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Old 6/27/18, 2:51 PM
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The bill passed today




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Old 6/27/18, 3:09 PM
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Ohio home inspectors may soon be required to have alicense

https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/ohio-home-inspectors-may-soon-required-have-license/5k3sMoZqOU2TAtTgOIsB6I/

Bob Fletcher, chief executive of Ohio Realtors,said his association has been advocating for regulations for many years. Hesaid in written testimony that the home inspection is the only part of the homebuying process that is unregulated. “It is a critical, consumer protectionmeasure that is currently lacking in Ohio,” he testified.
or, said the program will make sure inspectors havea basic level of knowledge and consumers are afforded protections.
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Old 9/19/18, 10:36 AM
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Does anybody know where this stands now? I am just starting my course on InterNachi and I came across this, so now this worries me a bit if I should proceed or wait to see what happens.

Any help is appreciated.

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Old 9/19/18, 10:41 AM
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Does anybody know where this stands now? I am just starting my course on InterNachi and I came across this, so now this worries me a bit if I should proceed or wait to see what happens.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks,

Jeff

Delaying your training is not a good idea ,
You can improve your knowledge and be ready if and when an exam comes .
This has gone on for about 3 years now .

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Old 11/17/18, 4:50 PM
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FYI - House Bill 211 was officially referred to the Senate Transportation, Commerce and Workforce Committee on Wednesday.



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Old 12/4/18, 12:53 PM
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Another big push by the realtors went out today.


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Old 12/4/18, 1:22 PM
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Interesting. After the 1st year, those appointed to the Home Inspector Board do not need to be licensed. This is where the Real Estate Agents push to get used house sales people on the Board to change rules and make it more favorable to selling and commissions instead of protecting the public. It is always within the innocuous sections of the law they will attempt to push their agenda.




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Old 12/4/18, 1:56 PM
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I think you mean "Persons appointed to the Board during the first year after the bill's effective date need not be licensed as required under the bill".
Yep, that's a newer change to the Bill.
The original verbiage was that they had to be licensed inspectors. But that would have been an impossibility for the first ones appointed.

I never knew InterNACHI was such a proponent of licensing in Ohio until I read this.



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Old 12/4/18, 9:02 PM
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I think you mean "Persons appointed to the Board during the first year after the bill's effective date need not be licensed as required under the bill".
Yep, that's a newer change to the Bill.
The original verbiage was that they had to be licensed inspectors. But that would have been an impossibility for the first ones appointed.

I never knew InterNACHI was such a proponent of licensing in Ohio until I read this.

NACHI jumped in a year or so ago to try to make the law state that NACHI's SOP be used because they knew that ASHI was all over the bill.



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Old 12/4/18, 9:58 PM
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Ahh I see that. I misread a word or two and gave it a different meaning. So there are 7 members of the Board but only 5 have to be licensed home inspectors and the other two can not have any financial interest in the home inspection industry. I sure hope that means they can't be agents / brokers. It will be interesting to see exactly what background those two end up being. Watch that wording carefully as the bill progresses.




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Old 12/12/18, 5:25 PM
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HB 211 was favorably reported out of committee this morning by a 9-2 vote.

Look for this to be signed into law in the next week or two.



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Old 12/19/18, 3:30 PM
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Home inspection license for the State of Ohio has passed the Senate by a vote of 24-8 and is now waiting for the governors signature.



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Old 12/21/18, 3:31 PM
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Curious to find out how long from signing into Law to Exams will be.
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Old 12/22/18, 6:43 PM
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Curious how you guys, in Ohio, feel about not being able to remove an electrical panel cover to inspect the inside of an electrical panel?

Read 4764.01(C) & (G)

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Old 12/30/18, 1:17 PM
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Read my posts under the LEGISLATIVE thread on our Forum


The NAR started their national push for licensing home inspectors in about 2000


In Kansas, the 1st Board was 2 ASHI inspectors, a Realtor, a Trial Attorney and a Ex code inspector


The used house commissioned sales force put their large numbers and political clout into action AND got things like MANDATORY errors & omission insurance or similar (Escrow Accounts, etc) for inspectors to PROTECT the public, BUT afterwards we discovered that Realtors, appraisers, engineers, architects, lawyers, doctors, termite inspectors, builders, contractors, etc ......... NONE of them had to have this to get a license .... Business Decision - YES / but MANDATORY to get licensed NO


The Realtors PUT rules AND requirements on home inspectors THAT no other professions had AND a huge amount of our inspectors let it SLIDE rather than standing up SHOULDER-to-SHOULDER and screaming to the legislators, news media, etc ........ BULL CRAP


Our inspectors were NOT screaming to the heavens ....... HEY everybody if the Realtors REALLY want to protect the consumers WHY are they NOT pushing for MANDATORY state wide codes, code inspections OR licensing of home builders, plumbers, electricians, flippers, HVAC contractors, lead paint inspectors, asbestos inspectors, septic inspectors, etc. WHY are they NOT pushing for mandatory errors & omissions insurance for their own selves, engineers, contractors, etc. WHY were our own people NOT raising the issue this had NEXT to NOTHING to do with protecting the consumer ........ IT was and ALWAYS has been about shifting LIABILITY off their shoulders for referring cheap, soft inspectors OR from sellers NOT doing full disclosures OR just flat out lying



IT appeared a huge amount of our own people were afraid of getting the commissioned sales people UPSET .............. UNREAL



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