Department of Commerce - Procedures and Practices - Disciplinary sanctions.


Published: 2021-01-01

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(A) The home inspector board may include, at its sole discretion, any combination of sanctions in its order as found in division (A) of section 4764.13 of the Revised Code.

(B) Any final order of the home inspector board no longer subject to appeal may be publicly disseminated using any of the following methods:

(1) Publication in the division of real estate and professional licensing's newsletter;

(2) Press release(s);

(3) Any other method deemed appropriate by the home inspector board and/or the superintendent.

(C) In all cases except those qualifying under paragraph (D) of this rule, payment of any fine ordered by the board shall be received by the division of real estate and professional licensing within thirty days of the date of the boards finding and order.

(D) The superintendent may extend the payment of any fine as ordered by the board upon the request of the licensee for good cause shown. The terms of an extended payment period may also include a schedule for specified interim payments.

(E) Any fine or payment not received by the division as specified in the home inspector boards order or pursuant to paragraph (D) of this rule shall result in the automatic suspension of the licensee's home inspectors license.

(F) Reactivation of a license suspended pursuant to paragraph (E) of this rule shall be automatic only when payment in full of all fines imposed upon the licensee is received by the division of real estate and professional licensing.

(G) When the home inspector board imposes additional education as a sanction for a violation of any provision of Chapter 4764. of the Revised Code, the completion of the course(s) by the licensee shall be subject to the following conditions:

(1) The boards order imposing the additional education sanction shall specify the specific course content, the number of hours to be completed, date by which the course(s) is to be completed, and the method by which satisfaction of the order is to be reported to the division of real estate & professional licensing;

(2) No additional education ordered by the board as a sanction for violation of any provision of Chapter 4764. of the Revised Code shall be credited towards the licensee's continuing education requirements;

(3) Only education pre-approved by the division of real estate and professional licensing shall be accepted for purposes of fulfilling additional education sanctions as order by the board;

(4) Any licensee ordered to complete additional education as a sanction, may in advance of completing such course work, request written verification from the division of real estate and professional licensing that the proposed course(s) will satisfy the criteria set forth in the home inspectors order;

(5) The superintendent shall have the discretion to extend the period of time for completion and/or modify the course(s) content parameters of the home inspector boards order upon good cause shown;

(6) Any additional education not satisfactorily completed and reported to the division of real estate and professional licensing, as specified in the home inspector boards order or pursuant to paragraph (G)(5) of this rule, shall result in the automatic suspension of the licensee's home inspector license.

(H) Reactivation of a license suspended pursuant to paragraph (G)(6) of this rule shall be automatic only when proof of completion of the board-ordered additional education is submitted, reviewed and approved by the division.