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Texas State Home Inspector Regulations

Legislation: Texas Occupations Code
Governing Body: The Texas Real Estate Commission

Effective September 1st, 2007, all real estate inspector applicants must provide proof of professional liability insurance in the amount of $100,000 per occurrence.  The applicant’s insurance agent must complete the Certificate of Insurance form found at the TREC web site and submit it to TREC.  If an application is submitted and the exam is passed, an inactive license will issue it there is no proof of professional liability insurance. 

Qualifications for Becoming a PROFESSIONAL Inspector:

  • Citizen of the United States or a lawfully admitted alien
  • Resident of Texas at the time application is filed
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Found to be honest, trustworthy, & possessing integrity
    (Background Investigation through DPS)
  • A Texas home inspector must qualify in one of the following ways:

A. Can come in through the three-tier progression method – Apprentice – Real Estate Inspector – Professional Real Estate Inspector


B. Has completed 320 classroom hours of a real estate inspection courses.

AND ONE of the Following:

  1. Has completed 120 hours of an experience training module
  2. Has completed 120 hours of work experience under a licensed Professional Inspector
  3. Has five (5) years experience inspecting, installing, servicing, repairing or maintaining each of the structural, mechanical and electrical systems found in improvements to a real property.  Two (2) letters of reference will be required. 


Training Provider:

American Home Inspectors Training Institute
Phone: 800-441-9411


Last updated: 7/30/14