Home Inspection Requirements for Texas

Home Inspection Regulated

License Type
Professional Home Inspector

License Renewal Cycle
Every Two Years

Is Distance Education Allowed

Is Field Training And Experience Required

Experience Required
Different options of obtaining the Home inspector license (see note)

Is CE Required

CE Hours Required
16 hours during each 12 month period; 32 total for each renewal period

Is CE Distance Education Allowed

Is Pre-Licensing Required

Pre-licensing Hours Required
128 classroom hours (see note)

Regulating Body
Texas Real Estate Licensing Board

Rules And Regulations
535.65 or Texas Admin Code 535.212

Home Inspector Exam-by PSI

There are 3 levels of an inspector license(apprentice, Real Estate, and Professional) In order to be licensed as a professional home inspector one must take the 128 hour classroom course and one of the following A. Have been actively experienced as a real estate inspector for at least 12 months and have completed 200 inspections(175 under indirect supervision and 25 under direct supervision). OR B. Have completed an additional 200 classroom hours taken in specific topics approved by commission and one of the following must be met a. 120 hours in experience training module or b. 120 hours inspecting with a licensed professional.

Texas Home Inspection Training

Texas Licensure (Title 113A, Article 6573a, Section 23) enacted in 1991. The Texas licensure law, the Real Estate License Act, provides for the examination of home inspectors and established continuing education requirements. These and other requirements are contained in the Texas Administrative Code, Subchapter R, Rules. The law also requires home inspector applicants to work as apprentice inspectors under the supervision of a professional licensed home inspector. If an applicant is unable to obtain an apprenticeship, educational course work and an examination can be substituted. Home inspectors are regulated by the Texas Real Estate Licensing Board.
For more information, contact the Texas Real Estate Commission at –

Phone: (512) 936-3000
(800) 250-8732
Fax: (512) 936-3864
P.O. Box 12188
Austin, TX 78711-2188
Website: http://www.trec.state.tx.us