(1) A person who intends to be licensed by the Commission must file an application for the
(A) through the online process approved by the Commission; or
(B) on a form approved by the Commission for that purpose; and
(C) submit the required fee under §535.210 of this title (relating to Fees).
(2) The Commission will reject an application submitted without a sufficient filing fee.
(3) The Commission may request additional information be provided to the Commission relating
to an application.
(b) General Requirements for Licensure.
(1) To be eligible for any inspector license, an applicant must:
(A) meet the following requirements at the time of the application:
(i) be 18 years of age;
(ii) be a citizen of the United States or a lawfully admitted alien;
(B) comply with the fingerprinting, education, experience and examination
requirements of the Act, Chapter 1102, or the rules of the Commission;
(C) meet the honesty, trustworthiness, and integrity requirements under the Act; and
(D) provide proof of financial responsibility as required by Chapter 1102.
(2) The fact that an individual has had disabilities of minority removed does not affect the
requirement that an applicant be 18 years of age to be eligible for a license.
(c) License for military service members, veterans, or military spouses. Unless otherwise excepted under §535.58 of this title (relating to License for Military Service Members, Veterans, or Military Spouses), an applicant who is a military service member, veteran, or the spouse of a person who is on full-time military service in the armed forces of the United States or serving on active duty as a member of the armed forces of the United States must meet all requirements of this section.
(d) Terminated application. An application will be terminated and subject to no further evaluation or processing if the applicant fails to satisfy the requirements of subsection (b)(1) of this section within one year from the date the application is filed.
(e) Denial of application.
(1) An application for a license may be denied if the Commission determines that the applicant
has failed to satisfy the Commission as to the applicant’s honesty, trustworthiness and integrity
or if the applicant has been convicted of a criminal offense which is grounds for disapproval of
an application under §541.1 of this title (relating to Criminal Offense Guidelines). Notice of the
denial and any hearing on the denial shall be as provided in Texas Occupations Code, §1101.364,
and §535.34 of this title (relating to Salesperson Employed by an Owner of Land and Structures
Erected by the Owner).
(2) Procuring or attempting to procure a license by fraud, misrepresentation or deceit or by
making a material misstatement of fact in an application is grounds to deny the application or
suspend or revoke the license. It is a violation of this section for a sponsoring professional
inspector knowingly to make a false statement to the Commission in an application for a license
for an apprentice or a real estate inspector.
The provisions of this §535.208 adopted to be effective January 1, 1992, 16 TexReg 7489;
amended to be effective December 21, 1993, 18 TexReg 9103;
amended to be effective September 15, 1994, 19 TexReg 6915;
amended to be effective January 3, 1996, 20 TexReg 10898;
amended to be effective May 2, 1996, 21 TexReg 3549;
amended to be effective March 14, 1997, 22 TexReg 2429;
amended to be effective December 1, 1999, 24 TexReg 10554;
amended to be effective January 1, 2001, 25 TexReg 11653;
amended to be effective October 4, 2001, 26 TexReg 7541;
amended to be effective December 24, 2001, 26 TexReg 10596;
amended to be effective April 1, 2003, 28 TexReg 2324;
amended to be effective August 31, 2004, 29 TexReg 8297;
amended to be effective November 15, 2005, 30 TexReg 7475;
amended to be effective December 30, 2007, 32 TexReg 9995;
amended to be effective September 11, 2008, 33 TexReg 7517;
amended to be effective March 1, 2010, 35 TexReg 1738;
amended to be effective September 1, 2010, 35 TexReg 7800;
amended to be effective November 21, 2013, 38 TexReg 8235;
amended to be effective January 1, 2015, 39 TexReg 9669;
amended to be effective January 1, 2016, 40 TexReg 8249;
amended to be effective March 5, 2019, 44 TexReg 1126;
amended to be effective December 11, 2019, 44 TexReg 7709;
amended to be effective August 31, 2020, 45 TexReg 6117