On October 16, 2017, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed House Bill 1001
, which would set licensing standards and requirements for home inspectors in Pennsylvania.
Representative Sue Helm sponsored the bill and expressed concern that not reporting vital information can lead to costly repairs for prospective homeowners. The bill would create a Home Inspector Licensing Board within the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. The bills would require an individual to pass a state exam and complete 120 hours of classroom instruction and 75 mentored home inspections under the direct supervision of a home inspector. Home inspectors would also be required to carry liability insurance. 32 hours of continuing education would also be required for a licensed home inspector to renew their license. House Bill 1001 next moves to the Senate for a vote.
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