Seeking Approval

The ASHI School does not currently have classes that meet this states requirements for Home Inspection licensing.

  • Complete 128 hours of approved pre-license education.

  • Complete 200 paid inspection under supervision of a certified inspector.

  • Pass the NHIE Exam

Review States' complete requirements and ordinances for becoming a Home inspector below for full details.

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Complete Texas Requirements

  • Home Inspection Regulated:
  • License Type:
    Professional Home Inspector
  • License Renewal Cycle:
    Every Two Years
  • Is Distance Education Allowed:
  • Is Field Training And Experience Required:
  • Experience Required:
    Different options of obtaining the Home inspector license (see note)
  • Is CE Required:
  • Is CE Distance Education Allowed
  • Is Pre-Licensing Required
  • Pre-licensing Hours Required
    128 classroom hours (see note)
  • Regulating Body
    Texas Real Estate Licensing Board
  • Rules And Regulations
    535.65 or Texas Admin Code 535.212
  • Exam
    National Home Inspector Exam-by PSI

Texas Ordinance & Contacts

There are 3 levels of an inspector license Apprentice InspectorReal Estate Inspector and Professional Real Estate Inspector.  Please see the TREC website for specifics on these levels.
Visit https://www.trec.texas.gov/become-licensed/inspector 

*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
Phone: 512-936-3000
Email: information@trec.texas.gov
Address: Stephen F. Austin Building
1700 N. Congress Ave., Suite 400
Austin, TX 78701