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ICA is currently seeking approval for the updated 194-hour Texas course. Please enter your name and contact information below to be notified upon course approval. We look forward to getting you registered in our Professional Home Inspector license course!

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    Home Inspector

    Become a Home Inspector in Texas in 5 Steps:

    It is a very straightforward process to become a licensed home inspector in the State of Texas. Effective 3/1/2021:

    1. Be an individual that is a citizen of the United States or a lawfully admitted alien and 18 years of age or older.
    2. Retain fingerprints on file with the Department of Public Safety (DPS).
    3. Complete an approved 194-hour home inspection course.*
    4. Pass the National Home Inspectors Exam (NHIE) and the TX state-specific exam. You will need TREC to approve you to take these exam(s).
    5. Start your own home inspection business!

    For the most up-to-date requirements feel free to contact the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) website at: or contact them at (512) 936-3000.

    *Property and Building Inspection Module I (40 Hours); Property and Building Inspection Module II (40 Hours); Analysis of Findings and Reporting Module (20 Hours); Business Operations and Professional Responsibilities Module (10 Hours); Texas Law Module (20 Hours); Texas Standards of Practice Module (24 Hours); Texas Practicum (40 Hours)

    Texas State Home Inspector Requirements

    General requirements for becoming a home inspector as outlined by TREC, include:

    • Sponsored Experience (if currently a real estate inspector), or;
    • Substitute Experience and Education through courses and training
    • Submit the Professional Real Estate Inspector’s License application to TREC
    • Submit fingerprints
    • Have a background check performed
    • Pass both the State & National Home Inspector’s Exams
    • Pay Inspection Recovery Fund Fee of $10
    • Have and submit proof of professional liability insurance

    REMINDER: If all requirements for a license are not met within one year of the filing date, the application expires.

    Home inspector requirements are state-mandated, so whether you’re interested in working out of Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, El Paso, or anywhere between, you will have to abide by these requirements.

    ICA Student Advantages in Texas

    Anyone who is interested in how to become a home inspector in Texas can benefit from our course. ICA’s Texas Home Inspection Course is the best way to educate yourself on all things home inspection. From the comfort of your home, you’ll learn the ropes from passionate instructors who care deeply about the success of their students with a course built by experienced authors and compliance professionals. While there are certainly many paths towards earning your Texas home inspector license, few are as flexible as ICA’s course. We give you the option to learn a new trade on your own schedule, so it’s easy to learn in a way that fits into your lifestyle.

    With ICA instructors at your disposal, you’ll forge meaningful connections with industry leaders. Our instructors are home inspection leaders who stay ahead of the latest trends and technologies. They’re part of what makes ICA so different from other home inspection education programs. While you might expect it to be difficult to connect with these instructors given the asynchronous nature of our courses, the ICA team is committed to helping new home inspectors through every stage of learning and developing their businesses.


    Included with Registration in Our Texas Home Inspector Course

    There’s no doubt that ICA’s Texas Home Inspection Course is both convenient and affordable. The benefits of being an ICA student don’t stop there, though. You’ll gain access to courses, bonus material and tools to help you start your business. Bonus classes on topics like radon detection and mold inspection might normally run you hundreds of extra dollars. ICA students, however, receive these courses for free. It’s easy to expand your service offerings after mastering these concepts.

    • Free InterNACHI Memberships: ICA students also receive a free, one-month membership to InterNACHI. It’s perhaps the largest and most respected professional organization for home inspectors. Essential for the beginning home inspector, an InterNACHI membership will allow you to connect with other professionals and receive further guidance on developing your career.
    • Free Report Form Pro Nitro Software: Report Form Pro Nitro is also included in your ICA registration. This inspection software normally retails for $400, but is available for ICA students at no extra cost. The app makes it easy to track your findings for each inspection job, sharing photos and notes with clients with just a click of a button. Report Form Pro Nitro is instrumental in the daily operations of a successful home inspector.

    We not only help you get licensed we help you supercharge your career and business with everything you need to be successful. ICA’s membership portal, Edcetera Home Inspection, provides you with ongoing support and training resources throughout your career. New students who enroll in a home inspection licensing course with ICA receive a one-year membership for free, a $99 value!

    The average salary for a home inspector in TX is $68,000 and the average inspection fee is $375. Ready to begin learning? You can register for classes at your convenience.


    Inspection Certification Associates is seeking qualified instructors to teach home inspection pre license courses in Texas. We are looking for individuals with a passion for teaching. This is a great way to add some additional, significant cash flow to your pocket!

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