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.
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.
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®.
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.
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
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.
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
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.