Texas issues three levels of inspector licenses: Apprentice Inspector, Real Estate Inspector, and Professional Real Estate Inspector. AHIT provides approved training for those seeking to become Real Estate Inspectors and Professional Real Estate Inspectors. Education requirement changes went into effect on March 1, 2021. These requirements are listed below. For existing students who began their professional inspector coursework prior to March 1, 2021, please visit TREC’s website for requirements that must be fulfilled and submitted prior to June 30, 2021.
- Texas Real Estate Inspector education requirements: 154 hours (includes 40 hours of practicum; exams must be proctored)
- Texas Professional Real Estate Inspector education requirements: 194 hours (includes 40 hours of practicum; exams must be proctored)
- Inspections: 40 hours of Texas practicum (field training)
- Exam Required: Both NHIE plus Texas specific exam
- Application Fee: $100 (Real Estate Inspector) or $120 (Professional Real Estate Inspector) plus $10 after passing the exam (other fees may apply)
- Minimum age requirement: 18
- Proof of Financial Responsibility: Provide proof of Liability Insurance with a minimum of $100,000 per occurrence and an aggregate annual total of a minimum of $100,000 using the TREC Certificate of Insurance form or provide proof of a Surety Bond using the TREC Proof of Financial Responsibility Form.
- Must meet TREC’s qualifications for honesty, trustworthiness, and integrity (consider requesting a Fitness Determination before applying for a license)
- Fingerprinting is required
- Citizen of the United States or a lawfully admitted alien
Home Inspection License Expiration: Every two years from date of issuance