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A Texas Real Estate Home Inspector is required to do 32 hours every two years in which 16 hours must be done each year. Of those 32 hours, 8 hours of Standards of Practice is required to be included.
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Texas Home Inspection Continuing Education

Champions School of Real Estate Catalog Expand your expertise and keep up-to-date with the latest Industry updates with Home Inspection continuing education courses from Champions.

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32-Hour Home Inspector CE Program
Everything you need to renew your Home Inspector license! (LEARN MORE)
$385   

32-Hour Home Inspector CE Program

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM:

All inspectors licensed by TREC, including Apprentice Inspectors, Real Estate Inspectors, and Professional Inspectors, must renew their license every two years. 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.

Program Outline

  • 8-Hour TREC Required ICE. Composed of the following two courses:
    • 4-Hour Inspector Standards of Practice Review 2017
    • 4-Hour Inspector Legal and Ethics, Ed. 1.0 2017
  • Choose an additional 8-Hour and 16-Hour course to meet the required 32 Hours or
  • Choose three additional 8-Hour course to meet the required 32 Hours

Electives:

Once you are done with your courses, you can either renew your license online using TREC’s Online Services or through the mail by submitting a completed Renewal Form for Inspector License. When renewing, please be sure to do the following:

  • 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.

8-Hour TREC Required ICE Program
All licensed Inspectors must complete 8 hours of TREC required CE courses (Legal/Ethics and SOP Review) in order to successfully renew a license. If you are just in need of these 8-hours, this package is for you!
$125    Enroll in the 8-Hour TREC Required ICE Program
Required CE Course Topics - Online Textbook Available

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Legal and Ethics, Edition 1.0 2017
Learn the rules and current laws that all license holders must adhere to.
4 Hours Home Inspection Continuing Education Credit
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$125
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$62.50
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$125
Standards of Practice Review
Review the key elements of the Standards of Practice to prepare yourself for success in this demanding career.
4 Hours Home Inspection Continuing Education Credit
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$125
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$125
Inspection CE 16-Hour Courses - Shipping / Pickup Required

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Pool & Spa Certification

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

This course is designed to provide individuals with the basic knowledge, techniques and skills of Pool and Spa operation, including inspection techniques and processes.

This course includes discussion questions, terminology, homework, and exams, all designed to enable you to target the most relevant topics and thorough understanding of the materials.

COURSE OUTLINE:

Some of the topics covered in this course include:

  • CPO and CPI Certification
  • Calculations for efficient operations
  • Circulation/filtration
  • Safety considerations
  • Energy and Pool management
  • Preventative maintenance/checklist
  • Pool/Spa inspection/checklist
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Shipping/Pickup Required

Classes marked with "Shipping/Pickup Required" do not include an online textbook. This means that students must pick up the textbooks from one of our campuses (Located in Austin, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio) or have the books shipped to them at the cost of $7 per course.

To choose shipping, be sure to select a shipping method from the appropriate drop down menu when setting up your shopping cart.


Electrical

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

This course provides the student with an understanding of the requirements for the electrical systems equipment, and components including light fixtures, grounding, bonding, cord lengths, and service conductors. It covers general equipment requirements for the above and all definitions associated with them.

This course includes discussion questions, terminology, homework, and exams, all designed to enable you to target the most relevant topics and thorough understanding of the materials.

COURSE OUTLINE:

  • The Fundamentals
  • The Control Center
  • Common Electrical Problems
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Shipping/Pickup Required

Classes marked with "Shipping/Pickup Required" do not include an online textbook. This means that students must pick up the textbooks from one of our campuses (Located in Austin, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio) or have the books shipped to them at the cost of $7 per course.

To choose shipping, be sure to select a shipping method from the appropriate drop down menu when setting up your shopping cart.



Foundations

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

This course provides the student with an understanding of the requirements concerning the foundation systems, grading, and drainage, including footing size, depth, slope, and performance of existing systems.

This course includes discussion questions, terminology, homework, and exams, all designed to enable you to target the most relevant topics and thorough understanding of the materials.

COURSE OUTLINE:

  • Soils
  • Pier & Beam
  • Slab-on-Grade Foundations
  • Signs of Foundation Failure
  • Ten Simple Rules of Evaluating Cracks
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Shipping/Pickup Required

Classes marked with "Shipping/Pickup Required" do not include an online textbook. This means that students must pick up the textbooks from one of our campuses (Located in Austin, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio) or have the books shipped to them at the cost of $7 per course.

To choose shipping, be sure to select a shipping method from the appropriate drop down menu when setting up your shopping cart.


Commercial Inspection

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

This course provides insight into properly inspecting/conducting a Property Condition Assessment as defined in the ASTM E2018. It will also enhance an inspector’s ability to inspect Residential Properties.

Topics Covered:

  • Physical Deficiencies
  • Walk-thru survey
  • Document reviews and interviews
  • Property condition report
  • Objectives of the property condition assessment
  • Considerations beyond the scope of the property condition
  • Multiple building
  • Retail building
  • Office building considerations
  • The role of the Inspector/consultant
  • The team approach
  • Business considerations

COURSE OUTLINE:

  • Walk through survey
  • Property Condition Report (PCR)
  • Objectives of the Property Condition Assessment (PCA)
  • Multiple building, retail building, office building considerations
  • The Team Approach
  • Business considerations
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Shipping/Pickup Required

Classes marked with "Shipping/Pickup Required" do not include an online textbook. This means that students must pick up the textbooks from one of our campuses (Located in Austin, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio) or have the books shipped to them at the cost of $7 per course.

To choose shipping, be sure to select a shipping method from the appropriate drop down menu when setting up your shopping cart.


Phased Inspections
(Shipping / Pickup Required)
Learn about the benefits of residential new construction inspection.
16 Hours Home Inspection Continuing Education Credit

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$275
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Gas Furnaces

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

We all know the smell of a gas leak, but inspectors have to know more than that to properly inspect a house or building. This course will give students the information they need to understand the general provisions of mechanical appliance, equipment systems and solar systems. It will also delve into exhaust and duct systems as well as special fuel burning equipment.

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Shipping/Pickup Required

Classes marked with "Shipping/Pickup Required" do not include an online textbook. This means that students must pick up the textbooks from one of our campuses (Located in Austin, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio) or have the books shipped to them at the cost of $7 per course.

To choose shipping, be sure to select a shipping method from the appropriate drop down menu when setting up your shopping cart.




Inspection CE 8-Hour Courses - Online Textbook Available

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Standards of Practice - General Provisions

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

Stay on top of general codes and how they have changed. Any requirement changes for inspectors will be taught in this class.

COURSE OUTLINE:

  • Adopted rules
  • General Texas codes
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Standards of Practice - Report Writing

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

This course will teach students how to write a detailed inspection report and gain a better understanding of the components of the report.

COURSE OUTLINE:

  • Required use and exceptions
  • Allowed reproductions
  • Allowed changes
  • Field training
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Inspection CE 8-Hour Courses - Shipping / Pickup Required

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Landscape Irrigation (Sprinkler Systems)

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

No one wants a dead lawn! Inspectors will learn proper inspection techniques regarding sprinkler systems and how to look for required back flow prevention.

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Shipping/Pickup Required

Classes marked with "Shipping/Pickup Required" do not include an online textbook. This means that students must pick up the textbooks from one of our campuses (Located in Austin, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio) or have the books shipped to them at the cost of $7 per course.

To choose shipping, be sure to select a shipping method from the appropriate drop down menu when setting up your shopping cart.



Electrical Grounding vs. Bonding

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

Increase your understanding of Grounding vs. Bonding.

TEXAS HOME INSPECTION COURSE OUTLINE:
Some of the topics covered in this Texas Home Inspector course include:
  • How to properly apply the NEC Rules of Grounding vs. Bonding.
  • Complete illustrations of the proper application of the Code Rules
  • Clear up misconceptions about Grounding and Bonding.
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Shipping/Pickup Required

Classes marked with "Shipping/Pickup Required" do not include an online textbook. This means that students must pick up the textbooks from one of our campuses (Located in Austin, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio) or have the books shipped to them at the cost of $7 per course.

To choose shipping, be sure to select a shipping method from the appropriate drop down menu when setting up your shopping cart.


Communication & Professional Practice

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

Learn how to communicate about inspection with clients effectively. This course will give you an understanding about the terms and how to apply them when speaking to others about the home or building you are inspecting.

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Shipping/Pickup Required

Classes marked with "Shipping/Pickup Required" do not include an online textbook. This means that students must pick up the textbooks from one of our campuses (Located in Austin, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio) or have the books shipped to them at the cost of $7 per course.

To choose shipping, be sure to select a shipping method from the appropriate drop down menu when setting up your shopping cart.


Building Your Home Inspection Business
(Shipping / Pickup Required)
Learn to market and grow your home inspection business!
16 Hours Home Inspection Continuing Education Credit

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$125
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$195
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Stucco/Exteriors

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

Learn about everything that makes a house beautiful AND safe to live in. Students will learn about proper inspection techniques, Stucco components and systems, and recognizing deficiencies. Just because a house looks good does not mean it’s built well, - learn how to determine the difference!

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Shipping/Pickup Required

Classes marked with "Shipping/Pickup Required" do not include an online textbook. This means that students must pick up the textbooks from one of our campuses (Located in Austin, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio) or have the books shipped to them at the cost of $7 per course.

To choose shipping, be sure to select a shipping method from the appropriate drop down menu when setting up your shopping cart.

Red Flags Property Inspection

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

What are "Red Flags" and what causes them?

TEXAS HOME INSPECTION COURSE OUTLINE:
Some of the topics covered in this Texas Home Inspector course include:
  • Inspecting for Red Flags inside and outside the home.
  • Structural Red Flag defects.
  • Major mechanical systems red flags.
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Shipping/Pickup Required

Classes marked with "Shipping/Pickup Required" do not include an online textbook. This means that students must pick up the textbooks from one of our campuses (Located in Austin, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio) or have the books shipped to them at the cost of $7 per course.

To choose shipping, be sure to select a shipping method from the appropriate drop down menu when setting up your shopping cart.



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