How to Become a Home Inspector in Ohio in 4 Steps:
Step One: Complete an approved 80-hour home inspection training course such as PDH Academy’s online course.
Step Two: Complete the Curriculum of Experience Course.
Step Three: Take and pass the National Home Inspector Exam.
Step Four: Start your career as a home inspector.
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Online Ohio Home Inspection Training Course
PDH Academy’s 80-Hour Home Inspection Training Program is the first step towards getting your home inspector license in Ohio. Completing our program will give you the knowledge necessary to start your own commercial and residential property inspection business. In addition, our optional bonus courses will teach you all about mold, radon, and much more. A thorough education in the foundations of home inspection is far from the only benefit of becoming a student with PDH Academy.
All students are also provided free unlimited access to Report Form Pro Nitro. This software package works on smartphones and tablets and allows you to create, edit, and deliver complete inspection reports with photos.
Our home inspection students and graduates are provided with lifetime course access and support at no additional fee. You will always be able to log back in to review our Ohio home inspector online training material and get access to course updates forever.
Curriculum of Experience & Peer Review Course
PDH Academy’s 40-hour Curriculum of Experience and Peer Review course is an Ohio Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing approved program and satisfies the experience requirement for an Ohio home inspector license.
This course offers an interactive training experience both in the classroom and in the field. It is a 5-day training program that includes field inspections, classroom review, as well as a peer review where the student will be inspecting a residential property as if they were performing an actual home inspection service for a paying client.
Successful participants of this course will be awarded Certificates of Completion for both the Curriculum of Experience and the Peer Review, both of which are required by the state for Ohio home inspector training.
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Ohio Home Inspector License Frequently Asked Questions
Once you complete our online home inspection class, perform 10 parallel inspections or complete our Curriculum of Experience course with peer review session (dates listed above) and pass the National Home Inspectors exam, you can apply for your home inspection license in Ohio.
The average salary for a home inspector in Ohio is approximately $72,000 per year.
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.
Yes. During each three-year period that a license is valid, a licensed home inspector shall complete at least fourteen hours of continuing education instruction annually.
Yes. We email out your home inspection certification to you upon completion of our online course.
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.
You have unlimited access to the course, so you can take as much time as you would like to complete it.
Yes. We include our mold and radon introductory bonus courses free of charge to students who enroll in our online home inspection course for Ohio.
Through a partnership with ECAN, LLC, we also offer a state-approved 16-Hour Ohio Radon Measurement Technician certification course. This course is also approved by the National Radon Proficiency Program (AARST-NRPP) or National Radon Safety Board (NRSB).
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.
The home inspector license exam in Ohio is called the National Home Inpspector Exam and the test is offerd by PSI in the following cities: Akron, Beachwood, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Middleburg Heights, Dublin, Groveport, Elyria, Ravenna, Maumee, Troy, or Wadsworth.
No. You will provide a copy of your certificate to the board when you apply for your Ohio Home Inspector License.
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.
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.
No. 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!