How to Become a Licensed Home Inspector in Ohio

To Become an Ohio-Licensed Home Inspector

STEP #1: Join InterNACHI® as a member at $49 per month (cancel any time) or $499 per year.

STEP #2: Take InterNACHI's Free, Online Ohio Pre-Licensing Course

STEP #3: After completing the pre-licensing course, submit to the State of Ohio the inspector application, including proof of passing the NHIE, a background check, documentation of ten parallel inspections or curriculum experience and a peer review, and insurance.


Become an InterNACHI® Certified Home Inspector

Just because you're licensed doesn't mean you'll be successful. Compete with other home inspectors by becoming an InterNACHI-Certified Professional Inspector CPI®. The nationally accredited Home Inspector Certificate Program is free and online for members. As an InterNACHI-Certified Home Inspector, you can take advantage of all of the marketing and business resources that InterNACHI® provides for free. 

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Home Inspector Continuing Education (free & online for members)

Sec 4764.08 of the Ohio Home Inspector Licensing Law states that during each three-year period that a license is valid, a licensed home inspector shall successfully complete at least 14 hours of continuing education annually. InterNACHI® School ( provides free, online Continuing Education courses for licensed home inspectors in Ohio. Take InterNACHI's free, online courses for Continuing Education. 



Insurance for Home Inspectors in Ohio

The Ohio Home Inspector Licensing Law has requirements regarding insurance for home inspectors. InterNACHI® members are eligible for discounts and enhanced home inspector insurance coverage

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Resources for Interactive Curriculum of Experience and Parallel Inspections

The Home Inspector Institute of Ohio (HITIOhio) has partnered with InterNACHI to provide the required 40 hours of Interactive Curriculum of Experience option for licensing. Please contact the school directly for more information. 

Alternatively, inspector applicants may fulfill licensing requirements by completing 10 parallel inspections. InterNACHI members have full access to the Mentoring database and can reach out to any licensed Ohio Inspector to complete their 10 parallel inspections. Additionally, the following inspectors may be contacted directly to inquire about parallel inspections.

Parallel Inspections

Online Forum for Ohio Inspectors

Join the discussion with other licensed home inspectors in Ohio on InterNACHI's Inspection Community Forum for Ohio.

Contact Other Members in Ohio

Join InterNACHI®

InterNACHI®is the world's leading association of residential and commercial property inspectors that provides free training, online examination and certification, business development, marketing support, membership benefits, discounts on everything from home inspection software to E&O insurance to your next truck, and more. We have everything you need, all in one place.

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InterNACHI® School

InterNACHI® School ( is the only home inspector college accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. All training, exams, and Continuing Education are free for members. Join InterNACHI® today.

Get Trained

Home Inspector Training Partner Classes

InterNACHI® has Training School Partners in Ohio providing hands-on home inspection training classes.


Certified Radon Testing in Ohio (free & online for members)

Continuing Education courses are accepted by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Indoor Radon Program if they are approved by NRPP. InterNACHI's free, online Radon Measurement Professional Initial Training Course is approved by NRPP and AARST for 16 hours of Continuing Education credit. For more information, visit
InterNACHI's free, online Radon Measurement Professional Initial Training Course is AARST-NRPP approved for both initial certification and Continuing Education. To complete all components of the NRPP Radon Certification, please visit their site for more information.  
InterNACHI's free, online Radon Measurement Professional Initial Training Course is NRSB-approved for initial certification. For those looking for NRSB continuing education, members should take the free, online "Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider" course.


Manufactured & Mobile Home Inspector (free & online for members)

To be a certified manufactured home inspector, individuals must take training from a national organization. InterNACHI's online "How to Inspect Manufactured & Mobile Homes Course" is free to members. Not a member? Join now. 


Columbus Board of REALTORS

The Columbus Board of REALTORS requires that inspectors be members in good standing of a national inspection association such as InterNACHI. Thanks to lobbying efforts by InterNACHI’s attorney, it was the decision of the Board of Directors of the Columbus Board of REALTORS, at its February 23, 2011 meeting to approve the Standard Qualified Inspector Clause #402 which prevents non-members from performing inspections and requires home inspectors to be a members in good standing of a national inspection association such as InterNACHI. Read more...


City of Toledo

The City of Toledo lists NAHI in the "Home Inspector Registration Info And Application" document on Every InterNACHI member may receive a free membership to NAHI. For details, visit NAHI's website and
To comply with this provision, complete the "Home Inspector Registration Info And Application" by checking "NAHI". 



Become a Certified Wood-Destroying Organisms (WDO) Inspector

The state of Ohio requires that wood-destroying insect inspectors be licensed and certified through the state. InterNACHI's Wood-Destroying Organisms (WDO) Inspection Course is currently in the process for approval.


Commercial Property Inspections

Become an InterNACHI® Certified Commercial Property Inspector. The online training and certification is free for members.

Visit Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association (CCPIA) for additional commercial inspection training and resources.

Become a Certified Home Energy Inspector (free & online for members)


Become an InterNACHI-Certified Home Energy Inspector. The online training and certification are free for members. No infrared, no blower door, and no additional training needed. 

Inspection Business Resources  (free & online for members)

InterNACHI provides members business and marketing resources, including:

Inspector Marketing Services

InterNACHI's Member Market Team provides free marketing design, illustration, and consultation services to InterNACHI® members. InterNACHI's Marketing Team will design a new logo for your inspection business or re-design your existing logo, and design and customize your business cards, flyers, and brochures. It's all for free. Take a look at the free design work we've done for our members. Contact the Inspector Marketing Department today. 

Get Free Marketing Design Services

Marketing to Real Estate Agents 

InterNACHI provides free resources to members who network with real estate agents, including:

InterNACHI® members give free marketing cards to real estate agents. The cards provide simple instructions for real estate agents to complete free, online state-approved Continuing Education to help renew their licenses. Check out InterNACHI's free, online CE courses for licensed real estate agents

Order Free Marketing Cards

Hands-On Training at the House of Horrors®

The InterNACHI® House of Horrors® is an entire house with a thousand defects built under our roof. Experience world-class inspection training and InterNACHI® member events at our two locations in Colorado and Florida. Register for a free event, take training, test-drive inspection tools, attend chapter meetings, and inspect the House of Horrors®. 

Visit the House of Horrors®

15 Steps to Become a Successful Home Inspector


InterNACHI provides everything you need to be successful. 

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Membership Benefits (free for members)

Archived Documents

2009 Letter from Ohio Building Department listing InterNACHI specifically in the Toledo home inspector certification requirements.