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Standards of Practice

Standards of Practice, or SOP, defines what a home inspection is and lists the responsibilities of a home inspector. The SOP are the minimum standards to which a home inspection is to be performed.

DPOR Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation


As a home inspector licensed in Virginia, you will be obligated to follow the Standards of Practice or SOP set forth by the DPOR. Details can be found by clicking this link: DPOR SOP

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If you choose to be a member of InterNACHI, you should also be aware of their SOP. While InterNACHI does say that your state's SOP will be applicable, this can be a good resource to better understand various SOP's and how they may relate to your business. InterNACHI has one of the industry's most comprehensive SOP's. Details can be found by clicking this link: InterNACHI SOP

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