TEXAS LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME A HOME INSPECTOR

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TEXAS HOME INSPECTOR LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME A TEXAS HOME INSPECTOR

  • Texas professional inspector education requirements: 394 hours
  • Inspections: 40 hours of field training (included in 394 hours)
  • Exam Required: NHIE plus Texas specific exam
  • Application Fee: $130 (other fees may apply)
  • Minimum age requirement: 18
  • Insurance Requirements: Liability insurance with a minimum of $100,000 per occurrence and an aggregate annual total of a minimum of $100,000
  • ♦ Background check may be required
  • ♦ 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
    1. Inspectors will not receive CE credit for more than 16 hours in one topic in a renewal term
  • ♦ 32 total hours per renewal cycle
    1. Must include a 4 hour Standards of Practice Review course and a 4 hour Inspector Legal & Ethics course
  • ♦ Texas Real Estate Commission requires that each final exam be proctored for qualifying and non-elective continuing education

TEXAS STATE LICENSING BOARD

 

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