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Initial Commercial Personnel Application

The Board certifies personnel of certified local non-residential building departments to perform Ohio Building Code enforcement duties. These certifications include...

  • Building Official;
  • Master Plans Examiner and elective plans examiners;
  • Building, Mechanical, Plumbing & Electrical Inspectors; &
  • Non-residential IU Inspectors.

The initial interim certification period is 2 years during which you will complete the Ohio Building Code Academy and prescribed exams. 

Effective September 30, 2021, the Board of Building Standards also certifies plumbing inspectors who perform plumbing inspections for health districts as well as building departments. The Division of Industrial Compliance no longer certifies plumbing inspectors.