Texas Home Inspector Qualifying Education (QE) Classes

Everything You Need to Kick Off a New Career in Home Inspection

Successfully prepare for a new career in the Professional Inspector industry with high quality home inspection pre-license education available in a variety of convenient study formats. Our comprehensive home inspection courses are created and taught by award winning instructors to ensure you receive the most accurate and up-to-date information to help you become a Champion!


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Interested in a career in home inspection? Come to one of our Inspector Career Night Seminars and get all of your questions answered so you are confident launching your new inspection career. Learn More about the Inspector Career Night Seminars.


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Programs for Those Without Prior Experience

The following programs include the TREC mandated Ride Along and Experience Lab sessions. These hands-on courses are required of all applicants who have no prior, relevent experience working in the home inspection (or related) industry.

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394-Hour Professional Inspector License Program

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Package Description:

With our 394-Hour Professional Inspector Program, we provide you with all the required education to become a licensed Professional Inspector in the State of Texas. This program consists of 330-hours of online/correspondence coursework, two 20-hour Inspector Ride Along sessions and a 24-hour classroom Interactive Experience Lab. The program also includes our Inspector Exam Prep course which can be taken as many times as needed for 1-year.

This Program Includes:

  • 200-Hour Home Inspector Course
  • 90-Hour Home Inspector Course
  • 40-Hour Home Inspector Course
  • 20-Hour Home Inspector Ride Along Session (x2) - Classroom Session
  • 24-Hour Interactive Experience Lab - Classroom Session
  • Home Inspector Exam Prep Course
  • IRC Flashcards

Additional Information:

  • Prep course includes 1 year of free Retakes
  • 394 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbooks Included (200, 90 and 40 Hour textbooks, 24-Hour Interactive textbook, International Residential Code Book, Code Check Book, and System and Standards textbook)

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, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio) or have the books shipped to them at the cost of $7 per course.

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162-Hour Real Estate Inspector License Program

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As a Real Estate Inspector you can only inspect residential property and must work under a professional inspector. With our 162-Hour Licensed Real Estate Inspector Program, we provide you with all the required education to become a licensed Real Estate Inspector in the State of Texas. This program consists of 130-hours of core inspector education, a 20-hour Inspector Ride Along session, and a 12-hour Interactive Experience Lab. The program also includes our Inspector Prep course that will thoroughly prepare you for the State Exam.

This Program Includes:

  • 90-Hour Home Inspector Course
  • 40-Hour Home Inspector Course
  • 20-Hour Home Inspector Ride Along Session - Classroom Session
  • 12-Hour Interactive Experience Lab - Classroom Session
  • Home Inspector Exam Prep Course

Additional Information:

  • Prep course includes 1 year of free Retakes
  • 162 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbooks Included (90 and 40 Hour textbooks, System and Standards textbook)

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, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio) or have the books shipped to them at the cost of $7 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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Programs for Those With Prior Experience

The following programs do not include the TREC mandated Ride Along and Experience Lab sessions. These programs only include the online coursework and are intended for applicants who are exempt from taking the additional experience hours.

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330-Hour Professional Inspector License Program

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Package Description:

With our 330-Hour Professional Inspector Program, we provide you with all the required education to become a licensed Professional Inspector in the State of Texas. This program consists of 330-hours of online/correspondence coursework. This package DOES NOT include the required experienced hours. If you need the required experience training, please see the 394-Hour Real Estate Inspector Program.

This Program Includes:

  • 200-Hour Home Inspector Course
  • 90-Hour Home Inspector Course
  • 40-Hour Home Inspector Course
  • Home Inspector Exam Prep Course

Additional Information:

  • Prep course includes 1 year of free Retakes
  • 330 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbooks Included (200, 90 and 40 Hour textbooks, International Code Check Binder, System and Standards textbook)

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, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio) or have the books shipped to them at the cost of $7 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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142-Hour Real Estate Inspector License Program

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The 142-Hour Real Estate Inspector Program is for those students who already have related work experience in the inspector field and only need the required education hours to become a Licensed Real Estate Inspector. This package DOES NOT include the required experienced hours. If you need the required experience training, please see the 142-Hour Real Estate Inspector Program.

This Program Includes:

  • 90-Hour Home Inspector Course
  • 40-Hour Home Inspector Course
  • 12-Hour Interactive Experience Lab - Classroom Session
  • Home Inspector Exam Prep Course

Additional Information:

  • Prep course includes 1 year of free Retakes
  • 142 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbooks Included (90 and 40 Hour textbooks, System and Standards textbook)

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, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio) or have the books shipped to them at the cost of $7 per course.

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TREC Required QE Courses

The following courses are required by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) and must be completed by every license applicant. Each of these courses cover a number of individual course topics and are included in our QE programs.

Please Note - You can save money by purchasing one of the QE programs listed above.

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200-Hour Home Inspector Course

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Course Description:

This 200-hour course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the IRC Codes as they relate to the various building systems involved in Real Property and which mirror the Texas Standards of Practice for performing Real Estate Inspections.

Course Outline:

Foundations (30-Hours), Roof Systems (24-Hours), Framing (30-Hours), Electrical Systems (24-Hours), HVAC Systems (24-Hours), Plumbing (16-Hours), Building Enclosures (24-Hours), Appliances (6-Hours), Texas Report Form Writing (8-Hours), EPA CPSC and Business (6-Hours), SOP Review (4-Hours), and Legal and Ethics Update (4-Hours).

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 23398
  • 200 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbooks Included (200 Hour textbook, International Code Check Binder, and Code Check Book)

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, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio) or have the books shipped to them at the cost of $7 per course.

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90-Hour Home Inspector Course

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Course Description:

This 90-hour course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the IRC Codes as they relate to the various building systems involved in Real Property and which mirror the Texas Standards of Practice for performing Real Estate Inspections.

Course Outline:

Texas Legal and Ethics (8-Hours), General Provisions (4-Hours), Foundations (10-Hours), Roofing (10-Hours), Building Enclosures (10-Hours), Electrical (10-Hours), HVAC Systems (10-Hours), Plumbing (8-Hours), Appliances (8-Hours), and Standard Report Form Writing (4-Hours).

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 23397
  • 90 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbooks Included (90 Hour textbook and Systems & Standards textbook)

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, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio) or have the books shipped to them at the cost of $7 per course.

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$475

40-Hour Home Inspector Course

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Course Description:

This 40-hour course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the IRC Codes as they relate to the various building systems involved in Real Property and which mirror the Texas Standards of Practice for performing Real Estate Inspections.

Course Outline:

SOP Review (4-Hours), Texas Report Form / Report Writing (8-Hours), Building Enclosures (8-Hours), Electrical (8-Hours), HVAC (4-Hours), Plumbing (4-Hours), and Legal and Ethics Update (4-Hours)

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 27559
  • 40 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbooks Included (40 Hour textbook, International Code Check Binder, and Code Check Book)

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, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio) or have the books shipped to them at the cost of $7 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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200-Hour QE Course - Individual Components

The following courses are individual course topics that make up the 200-hour QE course offered above. These are intended for those who may only need a specific number of QE hours to satisfy the licensing requirements.

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Foundations (30-Hours)

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Course Description:

This 30-hour Foundations Course will help the student develop an understanding of the requirements relating to foundation systems, including soil evaluation; footing size, depth and slope; foundation design and reinforcing; frost-protected shallow foundations; wood foundations; insulating form foundation walls; foundation drainage; water proofing and damp proofing; and under-floor spaces. It also covers the provisions regulating floor construction, including the sizing and installation of floor joists and girders; drilling and notching of floor framing members; engineered wood products such as trusses, glue-laminated members and I-joists; draft stopping; floor sheathing spans and installation; steel floor framing; and concrete slab-on-ground floors.

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 26572
  • 30 Credit Hours (TREC) - Applied towards the 200-hour QE course requirement
  • Downloadable PDF Textbook
 
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Framing (30-Hours)

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Course Description:

This 30-hour Framing Course will help the student develop an understanding of the provisions regulating floor construction, including the sizing and installation of floor joists and girders; drilling and notching of floor framing members; engineered wood products such as trusses, glue-laminated members and I-joists; draft stopping; floor sheathing spans and installation; steel floor framing; and concrete slab-on-ground floors. It also covers the requirements for dealing with wall construction and wall covering, including wood wall framing details; headers in both exterior and interior walls; fire blocking; braced wall panels and braced wall lines; cripple walls; steel wall framing; masonry wall construction; exterior windows and exterior doors; gypsum board plaster, ceramic tile and other interior wall finishes; and exterior wall finishes such as siding, plaster and veneer.

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 26573
  • 30 Credit Hours (TREC) - Applied towards the 200-hour QE course requirement
  • Downloadable PDF Textbook
 
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$240

Building Enclosures (24-Hours)

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Course Description:

This 24-hour Building Enclosure Course will help the student develop an understanding of the health and safety criteria of the code, including light and ventilation; minimum room areas and ceiling height; sanitation; toilet, bath, and shower spaces; glazing, including safety glazing; carports and garages; emergency escape and rescue openings; and exits. It will also give them an understanding of the fire and life safety criteria of the code, including stairways, ramps and landings; handrails and guards; smoke alarms; foam plastic and insulation; flame spread and smoke density of wall and ceiling finishes; separation of dwelling units, including town house separations; protection against decay and termite infestation; and flood-resistant construction.

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 26677
  • 24 Credit Hours (TREC) - Applied towards the 200-hour QE course requirement
  • Downloadable PDF Textbook
 
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Electrical Systems (24-Hours)

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Course Description:

This 24-hour Electrical Systems Course will help the student develop an understanding of the general requirements for electrical systems, equipment and components, including gaining an understanding of the provisions regulating wiring methods, power and lighting distribution, devices and lighting fixtures, appliances installation and swimming pools.

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 26706
  • 24 Credit Hours (TREC) - Applied towards the 200-hour QE course requirement
  • Downloadable PDF Textbook
 
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Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Systems (24-Hours)

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Course Description:

This 24-hour Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems Course will provide the student with detailed information over the Heating and Air Conditioning portions of the International Residential Code (IRC) which will help enable/guide the Real Estate Inspector in performing inspections. As identified by the IRC, which mirror the Texas Standards of Practice, this will provide today’s inspectors with clear guidelines also aiding in limiting liability for inspections.

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 26707
  • 24 Credit Hours (TREC) - Applied towards the 200-hour QE course requirement
  • Downloadable PDF Textbook
 
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Roof Systems (24-Hours)

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Course Description:

This 24-hour Roof Systems Course will help the student develop an understanding of the design criteria to be used in the application of the prescriptive provisions of the International Residential Code. Including wind and seismic limitations. Snow loads and live loads, as well as the methods for addressing buildings located in very close-proximity to property lines. It also covers the requirements for ceiling construction, roof construction and roof coverings, including ceiling joist and rafter sizing; cutting and notching of framing members; framing at openings; purlins; steel roof framing; roof ventilation and attic access; and roof covering materials such as asphalt shingles, concrete or clay tiles, wood shingles and wood shakes.

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 26722
  • 24 Credit Hours (TREC) - Applied towards the 200-hour QE course requirement
  • Downloadable PDF Textbook
 
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$160

Plumbing (16-Hours)

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Course Description:

This 16-hour Plumbing Course will provide the student with detailed information over the Plumbing portions of the International Residential Code (IRC) which will help enable/guide the Real Estate Inspector in performing inspections. As identified by the IRC, which mirror the Texas Standards of Practice, this will provide today’s inspectors with clear guidelines also aiding in limiting liability for inspections.

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 26708
  • 16 Credit Hours (TREC) - Applied towards the 200-hour QE course requirement
  • Downloadable PDF Textbook
 
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Standards of Practice – Report Writing (8-Hours)

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Course Description:

This course will provide the Student with detailed instruction over the legal portions of the Standards of Practice as identified with professional ethics, conduct, legal standards, and the Standards of Practice for Real Estate Inspectors to perform inspections. As identified by the minimum standard outline to provide today’s inspectors with clear guidelines also aiding in limiting liability for inspections.

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 26726
  • 8 Credit Hours (TREC) - Applied towards the 200-hour QE course requirement
  • Downloadable PDF Textbook
 
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Appliances (6-Hours)

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Course Description:

This section will introduce the Inspector to common household appliances. Per our Standards of Practice, built-in appliances (with certain exceptions) are part of the standard home inspection and deserve the same care and attention as foundations, electrical, and plumbing systems. Appliances are easier to change than roofs, plumbing or heating and air conditioning systems, but to miss a non functioning unit can cost an inspector hundreds of dollars.

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 26571
  • 6 Credit Hours (TREC) - Applied towards the 200-hour QE course requirement
  • Downloadable PDF Textbook
 
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EPA-CPSC (6-Hours)

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Course Description:

This course aims to provide an understanding of the health and safety criteria, reporting concerns of possible violations as it relates to the Environmental Protection Agency and Consumer Product Safety Commission. As well as an awareness to the functions of each. As well as the fire and life safety criteria, reporting concerns of possible violations as it relates to the Environmental Protection Agency and Consumer Product Safety Commission. As well as an awareness to the functions of each.

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 26570
  • 6 Credit Hours (TREC) - Applied towards the 200-hour QE course requirement
  • Downloadable PDF Textbook
 
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$62.50

Legal and Ethics, Edition 1.0 (4-Hours)

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Course Description:

This course will emphasize that it is every license holder’s responsibility to know and operate under the current laws and rules applicable to their license. There are two primary laws that govern the conduct of real inspectors in Texas. These two laws are found in Chapters 1101-1102 of the Texas Occupations Code (TOC). In addition, the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) may adopt new rules or amend existing rules applicable to real estate inspectors.

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 32804
  • 4 Credit Hours (TREC) - Applied towards the 200-hour QE course requirement
  • Downloadable PDF Textbook
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Standards of Practice Review (4-Hours)

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Course Description:

This course will emphasize practical training for students seeking the opportunity to see and touch all the equipment discussed in their textbook in order to familiarize themselves with the hardware/systems they encounter in the field. Training includes Standards of Practice Review of Report Writing, Structural Systems, HVAC (Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation Systems), Electrical Systems, Roofing, Plumbing Systems and various other components that will also aide in completing this training process.

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 32805
  • 4 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Downloadable PDF Textbook
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$125

Standards of Practice - General Provisions (8-Hours)

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Course Description:

This course aims to teach the student how to arrange on a standard inspection report the inspection guidelines that support each element that is to be inspected based on the Standards of Practice. By actively participating in the Standards of Practice segments of this course, the student should be able to list the essential elements of the Standards of Practice and which 3 elements require an opinion and/or method used to inspect. Students should be able to name the elements of the Standards of Practice after the course.

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  • Course Approval # 26701
  • 8 Core Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Downloadable PDF Textbook
 
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$55

Standards of Practice - General Provisions (4-Hours)

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Course Description:

This course aims to teach the student how to arrange on a standard inspection report the inspection guidelines that support each element that is to be inspected based on the Standards of Practice. By actively participating in the Standards of Practice segments of this course, the student should be able to list the essential elements of the Standards of Practice and which 3 elements require an opinion and/or method used to inspect. Students should be able to name the elements of the Standards of Practice after the course.

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  • Course Approval # 26700
  • 4 Core Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Downloadable PDF Textbook
 
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Standards of Practice - Report Writing (4-Hours)

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Course Description:

This course aims to teach the student how to arrange on a standard inspection report the inspection guidelines that support each element that is to be inspected based on the Standards of Practice. The student should be able to identify the difference between inspection guidelines for each element and specific limitations for each element to be inspected under the Standards of Practice. The student should be able to distinguish between the basic relationships of Apprentice Inspectors, Real Estate Inspectors and Professional Inspectors. The student should be able to list the essential elements of the Standards of Practice and which 3 elements require an opinion and/or method used to inspect.

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  • Course Approval # 29863
  • 4 Core Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Downloadable PDF Textbook
 
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