NEW JERSEY REGISTER
VOLUME 38, ISSUE 2
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2004
LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY
DIVISION OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS
NEW JERSEY STATE BOARD OF ARCHITECTS
SCOPE OF PRACTICE; HOME INSPECTIONS
Adopted New Rule: N.J.A.C. 13:27-4.12
Proposed: July 7, 2003 at 35 N.J.R. 2814(a).
Adopted: September 25, 2003 by the State Board of Architects, Kyu-Jung Whang, President.
Filed: January 21, 2004 as R.2004 d.77, without change.
Authority: N.J.S.A. 45:3-3 and 45:8-71.
Effective Date: February 17, 2004.
Expiration Date: February 18, 2005.
Federal Standards Statement
A Federal standards analysis is not required because there are no Federal standards or requirements applicable to the adopted new rule.
Full text of the adoption follows:
<< NJ ADC 13:27-4.12 >>
13:27-4.12 Scope of practice; home inspections
(a) An architect licensed by the Board of Architects may apply to the Board for certification of eligibility for licensure as a home inspector.
(b) The licensed architect shall submit to the Board an application provided by the Board and the application fee in the amount set forth in N.J.A.C. 13:40-15.23. The licensed architect shall document through submission of the application that the architect possesses the requisite training, education and experience to conduct home inspections specifically related to the following systems and components:
1. Structural components;
2. Exterior components;
3. Roofing system;
4. Plumbing system;
5. Electrical system;
6. Heating system;
7. Cooling system;
8. Interior component system;
9. Insulation system;
10. Ventilation system;
11. Fireplace system;
12. Solid fuel burning appliances or systems; and
13. Related residential housing component systems.
(c) The Board shall review the qualifications of the licensed architect to determine whether the architect is qualified to perform a home inspection pursuant to the requirements of (b) above. If the Board determines that the applicant is qualified to perform home inspections, the Board shall refer the application to the Home Inspection Advisory Committee which shall issue a home inspector license to the architect in accordance with the requirements of N.J.A.C. 13:40-15.
(d) Upon issuance of a home inspection license by the Committee, the architect shall be subject to the license fees set forth in N.J.A.C. 13:40-15.23 and shall perform home inspections in accordance with the rules of the Committee as set forth in N.J.A.C. 13:40-15.