How to Become a Licensed Home Inspector in Texas

Inspector Licensing:

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, most membership benefits, the Online Inspector Exam, our free Inspector Training App.

 

Insurance for 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.  ​
 
 

Live Training at the InterNACHI School

The InterNACHI School offers world-class training by the best instructors in the industry at the InterNACHI School in Boulder, Colorado.
 
Advance your inspection skills at the House of Horrors and test-drive over $20,000 worth of inspection tools the InterNACHI School, which is located within InterNACHI Headquarters. Register for an upcoming live class.
 
 

Free, Online Continuing Education & Qualifying Courses:

Click here for TX-approved Continuing Education
InterNACHI is a Texas-approved course provider for Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE), Inspector Continuing Education (CE), and Inspector Core (IC).
  • InterNACHI Core Provider Trade #8042 (listed on TREC website)
  • InterNACHI CE Provider #10026
  • Ben Gromicko, Texas Inspector Qualifying Course Instructor and Inspector Continuing Education ICE Course Instructor. License #1. Expiration 09/30/2018.
  • John McKenna, Texas Inspector Continuing Education ICE Course Instructor. License #119. Expiration 09/30/2018.
  • Ben Gromicko Instructor for Real Estate Agents, Residential Inspectors, and Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE) #2995
  • Travis Weston Franzoy CE Elective Course Instructor #3799. Expiration April 30, 2018.
 

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Live Training in Texas at TPREIA

InterNACHI partners with TPREIA, Texas Professional Real Estate Inspectors Association, to provide local chapter events and live classroom and hands-on training (both Qualifying and Continuing Education) in Texas. Contact Brenda Roebuck at TPREIA. Phone (main): (832) 499-9946. Phone (Brenda direct): (936) 447-4589. Email: info@tpreia.com. Visit www.tpreia.com
 
 

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. 
 
 
 


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.
 
To become a Certified Radon Tester, take InterNACHI's free, online "Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provide Course," which is NRPP-approved for both initial certification training and Continuing Education. The course details are located at https://www.nachi.org/radon-measurement-service-provider-online-course.htm
  
 

Reporting on Wood Destroying Insects:

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

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.
 
 

Home Energy Score Assessor (online & free for members):

The Home Energy Score is similar to a vehicle's miles-per-gallon rating, and any qualified inspector in the U.S. can generate a Home Energy Score in less than an hour. The Home Energy Score provides:
  • a score on a scale of 1 to 10; 
  • facts about the home and its energy use; and 
  • recommendations generated by the U.S. Department of Energy to improve the score and energy efficiency.
To become a Home Energy Score Assessor, you must:
  • be an InterNACHI-Certified Home Energy Inspector (online & free for members);
  • complete the 3D-house training (online & free for members);
  • agree to participate in a Quality Assurance Plan with other inspectors (free for members); and
  • email Michelle to participate in the program.

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
 
 

Homeowner Newsletter (online & free for members):

Keep in touch with all of your clients! The InterNACHI Homeowner Newsletter is: 
  • free to members;
  • customized by you according to condition of each house inspected;
  • has 5 years worth of monthly issues;
  • includes your photo and logo in each issue.
Your photo or business logo and website link will appear in each newsletter issue, so your clients can keep your contact information handy. Learn more about InterNACHI's free, monthly homeowner newsletter system (free for members).
 
Order handout cards to sign homeowners up for your Homeowner Newsletter (a customizable, monthly newsletter system that is free to members). Order your homeowner newsletter cards from InspectorOutlet.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Membership Benefits (free for members):

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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InterNACHI has over 30 continuing education courses approved with Texas TREC. TREC has requested that InterNACHI not list course approval letters on this page.