How to Become a Licensed Home Inspector in Texas

Texas Inspector Licensing

InterNACHI is currently working toward offering a qualifying education program that will be approved by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC). For more information on currently approved classes to become a Texas-licensed home inspector, visit the Texas Professional Real Estate Inspector Association (TPREIA) and speak with either Paul or Brenda Roebuck. They will help you with qualifying and continuing education questions, state examination, and state application process.

Texas/TREC has several different licensing types. For details, visit the Texas/TREC website

To help prepare for the state exam, you may consider becoming a member of InterNACHI®. Why? Members have unlimited access to all of InterNACHI's free online training and Continuing Education, our recommended list of home inspector courses, our free certification programs, the members-only forum, amazing membership benefits, the Online Inspector Exam, and our free Practice Questions.

Free Online Continuing Education Courses:

InterNACHI is a Texas/TREC-approved course provider for Inspector Continuing Education (ICE). InterNACHI® members may take any free online course approved by Texas/TREC. As of 2020, students can only take a maximum of 16 credits in any single category for renewal. 

For more information on using InterNACHI to obtain free, online Texas-approved CE, click HERE.

TPREIA, Your Local Texas Chapter and Contact

InterNACHI® has partnered with the Texas Professional Real Estate Inspectors Association (TPREIA) to provide local training classes, chapter events, and state conventions. InterNACHI® and TPREIA provide Continuing Education Courses in Texas. Contact Paul and Brenda Roebuck at TPREIA: (Brenda direct) 281-802-3374; email or Visit  Paul and Brenda can help you with anything you need related to Texas, including your questions about Texas inspector licensing.


Partner Schools

For a list of local partner schools that provide home inspector training classes, please click here.
Texas Partner Schools

Insurance for  Texas Home Inspectors 

To become 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 for information on how to sign up.  


Radon Tester Certification (online & free for members)

Although there are no state regulations for radon testing in Texas, the Texas Radiation Control Program recommends that the public hire an NRPP-certified professional (as of December 2014). Visit the Texas website for details.


InterNACHI's free, online "Radon Measurement Professional Initial Training Course" is AARST-NRPP approved for both initial certification and Continuing Education. To complete all components of the NRPP Radon Certification, please visit their site for more information.  


InterNACHI's free online Radon Measurement Professional Initial Training Course is NRSB-approved for initial certification. For those looking for NRSB continuing education, members should take the free online "Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider" course.

Wood-Destroying Organism (WDO) Inspections

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. Read what Texas says about home inspectors inspecting WDO or wood-destroying organisms by visiting

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

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. 

InterNACHI's WDO Report Form does not require the home inspector to specifically identify any insects. Learn more about WDO.  

Commercial Property Inspections

Become an InterNACHI® Certified Commercial Property Inspector. The online training and certification is free for members.

Visit the Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association (CCPIA) for additional commercial inspection training and resources.


Mold Inspections in Texas

Mold inspections are regulated in Texas. Please visit for details.




Hands-On Training at House of Horrors® 

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.*

 Experience the House of Horrors®



Real Estate Cards (free for members):

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. 

Texas Real Estate Commission approves InterNACHI as a course provider for licensed real estate agents.




Home Energy Inspector (online & free for members)


Become a Certified Home Energy Inspector. The online training and certification is free for members. No infrared, no blower door, and no additional training needed.



Business & Marketing (online & free for members)


Learn the 15 steps to building and operating a successful home inspection business by taking our free, online Home Inspection Business Course.


InterNACHI's Marketing Team will design a new logo for your inspection business or re-design your existing logo, and design and customize your business cards, flyers and brochures. It's all for free. Take a look at the free design work we've done for our members (free to members). Contact the Inspector Marketing Department today




Membership Benefits (free for members)



How to Join InterNACHI



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InterNACHI has many free, online courses approved with Texas TREC. To find TREC approved CE courses visit our education page.