How to Become a Certified Home Inspector in Ohio

Home Inspector Certification (online & free for members):

  • Ohio Senate Bill 255, regulating home inspector licensure in the state, has been signed by the Governor and enacted into law. The Bill creates a new Home Inspection Board, which will outline the specific details for home inspector licensing. While the board has not yet formed, we do know that those seeking a home inspector license will be required to complete a curriculum of at least 80 hours with a board-approved organization (it is still unclear whether this curriculum must be online or in-person). There will also be a field training requirement of at least 40 hours, though it is unclear if this will be included in the 80-hour curriculum, or a separate requirement. Check this page periodically for updates on Ohio home inspector licensing.  
  • Join InterNACHI as a member at $49 per month (cancel any time) or $499 per year. There are no prerequisites to become a member. 
  • Why join? Members have unlimited access to all of InterNACHI's free, online training and Continuing Education, our recommended list of home inspector courses, our free certification programs, the members-only forum, amazing membership benefits, the Online Inspector Exam, our free Inspector Training App.

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 for information on how to sign up.

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®. 

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

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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 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

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
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


Wood-Destroying Organisms (WDO)
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.

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 Jazmin 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

Business & Marketing (online & free for members):



Free, online "Home Inspection Business Course":
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
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

Everything You Need, All in One Place:

InterNACHI provides everything you need to be successful. Visit

Membership Benefits (free for members):

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