There are 3 levels of an inspector license Apprentice Inspector, Real Estate Inspector and Professional Real Estate Inspector. Please see the TREC website for specifics on these levels.
*Note- In order to be licensed as a professional home inspector one must take the 128 hour classroom course and one of the following A. Have been actively experienced as a real estate inspector for at least 12 months and have completed 200 inspections (175 under indirect supervision and 25 under direct supervision). OR B. Have completed an additional 200 classroom hours taken in specific topics approved by commission and one of the following must be met a. 120 hours in experience training module or b. 120 hours inspecting with a licensed professional.
Texas Licensure The Texas licensure law, the Real Estate License Act, provides for the examination of home inspectors and established continuing education requirements. These and other requirements are contained in the Texas Administrative Code, Subchapter R, Rules . The law also requires home inspector applicants to work as apprentice inspectors under the supervision of a professional licensed home inspector. If an applicant is unable to obtain an apprenticeship, educational course work and an examination can be substituted. Home inspectors are regulated by the Texas Real Estate Licensing Board.
For more information, contact the Texas Real Estate Commission at –
Texas Real Estate Commission
Address: Stephen F. Austin Building
1700 N. Congress Ave., Suite 400
Austin, TX 78701