Walk-through Inspections

Walk-through inspections

Ohio’s walk-through inspections ruling

To view the official opinion on walk-through inspections go here.

Inspector Mike® can perform these

Inspector Mike® has been able to perform walk-through inspections since 2002. Longer than any other home inspector in Ohio.

Proctored Testing

Proctored testing is required in Ohio to prove your competency to inspect new construction. Again, additional testing above the home inspector level.

RESIDENTIAL BUILDING OFFICIAL

RESIDENTIAL PLANS EXAMINER

  1. Ohio registration as an architect or professional engineer, or
  2. Five years of experience as a residential contractor or non-residential contractor or superintendent with responsibility for obtaining approvals and inspections of structures regulated by the rules of the Board,

    ELECTRICAL SAFETY INSPECTOR

    1. Journeyman electrician or equivalent for 4 years, 2 as an electrician foreman, and 2 years as a building department ESI trainee, or
    2. Journeyman electrician or equivalent for 4 years and 3 years as a building department ESI trainee, or
    3. Four years of experience as a building department ESI trainee, or
    4. Journeyman electrician or equivalent for 6 years; or
    5. An electrical engineer registered in the State of Ohio.

      PLUMBING INSPECTOR

      1. Seven years of experience in the installation of plumbing, subject to inspection under a code adopted for buildings, within the scope of groups regulated by the rules of the Board, or
      2. A degree in engineering or architecture and three years of experience in plumbing system design.

      RESIDENTIAL MECHANICAL INSPECTOR

      1. Three years of experience as an HVAC system or supervisor for residential or non-residential buildings within the scope of groups regulated by the rules of the Board, or
      2. At least three years of experience as a skilled tradesman for HVAC systems and associated
        refrigeration, fuel gas, and heating piping work for residential or non-residential buildings or
        structures regulated by the rules of the Board.