Texas home inspector license

Texas Home Inspector Licensing Requirements:
PHII is not approved in TX.

Home Inspection is a licensed profession in Texas.

At one point our course would get you 128 hours of core education. Our training does not include hours in Texas Standard Report Form/Report Writing or Texas Standards of Practice/Legal/Ethics Update required for the Real Estate or Professional licenses.

Tx offers 3 inspector license type:
Apprentice Inspector, Real Estate Inspector, Professional Inspector

All licensees must be:


  1. Citizen of the United States or a lawfully admitted alien

  2. At least 18 years of age

  3. Of good moral character and submit to a criminal background check

  4. Provide proof of financial responsibility

  5. Submit appropriate application and fee


Education and Experience Requirements for each License Type

Apprentice Inspector

Apprentice Inspector must be sponsored by and only perform inspections under direct supervision of an eligible licensed Professional Inspector. No training course is required.

Real Estate Inspector

Real Estate Inspectors must be sponsored by an eligible licensed Professional Inspector who will provide indirect supervision for all inspections performed by the Real Estate Inspector.


  1. Complete 90 classroom hours of core real estate inspection courses

  2. Either:

    1. Been actively licensed as an Apprentice Inspector for at least 3 months AND have completed 25 complete inspections while licensed as an Apprentice Inspector under the direct supervision of a qualified eligible licensed Professional Inspector; OR

    2. Complete additional 32 hours in core inspection courses AND either:

      1. Complete 20 hours of field work through a ride along course AND 12 hours of an approved classroom or alternative delivery interactive experience training module presented by an approved instructor; OR

      2. Complete 8 hours of approved live interactive webinar sessions AND 40 hours of an approved classroom or alternative delivery interactive experience training module presented by an approved instructor; OR

      3. Upon delivery of a Commission approved affidavit form that the applicant is unable to reasonably complete requirements i or ii listed above, complete 60 hours in an approved interactive experience training module presented by an approved instructor. These must be completed prior to March 1, 2015 for credit to be awarded.; OR

      4. Have 3 years of personal experience in a field directly related to home inspection; OR

      5. Complete an additional 8 hours in Texas Standard Report Form/Report Writing and 8 hours in the Texas Standards of Practice/Legal/Ethics Update; AND have at least 2 years of experience as a licensed or registered architect, professional engineer, or engineer-in-training.

  3. Successfully pass state exam


Professional Inspector

  1. Complete 130 classroom hours of core real estate inspection courses
  2. Either

    1. Been actively licensed as a Real Estate Inspector for at least 12 months AND must have completed 175 inspections under indirect supervision while licensed as a Real Estate Inspector; OR

    2. Complete an additional 200 classroom hours of core inspector education AND either:

      1. Complete 40 hours of field work through a ride along course AND 24 hours of approved classroom or alternative delivery interactive experience training module; OR

      2. Complete 16 hours of approved live interactive webinar sessions AND 80 hours of approved classroom or alternative delivery interactive experience training module presented by an approved instructor; OR

      3. Upon delivery of a Commission approved affidavit form that the applicant is unable to reasonably complete requirements i or ii listed above, complete 120 hours in an approved interactive experience training module presented by an approved instructor. These must be completed prior to March 1, 2015 for credit to be awarded; OR

      4. Have 5 years of personal experience in a field directly related to home inspection; OR

      5. Complete an additional 8 hours in Texas Standard Report Form/Report Writing and 8 hours in the Texas Standards of Practice/Legal/Ethics Update; AND have at least 3 years of experience as an licensed or registered architect, professional engineer, or engineer-in-training

  3. Successfully pass state exam


Training/Certification Info - Texas Home Inspector License

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TX Home Inspection Licensing Agency:

Texas Real Estate Commission
P.O. Box 12188
Austin, TX 78711-2188
(512) 936-3000



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Texas Radon Testing (Radon Measurement) Requirements:

Texas does not mandate requirements for radon inspection. However, the state does maintain a list of certified radon professionals. The Texas Radon Program endorses Radon Measurement Professionals who are certified through the National Radon Safety Board (NRSB) or the National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP).

The PHII Radon Measurement Course has been approved by both NRSB and NRPP for initial certification. If you are interested in expanding your business to do radon testing, you can begin by taking the PHII Radon Measurement course. When you have completed the course, you will receive information on how to register for the NRPP or NRSB exam. Both organizations require that you complete an approved course, pass their certification exam, and maintain your certification with continuing education.

In addition, the NRSB has also approved PHII's Radon Measurement Course for 16 Hours of Continuing Education.

State Contact Information:
Texas Department of State Health Services
Phone:1-800-293-0753
Website: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/radiation/radon.shtm











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