Is Your Home Inspector Licensed?

In accordance with Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and Washington Administrative Code (WAC) all real estate brokers must ensure the home inspector(s) they refer to you are currently licensed.

RCW 18.235.130 – Unprofessional conduct – Acts or conditions that constitute.

(9) Aiding or abetting an unlicensed person to practice or operate a business or profession when a license is required;

WAC 308-124C-125

(9) Maintaining, implementing and following a written policy that addresses:

(a) Procedures for referring a home inspector to buyers or sellers. The policy will address the consumer’s right to freely pick a home inspector of the buyer’s or seller’s choice and prevent any collusion between the home inspector and a real estate licensee. If a licensee refers a home inspector to a buyer or seller with whom they have or have had a relationship including, but not limited to, a business or familial relationship, then full disclosure of the relationship must be provided in writing prior to the buyer or seller using the services of the home inspector.

Want to verify it on your own?  You can check the status of an inspector’s license here: Washington Department of Licensing search.