Texas Home Inspector Continuing Education (CE) Classes

Maintaining an Active Inspector License is Easy with Champions 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.

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Program Options

The following programs include multiple courses needed to renew your Home Inspection license in Texas. Whether you need all 32-hours or just the mandatory course topics, these programs will save you money and keep you on track to maintaining an active license.

$385

32-Hour Home Inspector CE Program

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Package Description:

All inspectors licensed by TREC, including Apprentice Inspectors, Real Estate Inspectors, and Professional Inspectors, must renew their license every two years. Complete 32 hours of inspector CE, including an 8-hour Texas Standards of Practice/Legal/Ethics Update course. All inspector CE courses must be completed during your current license period.

This Program Includes:

  • 8-Hour TREC Required ICE. Composed of the following two courses:
    • 4-Hour Inspector Standards of Practice Review 2017
    • 4-Hour Inspector Legal and Ethics, Ed. 1.0 2017
  • Choose an additional 8-Hour and 16-Hour course to meet the required 32 Hours or
  • Choose three additional 8-Hour course to meet the required 32 Hours
 
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$125

8-Hour TREC Required ICE Program

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Package Description:

During each license renewal period, all licensed Inspectors are required to complete the following two courses:

  • 4-Hour Inspector Standards of Practice Review 2017
  • 4-Hour Inspector Legal and Ethics, Ed. 1.0 2017

If you are only in need of these two required courses, this program is for you!

 
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Required CE Course Topics

The following TREC Approved, Home Inspector CE courses must be completed by all licensed Inspectors during each two year license period.

$62.50

Legal and Ethics, Edition 1.0 (4-Hours)

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Course Description:

Stay on top of general codes and how they have changed. Any requirement changes for inspectors will be taught in this class. This course covers the statutory changes and rule updates to the Texas Real Estate License Act and to the Real Estate Inspector Act. This course will also cover information pertaining to the standards of practice, duties and responsibilities, and the ethical requirements required of inspectors.

Additional Information:

  • Classroom Course Approval #32804
  • Correspondence Course Approval #32804
  • 4 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Downloadable PDF Textbook
 
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$62.50

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:

  • Classroom Course Approval #32805
  • Correspondence Course Approval #32805
  • 4 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Downloadable PDF Textbook
 
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16-Hour Elective CE Course Topics

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.

$195

Building Your Home Inspection Business (16-Hours)

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Course Description:

Whether you’re getting ready to launch your company or looking for sound approaches to growing your existing business, this course offers clear logical advice that has been field tested for success. Topics include how to create a marketing plan, specific marketing, sales and advertising strategies. Tactics for evaluating and adjusting your pricing and how to identify and build your distinct brand.

Additional Information:

  • Classroom Course Approval # 35118
  • Correspondence Course Approval # 35122
  • 16 CE Credit Hours (TREC)

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 $8 per course.

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$275

Commercial Inspections (16-Hours)

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Course Description:

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.

Additional Information:

  • Classroom Course Approval # 34358
  • 16 CE Credit Hours (TREC)
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$195

Electrical (16-Hours)

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Course Description:

This course provides the student with an understanding of the requirements for the electrical systems equipment, and components including light fixtures, grounding, bonding, cord lengths, and service conductors. It covers general equipment requirements for the above and all definitions associated with them.

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 34057
  • 16 CE Credit Hours (TREC)

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 $8 per course.

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Foundations (16-Hours)

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Course Description:

This course provides the student with an understanding of the requirements concerning the foundation systems, grading, and drainage, including footing size, depth, slope, and performance of existing systems.

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 34060
  • 16 CE Credit Hours (TREC)

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 $8 per course.

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$195

Gas Furnaces (16-Hours)

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Course Description:

We all know the smell of a gas leak, but inspectors have to know more than that to properly inspect a house or building. This course will give students the information they need to understand the general provisions of mechanical appliance, equipment systems and solar systems. It will also delve into exhaust and duct systems as well as special fuel burning equipment.

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 34069
  • 16 CE Credit Hours (TREC)

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 $8 per course.

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$275

Phased Inspections (16-Hours)

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Course Description:

This course provides insight into properly inspecting/conducting a Property Condition Assessment as defined in the ASTM E2018. It will also enhance an inspector’s ability to inspect Residential Properties. This course will cover the Walk-through survey, Property Condition Report (PCR), Objectives of the Property Condition Assessment (PCA), Multiple building, retail building, office building considerations, the Team Approach and Business considerations.

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 34058
  • 16 CE Credit Hours (TREC)
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$195

Pool & Spa Certification (16-Hours)

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Course Description:

This course is designed to provide individuals with the basic knowledge, techniques and skills of Pool and Spa operation, including inspection techniques and processes. You can earn the CPO and CPI Certification for this course for an additional cost.

Course Outline:

  • Calculations for efficient operations
  • Circulation/filtration
  • Safety considerations
  • Energy and Pool management
  • Preventative maintenance/checklist
  • Pool/Spa inspection/checklist

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 29783
  • 16 CE Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook Included
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$195

Swimming Pool Operator (16-Hours)

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Course Description:

This online-correspondence course is designed to provide individuals with the basic knowledge, techniques, and skills of Pool and Spa operation, including inspection techniques and processes. This course is for CE credit only and is not eligible for earning a CPO and CPI certification (To earn a certificate, please see Pool & Spa Certification course).

Course Outline:

  • Calculations for efficient operations
  • Circulation/filtration
  • Safety considerations
  • Energy and Pool management
  • Preventative maintenance/checklist
  • Pool/Spa inspection/checklist

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 34356
  • 16 CE Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Not for CPO/CPI Certification
  • Textbook Included
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8-Hour Elective CE Course Topics

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.

$125

Appliances (8-Hours)

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Course Description:

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.

Additional Information:

  • Classroom Course Approval # 34357
  • Correspondence Course Approval # 34359
  • 8 CE Credit Hours (TREC)
   
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Grounding vs Bonding (8-Hours)

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Course Description:

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.

Additional Information:

  • Classroom Course Approval # 29213
  • Correspondence Course Approval # 34362
  • 8 CE Credit Hours (TREC)

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 $8 per course.

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$145

Landscape Irrigation (8-Hours)

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Course Description:

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.

Additional Information:

  • Classroom Course Approval # 29759
  • Correspondence Course Approval # 34361
  • 8 CE Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook Included

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 $8 per course.

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Communication and Professional Practice (8-Hours)

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Course Description:

This 8-Hour course will provide the student with detailed information in understanding the inspection process including the reasons for home inspections and their place in real estate transactions. This course will provide background information essential to report writing, verbal communication skills and understanding of strategies for managing an inspectors liabilities as identified by the Texas Standards of Practice.

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 34061
  • 8 CE Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook Included

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 $8 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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Red Flags Property Inspection (8-Hours)

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Course Description:

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.

Additional Information:

  • Classroom Course Approval # 28327
  • Correspondence Course Approval # 34360
  • 8 CE Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook Included

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 $8 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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Standards of Practice - General Provisions (8-Hours)

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Course Description:

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.

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 34062
  • 8 CE Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook Included
  • Downloadable PDF Textbook Available for Online Correspondence Course
   
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Standards of Practice - Report Writing (8-Hours)

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Course Description:

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.

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 34063
  • 8 CE Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook Included
  • Downloadable PDF Textbook Available for Online Correspondence Course
   
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Home Pool Essentials (8-Hours)

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Course Description:

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 become the student in becoming a knowledgeable Professional Real Estate Inspector with the knowledge to perform certified pool operations and inspections.

Additional Information:

  • Correspondence Approval # 35121
  • 8 CE Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook Included
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