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.
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.*
*Under the proctoring rules, a librarian is an acceptable proctor; also, though not listed, a notary or police officer is also acceptable.*
TREC's acceptable proctors include:
a member of provider faculty or staff
employees at official testing or learning/tutoring centers
librarians at a school, university or public library
college or university administrators, faculty or academic advisors
clergy who are affiliated with a specific temple, synagogue, mosque or church
educational officers of a military installation or correctional facility
police officer (only if they are not affiliated or related to the student)
Step 1:Choose a local proctor, and take the course exam. Remember you must request access to the exam from the Education Department in order to take the exam.
Texas requires that the two exams listed above be completed with a proctor. A small fee may apply.
In front of your proctor, log into the online course and take its final exam. You have to pass the online exam with 80% or better. Because it's online, grading is instant. You are permitted to immediately retake the exam, if needed. You would need the services of a proctor again.
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.
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.
In Texas, any 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.