The first step is to understand the licensing or certification requirements for your state.
Ohio Home Inspector License Requirements
Requirements to Become an Ohio Home Inspector
The Ohio Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing will begin enforcing licensing on July 1, 2021. The board is not accepting the grandfathered license. The grandfathered license cannot be offered unless a law is enacted by the Ohio Legislature. Nothing is in place at this time. Please visit Ohio’s Home Inspector Program for more information about the new home inspector licensing law.
Ohio home inspection education hours: 80 hours
Inspections: 40 hours of curriculum experience plus one peer review or 10 parallel inspections
Exam Required: NHIE
Application Fee: $250 (other fees may apply)
Background check and fingerprints are required
Home Inspection License Expiration: Every three years
Ohio Home Inspector Continuing Education Requirements