Senate Bill 255 was signed into law on January 4, 2019, creating the Ohio Home Inspection Program to be headed up by the Ohio Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing (ODRE). The Ohio Home Inspection Board (OHIB) was created to establish requirements and rules for Ohio Home Inspection licensure. Home Inspection rules adopted by the OHIB were filed for approval with the Joint Committee on Agency Review (JCARR) on February 25, 2020. The process for approval and finalization has been delayed due to the COVID-19 emergency but ODRE is hopeful that the legislative approval process is moving forward. Updates will be available on the ODRE website. New licensing laws will be implemented. The effective date will be determined by ODRE very soon.