A Central Oregon Home Inspector's notes on licensing information and resources
The unlicensed, “fake”, home inspector situation in the local news, has come up a lot in conversations with realtors recently. It’s important to have licensing information available just in case you, or one of your clients, have any questions or concerns about Oregon home inspectors or other licensed contractors. Verifying a home inspector's license can help reassure your clients and mitigate liability concerns.
As a licensed, bonded and insured home inspector the integrity and quality of my work, and the reputation of my industry, are incredibly important to me. I believe home inspectors perform a valuable service for real estate buyers and sellers and trust in our profession is critical.
Below is information from the Oregon CCB that can help you verify credentials for Oregon Home Inspectors and assuage any concerns or answer questions you or your clients might have.
Licensing information from the construction contractors board:
Click here for the Oregon CCB Buyer Beware list. This list provides details on chronic offenders.
Contractors (including home inspectors) must include their CCB license number on any advertising so you can verify their license. To do so, visit www.oregon.gov/ccb and enter a license number or name in the orange “Search” feature. Verify that the license is “active” and that the full name on the license matches the contractor in question.
Home inspectors are required to have a CCB and additionally should have an Oregon Certified Home Inspector (OCHI) number.
Oregon CCB customer service - call 503-378-4621 for help searching or understanding the results.
Contractors and consumers can report unlicensed contractors and other illegal activity on the CCB’s website or by calling 503-934-2246. Licensed contractors carry bonds and insurance and can be held accountable if something goes wrong. Only licensed contractors can get required building permits.
Hero Home Inspectors Licensing Information
Oregon CCB #: 206671, OCHI #: 1768
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