Department of Commerce - Procedures and Practices - Parallel Inspection.


Published: 2021-04-08

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(A) An acceptable parallel inspection in satisfaction of the requirement found in division (D)(6)(b) of section 4764.07 of the Revised Code shall consists of the following:

(1) An applicant for a home inspector license is supervised by an Ohio licensed home inspector while conducting a home inspection for the licensed home inspectors client.

(2) The home inspection must be an on-site inspection of a residential property.

(3) Following the inspection, the applicant produces a written home inspector report that is reviewed by the Ohio licensed home inspector.

(4) The licensed home inspector must review, analyze, correct if necessary and return the report to the applicant within ten calendar days of receipt of the applicants report.

(5) The licensed home inspector must provide guidance to the applicant regarding the inspection process and the report writing process. Guidance includes instruction regarding the standards of practice and canons of ethics adopted by the Ohio home inspector board.

(6) The Ohio licensed home inspector may only supervise a maximum of two applicants who are, at the same time for the same property, inspecting and preparing a home inspection report for parallel inspection experience.

(B) An Ohio licensed home inspector supervising an applicant for this rule shall maintain an active Ohio home inspector license at the time of the parallel inspection occurs, and the Ohio licensed home inspector shall not be the subject to any home inspector discipline issued in the three years prior to the date of the parallel inspection.

(C) Satisfaction of this rule requires the completion of a parallel inspection affidavit signed by the applicant and by the Ohio licensed home inspector supervising the applicant. The affidavit shall also include a list of the properties inspected by the applicant. Upon request of the superintendent or the board, the applicant shall make available copies of reports, work files or other evidence to support the parallel inspection claimed.

(D) Upon notice from the division of real estate & professional licensing that an application is incomplete or incorrect as filed, the applicant shall, within thirty days of the date of the last such notice, submit to the division the additional requested information or the corrected application. Failure to timely submit the additional requested information or the corrected application shall constitute just cause for the superintendent to void the application and impose a forfeiture of any application fee.

Last updated April 8, 2021 at 3:19 PM