How to Get a
Texas Home Inspector License

Follow these six easy steps to get your Texas Home Inspector license. If you have ever considered getting a Professional Home Inspector License in Texas, now is the time! Below are the six steps to start you on your new career path. Whether you would like to be an Apprentice Inspector, Real Estate Inspector, or Professional Inspector working for yourself, Champions School of Real Estate has all the necessary courses to meet these license requirements. If you have any additional questions, please contact a Career Counselor at your nearest campus to get the answers to your questions. Sign up today and take the first steps toward your new career in Home Inspection.

The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) issues three levels of inspector licenses: Apprentice Inspector, Real Estate Inspector, and Professional Real Estate Inspector. Information about requirements for the Apprentice and Real Estate Inspector can be found on the TREC website's Inspector licensing page.

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Step 1:

Complete Education Requirements

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Submit Online Application to TREC

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Take Exam Prep Class and Practice Exams

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Get fingerprints taken and pass background check

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Step 5:

Pass the State Exam within One Year of Filing Application

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Step 6:

Complete annual Continuing Education (CE)

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Attend an Upcoming Career Night

Not sure where to begin? Let our FREE Inspector Career Night be your first step toward jump starting your new career in the Home Inspection business!

Texas Home Inspector Career Night

Everything you need to make an informed decision about starting a new career in Home Inspection.

If you have ever considered pursuing a Home Inspection career, we encourage you to attend an upcoming FREE Career Night seminar. Champions School of Real Estate® career nights are designed to provide you with the information you need to know in order to make an informed decision about a jumping into a career in Home Inspection. We will provide information on the education requirements put forth by TREC, the programs we offer, and answer any questions you might have about the business itself!

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Programs for those without Prior Experience

The following programs include the Texas Practicum (Ride Along) necessary to satisfy the TREC mandated substitute experience requirement. These hands-on courses are required of all applicants who have no prior, relevent experience working in the home inspection (or related) industry.

194-Hour Professional Inspector License Program with Texas Practicum

$2999$5824
SAVE $2825
This Package Includes:
  • 110-Hour National Course Modules
  • 40-Hour Property and Building Inspection Module 1
  • 40-Hour Property and Building Inspection Module 2
  • 10-Hour Business Operations and Professional Responsibilities Module
  • 20-Hour Analysis of Findings and Reporting Module
  • 84-Hour State Course Modules
  • 20-Hour Texas Law Module
  • 24-Hour Texas Standards of Practice Module
  • 40-Hour Texas Practicum / Ride Along
  • State Exam Prep Course
  • 194 TREC Credit Hours
  • FREE Prep Retakes for 1 Year
  • FREE Printed Books
  • FREE Exam Proctoring
Students must complete the 110-Hour National Course Modules FIRST.

154-Hour Real Estate Inspector License Program with Texas Practicum

$2674$5034
SAVE $2360
This Package Includes:
  • 90-Hour National Course Modules
  • 40-Hour Property and Building Inspection Module 1
  • 40-Hour Property and Building Inspection Module 2
  • 10-Hour Business Operations and Professional Responsibilities Module
  • 64-Hour State Course Modules
  • 24-Hour Texas Standards of Practice Module
  • 40-Hour Texas Practicum / Ride Along
  • State Exam Prep Course
  • 154 TREC Credit Hours
  • FREE Prep Retakes for 1 Year
  • FREE Printed Books
  • FREE Exam Proctoring
Students must complete the 90-Hour National Course Modules FIRST.

Set Your Home Inspector License Education Course Schedule.
Classroom, Online, or in the Virtual Classroom!

Classroom

Traditional classroom environment with instructor-led lectures.

For students who learn best in a classroom environment. Students are required to attend all approved hours to receive credit.

Virtual Classroom

Combination of instructor-led ChampionsLIVE!® streaming and home-study.

Best for remote students who want the classroom experience streamed to their home or office. Study before class and spend time with a real-teacher remotely at home.

Online-Correspondence

Self-paced, online learning with PDF or hardcopy textbook.

For remote students who learn best studying by themselves. Download PDFs or use hardcopy textbooks. Take quizzes and exams on any device with internet.

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Contact a Campus to Enroll

Austin  -  
512-244-3545
Dallas  -  
972-867-4100
Fort Worth  -  
214-687-0000
Houston Galleria  -  
713-629-4543
Houston North  -  
281-893-4484
Houston West  -  
281-496-7386
San Antonio  -  
210-349-7600
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