Houston, Galveston, and Brazoria, Texas (TX-77008) �
Texas Home Inspector Training
Our course is TREC-approved for all 450 hours required to be a Texas Professional Home Inspector with no apprenticeship/sponsorship required. This course is offered in partnership with Texas State University--San Marcos, Office of Continuing Education. We offer all 450 hours through DVDs, manuals, and practice inspections - no need to sit in a classroom or take off work. All 14 documents you receive at completion will have the name Texas State University--San Marcos on them. Anyone from anywhere in Texas can take these home study courses. Click here for an explanation of the TREC rules.
To learn more about the course and to answer your questions, click in the appropriate box below.
Complete Package Price (All 3 parts shipped at same time)
"Pay as You Go" Prices
Get Started For as Low as $150! No Interest to Pay! Ever!
To order any section, call 1-888-466-4677Part I: Residential Inspection, Experience Training Module (120 hours)
Part II: New Construction Inspection - Core Course (122 hours)
Part III: Texas Additional Requirements (222 hours)
Add $10 S&H for each section ordered separately.
After you have purchased all of the sections, we will send you the Residential Forms CD and the New Construction Forms CD at no extra cost.
Part I: Residential Inspection, Experience Training Module
12 Residential Inspection DVDs
All together in these DVDs you see close to 2000 real life scenes and actual defects from real homes. (Circles and arrows are used so you can see the precise item being discussed.) Some home inspectors get this sort of exposure only after completing 400 or more home inspections. Quizzes come along with the DVDs.
The titles of the 12 DVDs are Structural, Exterior, Basic Roofing, Advanced Roofing, Interior, Wood Destroying, Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Steam/Hot Water, Procedures, Business Law. For details on each DVD, click here.
11 "Live" Class DVDs
(It is as though you are in class with us doing the hands-on and in-the-field exercises.)
2 Virtual Inspection DVDs
In the first DVD, an Experienced Home Inspector shows you scenes of what he is inspecting in the home. As you watch the DVD, you conduct your own inspection. In the second DVD, the home inspector explains the defects and problems he found in that home. You can then compare your results with those of the experienced inspector.
Three Inspection Forms
You practice doing complete inspections on three ages of homes, so you have the experience of inspecting all types of home. You can inspect your home, friends' homes, etc. We evaluate your inspections based on the age of the home.
Part II: New Construction Inspection
11 New Construction Inspection DVDs
DVDs address close to 2000 new construction and code related issues. They
contain real life scenes from new construction sites. Circles and arrows are
used so you can see the precise item being discussed.
450-Page Manual for the New Construction Training Series
This manual contains a pullout bound code cross-referenced and extensively indexed book. Chapters include: Code-Related Items, Business and
Legal Issues, Wood Frame Construction.
Part III: Texas Additional Requirements
Chapters: Site, Building Exterior, Building
Interior, Structural System, Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Procedures, Wood
Destroying, Legal Issues, Legal Cases, Association Standards, Glossary.
Texas Home Inspection Supplemental Manual
Chapters: Appliances, Standard Report Writing, EPA & Consumer Product Safety Commission, Home Wiring Hazards, Standards of Practice & Legal & Ethical Issues.
Fundamentals of Residential Construction Manual
24 Chapters. Quizzes come along with this manual.
All 3 Parts mentioned above cover all 450
hours and the 14
topics required by TREC.
Course 202 New Construction
Inspection Training 122 core hours
Combination In-The-Field/Hands-On/Home Study $1999+ $25 S&H
Some people like the experience of in-the-field training. If you purchase the Texas Complete Package, you can come to our 1-Day Live Training Course in Salt Lake City, Utah at no extra cost. You would have to pay travel expenses and hotel, etc., We have arranged the class to help you save money. The class meets at a hotel that has a free shuttle to and from the airport. The hotel gives the people in the class a rate of $69 per night (a savings of about $30 a night). Click here to see the schedule of classes.
1. Residential Inspection Forms on CD
No additional cost for the Residential Forms Disc when you purchase the $1999 complete package. This disc is usually $195. Although Texas requires that you use their inspection form as a minimum, they do allow you to report more. Use our forms to give your client a more detailed report.
2. New Construction Inspection Forms on CD
No additional cost for the New Construction Forms Disc when you purchase the $1999 complete package. This disc is usually $195. Use these forms to conduct County Fee Inspections and expand your business.
3. Free Study Guide for the Texas State Exam
The state exam used in Texas is very difficult. So, in addition to our excellent training material, we have also developed a Texas Exam Study Guide. This guide is included at no extra cost when you purchase the complete package--whether all at once or in parts. Also, one reason the test is so hard is that many of the questions have to do with code. We cover code in our package.
4. Inspector Business Information
The following business information is included in the package at no extra cost.
General Business: Type of organization--corporation,
limited liability or sole proprietor
Marketing: Marketing to real estate agents, marketing around real estate agents, internet, mailings, networking, (circuit) inspecting, advertising, new construction inspections
Liability: Standards of Inspection, quality of inspection, adhesion contracts, partial inspections, negligence/gross negligence, common liability areas.
"I took the Texas Home Study Course which included the DVDs, which have proven to be priceless. I can go back and review the material anytime I want. You divided your course into 3 segments and your payment options into 3 segments as well. This made it easier to pay without having to save money or get a loan. I love the way you break down the material. It made comprehension so much easier. Your Live DVDs tie everything together and give you confidence that you can do a good job. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in this field." Fernando J., Texas
"I scored a 90% on the insanely impossible Texas State Exam, and already have in my hands my Professional Real Estate Home Inspector License, much thanks to your most excellent course!!! Your course and your Texas Exam Study Guide certainly helped me beat the odds that were against me. I also took a 2-day exam prep course (from another company), and in the class of 24 students (most of which have had 20 or more years of experience in construction, HVAC, plumbing, electrical trades, etc.) most did poorly on the 2-day course’s pre- and post-tests. I scored the highest in the class!!!!" Larry F., Texas
"The value of the home-based video series has allowed me to enter a home inspection career. The fact that I am able to stay home and learn at my own pace is a definite positive. The video series with live demonstrations and actual inspection experience is a super way to learn. I gained both knowledge and admiration for the respected field of home inspection through this course work. I look forward to obtaining my Professional Home Inspector license in Texas and starting up my home inspection business. Thank you for affording me this opportunity." Justin R. Texas
"Overall the material was excellent. The videos gave many examples of what I might find. The instructor in the videos seemed quite experienced and knowledgeable. The book and manuals were indepth. I feel confident I could perform an above average inspection for my future clients." Michael M., Texas
1. Why home study? We think our materials are so good that you will want to keep them as references for future use. With most on-line courses, you can usually view the material only a couple of times and then you can no longer access it. With our program, you get to keep all the DVDs and manuals you receive from us. Even when you sit in classroom, it is difficult to remember everything you learn. With our DVDs and manuals, you can pull out the material to review whenever you want.
2. We have been training home inspectors a long time. Since we began training home inspectors over 15 years ago,
the number of training companies has increased over 10-fold. Training schools seem to pop up
overnight. Some big publishing companies have recently entered the field. Has
anyone at these big companies ever even done a home inspection?
4. We only do inspector training. All our training material has been developed by actual inspectors. Material from some of our competitors is written by college professors. Do you think college professors actually do home inspections? Plus, we get right into home inspection. We don't waste your time. We don't teach locksmithing, tax preparation, medical transcribing, etc.
There are three levels of home inspectors in Texas: Apprentice, Real Estate, and Professional. With Apprentice and Real Estate, you must have a sponsor--a licensed Texas Professional Inspector willing to oversee your work and liability--see http://www.trec.state.tx.us/inspector/real_estate_inspector_app.asp
You have to be with a sponsor for a fairly long time. We have heard of people willing to sponsor, but they won't pay you. You can complete the education alternative and be out on your own making money in a shorter time than a sponsorship takes.
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