Hello NACHI Members,
Below is the email we (Kaplan) sent out last week to inform our current students and inspectors of the changes to the rule of becoming an inspector in the great state of Texas. I urge you to send your thoughts to TREC and cc me: email@example.com. I believe this is going to have long lasting negitive effects on our industry and the consumers. Thanks for your support!
We were just informed about an important change that may affect you. On August 24th, 2007 TREC posted a major change to inspector licensing requirements on their website.
A TREC legislative****change now requires education and specific experience to become an inspector under the Fast Track method.
Effective with applications postmarked September 1, 2007 or later, applicants for the Real Estate Inspector and Professional Inspector license who apply under the Fast Track alternative method must provide proof of both education and specific experience. At its August 6, 2007 meeting, the Commission adopted new rules](http://www.home-inspect.com/newsletter/inc/rdr.asp?1081___07829205052___http://www.trec.state.tx.us/pdf/rules/535.206_.208_.210-.212_.215-.216_.224.pdf) ( click on this link to see a copy of the ruling) regarding the combined education and experience requirements.
To qualify under the previous requirements you need to take the following steps between August 28, 2007 – August 31, 2007:
You should fall under the ‘no experience’ licensing requirements if you send an evaluation of education request form, course certificates and fee, followed by the license application form, ONLY if you have already completed the 448 hours of education.
·You should mail via overnight mail to TREC the request for Evaluation of Inspector Experience and Education Documents](http://www.home-inspect.com/newsletter/inc/rdr.asp?1081___07829205052___http://www.trec.state.tx.us/pdf/education/Ed-eval-insp.pdf) (click this link to download the form). This must be overnighted to arrive no later than Friday, August 31.
·Next, mail the inspector license application form by regular mail. The Prof. Inspector License Application (by Individual)](http://www.home-inspect.com/newsletter/inc/rdr.asp?1081___07829205052___http://www.trec.state.tx.us/pdf/forms/insp/REI-6-9-ProfInspectorApplication.pdf) (click this link to download the form) must be postmarked by the post officeon or before Friday, August 31. An application will be rejected if all education has not already been evaluated and approved.
NOTE: Do not send both forms together. TREC must process the Request for Evaluation of Education BEFORE they receive the license application. If the license application is processed before your education is approved, your application will be rejected and you will have to apply again under the new ‘experience required’ rules that become effective September 1st, 2007.
If you have further questions contact: Texas Real Estate Commission at 512-459-6544 or visit www.trec.state.tx.us](http://www.home-inspect.com/newsletter/inc/rdr.asp?1081___07829205052___http://www.trec.state.tx.us)
Director of Real Estate Inspector Training
Kaplan Professional Schools