How to Become a Certified Home Inspector in Ohio

Home Inspector Certification (online & free for members):

 
 

Insurance for Inspectors​

Although Ohio doesn’t have requirements regarding insurance for home inspectors, many local real estate boards and home inspector business franchises require their affiliate members to meet certain coverage standards. InterNACHI members are eligible for discounts and enhanced coverage. Visit nachi.org/insurance for information on how to sign up.
 
 

Live Training at the InterNACHI School

The InterNACHI School offers world-class, accredited inspection training by the best instructors in the industry at our facility in Boulder, Colorado.
 
Take a class, enjoy free refreshments, test-drive inspection tools, attend an inspector chapter meeting, and inspect the House of Horrors –- an entire house with 1,000 defects built inside The InterNACHI School. 
 
 

Home Inspector Continuing Education (online and free for members):

InterNACHI-Certified Home Inspectors are required take 24 hours of Continuing Education every year.
 
InterNACHI's online courses are available to members for free. Not a member? Join now
 
After joining as a member, you'll have access to everything you need to be successful, including all of InterNACHI's online training, certifications, Continuing Education, marketing, and business services. InterNACHI has everything you need, all in one place
 
 
 

How to Join InterNACHI

 
 
 

Home Inspector School Partners

 
For a list of local schools who teach home inspector training classes, please click here.
Home Inspector Schools in Ohio
 
 
 
 

Manufactured & Mobile Home Inspector (online & free 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. 
 
 
 

Radon Testing Continuing Education (online and free 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 Cousrse is approved by NRPP and AARST for 16 hours of Continuing Education. For more information, visit www.nachi.org/ohio-department-health-indoor-radon-program-courses.htm
 
 
 

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 includes InterNACHI as a certifying agency for home inspectors. The City of Toledo will accept the certification of professional home inspectors as identified in the Standards and Practices of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI). To comply with this provision, professional home inspectors must be certified and registered with the City of Toledo through the Division of Building Inspection and provide documented proof to the Commissioner of Building Inspection that you are currently certified with InterNACHI. Read more...



Real Estate Cards (free for members):

Licensed real estate agents can attain free Continuing Education credits by following the directions on the real estate cards. Members can hand out these cards to real estate agents, which explain how to log into the free courses by visiting www.nachi.org/oh-agent
 
When an agent logs into a course and enters the member's ID number, the member is automatically emailed. The first slide of the course is the member's contact information. 
 
 

 

Ohio Chapter:

Join a Chapter of home inspectors in Ohio.

 
 

Online Forum for Ohio Inspectors:

 
 
 

Home Energy Inspector™ Certification (online & free for members):

 
Become a Certified Home Energy Inspector™. The online training and certification is free for members. No infrared, no blower door, and no additional training needed. Visit nachi.org/home-energy-inspector
 
 
 

Home Energy Score Assessor (online & free for members):

The Home Energy Score is similar to a vehicle's miles-per-gallon rating, and any qualified inspector in the U.S. can generate a Home Energy Score in less than an hour. The Home Energy Score provides:
  • a score on a scale of 1 to 10; 
  • facts about the home and its energy use; and 
  • recommendations generated by the U.S. Department of Energy to improve the score and energy efficiency. 
  To become a Home Energy Score Assessor, you must:
  1. be an InterNACHI-Certified Home Energy Inspector (online & free for members); 
  2. complete the 3D-house training (online & free for members);
  3. agree to participate in a Quality Assurance Plan with other local Home Energy Inspector(free for members); and
  4. email Michelle to participate in the program.
 
 
 
 
 

Roof Data Technician (free for members to participate):

  
The Roof Data Technician Program, developed by InterNACHI and Owens Corning and Lowe's, 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.) To participate in the program, visit nachi.org/roof
 
 
 

Business & Marketing (online & free for members):


Free, online "Home Inspection Business Course":  nachi.org/become-home-inspector-business-course-101
 
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 (free to members). Contact the Inspector Marketing Department today
 
 

Homeowner Newsletter (online & free for members):

Keep in touch with all of your clients! The InterNACHI Homeowner Newsletter is: 
  • free to members;
  • customized by you according to condition of each house inspected;
  • has 5 years worth of monthly issues;
  • includes your photo and logo in each issue.
Your photo or business logo and website link will appear in each newsletter issue, so your clients can keep your contact information handy. Learn more about the newsletter at https://www.nachi.org/home-maintanence-newsletter.htm
 
Order handout cards to sign homeowners up for your Homeowner Newsletter (a customizable, monthly newsletter system that is free to members). Order your cards at http://www.inspectoroutlet.com/homeowner-newsletter-handout.aspx
 
 

Everything You Need, All in One Place:

InterNACHI provides everything you need to be successful. Visit nachi.org/become-home-inspector
 
 

Membership Benefits (free for members):

 
InterNACHI provides over $75,000 worth of benefits to its members at no cost. Visit https://www.nachi.org/benefits.htm