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TITLE 22 EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 23TEXAS REAL ESTATE COMMISSION
CHAPTER 535GENERAL PROVISIONS
SUBCHAPTER RREAL ESTATE INSPECTORS
RULE §535.214Education and Experience Requirements for a License
ISSUE 08/30/2019
ACTION Proposed
Preamble No Rule Available

(a)Sponsored Experience and Education Requirements for a Real Estate Inspector License. To become licensed as a real estate inspector a person must:

  (1)satisfy the 90-hour education requirement for licensure by completing the following coursework:

    (A)Property and Building Inspection Module I, total 40 hours;

    (B)Property and Building Inspection Module II, total 40 hours; and

    (C)Business Operations and Professional Responsibilities Module, total 10 hours;

  (2)have been licensed as an apprentice inspector on active status for a total of at least three months within the 12 month period before the filing of the application;

  (3)complete 25 inspections; and

  (4)pass the licensure examinations set out in §535.209 of this title (relating to Examinations).

(b)Sponsored Experience and Education Requirements for a Professional Inspector License. To become licensed as a professional inspector, a person must:

  (1)satisfy the 134-hour education requirement for licensure by completing the following coursework:

    (A)Property and Building Inspection Module I, total 40 hours;

    (B)Property and Building Inspection Module II, total 40 hours;

    (C)Business Operations and Professional Responsibilities Module, total 10 hours;

    (D)Texas Law Module, total 20 hours; and

    (E)Texas Standards of Practice Module, total 24 hours;

  (2)have been licensed as a real estate inspector on active status for a total of at least 12 months within the 24 month period before the filing of the application;

  (3)complete 175 inspections; and

  (4)pass the licensure examinations set out in §535.209 of this title (relating to Examinations).

(c)Sponsored Experience Criteria. To meet the experience requirements for licensure under subsections (a) or (b) of this section, or to sponsor apprentice inspectors or real estate inspectors, the Commission considers an improvement to real property to be any unit capable of being separately rented, leased or sold, subject to the following restrictions:

  (1)An inspection of an improvement to real property that includes the structural and equipment/systems of the unit constitutes a single inspection.

  (2)The Commission may not give experience credit to the same applicant or professional inspector for more than three inspections per day. No more than three applicants may receive credit for the inspection of the same unit within a 30-day period, and no more than three apprentice inspectors may receive credit for an inspection of the same unit on the same day.

(d)Substitute Experience and Education Requirements for a Real Estate Inspector License. As an alternative to §535.214(a), to become a licensed real estate inspector, a person must:

  (1)be sponsored by a professional inspector;

  (2)complete a total of 154 hours of qualifying inspection coursework, which must include the following:

    (A)Property and Building Inspection Module I, total 40 hours;

    (B)Property and Building Inspection Module II, total 40 hours;

    (C)Business Operations and Professional Responsibilities Module, total 10 hours;

    (D)Texas Standards of Practice Interactive Module, total 24 hours; and

    (E)Texas Practicum, total 40 hours; and

  (3)pass the licensure examinations set out in §535.209 of this title (relating to Examinations).

(e)Substitute Experience and Education Requirements for a Professional Inspector License. As an alternative to §535.214(b), to become a licensed professional inspector, a person must:

  (1)complete a total of 194 hours of qualifying inspection coursework, which must include the following:

    (A)Property and Building Inspection Module I, total 40 hours;

    (B)Property and Building Inspection Module II, total 40 hours;

    (C)Business Operations and Professional Responsibilities Module, total 10 hours;

    (D)Analysis of Findings and Reporting Module, total 20 hours;

    (E)Texas Law Module, total 20 hours;

    (F)Texas Standards of Practice Interactive Module, total 24 hours; and

    (G)Texas Practicum, total 40 hours; and

  (2)pass the licensure examinations set out in §535.209 of this title (relating to Examinations).

(f)This rule is effective May 1, 2020.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the proposal and found it to be within the state agency's legal authority to adopt.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on August 16, 2019

TRD-201902722

Chelsea Buchholtz

General Counsel

Texas Real Estate Commission

Earliest possible date of adoption: September 29, 2019

For further information, please call: (512) 936-3177



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