(a) The certificate of licensure shall be initially issued only to properly qualified home inspectors for a period commencing on the date of issue and expiring on December 31. Certificates of licensure shall be renewed for a term of one year beginning on January 1 of the year in which renewed and expiring on December 31 of that year. Certificates of licensure shall be renewed on or before 60 days prior to the expiration date. The Building Commission shall issue certificates of licensure to applicants upon applicants' compliance with the licensure requirements of this chapter, and records of certificates and any renewals thereof shall be filed in the office of the Building Commission and be available to the public.
(b) The Building Commission may adopt administrative rules and procedures for the purpose of revoking or suspending a certificate of licensure upon a finding by the Building Commission that the licensed home inspector has either provided false information in an application or has violated the standards of practice or Code of Ethics promulgated by the Building Commission. The Building Commission may also impose fines for violations of this chapter. Administrative hearings held for the purpose of revoking a certificate of licensure may proceed where initiated by an aggrieved party to a transaction involving a licensed home inspector or by the Attorney General or at the initiation of the Building Commission. All proceedings for the revocation or suspension of the license of a home inspector shall otherwise proceed in accordance with the Alabama Administrative Procedure Act.
Last modified: May 3, 2021