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LINKS TO NEW SOPS, REI 7-3 STANDARD INSPECTION REPORT FORM, AND REVISED OP-I NOTICE

pdf iconInspector SOPs (22 TAC 535.227-535.233) - Note: Corrections to the numbering in 535.231(3) were made 1/3/14 and are highlighted in yellow. The error in numbering incorrectly requires action that in fact is not required. The highlighted corrections will be brought to the Commission for emergency action in February.

pdf iconStandard Inspection Report Form Rule (22 TAC 535.223)

pdf iconREI 7-3 Property Inspecton Report

pdf iconOP-I Texas Real Estate Consumer Notice Concerning Hazards or Deficiencies (Revised)

PLEASE NOTE: USE OF THESE REVISED RULES, THE NEW REI 7-3, AND THE REVISED OP-I NOTICE PRIOR TO JANUARY 1, 2014 IS PROHIBITED.

Revisions to the rules governing the Inspector Standards of Practice (SOPs) and the Standard Inspection Report Form were adopted at the May meeting of the Texas Real Estate Commission, along with a new Standard Inspection Report Form (REI 7-3) and a revised Texas Real Estate Consumer Notice Concerning Hazards or Deficiencies ( OP-I). The revised SOPs and form rules are effective as of January 1, 2014, and all inspectors are required to follow those rules and use the REI 7-3 as of that date. The language of the revised OP-I is incorporated into REI 7-3, however the OP-I can still be used independently. The current OP-I and the current report forms (REI 7A-1 and REI 7-2) will no longer be valid after January 1, 2014.



Paths to an Inspector License - There are three levels of inspector licensure: Apprentice Inspector, Real Estate Inspector, and Professional Inspector. To obtain a Real Estate Inspector or a Professional Real Estate Inspector license you have a choice of two paths: the Three-Tier progression, and the Education/Experience Alternative.
Inspector License Application or Renewal - Complete information, which includes fingerprint requirements that became effective on September 1, 2013, for each inspector license type: Apprentice Inspector, Real Estate Inspector, Professional Inspector.
Continuing Education - Please see the requirements for number of hours of continuing education due at license renewal, and get the pdf iconlist of courses and providers.
Governing Rules - TREC has adopted rules governing inspectors, including the minimum standards under which inspections of residential property must be conducted.
Inspection Reports - Most inspections of residential property also must be reported on a standard Property Inspection Report form approved by the Commission.



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