Ohio Senate Bill 255, regulating home inspector licensure in the state, has been signed by the Governor and enacted into law, effective April 5, 2019.
The Ohio Home Inspector Board has not yet been created (as of March 21, 2019). According to Section 8 (A), after the last member of the board is appointed, a period of 120-days after that date, home inspector licenses will be issued if the individual applies for a license and pays the fee, and if the applicant demonstrates all of the following:
Documentation of meeting any three of the following requirements to demonstrate participation in the home inspection field prior to the date of this law:
Having performed 200 home inspections
Having passed the national home inspector examination
Having operated a home inspection business for 3 years
Having been employed as a home inspector for 3 years
Having successfully 80 hours of classroom or online instruction provided by an accredited postsecondary institution that includes topics of this law, safety, and report writing (Sec. 4764.05 (C)). InterNACHI® School is an accredited post secondary education institution accredited by the national accrediting agency of the U.S. Department of Education, and all of our online courses are FREE to members.
Having a similar license or certification in another jurisdiction
Having prepared at least 5 home inspection reports that have been verified as being in compliance with the standards adopted by a national organization of home inspectors. Write 5 inspection reports using InterNACHI's FREE Inspection Report Writing Checklist for verified compliance.
Having completed, not more than one year before Apr 5, 2019, one peer review session conducted by a national organization of home inspectors (where an applicant identifies and reports defects in a home that contains previously identified defects). This can be completed at the InterNACHI House of Horrors for FREE at anytime you'd like, just come on by.
Sec 4764.08 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 provides membersFREE online Continuing Education courses.
To Become a Licensed Home Inspector
STEP #1:Join InterNACHI as a member at $49 per month (cancel any time) or $499 per year. There are no prerequisites to become a member.
STEP #2: Then complete and document any three provisions described above and in the new Ohio Home Inspection Law for free.
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 Continuing Education (online and free)
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 provides membersFREE online Continuing Education courses.
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InterNACHI is the world's leading association for home inspectors. We provide free training, online testing and certification, business development, marketing support, discounts on everything from home inspection software to E&O insurance to your next truck, and more.
InterNACHI School is accredited as a postsecondary education institution by the national accrediting agency of the U.S. Department of Education to provide tuition-free online training, examination, certification, and continuing education to InterNACHI® members in Ohio.
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Hands-On Training at House of Horrors®
Experience world-class inspection training and InterNACHI® member events at our House of Horrors® locations in Colorado and Florida. The InterNACHI® House of Horrors® is an entire house with 1,000 defects built under our roof. Register for a free event, take training, test-drive inspection tools, attend an inspector chapter meeting, and inspect the House of Horrors®. Experience the House of Horrors®
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):
real estate agents can attain free Continuing Education credits by
following the directions on the real estate cards. Members can hand out real estate cards to real estate agents, which explain how to log into the
free courses by visiting www.nachi.org/oh-agent.
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.