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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Professional Inspector Qualifying Education Program

To become a licensed 'Professional Inspector' in the state of Texas, applicants are required to complete a total of 194-hours of Qualifying Education (QE). The program is split into a National and State portion that can be purchased one at a time. The National portion must be completed before progressing to the state portion. The program includes Exam Prep and all required textbook materials needed to complete the online courses.

First Half of Professional Inspector Program

110-Hour Professional Inspector Program - National Course Modules

$1699$2935
SAVE $1236

Courses Included in this Package:

  • 40-Hour Property and Building Inspection Module 1 (Online)
  • 40-Hour Property and Building Inspection Module 2 (Online)
  • 20-Hour Analysis of Findings and Reporting Module (Online)
  • 10-Hour Business Operations and Professional Responsibilities Module (Online)
  • Inspector Exam Prep Course (Not for Credit)

Additional Details:

  • FREE Exam Prep Retakes for 1 Year
  • FREE Printed Textbook Materials
  • FREE Exam Proctoring
This program includes the National Portion ONLY. To complete the program and earn your Professional Inspector license, you will need to purchase the 84-hour Program with State Course Modules after passing the National Exam.
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$1699
Second Half of Professional Inspector Program

84-Hour Professional Inspector Program - State Course Modules

$1300$2889
SAVE $1589

Courses Included in this Package:

  • 20-Hour Texas Law Module (Online)
  • 24-Hour Texas Standards of Practice Module (Online)
  • 40-Hour Texas Practicum (On-Site Inspections)
  • Inspector Exam Prep Course (Not for Credit)

Additional Details:

  • FREE Exam Prep Retakes for 1 Year
  • FREE Printed Textbook Materials
  • FREE Exam Proctoring
This program includes the State Portion ONLY. This must be completed AFTER the National Portion.

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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