Currently home inspectors in Ohio can inspect residential and commercial properties without a license. All home inspectors should be aware that the Ohio Department of Commerce is planning on regulating the home inspectors with a formal licensing system beginning April 5th of 2020. With the online home inspection training and certification from ICA you will be able to start inspecting now.
Here are the steps to get you started inspecting in Ohio right away:
Step 1. Complete the ICA home inspection training course. We will provide you with all the training and information you need to successfully perform home inspections in the state of Ohio.
Step 2. Start your own home inspection business or begin working for another inspection company.
Important Update. The newly formed Ohio Home Inspector Board has set a launch date for their new licensing program to April 5th of 2020. The tentative requirements to obtain this license will require new inspectors to pass an 80 hour home inspection course, pass the National Home Inspectors Exam, and complete ten parallel inspections. To complete parallel inspections, ICA graduates are able to connect with mentors through the free one year membership we provide to all graduates to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI). Our support staff is also here to help you achieve these goals every step of the way!
In order to prepare Ohio home inspectors to take and pass the National Home Inspectors Exam, we include a 200 page online study guide and 700 practice questions specific to the National Home Inspectors Exam. This test can be taken any day of the week in the following Ohio cities: Akron, Cambridge, Cincinnati, Middleburg Heights, Dublin, Groveport, Elyria, Hamilton, Ravenna, Maumee, Troy, and Wadworth.
Students who take the ICA home inspection course can begin inspecting immediately and be ahead of the curve when licensing is finally implemented.
In states that have licensing for home inspectors, real estate agents and your clients just want to see that you are licensed. In states that do not have licensing, real estate agents and your clients want to see that you have been trained and certified in home inspection. That’s where our program can help.
Additionally, Ohio real estate agents like to see that a home inspector is a member of InterNACHI. That’s why we provide all of our Ohio home inspection graduates a free one-year membership to InterNACHI.
Taking the ICA Real Estate Inspection Course
Register for the ICA Real Estate Inspection Certificate Program. The course will give you all the knowledge you will need to perform a home inspection and own/operate your own successful home inspection business.
In the course, you will also learn all about commercial inspections, mold inspections, radon inspections, and building code.
Once the Coursework Is Done
Upon completion of the course, you will be an ICA Certified Home Inspector. We will issue you a certificate number, which you can use on your business cards, website, and inspection reports. Start your own home inspection business or go to work with an existing home inspection company!
Got more questions? Read on for more information about Ohio home inspection courses.
How do I become a home inspector in Ohio?
Once you complete our online home inspection class, you become a certified home inspector. Upon completion of the course, we mail out your home inspection certification and issue you your certification number. That number is what you’ll want to put on your business cards and home inspection reports. At that point, you’re ready to go!
How much money do home inspectors make?
The average salary for a home inspector in Ohio is approximately $72,000 per year.
How much does a home inspection pay?
The average fee for a home inspection in Ohio is $375. The amount you charge for a home inspection will vary based on age and square footage of the home. We cover that all during the online home inspection course.
Is your home inspection training course recognized by InterNACHI?
Yes. We work very closely with InterNACHI. In fact all of our graduates receive a free one year membership to InterNACHI.
Is your home inspection training class recognized by ASHI?
Yes. We work closely with the American Society of Home Inspectors. In fact, we train you specifically to the ASHI standards of practice and our training is certified Gold by ASHI.
Is your home inspection training class recognized by NAHI?
In 2016 NAHI merged with ASHI, so NAHI no longer exists as a home inspection membership organization.
Does Ohio require continuing education for home inspectors?
No. Continuing education is not required for home inspectors in Ohio.
Do you mail me a certification?
Yes. We mail out your home inspection certification to you upon completion of our online course.
What should I use for my inspection report when I perform a home inspection?
We have an arrangement with www.homeinspectionform.com wherein our graduates receive a free copy of their Report Form Pro Nitro home inspection reporting software. That is the report that most of our graduates start with since it is so easy to use. Normally selling for $400, the Report Form Pro Nitro home inspection report can be printed and filled out by hand or filled out on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. You can even put in photos easily. They also have a mobile app version of their home inspection report that can be used on an Android or Apple mobile device. At the end of the day, all that matters is that you have a home inspection report form that you’re comfortable with, and these are both good home inspection report options.
Does the online home inspection course for Ohio have a time limit?
No. There is no time limit on our course, so you can take as much time as you would like to complete it.
Does this online home inspection course certify me in mold inspection and radon inspection?
Do you provide a list of tools that I need for performing a home inspection?
Yes. We provide you with a list of tools needed. The total cost of the tools, including your moisture meter and combustible gas detector, comes out to roughly $200.
What about marketing materials?
We suggest using www.vistaprint.com for your business cards, brochures, and company website if you set one up. They are very affordable and even have templates specific to home inspection businesses.
Do you offer my state test?
There is no state exam for home inspectors in Ohio.
Do you send my certificate to the board?
There is no home inspection licensing board in Ohio.
Can I start my own business after taking your online home inspection course?
Yes. In fact, the majority of our graduates will start their own successful home inspection business after completing our course. We also train you on the whole marketing and business start-up side of things.
What if I have questions during the course?
We have full support for all students and graduates, both during and after the course. Even if you have questions when you are on a home inspection, we can assist via phone, email, or text.
Do I need to be a home builder to be a home inspector?
No. We train students from all different backgrounds to be successful home inspectors. A contractor background can be helpful, but it is not mandatory to become a home inspector in Ohio.
It doesn’t matter whether you want to become a home inspector in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dayton, Toledo, Akron or Canton; our online home inspection course can be completed from anywhere. What are you waiting for? Enroll now and start your career as a home inspector in Ohio!