(a)Continuing education required for renewal.
(1)Before renewal of an inspector license, a license
holder must take the 32 hours of continuing education which shall
include the following:
(A)24 hours in the following [
course] subjects: [ as described in §535.213(e)
(1) - (8), (11) and (12) of this title, with a maximum of 16 hours
on any one single subject; and]
(vii)Texas Standard Report Form Writing;
(viii)Other approved courses as they
relate to real estate inspections, which shall include one or more
of the following topics:
(I)Environmental Protection Agency;
(II)Consumer Product Safety Commission;
(III)general business practices;
(B)eight hours of non-elective coursework in legal,
ethics, SOPs, and report writing consisting of the following coursework:
(i)4 hours of Standards of Practice Review; and
(ii)4 hours of Legal and Ethics.
(2)An inspector who files an application for reinstatement
of an expired license within two years of the expiration date of the
previous license[ ,] must provide evidence satisfactory
to the Commission that the applicant has completed any continuing
education that would have been otherwise required for timely renewal
of the previous license had that license not expired.
(3)An inspector is not eligible to
receive more than 16 hours continuing education credit for any one
single subject described in subsection (a)(1) of this section.
(b)Receiving continuing education credit for ride-along
(1)Up to eight hours of continuing education
credit per two year license period may be given to a license holder
for completion of a ride-along inspection course [ as defined
in subsection 535.213(g) of this title].
(2)At a minimum, a ride-along inspection
(A)consist of one full residential property inspection;
(B)review applicable standards of practice and departure
provisions contained in §§535.227 - 535.233 of this title.
(3)In order to qualify for real estate
inspector continuing education credit, a ride-along inspection course
shall consist of no more than two students per session.
(4)The instructor of a ride-along
inspection course may:
(A)review report writing; and
(B)deliver a notice regarding the
ride-along session on a form approved by the Commission to the prospective
buyer or seller of the home being inspected.
(c) - (f)(No change.)
(g)Continuing education credit for attendance at a
meeting of the Texas Real Estate Inspector Committee. An inspector
licensed in Texas may receive up to four hours of continuing education
elective credit per license period for attendance in person at any [
the February] meeting of the full Texas Real Estate
Inspector Committee, provided that the inspector attend the entire
meeting. Partial credit will not be awarded.
The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed
the proposal and found it to
be within the state agency's legal authority
Filed with the Office
of the Secretary of State on May 8, 2019
Texas Real Estate Commission
Earliest possible date of adoption: June 23, 2019
For further information, please call: (512) 936-3177