Washington Report

Advocacy Updates from Washington D.C.

FHA Eliminates Inspector Roster

On March 12, 2019, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) officially eliminated the FHA Inspector Roster. In lieu of specific FHA requirements for home inspectors, FHA lenders will be able to use an inspector that has been certified by the International Code Council (ICC), such as certified Combination Inspectors (CIs) or Residential Combination Inspectors (RCIs). For areas with an insufficient supply of ICC certified inspectors, FHA will allow lenders to use a third party who is a registered architect, a professional engineer, or a trades person or contractor with a minimum of 5 years’ experience and has met the licensing and bonding requirements of the state in which the property is located.

Mortgagee Letter on FHA Inspector Roster