Applicant Please Note:
The purpose of an inspection report is to provide the client with a better understanding of the property conditions. The Board of Technical Registration has adopted Standards of Professional Practice for
Arizona Home Inspectors (available on the Board web site or upon request) to set the guidelines for reporting that will provide this understanding.

As defined in the Standards, “observe” is the act of making a visual examination of a system or component and reporting on its condition. Therefore, all items observed should be referenced in a home inspection report.

Each submitted report will be evaluated for compliance with the following criteria:

1. observation and description of observed systems and components

2. explanation of adverse conditions and recommendations for remedies (such as “review by qualified professional,” “service by qualified professional,” “correction by qualified professional”)

These criteria will apply to all systems and components that are applicable to the property inspected, as set forth in the Standards of Professional Practice for Arizona Home Inspectors, and in the Rules of the
Arizona State Board of Technical Registration from the Arizona Administrative Code, Title 4, Chapter 30.

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