|(a) Examinations for licensure.
(1) The examination for a real estate inspector license
and for a professional inspector license consists of a national part
and a state part.
(2) The Commission adopts the National Home Inspector
Examination developed by the Examination Board of Professional Home
Inspectors for the national portion of the examination. For the state
portion of the examination, questions shall be used which measure
competency in the subject areas required for a license by Chapter
1102, and which demonstrate an awareness of its provisions relating
(3) Each real estate inspector applicant must achieve
a score of at least 70% on the state portion of the examination. Each
professional inspector applicant must achieve a score of at least
75% on the state portion of the examination.
(b) Administration of examination. Except as otherwise
required by Chapter 1102 or this section, examinations shall be conducted
as provided by §535.57 of this title. An applicant is not eligible
to take a qualifying examination for a license until the Commission
has received evidence of completion of all education and experience
required by this subchapter.
(c) Waiver of national portion of examination requirement.
The Commission may waive the national portion of the examination of
an applicant for a real estate or professional inspector license if
(1) currently holds an active real estate inspector
license in another state or actively practices as a home inspector
in compliance with the laws of another state; and
(2) has passed the National Home Inspector Examination
developed by the Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors.
(d) If the applicant has not satisfied all requirements
within one year from the time the commission accepted an application
for filing, including passing both parts of the examination, the application
is terminated and a new application is required.
(e) Examination results are valid for a period of one
year from the date the examination is passed. An examination is considered
passed when an applicant has received a passing grade on both parts
of the examination.
(f) An applicant who fails the examination three consecutive
times may not apply for reexamination or submit a new license application
unless the applicant submits evidence satisfactory to the commission
that the applicant has completed additional core education as follows,
after the date the applicant failed the examination for the third
(1) for an applicant who failed the national part of
the examination, 32 hours;
(2) for an applicant who failed the state part of the
examination, 8 hours; and
(3) for an applicant who failed both parts of the examination,
|Source Note: The provisions of this §535.209 adopted to be effective January 1, 2011, 35 TexReg 11693; amended to be effective September 9, 2012, 37 TexReg 7179; 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