Senate Passes Home Inspector Licensing Bill

The State Senate passed Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5788 to create a new licensing requirement for home inspectors. The AIA/WA worked with the sponsors to get amendments added to exempt architects and engineers from the requirements and to move the program from the Department of Labor & Industries to the Department of Licensing. The AIA/WA supports the amended bill. An architect or engineer would not be exempt from the separate statute requiring licensing of pest inspectors.