Division Statement on Implementation of Home Inspector Program
The Mission of the Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing (“Division”) includes providing fair and consistent administration and enforcement of our regulatory responsibilities. In keeping with this mission, and in order not to impede business of those engaged in home inspection, the Division will not enforce the Nov. 1, 2019 licensing deadline for new home inspectors until new administrative rules are in effect.
Rules for implementing the program are currently being reviewed by the Common Sense Initiative (CSI) and will be filed with Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) shortly. Once these rules are effective, it will take time to establish and credential educational programs necessary for new license applicants. The Rules as filed may be viewed at: https://www.com.ohio.gov/ProposedRules.aspx.
Additionally, the Division will not pursue investigations and the Board will not take disciplinary action for noncompliance with the licensing provision found in O.R.C. 4764.02 until administrative rules are in effect. Moreover, the Division will not pursue action regarding real estate licensees who do not comply with O.R.C. 4735.22 until administrative rules for home inspectors have become effective and the licensing aspect is fully operational. We estimate this date to be April 2020.
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