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Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act

Home Inspector Licensing Regulation

B.C. Reg. 12/2009

NOTE: Links below go to reg content as it was prior to the changes made on the effective date. (PIT covers changes made from September 19, 2009 to present)
SECTIONEFFECTIVE DATE
Section 1 September 1, 2016
Section 3 September 1, 2016
Section 4 March 30, 2011
September 1, 2016
Section 7 September 1, 2016
Section 7.1 September 1, 2016
Section 8 September 1, 2016
Section 10 March 30, 2011
Section 12 September 1, 2016
Section 13 September 1, 2016

 Section 1 definition of "home inspection" BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 70/2016, effective September 1, 2016.

"home inspection" means an opinion as to the condition of a residential dwelling or property based on a visual examination of readily accessible features and components of the dwelling or property;

 Section 3 BEFORE re-enacted by BC Reg 70/2016, effective September 1, 2016.

Qualifications for licence

3   (1) An applicant for a licence as a home inspector must meet the qualifications set by an association or authority that, in the opinion of the director, is appropriate to assess the qualifications of home inspectors.

(2) The director may require a home inspector to take additional training in a program related to home inspection.

 Section 4 (1) (b) BEFORE self-repealed by s. 11, BC Reg 12/2009, effective March 30, 2011.

(b) in the case of an applicant referred to in section 10 (2) (a), an additional application fee of $250 for the assessment of the person's qualifications.

 Section 4 BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 70/2016, effective September 1, 2016.

Licence fees

4   (1) Subject to any applicable fees set by the administrative authority, a person must submit with the person's application for a licence

(a) a licence fee of $100 for each year of the licence, and

(b) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 12/2009, s. 11.]

(2) The fee established in subsection (1) (a) must be prorated for a portion of the year if the term of a licence is for less than a year or includes a portion of a year.

[am. B.C. Reg. 12/2009, s. 11.]

 Section 7 BEFORE renumbered as section 7 (1) and BEFORE (2) was added by BC Reg 70/2016, effective September 1, 2016.

Reporting changes to director

7   A licensee must submit the following information to the director within 14 days of the occurrence of:

(a) a change in the name of the licensee;

(b) a change in the location from which the licensee conducts business.

 Section 7.1 was enacted by BC Reg 70/2016, effective September 1, 2016.

 Section 8 BEFORE re-enacted by BC Reg 70/2016, effective September 1, 2016.

Records

8   The licensee must have a business location where records are maintained.

 Section 10 BEFORE self-repealed by s. 11, BC Reg 12/2009, effective March 30, 2011.

 Transition

10  (1)  In this section, "effective date" means March 31, 2009.

(2)  Despite section 3 (1), the director may issue a licence to a person doing business as a home inspector on or immediately before the effective date if,

(a) in the opinion of the director, the applicant has experience, knowledge and ability that affords reasonable grounds to believe that the applicant will be able to operate as a home inspector, or

(b) the applicant has met the requirements of one of the following associations or authorities to operate as a home inspector:

(i)  the Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors (BC);

(ii)  the National Certification Program for Canadian Home and Property Inspectors;

(iii)  the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia.

 Section 12 was enacted by BC Reg 70/2016, effective September 1, 2016.

 Section 13 was enacted by BC Reg 70/2016, effective September 1, 2016.