How to Become a Licensed Home Inspector in Ohio

Ohio Home Inspector Licensing

The Ohio Home Inspector Board is now fully appointed with all seven members. At this time, administrative rules for the Home Inspector Program are being reviewed by the Common Sense Initiative Office (CSI). Because the rules have not yet received final approval, the Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing is not enforcing the original November 1 deadline requiring a license to do home inspections. The Division has issued over 700 licenses so far through the grandfather application.

As of July 1st, 2020, due to the emergencies surrounding COVID-19, Ohio has postponed their licensing deadline indefinitely. This will likely change once the emergency is over.

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: After joining, complete the State of Ohio application, including documentation of any three of the eight provisions described on this page of Ohio licensing information and the other provisions in the new Ohio Home Inspection Law. 

Join InterNACHI®

InterNACHI® is the world's leading association of residential and commercial property inspectors that provides free training, online examination and certificationbusiness developmentmarketing supportmembership 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

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. Become a Certified Home Inspector in six steps. 

Get Certified

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. The courses are free and online for members. 



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

Home Inspector Chapters in Ohio

Join a Chapter of home inspectors in Ohio.

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

Network with hundreds of InterNACHI® certified inspectors in Ohio.

Home Inspector Training Partner Classes

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



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®

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

Courses are accepted by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Indoor Radon Program if they are approved by NRPP. InterNACHI's free, online Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course is approved by NRPP and AARST for 16 hours of Continuing Education credit. For more information, visit
InterNACHI's free, online "Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provide 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.  
This course is also NRSB approved for Continuing Education credit. View details about InterNACHI's "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. 

Become a Roof Data Technician (free for members to participate)


The Roof Data Technician Program, developed by InterNACHI® and Owens Corning®, provides an additional revenue stream for InterNACHI® members who are hired by Owens Corning as part of a roof warranty claim resolution process. (This program is operational in the United States only.)

Become a Roof Data Tech 

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

Homeowner Newsletter (free & online members)

Keep in touch with all of your clients! The InterNACHI Homeowner Newsletter is free to members and includes your photo and logo in each issue. Check out the newsletter system. 

Keep in Touch

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)


InterNACHI provides over $75,000 worth of benefits to its members at no cost at

Get the Benefits

How to Join InterNACHI®

Archived Documents

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