It’s not a law yet, but here’s the grandfather section.
**Section 6. **(A) Notwithstanding section 4764.07 of the
Revised Code, as enacted by this act, and except as provided
under section 4764.14 of the Revised Code, as enacted by this
act, during the period of time beginning on the date the last
initial member of the Ohio Home Inspector Board is appointed
pursuant to section 4764.04 of the Revised Code, as enacted by
this act, and ending one hundred twenty days after that date,
the Superintendent of Real Estate and Professional Licensing
shall issue a home inspector license if a person applies for a
license on a form the Superintendent provides and pays the fee specified in section 4764.05 of the Revised Code, as enacted by
this act, and if the applicant demonstrates all of the
(1) Proof of maintaining or being covered by a
comprehensive general liability insurance policy or a commercial
general liability insurance policy in accordance with division
(A) of section 4764.11 of the Revised Code, as enacted by this
(2) Proof by direct documentation or signed affidavit
attesting to having met any three of the following requirements
to demonstrate participation in the home inspection field prior
to the effective date of this act:
(a) Having performed at least two hundred home inspections
for clients for compensation or other valuable consideration;
(b) Having successfully passed a home inspector
examination specified in division (D)(4) of section 4764.07 of
the Revised Code, as enacted by this act;
© Having actively operated a home inspection business in
this state for three years before the effective date of this act
under a business name officially registered with the Secretary
(d) Having been employed as a home inspector for the
consecutive thirty-six months before the effective date of this
act by an inspection company or person whose owner or manager
meets the license requirement specified in this section;
(e) Having successfully completed eighty hours of
instruction of the type that would qualify for continuing
education credit under section 4764.08 of the Revised Code, as
enacted by this act;
(f) 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
Chapter 4764. of the Revised Code, as enacted by this act;
(g) 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;
(h) Having completed, not more than one year before the
effective date of this act, at least one peer review session
conducted by a national organization that consists of and
represents home inspectors.
(3) Proof of signing an attestation that the applicant
agrees to comply with the requirements specified in rules
adopted by the Board pursuant to division (A)(10) of section
4764.05 of the Revised Code, as enacted by this act;
(4) In a written statement, acknowledgment that the person
understands the grounds for any disciplinary action that may be
initiated under Chapter 4764. of the Revised Code, as enacted by
According to Sec. 4764.05.© The board shall approve a curriculum of education a person must successfully complete to obtain a license. The board shall approve a curriculum of education that satisfies all of the following requirements:
- The curriculum 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. InterNACHI School is an accredited post secondary education institution accredited by the national accrediting agency of the U.S. Department of Education.
- The curriculum includes a requirement that a person, to successfully complete the curriculum, complete at least eighty hours of classroom or online prelicensing instruction, including instruction about compliance with the requirements specified in this chapter, inspection safety, report writing, and any other administrative matters required by the board.
Thank you for contacting Speaker Householder’s officeregarding SB 255. Section 101.63 of the bill indicates:
“the speaker of the house of representatives shalldirect a standing committee of the house of representatives to hold hearings toreceive the testimony of the public and of the chief executive officer of theboard, and otherwise to review, consider, and evaluate the usefulness,performance, and effectiveness of the board. Not later than the fifteenth dayof November of that same odd-numbered year, the standing committee shallprepare and publish a report of its findings and recommendations in accordancewith section 101.65 of the Revised Code. If the standing committee’s reportincludes a bill, the house of representatives shall consider that bill forpassage by the thirty-first day of December of that same odd-numberedyear”.
My recommendation would be to circle back once standingcommittees have been selected to see what committee will be holding thehearings mentioned in the bill. Once you know what committee will be holdingsaid hearings, it will be easy to track any meetings that committee will have.Please let me know if you need this clarified further or contact me with anyother questions you may have. Thank you and have a great day!
thanks for the continuing updates on the bill. I am especially interested since I just started my business this year.
Your continued diligence is appreciated.
Is anyone aware of the Staus of the Ohio licensing law?
Nothing yet. you can sign up for up dates below:
Ohio Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thanks Ben. How would I go about planning a peer review session with InterNACHI?
…Also, how do I get “at least 5 Home Inspection reports verified by” InterNACHI?
Submit 5 of them to cover yourself
Ben, I understand that the InterNACHI exam is not approved for Ohio. For newer inspectors in business for less than three years there is a very narrow path to licensing. Pass the National home inspector exam (not InterNACHI), complete 80 hours of education and have five inspections reviewed. What are the chances the NACHI exam will be approved to meet the requirement?