By Mario Aurioso
Special Inspection Agency (SIA) Renewals run for a three year term, and they are now up for renewal. Renewals begin on a registrant’s birthday, and all registrations will need to be renewed in the following 12 months, by this date.
The renewal fee is $90. On top of that is a $30 fee per Special Inspection Class for endorsements. Payments may be made on the DOB License Renewal payment portal.
For those missing the deadline, a late renewal fee of $50 is charged.
Renewal requires completion of an SIA1 Form as well as the Registration Cover Sheet. In addition, all insurance certificates must be included in the packet. Any supporting documents must be submitted via the SIA Document Uploader.
Special Inspection Agencies must maintain different insurance policies to perform their inspections. They must have Workers Compensation insurance in place, or a waiver. All registered architects and professional engineer must have adequate professional Liability insurance, and Licensed trades must have General Liability insurance.
A first step is to review the registration status on BIS.