Beginning January 1,2010,all home inspectors must be registered with the Kansas Home Inspectors Registration Board (KHIRB) to conduct home inspections. If a home inspector does not register with KHIRB by this date,they will be prohibited from performing home inspections. At this writing according to http://www.ksinspector.org there are only 57 inspectors registered with 40 different companies To see the list of registered inspectors as of 12-17-09 or visit the Registration Board’s web site.
In order to register as a home inspector,an individual will need to fulfill several requirements to prove they are qualified to provide home inspection services. Under this act,these requirements include:
(1) Be at least 18 years of age
(2) Completed high school unless such individual performed home inspections prior to July 1,2008
(3) Maintain at least $100,000 in general liability insurance coverage
(4) Maintain proof of financial responsibility for errors and omissions of at $10,000 (E&O insurance policy,surety bond,irrevocable letter of credit or escrow account)
(5) Pass an examination approved by the board unless such individual has been operating a home inspection business for at least two years and has completed 50 home inspections
(7) Complete 80 hours of classroom education unless such individual has been operating a home inspection business for at least two years and has completed 50 home inspections.
For more information,please contact Luke Bell,Kansas Association of Realros Vice President of Governmental Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 785-267-3610 Ext. 2133.