(a) The department shall issue a certificate of registration as a home inspector for new homes, existing homes, or both, as appropriate, to an individual who

Terms Used In Alaska Statutes 08.18.022

  • action: includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal. See Alaska Statutes 01.10.060
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • state: means the State of Alaska unless applied to the different parts of the United States and in the latter case it includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Alaska Statutes 01.10.060

(1) passes the appropriate home inspection examination; for purposes of this paragraph, the appropriate home inspection examination for an individual who applies to be registered for inspection of

(A) existing homes is the examination offered by the American Society of Home Inspectors or National Association of Home Inspectors;

(B) new homes or for a joint registration is the examination offered by the International Code Council;

(2) meets the educational and experience requirements adopted by the department in regulations for the type of registration applied for;

(3) submits a complete application for registration either

(A) within three years after passing the examination required under (1) of this subsection; or

(B) accompanied by documentation that the applicant has completed continuing education requirements established by the department;

(4) within the seven years preceding the date of application, has not been under a sentence for an offense related to forgery, theft in the first or second degree, extortion, or defrauding creditors or for a felony involving dishonesty;

(5) has not had the authority to perform home inspections revoked in this state or in another jurisdiction;

(6) is not the subject of an unresolved criminal complaint or unresolved disciplinary action before a regulatory authority in this state or in another jurisdiction related to real estate or home inspection matters; and

(7) pays the appropriate fees.

(b) An individual may register with the department as an associate home inspector upon application, payment of the required fee, and determination by the department that the individual

(1) within the seven years preceding the date of application, has not been under a sentence for an offense related to forgery, theft in the first or second degree, extortion, or defrauding creditors or for a felony involving dishonesty;

(2) has not had the authority to perform home inspections revoked in this state or in another jurisdiction; and

(3) is not the subject of an unresolved criminal complaint or unresolved disciplinary action before a regulatory authority in this state or in another jurisdiction related to real estate or home inspection matters.