In the State of Texas, all inspectors are required to be licensed by the state. There are a few ways to become a home inspector. To obtain my license, I completed training for 328 hours of education and had to pass a National and State exam. Every two years, all inspectors must complete at least 32 hours of continuing education and re-apply for a new license. Every inspector is listed with the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) and you can find information on the TREC website including all the courses taken, expiration of the current license, and contact information. Furthermore, inspectors must inspect using a minimum set of standards called the Standards of Practice.