Category: Home Inspection

What should I do if I am currently working as a Home Inspector in Ohio but not yet licensed?

The most important consideration is to be prepared so you do not miss time conducting business when the licensing laws go into effect. As the OHIB rules currently await approval, ODRE encourages all potential new home inspectors, and current home inspectors that did not qualify under the “grandfathe...
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How can I be sure a career in home inspection is right for me?

We encourage you to review your career objectives and what you are hoping to achieve with your career path. Discuss the pros and cons with someone who knows first-hand what the industry is like and then make your decision. Attend a Virtual Open House to learn more about a day in the life of a home i...
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How do I get started with the pre-licensing education?

As an institution of higher education in the State of Ohio, Hondros College is the best place to start! We’ve been helping active, busy adults get the professional education they need to successfully launch their home inspection business for over 30 years. With the new licensing requirements, we’re ...
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What is required to become a Home Inspector?

To apply for your Ohio Home Inspector’s License, the Ohio Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing requires you to complete 80 hours of approved home inspector education, via an online setting or a classroom/Livestream setting. Qualifying education covers the following topics: Build...
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How long will it take me to complete the 80-hour course?

You decide! We’ve built in flexibility allowing you to complete the 32 hours of online-self-study coursework at your convenience. The 6 days of instructor-led Livestream classes (48 hours) are scheduled monthly including Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday classes for 2 consecutive weeks. We encourage students...
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Is the job market promising for home inspectors?

Yes. Three of the top 20 fastest growing real estate markets are currently in Ohio. Nearly 90% of all real estate transactions include a home inspection and with the new laws in Ohio (soon to be approved) that will require inspections to be conducted by a licensed home inspector, there is tremendous...
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Can I be a part-time home inspector?

Yes, you can. You determine how many hours you want to work. You may want to start out part time as you gradually transition from a current full-time job. As your own boss, you dictate your schedule. If you choose to work for an established organization, you will find many of them are open to part-t...
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Do I have to take all the classes at once?

After purchasing classes from Hondros College have 6 months to complete them. All can be completed at any one of our multiple locations statewide, online, or mix & match to create your own custom schedule. Get started now!
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What is the status of the new Home Inspection licensing laws in Ohio?

Senate Bill 255 was signed into law on January 4, 2019, creating the Ohio Home Inspection Program to be headed up by the Ohio Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing (ODRE). The Ohio Home Inspection Board (OHIB) was created to establish requirements and rules for Ohio Home Inspection li...
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Is there financial aid?

Our Real Estate courses are currently not eligible for financial aid such as PELL grants or VA funding, but we have scholarships available on our website as well as other forms of assistance by outside agencies. Click here for a list of payment options.
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