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An Apprentice Inspector is a person who is in training under the direct supervision of a professional inspector to become qualified to perform a real estate inspections.

You have one year from the date your application is filed to meet all license requirements. Once you have met all license requirements, TREC will send an active apprentice inspector license to you via email.

General Qualifications

  • Citizen of the United States or lawfully admitted alien
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Resident of Texas
  • Be sponsored by a professional inspector
  • Meet TREC’s qualifications for honesty, trustworthiness, and integrity

Becoming an Apprentice Inspector

To become licensed as an apprentice inspector, you must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Meet the general qualifications.
  • Mail your Application for Apprentice Inspector License and the appropriate application fee to TREC.
  • Get your Fingerprints Taken and Pass Your Background Check.
    • You are required by law to have fingerprints on file with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), so a background check can be performed. Fingerprints on file for other agencies will not be accepted.
    • A license will not issue if the background check has not been passed. Expect a delay if you are notified of an investigation into your background history.
  • Submit proof of Financial Responsibility
  • All requirements must be satisfied within one year of the date your application is filed with TREC.