Will Your Home Be Inspected By A
Licensed Professional Engineer?


Heimer Engineering PCThe State of New York, in their online brochure "What You Should Know About Professional Engineers and Their Services", available at www.op.nysed.gov/prof/pels/pebroch.htm states one of the reasons that you should use a Licensed Professional Engineers is to "evaluate the structural integrity, electrical, and/or mechanical systems of a house prior to purchase or renovation".

Under the laws of the State of New York, only a Licensed Professional Engineer can offer engineering services to the general public.  Some home inspection companies will tell you that they have an Engineer on staff, an Engineer reviews the reports, or even that an Engineer helped them set up the inspection system.


Will You Receive The Services Of A
Licensed Professional Engineer?

Make sure that individual is a Licensed Professional Engineer or that the home inspection company is authorized to offer engineering services to the general public.

If you are hiring an individual to perform a pre-purchase home or building inspection, click here to visit the State of New York Office of the Professions Online Verification Search Page to verify an individual’s registration status.

Just because a company uses the word "Engineer" in its advertising does not mean it is authorized to offer Engineering Services to the public.