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FHA Resource Center - HUD Inspectors FAQ

FAQ : How do I apply to be placed on the FHA Inspector Roster?


All inspectors seeking placement on the FHA Inspector Roster must meet the eligibility criteria listed below and apply for placement. To be eligible for placement on the FHA Inspector Roster an applicant must:
  1. Have a minimum of three years experience in one or more construction related fields. The applicant must be equipped with familiarity, experience and understanding of all aspects of residential construction techniques and methods, particularly as related to new construction and/or repairs of a structural nature;
  2. Possess an inspector's state or local license or certification, if licensing or certification is required by the State or local jurisdiction where the inspector will do business;
  3. Read and fully understand FHA's inspection requirements, and any updates to those requirements, including:      
    1. HUD Handbook 4905.1 REV-1 (Requirements for Existing Housing, One to Four Family Units)
    2. HUD Handbook 4910.1 (Minimum Property Standards for Housing
    3. HUD Handbook 4145.1 REV-2 (Architectural Processing and Inspections for Home Mortgage Insurance)
    4. HUD Handbooks 4150.1 REV-1 (Valuation Analysis for Home Mortgage Insurance
    5. HUD Handbook 4150.2 CHG-2 (Valuation Analysis for Home Mortgage Insurance for Single Family One- to Four- Unit Dwellings
    6. Permanent Foundations Guide for Manufactured Housing issued by Mortgagee Letter 97-36
    7. Applicable local, state, or Council of American Building Officials (CABO) code(s)
    8. HUD requirements at 24 CFR 200.926 4. Pass HUD's examination for inspectors (after such an examination becomes available
FHA will announce the availability of the FHA Inspector exam by Mortgagee Letter. When the exam becomes available, inspectors already listed on the FHA Inspector Roster will have a six month grace period to pass the exam in order to remain on the Roster and will be reminded of such in the forthcoming Mortgagee Letter. To be placed on the FHA Inspector Roster the applicant must submit the following information:
  1. An original completed form HUD-92563, ''Application for Fee or Roster Personnel Designation';
  2. Proof of a valid State or local license or certification if licensing or certification is required by the State or local jurisdiction where the inspector will do business;
  3. A certification from the entity providing the test to evidence successful passing of the comprehensive FHA Inspector examination (upon its availability).
The above information must be submitted to:

Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office of Single Family Housing
Attn: Valuation Branch
451 7th Street, SW, Suite 9270
Washington, DC 20410

Reference: Mortgagee Letter 2004-29

Click here for the HUD FHA Inspector Application Form.




FAQ : How do I apply to be placed on the FHA Inspector Roster?

All mortgagee letters, handbooks and forms are available here.

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DISCLAIMER: All policy information contained in this FAQ is based upon the referenced HUD policy document. Any lending or insuring decisions should adhere to the specific information contained in that underlying policy document.

If you have additional questions you can submit them directly to HUD via email at info@fhaoutreach.com or contact HUD at 1-800-225-5342.


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