|(a) Renewal application.
(1) A license issued by the Commission under Chapter
1102, Occupations Code, expires on the date shown on the face of the
license issued to the license holder.
(2) If a license holder intends to renew an unexpired
license, the license holder must, on or before the expiration date
of the current license:
(A) file a renewal application through the online process
on the Commission's website or on the applicable form approved by
(B) pay the appropriate fee as required by §535.210
of this title;
(C) comply with the fingerprinting requirements of
Chapter 1102, Occupations Code;
(D) satisfy the applicable continuing education requirements
of Chapter 1102, Occupations Code, and this subchapter; and
(E) provide proof of financial responsibility as required
in Chapter 1102, Occupations Code, on a form approved by the Commission.
(3) An apprentice inspector or a real estate inspector
must be sponsored by a licensed professional inspector in order to
renew a license on an active status.
(b) Renewal Notice.
(1) The Commission will send a renewal notice to each
license holder at least 90 days before the license expiration date.
(2) If a license holder intends to renew a license,
failure to receive a renewal notice does not relieve the license holder
from responsibility of applying for renewal as required in this section.
(c) Request for information.
(1) The Commission may request a license holder to
provide additional information to the Commission in connection with
a renewal application.
(2) A license holder must provide the information requested
by the Commission within 30 days after the date of the Commission's
(3) Failure to provide the information requested within
the required time is grounds for disciplinary action under Chapter
1102, Occupations Code.
(d) Renewal on inactive status.
(1) Licensed professional inspectors, real estate inspectors
and apprentice inspectors may renew a license on inactive status.
(2) Inspectors are not required to complete continuing
education courses as a condition of renewing a license on inactive
status, but must satisfy continuing education requirements before
returning to active status.
(e) Late Renewal.
(1) If a license has been expired for less than six
months, a license holder may renew the license by:
(A) filing a renewal application through the online
process on the Commission's website or on the applicable form approved
by the Commission;
(B) paying the appropriate late renewal fee as required
by §535.210 of this title (related to Fees);
(C) satisfying the applicable continuing education
(D) providing proof of financial responsibility on
a form approved by the Commission.
(2) To renew a license on active status without any
lapse in active licensure, an apprentice or real estate inspector
must also submit a Real Estate Apprentice and Inspector Sponsorship
Form certifying sponsorship for the period from the day after the
previous license expired to the day the renewal license issued, and
for the period beginning on the day after the renewal license issued.
The same inspector may be the sponsor for both periods. The Commission
will renew the license on inactive status for the period(s) in which
the apprentice or real estate inspector was not sponsored.
(f) License Reinstatement.
(1) If a license has been expired for more than six
months, a license holder may not renew the license.
(2) A license holder may reinstate an expired license
if the license holder:
(A) has held a professional inspector or real estate
inspector license during the 24 months preceding the date the reinstatement
application is filed;
(B) submits evidence satisfactory to the commission
of successful completion of the continuing education hours required
for the renewal of that license; and
(C) satisfies the commission as to the applicant's
honesty, trustworthiness, and integrity.
(3) Applicants for a real estate inspector license
must submit evidence of sponsorship by a professional inspector.
(4) An applicant for reinstatement is not required
to take an examination.
(g) Denial of Renewal or Reinstatement. The Commission
may deny an application for license renewal or reinstatement if a
license holder is in violation of the terms of a Commission order.
(h) Renewal of license for military service member.
A license holder on active duty in the United States armed forces
is entitled to two years of additional time to renew an expired license
without being subject to any increase in fee, any education or experience
requirements or examination if the license holder:
(1) provides a copy of official orders or other official
documentation acceptable to the Commission showing that the license
holder was on active duty during the license holder's last renewal
(2) pays the renewal application fee in effect when
the previous license expired.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §535.216 adopted to be effective February 11, 1992, 17 TexReg 680; amended to be effective December 21, 1993, 18 TexReg 9103; amended to be effective September 15, 1994, 19 TexReg 6915; amended to be effective December 1, 1999, 24 TexReg 10554; amended to be effective January 1, 2001, 25 TexReg 11653; amended to be effective October 4, 2001, 26 TexReg 7541; amended to be effective August 31, 2004, 29 TexReg 8297; amended to be effective December 29, 2005, 30 TexReg 8693; amended to be effective December 30, 2007, 32 TexReg 9995; amended to be effective January 1, 2011, 35 TexReg 11693; amended to be effective November 29, 2012, 37 TexReg9366; amended to be effective November 21, 2013, 38 TexReg 8235; amended to be effective January 1, 2015, 39 TexReg 9669; amended to be effective January 1, 2016, 40 TexReg 8249; amended to be effective March 6, 2017, 42 TexReg 1028; amended to be effective March 4, 2020, 45 TexReg 1436; amended to be effective March 16, 2021, 46 TexReg 1644