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Ohio Home Inspection License Requirements

home inspection state regulations The home inspection profession is regulated in Ohio. Follow the steps below to become a licensed home inspector in Ohio.

The new law requires Ohio home inspectors to:

  1. Complete a fingerprint-based criminal records check
  2. Be at least age 18 with diploma or GED
  3. Complete 80 hours of classroom or online prelicensing education
  4. Complete 40 hours of field experience or 10 parallel inspections
  5. Pass the National Home Inspector Exam (NHIE)
  6. Obtain General liability insurance ($100,000/$300,000 aggregate)
  7. Complete 14 hours of continuing education during the 3-year license period
Ohio's home inspector licensing law passed in Jan. 2019. The state postponed the licensing deadline on May 29, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The application is not yet available. A home inspector license is not required until a new compliance date is announced.

PHII's online home inspection training will help you meet the law's requirements, which will require 80 hours of classroom or online prelicensing education.

You will also receive PHII's Advanced course to help prepare you for the National Home Inspector Exam (NHIE), which is a requirement for your Ohio Home Inspector License.

Realtors, Lenders, home buyers and home owners want to make sure a home inspector has been properly trained and certified. PHII will give you a nationally recognized home inspector certification and the credentials you need to become a successful home inspector in Ohio.

Ohio Home Inspector Certification

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State Board:

The Ohio Home Inspector Board is now fully appointed with all seven members. PHII will submit an application for approval as soon as the board allows it.

Ohio Home Inspector Grandfathering Requirements
(Ends 5 p.m. EST on Jan. 10, 2020)
Ohio Grandfathering Application
  • Submit fingerprint-based criminal records check
  • Proof of General liability insurance ($100,000/$300,000 aggregate)
  • AND meet any three (3) of the following:
  • 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
Note: As the industry grows, many states are enacting or changing legislation requiring training, supervised inspections and examinations for home inspectors. PHII students have had great success passing state and national exams, and you also receive FREE continuing education credits with your enrollment! Please check the website periodically for updates about current licensing laws or call toll free (800) 983-6322
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Included in PHII's Ohio Home Inspector Training
Home inspection topics covered in our Ohio home inspector certification program

Each home inspection lesson starts by listing the objectives you will learn, followed by a short practice quiz to check your prior knowledge, the lesson content, a review and a quiz. Below are the subjects you will master as you take the online home inspection training course. All course objectives are aligned with national standards of practice for home inspectors.

  • Introduction to Home Inspection Terminology
  • Limits and Exclusions for Home Inspections
  • Site, Grounds and Grading
  • Exterior and Structure
  • Roof Components
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • Attic Inspection
  • Insulation & Ventilation
  • Interior Components
  • Bathrooms and Kitchens
  • Basement & Crawlspace
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Garage and Carport
  • Conducting a Home Inspection
  • Home Inspection Business Start-Up
  • Mold and Allergens
  • Radon in Air and Water
  • Commercial Inspections

  • After passing PHII's home inspector exam and meeting any other state requirements, you will be well-qualified to perform residential home inspections in Ohio.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Our Ohio Home Inspection Training Program

    How long does your home inspection course for Ohio take?
    PHII's Ohio home inspection course can be completed in 1-2 weeks based on your past level of experience. However, you can take as much time as needed, and there are no limits on re-taking exams. The total course time for training in Ohio is broken up into hours for course instruction, field assignments, report writing and testing. PHII's Ohio course allows you to take your time or push yourself through quickly.

    How much does the Ohio home inspection training cost?
    Professional Home Inspection Institute will teach you how to become a home inspector in Ohio for the lowest average tuition rate in the industry. The course comes complete with all required instructional materials including 100% online access, workbook, back-up CDs, DVDs, and other materials you need to become a home inspector in Ohio . You can view the current prices by clicking the link on this page or by calling 1-605-427-2908.

    What is home inspection errors and omissions insurance?
    Home inspectors in Ohio should consider getting Errors and Omissions (E&O) insurance, which is a professional liability policy covering the policyholder for negligent acts and omissions that occur during an inspection. A good Errors and Omissions liability policy can help limit your out-of-pocket expenses if you are named in a lawsuit in Ohio should a problem occur with a home inspection. Our coursework is approved for Ohio home inspector errors and omissions insurance by major insurance underwriters.

    Why should I choose PHII for home inspection training?
    PHII gives Ohio residents interactive training, experienced support, a lot of value and the most affordable tuition in the industry. Plus we offer a satisfaction guarantee. Over the years we have successfully trained thousands of home inspectors throughout the U.S. and Canada, including many home inspectors in Ohio. We have been there to support our students from Ohio during and after the training. We have up-to-date Ohio home inspection course material, and we provide a turn-key system for setting up your own home inspection business in Ohio.

    Questions about home inspection course enrollment?
    Call us toll-free at 605-427-2908

    Free 1-YEAR AHI Membership for Ohio Home Inspector Graduates
    As a gold-level AHI-accredited training provder, PHII can offer all Ohio home inspector graduates a free 1-year membership in the North American Association of Home Inspectors (AHI), a national non-profit professional home inspector association.

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