Ohio does not require Home Inspectors to be licensed.
Not all states require that Home Inspectors are licensed. This leaves you as a buyer in the position of not knowing who is good or bad, what is the Inspector going to do when he gets to the house, will it be a thorough Inspection, or just gloss over the problems?
This lack of licensing and regulation puts the onus on you to choose a Home Inspector who adheres to the strict standards of practice and code of ethics.
An Inspector who is associated with a professional trade group that demands consistency and integrity in their Inspection business. ASHI the nations leading association sets the bench mark for Inspectors with strict minimum standards providing guidance for residential and small commercial buildings. All ASHI members agree to conduct their Home Inspections in accordance with the standards of practice.
It may not be a license, but its the next best thing!
The number of states licensing Home Inspectors is growing all the time which is a good thing for home buyers.