Inquiry Routing & Information System (IRIS)
Are builders required to have a VA ID Number?
For any property appraised as either "proposed or under construction" or "new construction", the builder must have a valid VA builder identification number prior to a VA notice of value being issued. To obtain and maintain a valid VA-assigned builder ID, all of the following must be fully-executed up-to-date and on file at the C&V section at the Regional Loan Center (RLC) of jurisdiction over the location of the property:
The identifying information and certifications shown in Figure 1 of the VA Lender's Handbook (VA Pamphlet 26-7). Wording must be in the order as shown and either on the builder's letterhead or attached to a statement on the builder's letterhead which references it.
VA Form 26-421, Equal Employment Opportunity Certification.
VA Form 26-8791, VA Affirmative Marketing Certification.
Both of the above VA forms may be downloaded from the VA website at: