Requirements for a Home Inspector License in Texas

State Requirements

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Texas has the most requirements for a Home Inspector License!

The requirements to get a Home Inspector License in Texas are as follows:

To become a REAL ESTATE licensed home inspector in Texas, you must complete:

Current Apprentice Inspectors: Sponsored Experience and Education

  • Have at least 3 months of active experience as a licensed apprentice inspector sponsored by a Texas professional inspector during the 12-month period preceding the application date.
  • Complete 25 real estate inspections under direct supervision.
  • 40 hours in Property and Building Inspection Module I
  • 40 hours in Property and Building Inspection Module II
  • 10 hours in Business Operations and Professional Responsibility Module

Substitute Experience and Education

  • 40 hours in Property and Building Inspection Module I*
  • 40 hours in Property and Building Inspection Module II*
  • 10 hours in Business Operations and Professional Responsibility Module
  • 24 hours in Texas Standards of Practice Module
  • 40 hours in Texas Practicum
  • You must submit the Texas Practicum Credit Request form with your application for credit

To become a PROFESSIONAL REAL ESTATE licensed home inspector in Texas, you must complete:

Current Real Estate Inspectors: Sponsored Experience and Education

  • Have at least 12 months of active experience as a licensed real estate inspector sponsored by a Texas professional inspector during the 24-month period preceding the application date.
  • Complete 175 real estate inspections under direct supervision.
  • 40 hours in Property and Building Inspection Module I
  • 40 hours in Property and Building Inspection Module II
  • 10 hours in Business Operations and Professional Responsibility Module
  • 20 hours in Texas Law Module
  • 24 hours in Texas Standards of Practice Module

Substitute Experience and Education

  • 40 hours in Property and Building Inspection Module I*
  • 40 hours in Property and Building Inspection Module II*
  • 10 hours in Business Operations and Professional Responsibility Module
  • 20 hours in Texas Law Module
  • 24 hours in Texas Standards of Practice Module
  • 20 hours in Analysis of Findings and Reporting Module
  • 40 hours in Texas Practicum
  • You must submit the Texas Practicum Credit Request form with your application for credit

For more information visit the TREC website.

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