If a licensed professional inspector is conducting a commercial inspection, is he or she required to use the inspection report form promulgated by TREC? Do the Standards of Practice apply?
A licensed TREC inspector is not required to use the promulgated form or the Standards of Practice when inspecting property other than one to four family residential. A TREC licensed inspector may perform inspections on commercial property, as long as no other laws prohibit the inspector from doing so (please check with the Texas Board of Professional Engineering to determine when a Professional Engineer license is required). All inspections would be subject to §1102.301 et seq. of the License Act (Subchapter G, Prohibited Acts), as well as 22 TAC § 535.220, Professional Conduct and Ethics.