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Rule 1301:17-1-04 | Out of state applicants.


(A) An applicant for an initial Ohio home inspector license may obtain a license pursuant to section 4764.10 of the Revised Code provided the following, including but not limited to, are satisfied:

(1) The applicant completes an application prescribed by the superintendent;

(2) The applicant submits to criminal background check as found in division (B) of section 4764.07 of the Revised Code;

(3) The applicant satisfies all the requirements of section 4764.10 of the Revised Code; and

(4) Payment of appropriate fees required by paragraph (A) of rule 1301:17-1-03 of the Administrative Code.

(B) Any applicant for an Ohio home inspector license who is doing business in Ohio as, including but not limited to, a sole proprietor, a corporation, a partnership, limited liability corporation, limited liability partnership or an association shall file or register with the Ohio secretary of state.

(C) The signature on any application may be written by hand or be an electronic signature, as defined by division (H) of section 1306.01 of the Revised Code.

(D) Upon notice from the division of real estate and professional licensing that an application for initial licensure is incomplete or incorrect as filed, the applicant shall within thirty days of the date of the last such notice submit to the division a corrected application or the additional information requested. Failure to timely submit such corrected application or additional information shall constitute just cause for the superintendent to void the application and impose a forfeiture of any application fee pursuant to section 4764.05 of the Revised Code.

Last updated April 8, 2021 at 3:18 PM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4764.05
Amplifies: 4764.10
Five Year Review Date: 10/31/2025