InterNACHI provides home inspector licensing training to become a TX-licensed home inspector at our local Texas Chapters. For live training classes to become a Texas-licensed home inspector, visit our Texas Professional Real Estate Inspector Association (TPREIA) Chapter. Speak with Paul or Brenda Roebuck. They will help you with your licensing training, Continuing Education classes, state examination, and state application process.
To be a licensed home inspector in Texas, individuals must meet certain requirements for adequate insurance coverage. InterNACHI members are eligible for discounts and enhanced coverage. Visit nachi.org/insurance for information on how to sign up.
Free, Online Continuing Education & Qualifying Courses:
InterNACHI is a Texas-approved course provider for Continuing Education (CE), Inspector Continuing Education (ICE), and Qualifying Courses.
InterNACHI Qualifying License #8042 (listed on TREC website)
InterNACHI CE Provider #10026
Ben Gromicko, Texas Inspector Qualifying Course Instructor and Inspector Continuing Education Course Instructor and Instructor for Real Estate Agents.
Travis Weston Franzoy CE Elective Course Instructor
Texas Certificates of Completion for CE
Once you complete a Texas-approved online course through InterNACHI, you can download a certificate of completion to submit to the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) for credit. Here's a short helpful how-to video to download a Texas Certificate of Completion.
TPREIA, Your Local Texas Chapter and Contact
InterNACHI partners with Texas Professional Real Estate Inspectors Association (TPREIA) to provide local training classes, chapter events, and state conventions. InterNACHI and TPREIA provide both Qualifying and Continuing Education in Texas. Contact Paul and Brenda Roebuck at TPREIA. Phone (main): (832) 499-9946. Phone (Brenda direct): (936) 447-4589. Email: email@example.com. Visit www.tpreia.com. Paul and Brenda can help you with anything you need related to Texas, including your questions about Texas inspector licensing.
Radon Tester Certification (online & free for members)
Although there are no state regulations for radon testing in Texas, the Texas Radiation Control Program recommends to the public hiring an NRPP-certified professional. (as of Dec 2014) Visit the Texas website for details.
Under the home inspector license issued by TREC, the inspector MAY NOT comment on whether termite infestations exist. They should comment on visible damage regardless of the underlying cause and note it as a deficiency in their report, but may not assess that the damage was specifically caused by wood-destroying insects.
A person who reports on wood destroying insects must be licensed by the state as a wood destroying insect inspector. These licenses are issued by the Texas Structural Pest Control Service of the Texas Department of Agriculture at www.texasagriculture.gov
A home inspector:
must not identify pests in their inspections;
must not write inspection reports that identify pests; and
must not make recommendations in regard to an infestation.
Experience world-class inspection training and InterNACHI® member events at our House of Horrors® locations in Colorado and Florida. The InterNACHI® House of Horrors® is an entire house with 1,000 defects built under our roof. Register for a free event, take training, test-drive inspection tools, attend an inspector chapter meeting, and inspect the House of Horrors®. *This training does not count towards Texas required licensing.*
Texas-licensed real estate agents can attain free Continuing Education credits by following the directions on the real estate cards. Members can hand out these cards to real estate agents, which explain how to log into the free courses.
When an agent logs into a course and enters the member's ID number, the member is automatically emailed. The first slide of the course is the member's contact information.