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Texas Real Estate Commission School Information

Champions School of Real Estate®
TREC Provider #530
Rita Santmaria
5627 FM 1960 West, Suite 100
Houston, Texas 77069
800-284-1525
Fax 281-587-9602
Website: www.championsschool.com
Dallas/Ft. Worth Campus: 972-316-2020

Home Inspector Enrollment Policy

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TREC Approved Courses

Course Name Approval Type Course Name Approval Type
Standards of Practice 16 hours renewal Home Inspections Course (Includes 20 hrs each in Electrical & Mechanical, 30 hrs Structural and 8 hrs in Standards of Practice) 90 hours IC
Home Inspections Course (Includes 20 hrs each in Electrical, Mechanical, Structural) 60 hours IC Home Inspection Course for Inspectors (Includes 10 hrs each in Electrical & Mechanical and 15 hrs in Structural) 38 hours IC
16 hour Standards Report Form/Report Writing 16 hours renewal 16 hour Building Enclosures 16 hours renewal
16 hour HVAC 16 hours renewal 16 hours Plumbing 16 hours renewal
16 hour Electrical 16 hours renewal 16 hour Foundations 16 hours renewal
16 hour Certified Pool Operator/Instructor 16 hours renewal Appliances 10 hours IC
Building Enclosure 20 hours IC Electrical Systems 40 hours IC
Foundations 45 hours IC Framing 45 hours IC
HVAC Systems 40 hours IC Plumbing 40 hours IC
Roof Systems 40 hours IC Standards of Practice/Legal/Ethics 15 hours IC
Standard Report Form/Report Writing 15 hours IC EPA, CPSC & Business 10 hours IC
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Apprentice Inspector Prelicense Requirements

90 total hours in Approved Core Real Estate Inspector Hours
  • Phase 1: Introduction to Home Inspection
  • Phase 2: The Home Inspection Report
  • Phase 3: Inspecting the Interior
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Real Estate Inspector Prelicense Requirements

130 total hours in Approved Core Real Estate Inspector Hours
  • Phase 1: Introduction to Home Inspection
  • Phase 2: The Home Inspection Report
  • Phase 3: Inspecting the Interior
  • Phase 4: Foundations, Framing & Pools & Hands on Field Experience
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Professional Inspector Prelicense Requirements

450 total hours in Approved Core Real Estate Inspector Hours
  • Phase 1: Introduction to Home Inspection
  • Phase 2: The Home Inspection Report
  • Phase 3: Inspecting the Interior
  • Phase 4: Foundations, Framing & Pools & Hands on Field Experience
  • Foundations 30 hours
  • Framing 30 hours
  • Roof Systems 25 hours
  • Plumbing 25 hours
  • Electrical Systems 25 hours
  • HVAC Systems 25 hours
  • Building Enclosure 12 hours
  • Standards of Practice 8 hours
  • Legal/Ethics
  • Standards Report Form 8 hours
  • Appliances 6 hours
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Continuing Education Requirements

16 hours every year:
  • Effective 1/31/06, Inspectors must complete 16 hours of Continuing Education annually to renew their Inspector license.
  • Effective 4/1/06, The TREC renewal application will only be required every 2 years (with proof of 32 hours total of CE-16 hours per year) instead of annually.
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