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All inspectors licensed by TREC, including Apprentice Inspectors, Real Estate Inspectors, and Professional Inspectors, must renew their license every two years. TREC will send you a renewal notice about 90 days before your license expiration date. As part of the renewal process, you must satisfy all requirements for renewal and complete certain continuing education (CE) courses to help you perform competent and quality real estate inspections.

You may renew your inspector license up to six months after the expiration date. After six months, you will have to reapply for an initial inspector license. After two years past the expiration date, you will have to reapply and pass the examination.

Active inspector license renewal requirements

  • Complete 32 hours of inspector CE, including an 8-hour Texas Standards of Practice/Legal/Ethics Update course. All inspector CE courses must be completed during your current license period.
  • Submit copies of your inspector CE course completion certificates to TREC.
  • Provide current proof of financial responsibility that provides coverage for violations of Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 1102, Subchapter G ($100,000 per occurrence) using the TREC Certificate of Insurance Form or the Proof of Financial Responsibility Form.
  • Apprentice Inspectors and Real Estate Inspectors must be sponsored by a Professional Inspector. Find a Professional Inspector qualified to sponsor you.

Inactive inspector license renewal requirements

You may renew your inspector license on inactive status without completing inspector CE courses or providing proof of financial responsibility. You cannot perform inspections with an inactive license.

Renew Online:

  1. Renew your inspector license online using our Online Services. If you have not renewed online before, you may need to register first.
  2. Submit your inspector CE course completion certificates and current proof of financial responsibility to TREC at least 10 days before your license expiration date. Please note that TREC will renew your license on inactive status, and you will not be eligible to perform inspections, if you fail to submit the required documents to TREC before your license expiration date.
  3. Pay your renewal fee using Online Services no later than the expiration date of your license. 

Renew by Mail:

  1. Submit a completed Renewal Form for Inspector License.
  2. Include copies of your inspector CE course completion certificates and current proof of financial responsibility. Please note that TREC will renew your license on inactive status, and you will not be eligible to perform inspections, if you fail to include the required documents with your paper renewal.
  3. Include payment of the renewal fee, with an additional paper processing fee.