What is OCHI?

The Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) requires that anyone who inspects more than one component of a building or structure must have a CCB license and be an Oregon Certified Home Inspector (OCHI). Certified Inspectors are required to provide a written report of their findings for fee paid inspections.

To become certified, an individual must prove their eligibility through related experience and training in the field. Once experience is verified, the individual may sit for the OCHI test. Certified inspectors are required to complete a minimum of 30 hours of continuing education every other year in order to renew their certification.

Home Inspections are governed by ORS 701 and OAR 812, click here for a PDF summary of these rules and regulations.

For a summary of inspector regulations in Oregon, click here.

The CCB provides web access for all consumers to check on a Contractor or Home Inspectors license status.

An additional license that some Home Inspectors get is the Commercial Pesticide Applicators license with the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA). This license certifies training in pest inspection and allows a home inspector to fill out special forms needed for government-subsidized loans.

 



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