Ohio Home Inspector License

Is your Ohio home inspector licensed ?

Senate Bill 255 was signed into law on Jan. 4, 2019, creating the Home Inspector Program, to be headed up by the Department of Commerce’s Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing.

Affective July 1st, 2021, any person performing a home inspection for a client, for compensation, must be actively licensed with the Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing.

Per: Edward Woodruff, Division Counsel, Ohio Department of Commerce
Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing
77 South High Street, 20th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: 614-466-5042

John Woodall, Best Choice Home Inspections, is now licensed in Ohio.

When choosing a home inspection company make sure yours is licensed.

Here is why:

An Ohio licensed home inspector must:

  • Pass a state and federal criminal background check
  • Be covered by a comprehensive or commercial general liability insurance policy
  • Complete a license application and provide proof by signed affidavit that the applicant has met three of the following eight requirements prior to April 5, 2019; Update: The grandfathering period ends on January 10, 2020
    • Completed at least 200 home inspections for compensation from clients;
    • Successfully passed a national home inspector examination within two years from the date an application is submitted to the Division;
    • Actively operated a home inspection business in Ohio for three years;
    • Was employed as a home inspector with a home inspector business for 36 consecutive months;
    • Successfully completed 80 hours of home inspector education;
    • Currently maintains an active home inspector license in a jurisdiction where the requirements to obtain that license are substantially similar to Ohio’s home inspector license requirements;
    • Prepared at least five home inspection reports that have been verified as being compliant with standards adopted by a national home inspector organization;
    • Completed at least one peer review session conducted by a national home inspector organization within one year prior to April 5, 2019.

Make the best choice with Best Choice Home Inspections.

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