REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME A HOME INSPECTOR

The first step is to understand the licensing or certification requirements for your state.

Texas Home Inspector License Requirements

Requirements to Become a Texas Home Inspector

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.

  • 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

Texas Home Inspector Continuing Education Requirements

  • Home Inspection License Expiration: Every two years from date of issuance
  • 16 hours annually
  • Inspectors will not receive CE credit for more than 16 hours in one topic in a renewal term
  • 32 total hours per renewal cycle
  • Must include the 8-hour Inspector Legal & Ethics and SOP Review course.
  • Texas Real Estate Commission requires that each final exam be proctored for qualifying and non-elective continuing education

Texas State Licensing Board

American Home Inspectors Training

  • Texas Qualifying Provider: #4567
  • Texas Inspector Continuing Education Provider: #10077

Course Approvals

  • Analysis of Findings and Reporting Module - 20 hours - Approval #39923
  • Business Operations and Professional Responsibilities Module - 10 hours - Approval #39924
  • Property and Building Inspection Module I - 40 hours - Approval #39925
  • Property and Building Inspection - Module II - 40 hours - Approval #39926
  • Texas Law Module - 20 hours - Approval #39927
  • Texas Standards of Practice Module - 24 hours - Approval #39928
  • Texas Practicum - 40 hours - Approval #39929

Want to learn more about becoming a home inspector in Texas?

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