Texas Home Inspector
Continuing Education (CE) Classes

Maintaining an active Home Inspector license in Texas is easy with Champions Continuing Education (CE)! For each 2-year license period, the Professional Inspector must complete 32 credit hours of TREC approved, Home Inspection Continuing Education courses including 4 hours of Inspector Legal & Ethics and 4 hours of Standards of Practice Review.

Please Note: An Inspector is not eligible to receive more than 16 hours of Continuing Education (CE) credit for any single subject during a license period. If purchasing courses individually (not in a package), please make note of the "Approved Subject" specified in the description of each course.

Professional and Home Inspector CE Programs
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The following programs include multiple courses needed to renew your Home Inspection license in Texas. Regardless of which package you choose, rest assured that the TREC mandated 32-hours is included so you will have everything you need to maintain an active Inspector license.

32-Hour Texas Home Inspector CE Program
(1 Elective)

$385$445
SAVE $60

Courses Included in this Package:

  • 16-Hour Swimming Pool Operator
  • 8-Hour Inspector Legal & Ethics and SOP Review
  • One 8-Hour Elective

Additional Details:

  • FREE Books / PDFs Included
  • 32 TREC Credit Hours
This 32-hour CE package includes one 8-hour elective course of your choosing.

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32-Hour Texas Home Inspector CE Program
(3 Electives)

$385$445
SAVE $60

Courses Included in this Package:

  • 8-Hour Inspector Legal & Ethics and SOP Review
  • Three 8-Hour Electives

Additional Details:

  • FREE Books / PDFs Included
  • 32 TREC Credit Hours
This 32-hour CE package allows you to choose three 8-hour electives for a total of 24 credit hours.

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32-Hour Texas Home Inspector CE Program

$385$445
SAVE $60

Courses Included in this Package:

  • 8-Hour Inspector Legal & Ethics and SOP Review
  • 24-Hours of Elective Credit

Additional Details:

  • FREE Books / PDFs Included
  • 32 TREC Credit Hours
This 32-hour CE package allows you to mix-and-match 8-hour and 16-hour electives for a total of 24 credit hours.

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

Classroom

In this method, students must attend all hours in person. This method provides real estate classes that allow students to interact with instructors and peers. This method is beneficial for students who want to study alongside classmates. Students who thrive in conventional school environments will enjoy this method. Course exams are administered on the last day.

Virtual Classroom

Our ChampionsLive!™ virtual classrooms allow students to attend live classes remotely. In this format, classes will be live streamed via Zoom and students will be required to attend on set dates. This delivery method gives you the chance to ask questions and interact with instructors in real time. Each course has instructional assistants that answer questions during the lecture.

Online Correspondence

Through this method, you will study the material at your own pace. Materials are available in PDF or hard-copy textbook format. You will complete the quizzes and exams online. The final exam is closed-book and administered via ChampionsLive! or at a campus location.

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Please Note - This method is only available for real estate QE/SAE and some home inspection courses.

TREC Required Professional and Home Inspector CE Courses

The following TREC Approved, Home Inspector CE courses must be completed by all licensed Inspectors during each two year license period. All of these courses are also available at a discounted rate when purchased together in one of the 32-Hour CE program listed above.

Inspector Legal & Ethics and SOP Review (9/1/21 - 8/31/23)

Satisfy the TREC CE requirements that pertain to SOP Review and Inspector Legal and Ethics.

This 8-hour course will emphasize practical training and cover a wide array of topics that are relevant to Home Inspectors. Topics covered include Standards of Practice Review of Report Writing, Structural Systems, HVAC (heating, air conditioning, ventilation systems), Electrical Systems, Roofing, Plumbing Systems, and more.

  • Provider #0005
  • Approval #41541
  • 8 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook(s) included
  • Approved Subject: Inspector Legal / Ethics / SOP Review

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16-Hour Professional and Home Inspector Elective CE Courses

Each of the 16-hour courses listed below are TREC approved CE elective courses which can be applied towards the renewal of your Texas Home Inspector license (32-Hours Required). Please review the individual course description to see if course materials are available in PDF format or if shipping/pick-up is required.

Pool & Spa Certification

Learn the techniques and skills necessary for pool and spa operation and inspection.

This course is designed to provide individuals with the basic knowledge, techniques and skills of Pool and Spa operation, including inspection techniques and processes. If you want the CPI Certification, you must take the CPO certification first for an additional cost.

  • Provider #0005
  • 16 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook(s) included
  • 5-Year CPO Certification
  • Approved Subject: Optional Systems

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Swimming Pool Operator / Inspector

Gain the knowledge needed to perform certified pool operations and inspections.

Real Estate Inspection has become an important part of buying and selling Real Estate. The aim of this course is to aide in preparing students to become knowledgeable Professional Real Estate Inspectors with the knowledge to perform certified pool operations and inspections. It focuses on provisions regulating Pools and Spa’s including Pool/Spa Management, Regulations/Guidelines, Pool Water Contamination, water balance, chemical feed control, water circulation, and pool and spa filtration.

  • Provider #0005
  • Approval #43309 (Correspondence)
  • 16 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook(s) included
  • Approved Subject: Optional Systems

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Important Information

Important Information Related to Swimming Pool Operator / Inspector Course:

Shipping / Pickup Required: Classes marked with "Shipping/Pickup Required" do not include an online textbook. This means that students must pick up the textbooks from one of our campuses (Located in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio) or have the books shipped to them at the cost of $10 per course. To choose shipping, be sure to select a shipping method from the appropriate drop down menu when setting up your shopping cart.

Please Note: A textbook is required to participate in any Live Broadcast class. Please obtain before the first day of class.

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Drone Pilot Roof Inspections

Get hands-on training working with Drone technology to perform roof inspections.

This course will provide the student with detailed information about using Drone Technology, which will help enable/guide the Real Estate Inspector in performing roof inspections. As identified by the Texas Standards of Practice, this will provide today's inspectors with clear guidelines that aid in limiting liability for inspections. This course provides students with live, hands-on flight training with professional flight instructors.

  • Provider #0005
  • Approval #40742 (Classroom / Live)
  • 16 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook(s) included
  • Approved Subject: Roofing Systems

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Commercial Inspections

Learn all about Commercial Inspection property condition assessments.

This 16-hour Commercial Inspections Course will provide the student with detailed information over Commercial Inspection Property Condition Assessments, which will help enable/guide the Real Estate Inspector in performing inspections. As identified by the Texas Standards of Practice, and the ASTM E2018 Standard Guide for Property Condition Assessments, this will provide today's inspectors with clear guidelines also aiding in limiting liability for inspections.

  • Provider #0005
  • Approval #43330 (Classroom / Live)
  • 16 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook(s) included
  • Approved Subject: Other Approved Courses

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A Non-Technical Guide to Soils and Foundations

This course takes the mystery out of structures, soils and foundations and present the concepts in a manner that is clear, concise, and easy to grasp for those who are not engineers but want to feel confident when they are inspecting homes. The instructor takes you through the mathematics and give you an understanding of the mechanics of structure, soils, and loads. The student will learn to understand how a foundation and structure work and how to interpret signs of deficiencies in foundations and structures and how to present that information in a meaningful way.

  • Provider #0005
  • Approval #42609 (Classroom / Live)
  • Approval #42610 (Correspondence)
  • 16 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook(s) included
  • Approved Subject: Foundations

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Road to Success for Inspectors

This course is to assist new Inspectors in developing skills and knowledge required for a successful career in real estate. It provides step-by-step guidance to starting up and maintaining their real estate inspection business. The course presents cases of the right and wrong way of doing business and practical approaches of developing systems and processes. The standards of practice and code of ethics is emphasized throughout each phase of business.

  • Provider #0005
  • Approval #40741 (Classroom / Live)
  • 16 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook(s) included
  • Approved Subject: Other Approved Courses

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8-Hour Professional and Home Inspector Elective CE Courses

Each of the 8-hour courses listed below are TREC approved CE elective courses which can be applied towards the renewal of your Texas Home Inspector license (32-Hours Required). Please review the individual course description to see if course materials are available in PDF format or if shipping/pick-up is required.

Texas SOP Report Form / Report Writing

Gain an understanding of the Standards of Practice as they pertain to Report Writing.

This course aims to teach the student detailed instruction over the Standards of Practice as identified with legal standards of report writing. This course will teach students how to write a detailed inspection report and gain a better understanding of the components of the report. Required use and exceptions, allowed reproductions, allowed changes and field training are all part of this course.

  • Provider #0005
  • Approval #42472 (Classroom / Live)
  • Approval #42473 (Correspondence)
  • 8 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook(s) included
  • Approved Subject: Texas Report Form / Report Writing

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Home Pool Essentials

Learn the essential skills related to certified pool operations and inspections.

Real Estate Inspection has become an important part of buying and selling Real Estate. This 8-hour advanced course in pool operations and inspections, aides the student in becoming a knowledgeable Professional Real Estate Inspector with the knowledge to perform certified pool operations and inspections.

  • Provider #0005
  • Approval #43851 (Correspondence)
  • 8 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Approved Subject: Optional Systems

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Texas SOP General Provisions

Stay on top of general inspection codes and how they have changed.

Stay on top of general codes and how they have changed. Any requirement changes for inspectors will be taught in this class. This course aims to teach the student how to arrange a standard inspection report, the inspection guidelines that support each element that is to be inspected based on the Standards of Practice. Included are the general Texas codes and adopted rules.

  • Provider #0005
  • Approval #42474 (Classroom / Live)
  • Approval #42475 (Correspondence)
  • 8 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook(s) included
  • Approved Subject: Texas Standards of Practice

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Red Flags Property Inspection

Learn to identify red flags during the inspection process.

This 8-hour Red Flags course will provide the student with detailed information in understanding the inspection process concerning Red Flags as it pertains to the various systems in a home, based on each homes characteristics and construction techniques used at the time the home was built, which will help enable/guide the Real Estate Inspector in performing inspections. As identified in the Texas Standards of Practice, this will provide today's inspectors with clear guidelines, also aiding in limiting liability for the inspector.

  • Provider #0005
  • Approval #44508 (Classroom / Live)
  • Approval #43030 (Correspondence)
  • 8 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook(s) included
  • Approved Subject: Electrical

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Important Information Related to Red Flags Property Inspection Course:

Shipping / Pickup Required: Classes marked with "Shipping/Pickup Required" do not include an online textbook. This means that students must pick up the textbooks from one of our campuses (Located in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio) or have the books shipped to them at the cost of $10 per course. To choose shipping, be sure to select a shipping method from the appropriate drop down menu when setting up your shopping cart.

Please Note: A textbook is required to participate in any Live Broadcast class. Please obtain before the first day of class.

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Landscape Irrigation

Learn to perform a real estate inspection on Landscape Irrigation systems.

By reviewing each detailed topic for landscape irrigation, each student will be able to gain a better understanding of what is necessary to perform a Real Estate Inspection on the Landscape Irrigation system. As identified by the minimum standards outline to provide today's inspectors with clear guidelines also aiding in limiting liability for inspectors.

  • Provider #0005
  • Approval #44507 (Classroom / Live)
  • Approval #43033 (Correspondence)
  • 8 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook(s) included
  • Approved Subject: Optional Systems

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Important Information Related to Landscape Irrigation Course:

Shipping / Pickup Required: Classes marked with "Shipping/Pickup Required" do not include an online textbook. This means that students must pick up the textbooks from one of our campuses (Located in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio) or have the books shipped to them at the cost of $10 per course. To choose shipping, be sure to select a shipping method from the appropriate drop down menu when setting up your shopping cart.

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Grounding vs Bonding Inspection Course

Gain an understanding of the practices and techniques needed to perform electrical inspections.

This 8-hour Grounding vs Bonding Electrical Course will provide the student with detailed information over Electrical, which will help enable/guide the Real Estate Inspector in performing inspections. As identified by the Texas Standards of Practice, this will provide today's inspectors with clear guidelines also aiding in limiting liability for inspections.

  • Provider #0005
  • Approval #44837 (Classroom / Live)
  • Approval #43310 (Correspondence)
  • 8 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook(s) included
  • Approved Subject: Electrical

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Important Information Related to Grounding vs Bonding Inspection Course Course:

Shipping / Pickup Required: Classes marked with "Shipping/Pickup Required" do not include an online textbook. This means that students must pick up the textbooks from one of our campuses (Located in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio) or have the books shipped to them at the cost of $10 per course. To choose shipping, be sure to select a shipping method from the appropriate drop down menu when setting up your shopping cart.

Please Note: A textbook is required to participate in any Live Broadcast class. Please obtain before the first day of class.

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Appliances (CE)

Gain an understanding of the inspecion process as it pertains to appliances.

This 8-hour advanced course will provide the student with detailed information in understanding the inspection process. Students will gain an understanding of what is and is not required per the Texas Standards of Practice concerning Appliances.

  • Provider #0005
  • Approval #43032 (Correspondence)
  • 8 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook(s) included
  • Approved Subject: Appliances

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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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