How to Become a Licensed Home Inspector in Texas

 

Inspector Licensing

  • InterNACHI is working toward a qualifying education program for members with the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC). For more information on training 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, our free Practice Questions.

  

Virtual Ride-Alongs

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, TREC is allowing for virtual ride-along inspections for their licensing requirements virtual ride-along inspections for their licensing requirements. To find a local certified home inspector in Texas, visit www.nachi.org/certified-inspectors/browse/us/texas



Free, Online Continuing Education Courses:

InterNACHI® members may take any free, online course approved by Texas TREC. For a list of CE Courses approved by Texas TREC, email your Education Team at education@internachi.org. As of 2020, students can only take a maximum of 16 credits in any single category for renewal. To see what category an InterNACHI course falls into, please check the TREC website and search for "internachi".

Free, Online TREC-Approved Courses

InterNACHI is a Texas TREC-approved course provider for Inspector Continuing Education (ICE).
  • InterNACHI® is a home inspector college at internachi.edu.  
  • InterNACHI® is a Continuing Education CE Provider #10026 and we're listed on the TREC website. Search for "internachi". 
  • InterNACHI® is a Real Estate CE Provider #10026 and we're listed on the TREC website. Search for "internachi".
  • InterNACHI's Paul Roebuck and Ben Gromicko are Qualified Instructors.


 


Texas Certificates of Completion for CE

Once you complete a Texas-approved online course through InterNACHI, you can expect us to submit your credits to TREC.  Here's a short helpful how-to video to download a Texas Certificate of Completion, for your records.

 


 

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 Continuing Education Courses in Texas. Contact Paul and Brenda Roebuck at TPREIA. Phone (main): (832) 499-9946. Phone (Brenda direct): (936) 447-4589. Email: info@tpreia.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. 
 
 



Insurance for  Texas Home Inspectors 

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.  




 

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.
 
NRPP:
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.  
 
NRSB:
InterNACHI also has a course that is  NRSB approved for Continuing Education credit. View details about InterNACHI's "Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course
 
 
 


Wood-Destroying Organisms (WDO)


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. 
 
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 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 https://www.trec.texas.gov/can-i-perform-mold-inspections-under-my-trec-inspector-license 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.*
 
 


 

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. 
 
 
 

 


 

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.
 


 


Roof Data Technician (free for members)

 
The Roof Data Technician Program, developed by InterNACHI and Owens Corning and Lowe's, provides an additional revenue stream for InterNACHI members who are hired by Owens Corning as part of a roof warranty claim resolution process. (This program is operational in the United States only.) Participate in the InterNACHI/Owens Corning Roof Data Technician Program.
 
 
 
 

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

  
 



 

Archived Documents

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