Home Inspector State Requirements

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Texas’s issues three levels of home inspector licenses: Apprentice Inspector, Real Estate Inspector, and Professional Real Estate Inspector. AHIT provides approved training for this seeking to become Professional Real Estate Inspectors.

Application Requirements:

  • Citizen of the United States or a lawfully admitted alien
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Satisfy the Commission’s requirements for honesty, integrity and trustworthiness
  • Insurance: Liability insurance with a minimum of $100,000 per occurrence and an aggregate annual total of a minimum of $100,000
  • Application fee: $120 plus $10 after passing the exam
  • Exam: NHIE plus Texas specific exam
  • Fingerprinting and background check is required

Texas Professional Real Estate Inspector Education Requirements:

  • Education Requirements: 354 hours (330 hours of online plus 24 hours of classroom)
  • Inspections: 40 hours of field training

Home Inspection License Expiration: Every two years from date of issuance

Home Inspection Continuing Education Requirements

  • 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 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.

Inspector Courses Provided by: American Home Inspectors Training

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