Notice of Final Rulemaking Pages 5-37
Registrants, these rules go into effect August 5, 2018. We do not know when the Secretary of State Office will update the Arizona Administrative Code with our new rules, so at present, please refer to the Notice of Final Rulemaking.
The Board has been working on revising and updating its rules (Title 4 Chapter 30 of the Arizona Administration Code) for roughly a year. The purpose was to amend the rules to reflect legislative amendments that became effective in 2016, improve clarity and conciseness for licensing and enforcement rules, and update rules to reflect current industry standards. The Board submitted its Notice of Final Rulemaking to the Secretary of State’s Office June 8, 2018 after the Governor's Regulatory Review Council approved the Board’s rules submission.
The new rules will come into effect August 5, 2018
The Secretary of State plans to publish the rules June 29, 2018. When the rules are published, the Board will notice the registrant population. As registrants, it is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with the Board’s rules and statutes, so please be sure to review the updated rules after publication.
Some highlights of the rule changes:
R4-30-102 Home Inspection Definitions
-All of the Home Inspection Definitions, as they are now, will be stricken. In their place with be definitions for “Parallel Inspection”, “Parallel Inspector”, “Peer Review”, and “Peer Reviewer”.
-Printed Roster’s and Code/Rule Booklets will no longer be available for purchase.
-Most fees for services have been adjusted by a small amount.
-Copies or lists to be used for commercial purposes have a different fee structure.
-Laminated Pocket Cards require a $10 fee.
-Verification of Registration or Certification requires a $25 fee.
-A person who has been approved by the Board to sit an exam must take and pass the exam or the first division of the exam within one year of approval.
- The Board shall close examination authorization files for multi-divisional national examination if the applicant fails to pass all divisions within five years.
R4-30-247 Home Inspector Certification
-The Board will no longer accept evidence of lawful completion of 100 inspections rather than the 30 parallel inspections
R4-30-304 Use of Seals
- A registrant shall place the registrants seal and signature on public works projects which require the signature of each professional involved in the project.
- Repealed. A professional registrant will no longer be required to write their registration expiration date below their seal.