas and other spillage detectors, securityequipment, ejector pumps and smoke alarms;
(2) "Architectural service" means "the practice ofarchitecture" or "practice architecture" asdefined in Section 20-288(3) of the Connecticut GeneralStatutes;
(3) "Automatic safety controls" means devices designedand installed to protect systems and components from unsafeconditions;
(4) "Component" means a part of a system;
(5) "Decorative" means ornamental; not required for theoperation of the essential systems and components of ahome;
(6) "Describe" means to report a system or component byits type or other observed, significant characteristics todistinguish it from other systems or components;
(7) "Dismantle" means to take apart or remove anycomponent, device or piece of equipment that would not be takenapart or removed by a homeowner in the course of normal androutine home owner maintenance;
(8) "Engineering service" means services offered by a"professional engineer" as defined in Section 20-299(1)of the Connecticut General Statutes;
(9) "Further evaluation" means examination and analysisby a qualified professional, tradesperson or service technicianbeyond that provided by the home inspection;
(10) "Household appliances" means kitchen, laundry, andsimilar appliances, whether installed or free-standing;
(11) "Inspect" means to examine readily accessiblesystems and components of a building in accordance with homeinspection statutes and sections 20-491-1 to 20-491-26,inclusive, of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies,using normal operating controls and opening readily accessiblepanels;
(12) "Installed" means attached such that removalrequires tools;
(13) "Normal operating controls" means devices such asthermostats, switches or valves intended to be operated by thehomeowner;
(14) "Readily accessible" means available for visualinspection without requiring moving of personal property,dismantling, destructive measures, or any action which willlikely involve risk to persons or property;
(15) "Readily open able access panel" means a panelprovided for homeowner inspection and maintenance that is withinnormal reach, can be removed by one person, and is not sealed inplace;
(16) "Recreational facilities" means spas, saunas,steam baths, swimming pools, exercise, entertainment, athletic,playground or other similar equipment and associatedaccessories;
(17) "Report" means to communicate in writing;
(18) "Representative number" means one component perroom for multiple similar interior components such as windows andelectric outlets; one component on each side of the building formultiple similar exterior components;
(19) "Roof drainage systems" means components used tocarry water off a roof and away from a building;
(20) "Significantly deficient" means unsafe or notfunctioning;
(21) "Shut down" means a state in which a system orcomponent cannot be operated by normal operating controls;
(22) "Solid fuel burning appliances" means a hearth andfire chamber or similarly prepared place in which a fire may bebuilt and which is built in conjunction with a chimney; or alisted assembly of a fire chamber, its chimney and relatedfactory-made parts designed for unit assembly without requiringfield construction;
(23) "Structural component" means a component thatsupports non-variable forces or weights (dead loads) and variableforces or weights (live loads);
(24) "System" means a combination of interacting orindependent components, assembled to carry out one or morefunctions;
(25) "Technically exhaustive" means an investigationthat involves dismantling, the extensive use of advancetechniques, measurements, instruments, testing, calculations orother means;
(26) "Under-floor crawl space" means the area withinthe confines of the foundation and between the ground and theunderside of the floor;
(27) "Unsafe" means a condition in a readilyaccessible, installed system or component that is judged to be asignificant risk of personal injury during normal, day-to-dayuse. The risk may be due to damage, deterioration, improperinstallation or a change in accepted residential constructionstandards; and
(28) "Wiring methods" means identification ofelectrical conductors or wires of the general type, such as"non-metallic sheathed cable" ("Romex"),"armored cable" ("bx") or "knob andtube."

(NEW) Section 20-491-2. Purpose and Scope.

(a) The purpose of these regulations is to establish a minimumand uniform standard for the home inspector who provides oroffers to provide a home inspection.
(b) The inspector shall inspect readily accessible systems andcomponents of homes and installed systems and components ofhomes.
(c) The inspector shall report on those systems and componentsinspected which, in the professional opinion of the inspector,are significantly deficient or are near the end of their servicelives.
(d) The inspector shall provide a reason why, if notself-evident, the system or component is significantly deficientor near the end of its service life and the inspector shallprovide recommendations to correct or monitor the reporteddeficiency.
(e) The inspector shall report on any systems and componentsdesignated for inspection in these regulations which were presentat the time of the home inspection, unless a written reason isprovided as to why any such systems or components were notinspected.
(f) These regulations are not intended to limit the inspectorfrom including other inspection services, systems or componentsin addition to those required by these regulations; fromspecifying repairs, provided the inspector is appropriatelyqualified and willing to do so; and from excluding systems andcomponents from the inspection if requested by the client.

(NEW) 20-491-3. Structural System.

(a) The inspector shall inspect the structural componentsincluding foundations and framing.
(b) The inspector shall probe a representative number ofstructural components where deterioration is suspected or whereclear indications of possible deterioration exist. Probing is notrequired when probing would damage any finished surface or whereno deterioration is visible.
(c) The inspector shall describe the foundation and report themethods used to inspect the under-floor crawl space or basementarea; the floor structure; the wall structure; the ceilingstructure; and the roof structure and report the methods used toinspect the attic.
(d) The inspector is not required to provide any engineeringservice or provide architectural service.

(NEW) 20-491-4. Exterior.

(a) The inspector shall inspect the exterior wall covering,flashing and trim; all exterior doors; attached decks, balconies,stoops, steps, porches, and their associated railings; the eaves,soffit's, and fascia where accessible from the ground level;the vegetation, grading, surface drainage, and retaining walls onthe property when any of these are likely to adversely affect thebuilding; and walkway's, patios, and driveways leading todwelling entrances.
(b) The inspector shall describe exterior wall covering,finishing and trim.
(c) The inspector is not required to inspect screening, shutters,awnings, and similar seasonal accessories; fences; geological,geotechnical or hydro logical conditions; recreationalfacilities; outbuildings; seawall's, break-walls, and docks;or erosion control and earth stabilization measures.

(NEW) 20-491-5. Roof System.

(a) The inspector shall inspect the roof covering; the roofdrainage systems; the flashing's; the skylights, chimneys,and roof penetrations.
(b) The inspector shall describe the roof covering and report themethods used to inspect the roof.
(c) The inspector is not required to inspect antennae, interiorsof flues or chimneys which are not readily accessible or otherinstalled accessories.

(NEW) 20-491-6. Plumbing System.

(a) The inspector shall inspect the interior water supply anddistribution systems, including all fixtures and faucets; thedrain, waste and vent systems, including all fixtures; the waterheating equipment; the fuel storage and fuel distributionsystems; and the drainage sumps, sump pumps, and relatedpiping.
(b) The inspector shall describe the water supply, drain, waste,and vent piping materials; the water heating equipment includingthe energy source; and the location of main water and main fuelshut-off valves.
(c) The inspector is not required to inspect the clothes washingmachine connections; wells, well pumps, or water storage relatedequipment; water conditioning systems; solar water heatingsystems; fire and lawn sprinkler systems; or private wastedisposal systems.
(d) The inspector is not required to determine whether watersupply and waste disposal systems are public or private or thequantity or quality of the water supply.
(e) The inspector is not required to operate safety valves orshut-off valves.

(NEW) 20-491-7. Electrical System.

(a) The inspector shall inspect the service drop; the serviceentrance conductors, cables, and raceways; the service equipmentand main disconnects; the service grounding; the interiorcomponents of service panels and sub panels; the conductors; theovercurrent protection devices; a representative number ofinstalled lighting fixtures, switches, and receptacles; and theground fault circuit interrupters.
(b) The inspector shall describe the amperage and voltage ratingof the service; the location of main disconnect or disconnectsand sub panels; and the wiring methods.
(c) The inspector shall report on the presence of solid aluminumbranch circuit wiring.
(d) The inspector shall report on the absence of smokedetectors.
(e) The inspector is not required to inspect the remote controldevices unless the device is the only control device, the alarmsystems and components, the low voltage wiring systems andcomponents, or the ancillary wiring systems and components not apart of the primary electrical power distribution system.
(f) The inspector is not required to measure amperage, voltage,or impedance.

(NEW) 20-491-8. Heating System.

(a) The inspector shall inspect the installed heating equipmentand the vent systems, flues and chimneys.
(b) The inspector shall describe the energy source and theheating method by its distinguishing characteristics.
(c) The inspector is not required to inspect the interiors offlues or chimneys which are not readily accessible, the heatexchanger, the humidifier, dehumidifier, the electronic airfilter, or the solar space heating system.
(d) The inspector is not required to determine heat supplyadequacy or distribution balance.

(NEW) 20-491-9. Air Conditioning Systems.

(a) The inspector shall inspect the installed central andthrough-wall cooling equipment.
(b) The inspector shall describe the energy source and thecooling method by its distinguishing characteristics.
(c) The inspector is not required to inspect electronic airfilters or determine cooling supply adequacy or distributionbalance.

(NEW) 20-491-10. Interior.

(a) The inspector shall inspect the walls, ceilings, and floors;the steps, stairways, and railings; the counter tops and arepresentative number of installed cabinets; a representativenumber of doors and windows; and garage doors and garage dooroperators.
(b) The inspector is not required to inspect the paint,wallpaper, and other finish treatments; the carpeting; the windowtreatments; the central vacuum systems; the household appliances;or recreational facilities.

(NEW) 20-491-11. Insulation and Ventilation.

(a) The inspector shall inspect the insulation and vaporretarders in unfinished spaces; the ventilation of attics andfoundation areas; and the mechanical ventilation systems.
(b) The inspector shall describe the insulation and vaporretarders in unfinished spaces and the absence of insulation inunfinished spaces at conditioned surfaces.
(c) The inspector is not required to disturb insulation or vaporretarders or determine indoor air quality.

(NEW) 20-491-12. Fireplaces and Solid Fuel Burning Appliances.

(a) The inspector shall inspect the system components and thevent systems, flues, and chimneys.
(b) The inspector shall describe the fireplaces, solid fuelburning appliances and the chimneys.
(c) The inspector is not required to inspect the interiors offlues or chimneys, the fire screens and doors, the seals andgaskets, the automatic fuel feed devices, the mantles andfireplace surrounds, the combustion make-up air devices, or theheat distribution assists, whether gravity controlled or fanassisted.
(d) The inspector is not required to ignite or extinguish fires,determine draft characteristics, or move fireplace inserts orstoves or firebox contents.

(NEW) 20-491-13. General Limitations and Exclusions.

(a) Inspections performed in accordance with these regulationsare not technically exhaustive. The inspector is not required toidentify concealed conditions or latent defects.
(b) These regulations shall be applicable to buildings with fouror fewer dwelling units and their attached garages orcarport's.
(c) The inspector is not required to perform any action or makeany determination unless specifically stated in theseregulations, except as may be required by lawful authority.
(d) The inspector is not required to determine thefollowing:
(1) the condition of systems or components which are not readilyaccessible;
(2) the remaining life of any system or component;
(3) the strength, adequacy, effectiveness, or efficiency of anysystem or component;
(4) the causes of any condition or deficiency;
(5) the methods, materials, or costs of corrections;
(6) future conditions, including, but not limited to, failure ofsystems or components;
(7) the suitability of the property for any specializeduse;
(8) compliance with regulatory requirements (codes, regulations,laws or ordinances);
(9) the market value of the property or its marketability;
(10) the advisability of the purchase of the property;
(11) the presence of potentially hazardous plants or animals,including, but not limited to, wood destroying organisms ordiseases harmful to humans;
(12) the presence of any environmental hazards, including, butnot limited to, toxins, carcinogens, noise, and contaminants insoil, water, and air, with the exception of radon, asbestos, leadpaint, or lead solder;
(13) the effectiveness of any system installed or methodsutilized to control or remove suspected hazardoussubstances;
(14) the operating costs of systems or components; or
(15) the acoustical properties of any system or component.
(e) Any services not required under Sections 20-491-1 to20-491-14 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies may beoffered by the home inspector as an optional service or providedat the request of the client.
(f) The inspector is not required to offer or perform any act orservice contrary to law, or perform engineering services, orperform work in any other trade or any professional service otherthan home inspection, or offer any warranties or guarantees ofany kind.
(g) The inspector is not required to operate any system orcomponent which is shut down or otherwise inoperable, any systemor component which does not respond to normal operating controls,or shut-off valves.
(h) The inspector is not required to enter any area which will,in the opinion of the inspector, likely be dangerous to theinspector or other persons or damage the property or its systemsor components; or the under-floor crawl spaces or attics whichare not readily accessible.
(i) The inspector is not required to inspect underground itemsincluding, but not limited to, underground storage tanks or otherunderground indications of their presence, whether abandoned oractive; systems or components which are not installed; decorativeitems; systems or components located in areas that are notentered in accordance with these regulations; detached structuresother than garages and carport's; or common elements orcommon areas in multi-unit housing, such as condominiumproperties or cooperative housing.
(j) The inspector is not required to perform any procedure oroperation which will, in the opinion of the inspector, likely bedangerous to the inspector or other persons or damage theproperty or its systems or components; move suspended ceilingtiles, personal property, furniture, equipment, plants, soil,snow, ice, or debris; or dismantle any system or component,except as explicitly required by these regulations.

(NEW) 20-491-14. Code of Ethics.

(a) Opinions expressed by the inspector shall only be based onthe inspector's education, experience and honestconvictions.
(b) The inspector shall always act in good faith toward eachclient.

(c) The inspector shall not disclose any information concerningthe results of the inspection without the approval of the clientor such client's representative unless the inspector findsthat public health, safety or welfare imperatively requiresemergency action.
(d) The inspector shall not accept compensation, financial orotherwise, from more than one interested party for the sameservice without the consent of all interested parties.
(e) The inspector shall not accept or offer commissions orallowances, directly or indirectly, from other parties dealingwith such inspector's client in connection with work forwhich the inspector is responsible.
(f) Prior to being retained, the inspector shall promptlydisclose to his or her client any interest or conflict ofinterest which may affect the client.
(g) The inspector shall not allow an interest in any business toaffect the quality or the results of the work which the inspectormay be called upon to perform.
(h) The inspection work shall not be used as a vehicle for theinspector to deliberately obtain work in another field.
(i) The inspector shall make every effort to uphold, maintain,and improve the professional integrity, reputation, and practiceof the home inspection profession.
(j) The inspector shall not engage in false or misleadingadvertising or otherwise misrepresent any matters to thepublic.
(k) No inspector shall express, within the context of aninspection, an appraisal or opinion of the market value of theinspected property.
(l) The inspector shall not discriminate against anyone on thebasis of age, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, physical ormental handicap, or national origin.

(NEW) Section 20-491-15. Schools, institutions or organizations.

(a) Each school, institution or organization, desirous ofoffering approved home inspection courses shall submit a formalfiling for each course seeking approval with the Home InspectionLicensing Board.
(b) Each school, institution or organization seeking approval ofits home inspection courses shall offer to the general public atleast one course required to meet the minimum qualifications.These shall include, but not be limited to, the following: A homeinspection principles and practices course consisting of not lessthan forty classroom hours of study.

(NEW) Section 20-491-16. Course filing requirements.

(a) The filing for each course shall include, but not be limitedto, the following:

(1) A copy of the detailed course outline;
(2) a copy of the instructor lecture guidelines;
(3) copy of the text and related teaching materials;
(4) copy of the final examination;
(5) copy of any quizzes;
(6) grading system;
(7) a copy of affidavits and certificates to be issued by theschool, institution or organization upon completion of the courseother than that prescribed by the Home Inspection LicensingBoard;
(8) copy of all proposed advertising and publicity;
(9) seminars and indoctrination attended by instructors;
(10)locations of all classrooms;
(11)names and addresses of all instructors to be used;
(12)the dollar amount of tuition and other related costs.

(b) No course of less than one
(1) hour will be approved.

(c) Correspondence courses may be permitted for continuingeducation credit.
(d) Each school, institution or organization shall submit anupdated course filing containing any changes from the previousoffering within each two year period from original approvaldate.

(NEW) Section 20-491-17. Intern Training Program.

The board-approved training program, known as the Home InspectionIntern Training Program, shall consist of a minimum of fortyhours of instruction and shall include, but not be limited to,the following subject matter:

(1) General home inspection;
(2) Connecticut home inspection license law andregulations;
(3) specialized areas of home inspection practice;
(4) business law.

(NEW) Section 20-491-18. Advertising guidelines.

(1) All advertising and written or oral statements shall avoidthe use of exaggerated or unprovable claims andmisrepresentations. In discussing the student's possible orpotential economic future in the field of home inspection, nomisleading or deceptive claims shall be made.
(2) In any advertising, no school, institution or organizationshall use the wording "Approved by the Home InspectionLicensing Board," or other like wording. The followingwording may be used: "This course meets the minimumrequirements as set forth by the Home Inspection LicensingBoard."

(NEW) Section 20-491-19. Affidavit or certificate requirements for pre-licensing courses.

No affidavit or certificate of successful completion of anapproved pre-licensing course of study in home inspection shallbe issued to any student unless said student shall have firstattended a minimum of forty hours of instruction and shall haveachieved a passing numerical grade of at least seventy per centon a final examination. Each school, institution or organizationshall issue an affidavit to the student in such form as may beadopted by the school, institution or organization attesting tothe required minimum attendance, dates of attendance and finalnumerical grade for the course. Said affidavit shall be signed byan authorized official of the school, institution ororganization.

(NEW) Section 20-491-20. Course and location approval by the Home Inspection Licensing Board.

(a) Each school, institution or organization conducting anapproved course shall, at least ten days prior to the firstscheduled session of each course, submit to the Home InspectionLicensing Board a schedule of the dates, hours, locations,tuition fees, advertising and instructors for each course to beoffered. No courses shall commence, or be advertised as approved,nor shall an instructor be used in the classroom, without priorwritten approval of the Home Inspection Licensing Board. Thereshall be no change or alteration in any approved course orinstructional staff without prior written notice and approval ofthe Home Inspection Licensing Board. Course approval may bewithdrawn for failure to comply with the provisions of sections20-491-15 through 20-491-26 of the Regulations of ConnecticutState Agencies.
(b) Each school, institution or organization shall submit to theHome Inspection Licensing Board for prior approval a listingidentifying all locations where courses are offered. Each courseof study shall be conducted in a classroom or other facilitywhich is adequate to implement the offering. Approved coursesshall not be held on the premises of a home inspection office orhome inspection franchise. No classroom location shall beapproved by the Home Inspection Licensing Board until it has beenapproved by the local fire marshal for such use.

(NEW) Section 20-491-21. Records.

(a) Each school, institution or organization conducting approvedcourses shall keep and retain complete records of studentattendance, grades or evidence of completion for a period of atleast three years after the completion of each course. Suchrecords shall be available for inspection or audit byrepresentatives of the Home Inspection Licensing Board or thedepartment. Upon satisfactory completion of any approved course,the school, institution or organization shall furnish acertificate or affidavit, as applicable, to the student, asprescribed by the Home Inspection Licensing Board.
(b) The burden of proof of completion of each course shall beupon the licensee. Documentation of such courses shall besubmitted in such manner and at such times as prescribed by theHome Inspection Licensing Board.

(NEW) Section 20-491-22. Home Inspection Licensing Board and department audits.

The Home Inspection Licensing Board or the department may,without prior notice, visit the school and observe theinstruction given to insure proper standards as to method ofdelivery and instruction and to confirm content of any approvedcourses.

(NEW) Sec. 20-491-23. Course content.

(a) The contents of pre-licensing courses or continuing educationprograms shall consist of current home inspection licensing lawsand practices that are broad-based and essential to the role of ahome inspection general practitioner as he or she acts in thebest interests of the consumer. The contents shall directlyrelate to home inspection principles and practices as describedin sections 20-491-1 to 20-491-14, inclusive, of the Regulationsof Connecticut State Agencies and to any overview text on homeinspection principles and practices or to new developments in thefields for which licensees have a demonstrated need.
(b) The home inspector shall take courses consisting of at leasttwenty continuing education hours in each two year continuingeducation period. For each two year continuing education period,the following course shall be mandated: One course consisting ofat least three classroom hours in current home inspectionlegislation, licensing laws and regulations.
(c) The Home Inspection Licensing Board shall not approveofferings in mechanical office and business skills such astyping, speed-reading, memory development, personal motivation,salesmanship, sales psychology, sales promotions or othermeetings held in conjunction with the general business of a homeinspector. Generally acceptable courses may include, but shallnot be limited to:

1) Laws and regulations pertaining to the home inspectionlicensing profession;
2) structural systems;
3) foundations;
4) interior walls, doors, ceilings and floors;
5) exterior walls and doors, windows and door glazing;
6) fireplace and chimney;
7) roof, roof structure and attic;
8) porches and decks;
9) mechanical systems (heating, cooling and solar work);
10) inspection guidelines for appliances;
11) inspection guidelines for cooling systems other thanevaporative coolers;
12) inspection guidelines for evaporative coolers;
13) inspection guidelines for heating systems;
14) inspection guidelines for ducts, vents (including dryervents) and flues;
15) plumbing systems (drain, waste, vent, water and gas);
16) inspection guidelines for plumbing systems;
17) electrical systems (for heat, light, power and otherpurposes);
18) telecommunications, data, low voltage systems;
19) service entrance and panels;
20) branch circuits, connected devices and fixtures;
21) home inspection documents, forms, contracts andwarrantee's;
22) water supply (drilled wells/community water supplies);
23) fire protection sprinkler systems;
24) rodents, pests and insects;
25) environmental contaminants, such as radon, asbestos, leadpaint, or lead solder, and other related courses which may beacceptable to the Home Inspection Licensing Board.
(d) Courses completed prior to certification by the HomeInspection Licensing Board may not qualify for continuingeducation hours.
(e) Continuing education hour credits shall not be approved morethan once for completing the same course within each two yearcontinuing education period.

(NEW) Sec. 20-491-24. Hardship.

(a) Upon appropriate showing of a bona fide health or otherindividual hardship, the Home Inspection Licensing Board maygrant an exception to the continuing educationrequirements.
(b) Loss of income resulting from cancellation of a license isnot a bona fide hardship.
(c) Requests for exceptions shall be submitted in writing notless than sixty days prior to the date of license renewal andshall include an explanation and verification of thehardship.
(d) Exceptions may include, but are not be limited to:
(1) Individuals serving in military service;
(2) individuals who are physically handicapped, which handicapprohibits them from sitting for an exam or attendingcourses.

(NEW) Sec. 20-491-25. Hearings on refusal of school or course approval.

(a) Upon the refusal of the Home Inspection Licensing Board toapprove a school, institution or organization for the offering ofcontinuing education courses or a particular course, or upon thedecision of the Home Inspection Licensing Board to withdraw suchapproval, the Home Inspection Licensing Board shall notify theapplicant of the refusal and of such applicant's right torequest a hearing within thirty days from the date of receipt ofthe notice of refusal.
(b) In the event the applicant requests a hearing within suchthirty days, the Home Inspection Licensing Board shall givenotice of the grounds for its refusal and shall conduct a hearingconcerning such refusal in accordance with the provisions ofChapter 54 of the Connecticut General Statutes concerningcontested matters.

(NEW) Sec. 20-491-26. Applications.

The applications for licensure, school approval and pre-licensingcourses shall be made on forms prescribed and furnished by theDepartment of Consumer Protection.

Statement of Purpose: To enact regulations concerning homeinspectors in accordance with Chapter 400f of the ConnecticutGeneral Statutes.

The Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies are amended byadding sections 20-491-27 to 20-491-28, inclusive, asfollows:

(NEW) Sec. 20-491-27. Home Inspector Intern requirements

(a) No more than two home inspector interns may be under thedirect or indirect supervision of a licensed home inspector atany one site.
(b) All home inspector interns shall maintain a record in theform of a home inspection log prior to beginning and untilcompletion of their service contract with each supervising homeinspector.
(c) A copy of the home inspection log maintained by the internshall also be kept by the supervising home inspector and shall,at a minimum, include the following information for eachinspection: (1) Client name; (2) address of the propertyinspected; (3) description of the areas inspected; (4) indicationof whether the supervision was either direct or indirect innature; (5) date of the inspection; and (6) supervisor'sinitials and license number.

(NEW) Sec. 20-491-28. Supervision of home inspector interns.

(a) While performing inspection work, all home inspector internsshall be subject to supervision by a home inspector licensedpursuant to section 20-492a of the Connecticut GeneralStatutes.
(b) The supervising licensed home inspector shall be responsiblefor the direct supervision of at least ten of the intern'shome inspections.
(c) "Direct supervision" means the supervising licensedhome inspector must be physically present and witness the homeinspector intern conducting the home inspection in accordancewith subsection (c) of section 20-493b of the Connecticut GeneralStatutes.
(d) No more than one home inspector intern may be present duringthe direct supervision requirement period at any one site.
(e) Only one intern may receive credit towards the one hundredinspections requirement for any home inspection conducted at anyone site.
(f) The supervising licensed home inspector shall:
(1) Accept legal responsibility for all home inspection workperformed by such intern, including all resulting writteninspection reports, inspection review reports, consulting reportsand work product by signing and certifying that each report hasbeen reviewed and is in compliance with sections 20-491-1 to20-491-28 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies;
(2) Review all aspects of the home inspector intern'sinspection reports, inspection review reports, consultingreports, or work product;
(3) Inspect each residential property with the home inspectorintern until completion of the ten home inspections required tobe directly supervised have been completed in accordance with thecompetency provision of sections 20-491-1 to 20-491-28 of theRegulations of Connecticut State Agencies;
(4) Sign the home inspection log at the completion of eachinspection performed by the home inspection intern;
(5) Maintain a separate copy of each home inspection logcompleted by each home inspector intern;
(6) Provide, upon request, the home inspector intern with copiesof the inspection reports that the home inspector internprepared;
(7) Sign a notification to the Board of the supervision of thehome inspector intern. By signing the notification ofsupervision, the licensed home inspector agrees to assume theresponsibilities and duties of a supervising home inspector asprovided in chapter 400f of the Connecticut General Statutes andsections 20-491-1 to 20-491-28, inclusive, of the Regulations ofConnecticut State Agencies;
(8) Cooperate with the department regarding matters related toall regulated activities.

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: To establish guidelines for home inspectorinterns and to clarify the requirements regarding the supervisionof home inspector interns.

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