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The quality and usefulness of any inspection depends upon the knowledge and experience of the person who conducts the inspection.

The building inspection industry in Ohio and Kentucky is still largely unregulated. The extent and quality of the site inspection, report, and follow-up assistance vary significantly. So do the expertise and credentials of the inspectors. Criterium-Cincinnati Engineers exceeds the minimum state requirements and is a member of the leading national building inspection organization - the National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers (NABIE).

All of Criterium-Cincinnati Engineers' inspections are conducted by licensed Professional Engineers. The P.E. license is awarded by each state and is your assurance that the engineer is knowledgeable, ethical, and legally accountable. Accountability is a true measure of commitment to one's profession and clients. At a minimum, Criterium-Cincinnati’s Professional Engineers:

  • Have completed an accredited, degreed engineering program, have worked for 4 years under the direction of other engineers, and have passed a comprehensive state board exam. This is your assurance that they are properly trained to evaluate your property.
  • Are legally bound by a code of ethics that requires that they limit their practice to areas in which they have expertise.
  • Have completed an extensive training course sponsored by Criterium Engineers National Technical Resource Center in Portland, ME.

In addition to their professional qualifications, Criterium-Cincinnati engineers participate in:

  • Mandatory continuing education programs
  • Intensive 7-day training programs sponsored by Criterium Engineers
  • Regular peer reviews


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