Virginia Department of Occupational RegulationVirginia is unique in that the commonwealth offers, but does not require, a credential.  Some inspectors choose to acquire state certification; others do not.

Basic requirements for Virginia Certification (paraphrased):

An inspector who cannot fulfill the classroom instruction requirement as outlined in this subsection may substitute a minimum of 10 years of experience as a home inspector to satisfy this requirement. The experience substitution is subject to board review and approval.