Texas Home Inspector Continuing Education (CE) Classes

Maintaining an Active Inspector License is Easy with Champions CE

For each 2-year license period, the Professional Inspector must complete 32 credit hours of TREC approved, Home Inspection Continuing Education courses including 4 hours of Inspector Legal & Ethics and 4 hours of Standards of Practice Review.

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Program Options

The following programs include multiple courses needed to renew your Home Inspection license in Texas. Whether you need all 32-hours or just the mandatory course topics, these programs will save you money and keep you on track to maintaining an active license.

$385

32-Hour Home Inspector CE Program

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Package Description:

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.

This Program Includes:

  • 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
 
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$125

8-Hour TREC Required ICE Program

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Package Description:

During each license renewal period, all licensed Inspectors are required to complete the following two courses:

  • 4-Hour Inspector Standards of Practice Review 2017
  • 4-Hour Inspector Legal and Ethics, Ed. 1.0 2017

If you are only in need of these two required courses, this program is for you!

 
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Required CE Course Topics

The following TREC Approved, Home Inspector CE courses must be completed by all licensed Inspectors during each two year license period.

$62.50

Legal and Ethics, Edition 1.0 (4-Hours)

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Course Description:

Stay on top of general codes and how they have changed. Any requirement changes for inspectors will be taught in this class. This course covers the statutory changes and rule updates to the Texas Real Estate License Act and to the Real Estate Inspector Act. This course will also cover information pertaining to the standards of practice, duties and responsibilities, and the ethical requirements required of inspectors.

Additional Information:

  • Classroom Course Approval #32804
  • Correspondence Course Approval #32804
  • 4 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Downloadable PDF Textbook
 
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$62.50

Standards of Practice Review (4-Hours)

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Course Description:

This course will emphasize practical training for students seeking the opportunity to see and touch all the equipment discussed in their textbook in order to familiarize themselves with the hardware/systems they encounter in the field. Training includes Standards of Practice Review of Report Writing, Structural Systems, HVAC (Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation Systems), Electrical Systems, Roofing, Plumbing Systems and various other components that will also aide in completing this training process.

Additional Information:

  • Classroom Course Approval #32805
  • Correspondence Course Approval #32805
  • 4 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Downloadable PDF Textbook
 
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Elective CE Course Topics

Each of the courses listed below are TREC approved CE elective courses which can be applied towards the renewal of your Texas Home Inspector license (32-Hours Required). Please review the individual course description to see if course materials are available in PDF format or if shipping/pick-up is required.

16-Hour Courses

$195

Building Your Home Inspection Business (16-Hours)

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Course Description:

Whether you’re getting ready to launch your company or looking for sound approaches to growing your existing business, this course offers clear logical advice that has been field tested for success. Topics include how to create a marketing plan, specific marketing, sales and advertising strategies. Tactics for evaluating and adjusting your pricing and how to identify and build your distinct brand.

Additional Information:

  • Classroom Course Approval # 27513
  • Correspondence Course Approval # 27513
  • 16 CE Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook Included
   
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$275

Commercial Inspections (16-Hours)

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Course Description:

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. This course will cover the Walk-through survey, Property Condition Report (PCR), Objectives of the Property Condition Assessment (PCA), Multiple building, retail building, office building considerations, the Team Approach and Business considerations

Additional Information:

  • Classroom Course Approval # 24260
  • 16 CE Credit Hours (TREC)
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$195

Electrical (16-Hours)

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Course Description:

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.

Additional Information:

  • Classroom Course Approval # 29830
  • Correspondence Course Approval # 20160
  • 16 CE Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Downloadable PDF Textbook
   
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$195

Foundations (16-Hours)

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Course Description:

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.

Additional Information:

  • Correspondence Course Approval # 29758
  • 16 CE Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Downloadable PDF Textbook
 
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$195

Gas Furnaces (16-Hours)

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Course Description:

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.

Additional Information:

  • Correspondence Course Approval # 30061
  • 16 CE Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Downloadable PDF Textbook
   
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$275

Phased Inspections (16-Hours)

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Course Description:

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. This course will cover the Walk-through survey, Property Condition Report (PCR), Objectives of the Property Condition Assessment (PCA), Multiple building, retail building, office building considerations, the Team Approach and Business considerations.

Additional Information:

  • Classroom Course Approval # 30371
  • 16 CE Credit Hours (TREC)
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$195

Pool & Spa Certification (16-Hours)

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Course Description:

This course is designed to provide individuals with the basic knowledge, techniques and skills of Pool and Spa operation, including inspection techniques and processes. You can earn the CPO and CPI Certification for this course for an additional cost.

Course Outline:

  • Calculations for efficient operations
  • Circulation/filtration
  • Safety considerations
  • Energy and Pool management
  • Preventative maintenance/checklist
  • Pool/Spa inspection/checklist

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 29783
  • 16 CE Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook Included
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8-Hour Courses

$125

Electrical Grounding vs. Bonding (8-Hours)

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Course Description:

Increase your understanding of Grounding vs. Bonding. Topics covered in this course include how to properly apply the NEC Rules of Grounding vs. Bonding. Complete illustrations of the proper application of the Code Rules and misconceptions about Grounding and Bonding are cleared up.

Additional Information:

  • Classroom Course Approval # 29213
  • Correspondence Course Approval # 29213
  • 8 CE Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Downloadable PDF Textbook
 
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$145

Landscape Irrigation (Sprinkler Systems) (8-Hours)

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Course Description:

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

Additional Information:

  • Classroom Course Approval # 29759
  • Correspondence Course Approval # 30239
  • 8 CE Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook Included
   
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$125

Communication and Professional Practice (8-Hours)

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Course Description:

Increase your understanding of Grounding vs. Bonding. Topics covered in this course include how to properly apply the NEC Rules of Grounding vs. Bonding. Complete illustrations of the proper application of the Code Rules and misconceptions about Grounding and Bonding are cleared up.

Additional Information:

  • Classroom Course Approval # 29759
  • Correspondence Course Approval # 29129
  • 8 CE Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook Included
   
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$125

Red Flags Property Inspection (8-Hours)

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Course Description:

What are Red Flags and what causes them? Topics covered in this course are how to inspect for red flags inside and outside of the home. Looking for structural red flag defects and major mechanical systems red flags.

Additional Information:

  • Classroom Course Approval # 28327
  • 8 CE Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook Included
   
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Standards of Practice - General Provisions (8-Hours)

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Course Description:

Stay on top of general codes and how they have changed. Any requirement changes for inspectors will be taught in this class. This course aims to teach the student how to arrange a standard inspection report, the inspection guidelines that support each element that is to be inspected based on the Standards of Practice. Included are the general Texas codes and adopted rules.

Additional Information:

  • Classroom Course Approval # ???
  • Correspondence Course Approval # 26701
  • 8 CE Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook Included
  • Downloadable PDF Textbook Available for Online Correspondence Course
   
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Standards of Practice - Report Writing (8-Hours)

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Course Description:

This course aims to teach the student detailed instruction over the Standards of Practice as identified with legal standards of report writing. This course will teach students how to write a detailed inspection report and gain a better understanding of the components of the report. Required use and exceptions, allowed reproductions, allowed changes and field training are all part of this course.

Additional Information:

  • Classroom Course Approval # 26244
  • Correspondence Course Approval # 26726
  • 8 CE Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook Included
  • Downloadable PDF Textbook Available for Online Correspondence Course
   
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$125

Stucco/Exteriors (8-Hours)

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Course Description:

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!

Additional Information:

  • Classroom Course Approval # 28136
  • 8 CE Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook Included
   
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