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The Ohio ASHI 2021 Ohio Home Inspectors EXPO is open to ALL Ohio inspectors!
Sessions on February 27 and March 6 are approved for 12 total ASHI CEUs, and are pending approval for Ohio State Licensing CEUs.

This year we are virtual, and passing the savings on to you! Ohio ASHI Chapter members get all 6 sessions, for 12 ASHI CEUs and 12 State CEUs (pending), for just $99 (non-members $129).

Members also can buy sessions separately at $20 each (non-members $25 each). Click the links in the session(s) of your choice to register.

EXPO Schedule

February 27
9–10, John Cordell and Anne Petit; Ohio Licensing Updates (1 CEU)
10–11, Joe Denneler; Contracts and agreements (1 CEU)
11:30–1:30, Bruce Barker; Insulation and Ventilation (2 CEUs)
2–4, Bryck Guibor; Don’t Let Your Inspection Go Down The Drain; Plumbing Defects (2 CEUs)

March 6
9–11, Jerry Salontay, Electrical (2 CEUs)
11:30–1:30, Ken Harrington and Forrest Lines, Standards and Ethics (2 CEUs)
2–4, Bryck Guibor, This Old House (2 CEUs)

There will be a give-away drawing for something fantastic after each session. These are sponsored by great organizations that serve the home inspection industry, and we could not do this without them. Please check them out here!

Full Session Descriptions Coming Soon

February 27, 9-10
John Cordell and Anne Petit; Ohio Home Inspector Licensing Update (1 CEU)

Rules and regulations have been finalized, and inspectors in Ohio are currently required to adhere to these new regulation. Get up to speed on the current state of licensing in Ohio by joining two people who have their fingers on the pulse of what’s happening. Make sure you know what you need to be doing in order to be ready when licensing is in effect.

Register for this session here.

Anne M. Petit of Galloway was reappointed as the Superintendent of the Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing in 2011.  Petit returned to the role after having served from 2002-2005 under a previous administration.  As Superintendent, Petit oversees numerous commissions and programs, including the Ohio Real Estate Commission, Ohio Real Estate Appraiser Board, Ohio Home Inspector Board, Ohio Cemetery Dispute Resolution Commission, and Video Service Authorization programs.  Since 2018, additional programs have been added under the Division of Real Estate’s umbrella, including manufactured home dealers, brokers, and salespersons, land professionals and a grant program for Ohio’s non-profit cemeteries.
Previously, Supt. Petit was Vice President of faculty and regulatory compliance programs for an Ohio college. She also served as Director of Constituent Inquiries for Governor Taft and was Administrator for the Secretary of State’s campaign finance division during the Taft SOS administration. She also held positions with the former Diamond Savings & Loan in Findlay and Mid-American National Bank in Toledo.
Superintendent Petit is also active on the national level where she served as President of the Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials (AARO) from 2015-2016 and the international level, where she served as the 2019 President of the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO). She is the only regulator to serve as president for both organizations.

John Cordell is owner of Inspection Plus, LTD in Cincinnatti, and was appointed by Governor Dewine to the first ever Ohio Home Inspectors Board and currently serves as the board’s president.


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February 27, 10-11
Joseph Denneler, Contracts and Agreements (2 CEUs)

Joseph Denneler has spent many years defending and advising home inspectors. Don’t miss this informative session about how to protect yourself from the very beginning of the inspection process.


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February 27, 11:30-1:30
Bruce Barker; Insulation and Ventilation (2 CEUs)

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Bruce A. Barker is President of Dream Home Consultants, LLC., a Raleigh, North Carolina based building inspection and consulting firm. During over 33 years in the construction and building inspection profession, he has built more than 110 custom homes, and has inspected more than 3,000 homes. Mr. Barker is a certified Residential Combination Inspector by the International Code Council, and is a licensed contractor in multiple states. Mr. Barker currently serves as ASHI’s President-elect.

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February 27, 2-4
Bryck Guibor; Don’t Let Your Inspection Go Down the Drain; Plumbing Defects (2 CEUs)

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Bryck has inspected thousands of homes. In addition to being a licensed home inspector, Bryck is also a licensed general contractor. Considered to be an expert in historical and older homes, his knowledge is put to use in home inspection, home building and renovation. He is a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), as well as a charter member of the Arizona chapter of ASHI. He is the current President for Arizona ASHI and has been the Arizona Chapter Education Director for over 10 years. He taught classes for the National Park Services for rehab and inspection of historical buildings. He has been an instructor at the National ASHI conference for over 13 years. He also serves as an instructor with Training Services Associates providing hands-on training workshops in electrical, plumbing, and home and facility maintenance across the country. Bryck is a subject matter expert for the National Home Inspectors Exam.

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March 6, 9-11
Jerry Salontay; Electrical (1 CEU)

If you think you know everything you need to about electric, just go ahead and skip this one (hint: don’t skip this one).

Who doesn’t need to study more about electrical issues? You can always learn something new, and you’d be hard pressed to find a better source than a seasoned professional with decades of experience in both electrical contracting and inspecting.

Register for this session here.


March 6, 11:30-1:30
Forrest Lines, Standards and Ethics (2 CEUs)

Okay, so you’re used to hearing about the ASHI Standards of Practice (SOP), and hopefully you are a member in good standing adhering to both the SOP and Code of Ethics, but regardless of your ASHI status, the State of Ohio will be enforcing an SOP and Code of Ethics as written into the Ohio Revised Code, and ALL inspectors in Ohio will be accountable to these regulations.
Join a seasoned professional who has been closely involved in the development of these regulations to go through them line by line and make sure you understand what they mean to your everyday practice of inspecting homes in Ohio.

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Ken Harrington managed the Home Center Division for W.R. Grace, Atlanta, GA, from 1980-1985, was a commissioned Certified Training Instructor for Wood Destroying Insects in 1981, and Certified Dimensional Lumber Inspector by Georgia Pacific in 1982. Ken obtained the Osmose Pressure Treated Lumber Certification in 1982, as well as Plumbing, Electrical and Roofing installation and inspection. After 35 years in Retail Management, 15 years for a Fortune 500 retail chain in Central Ohio, Ken retired from retail.

Harrington has been inspecting homes in Central Ohio since March, 1999, joined ASHI in July, 2003, and founded Kustom Home Inspection in 2003 as a multi-inspector business. He has performed over 7,000 residential and commercial inspections in Central Ohio and is currently a licensed home inspector by the State of Ohio, and licensed for WDI and radon testing. He is certified for irrigation systems, hot tubs and swimming pools, and is a certified mold specialist. Ken served as an Adjunct Professor at Cincinnati State Community College, Workforce Development, Sharonville, OH, teaching Home Inspector Training and has been a Certified Instructor for The ASHI School since 2009. He previously served on the ASHI National Board of Directors and 10 years as ASHI National Chair and/or member of the Chapter Relations Committee. He currently serves as a member of the Ohio Joint Chapter Legislative Committee and Executive Director of the Ohio Chapter of ASHI.

Forrest Lines is a 25-year veteran of the home inspection industry. He has logged 15,000 fee paid draw inspections as well as in excess of 10,000 fee paid home inspections. He is certified through the America Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) as an ACI (ASHI Certified Inspector) as well as holding a Radon license in the state of Ohio and a WDI (Wood Destroying Insect) license as well.

Lines has a B.S. in Education and has taught various subjects in Elementary, Middle School and High school. He has taught home inspection education for Inspection Training Associates (ITA) and was lead instructor in the Ohio school he operated for 5 years. He opened the NAHI Institute in Ohio and taught home inspection there as well. He currently teaches for the ASHI School.

Forrest is a member of the Ohio Chapter of ASHI, where he is Board President. He is currently retired and lives with his wife of 39 years Gail in Gahanna, Ohio.

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March 6, 2-4
Bryck Guibor, This Old House (2 CEUs)

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