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Roadmap to Becoming a Disaster Housing Inspector

When disaster strikes an area, there is always a need for emergency personnel to be deployed and provide relief. There are many different groups of people that respond to these disasters from various trades and backgrounds, such as military, fire fighters, law enforcement, medical personnel, and more. But another group that might not be the first to come to mind for disaster recovery is home inspectors.

PaRR Inspections is dedicated to preparing already qualified individuals for the disaster recovery experience through orientation and mock inspection.
Who is qualified?

  • Anyone with experience in housing construction trades, real estate, appraisal, or related professional areas.
  • People who have the flexibility to work on an "as needed" basis and can be away from home for extended periods of time.
  • This includes, but is not limited to: retired persons, persons who are self-employed, and independent contractors.

Our services leverage your experience and resources, enabling you to prepare for deployment as an independent contractor into the field of disaster housing inspections. Once FEMA has declared an area as a disaster in need of Federal assistance, inspectors may be deployed to anywhere in the U.S. and its territories.

As a PaRR Housing Inspector professional you will be contacted regarding potential and on-going disasters. Through innovative technology our streamlined application process equips you for the field as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Becoming a Disaster Housing Inspector Contractor for PaRR Inspections Has Never Been Easier!

Step 1: Fill out an Online Application which creates a new account for you. If you have already filled out an application, please do not complete another one (see Step 4).

Step 2: Log on to PaRR Online Modules, and complete The Big Picture.

Step 3: The following documents will need to be completed and submitted online:

  • W-9
  • Independent Contractor Agreement (ICA)
  • Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)
  • Privacy Act
  • Code of Ethics

These documents are located on the Forms page under the Readiness tab after you log in.

Step 4: Upon completion of steps 1-3 above, you will be issued your PaRR Inspector ID. If you completed the application and still have not received your Inspector ID, please send an email to including your full name and contact info.

Step 5: Begin the background investigation process by doing one of the following:

  • If there is a PaRR Fingerprint Session scheduled to be in your area, register for the session of your choice to have your fingerprints taken by a PaRR representative.
  • If a PaRR Fingerprint Session is not available in your area, contact the Background Dept. via email at and request a fingerprint packet. (Please see Background Investigation Process for complete details.)
  • Once your fingerprints come back “favorable,” you will be contacted to complete the e-QIP portion of the background process.
  • If you have a current fingerprint determination or have already completed an e-QIP with PB (Parsons Brinkerhoff), please notify our Background Check Department by email at You do not have to complete the background investigation process with both contractors.

Step 6: Once you have obtained a PaRR Inspector ID and your e-QIP has come back as Favorable, you will be eligible for deployment as a Disaster Housing Inspector.

After you get your inspector number, you can also register for a Mock Inspection. If you get deployed, but have not yet attended a Mock Inspection, you will need to attend one before picking up your equipment at the disaster site. For more information please

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