Ohio home inspector license

Ohio Home Inspector Licensing Requirements:

Ohio Home Inspector License:
The applicant must submit to a fingerprint-based criminal records check
(1) Agree to abide by the rules
(2) General liability insurance ($100,000/$300,000 aggregate)
(3) Proof of successfully passing, within two years before the application date, the NHIE
(4) 80 hours of classroom or online prelicensing education
(5) 40 hours of field experience or 10 parallel inspections
(6) Age 18 with diploma or GED
(7) To renew, 14 hours of continuing education during the 3-year license period

Board must approve only a curriculum that:
1. Is offered by an accredited public or private institution of higher education or a professional organization that has been approved by the Board to offer a curriculum.
2. Includes instruction about compliance with the bill's requirements, inspection safety, report writing, and any other administrative matters required by the Board.

The Board must approve only a curriculum of experience that includes a requirement that to successfully complete the curriculum:
1. A person must perform at least 40 hours of work in the home inspection field that allows the person to obtain practical experience or training regarding home inspections.
2. As part of the 80 hours, a person must complete a peer review session with a licensed home inspector. A "peer review session" is a practical exercise in which a prospective applicant for a home inspector license identifies and reports defects in a residential building that contains previously identified defects for the purpose of evaluating the prospective applicant's ability to conduct a home inspection and prepare a home inspection report

Grandfathering:
Demonstrate proof of maintaining or being covered by a comprehensive general liability insurance policy or a commercial general liability insurance policy ($100,000/$300,000 aggregate)
The applicant must meet THREE of the following requirements to demonstrate home inspection field experience:

(1) Having performed at least 200 home inspections for clients for compensation;
(2) Having successfully passed the National Home Inspector Examination offered by the Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors;
(3) Having actively operated a home inspection business in Ohio for three years before the bill's effective date under a business name officially registered with the Secretary of State;
(4) Having been employed as a home inspector for the consecutive 36 months before the bill's effective date by an inspection company or individual whose owner or manager meets the license requirement specified in the bill;
(5) Having successfully completed 80 hours of instruction directly applicable to home inspector standards of practice;
(6) Having a license, registration, or certification in good standing to perform the duties of a home inspector in another jurisdiction that has requirements for licensure, registration, or certification that are substantially similar to the bill;
(7) Having prepared at least five home inspection reports that have been verified as being in compliance with standards adopted by a national organization that consists of and represents home inspectors;
(8) Having completed, not more than one year before the bill's effective date, at least one peer review session conducted by a national organization that consists of and represents home inspectors.

The applicant also must sign a pledge agreeing to comply with the Board requirements, and submit to a fingerprint-based criminal records check
A license issued under the grandfathering provision is valid for three years and can be renewed in accordance with the bill's renewal procedure


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Ohio Radon Testing (Radon Measurement) Requirements:

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State Contact Information
Ohio Radon Program
Phone:1-800-523-4439
Website: http://www.odh.ohio.gov/odhPrograms/dspc/radlic/radon.aspx









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