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.
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.
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.
InterNACHI® School (internachi.edu) 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.
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.
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 (internachi.edu) 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