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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 23TEXAS REAL ESTATE COMMISSION
CHAPTER 535GENERAL PROVISIONS
SUBCHAPTER RREAL ESTATE INSPECTORS
RULE §535.216Renewal of License

(a) A person licensed by the Commission under Chapter 1102 may renew the license by timely filing the prescribed application for renewal, complying with the fingerprinting and TGSLC requirements in §535.95 of this title, paying the appropriate fee to the Commission and satisfying applicable continuing education requirements as required by Chapter 1102 and this subchapter, and providing to the Commission proof of financial responsibility as required by Chapter 1102 using a form approved by the Commission for that purpose.

(b) A license holder also may renew an unexpired license by accessing the Commission's website, entering the required information on the renewal application form, satisfying applicable education and professional liability insurance, or any other insurance that provides coverage for violations of Subchapter G of Chapter 1102 requirements and paying the appropriate fee in accordance with the instructions provided at the site by the Commission.

(c) The Commission shall send a renewal notice to each license holder at least 90 days prior to the expiration of the license. 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. It is the responsibility of the license holder to apply for renewal, and failure to receive a renewal notice does not relieve the license holder of the responsibility of applying for renewal.

(d) A license holder shall provide information requested by the Commission in connection with an application to renew a license within 30 days after the Commission requests the information. Failure to provide information requested by the Commission in connection with a renewal application within the required time is grounds for disciplinary action under the Act.

(e) Licensed professional inspectors, real estate inspectors and apprentice inspectors may renew a license on inactive status. 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.

(f) If the license has been expired for less than six months, the license holder may renew the license by filing the prescribed application for renewal, paying the appropriate late renewal fee to the Commission and satisfying the applicable continuing education and proof of financial responsibility requirements.

(g) 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 shall renew the license on inactive status for the period(s) in which the apprentice or real estate inspector was not sponsored.

(h) If the license has been expired for six months or more, the licensee may not renew but must file an original application to reinstate the license and may not practice until the new license is received. If the applicant for reinstatement has held a professional inspector or real estate inspector license during the 24 months preceding the date the application is filed, no examination is required.

(i) 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 period; and

  (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, 37TexReg9366; 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

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