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Non-Member FAQ’s
How do I become a Real Estate Inspector?
The Texas Real Estate Commission licenses and regulates home inspectors. Their website is quite informative at
Does TAREI offer core credit in order to obtain an inspector license?
TAREI offers continuing education credit needed to renew an inspector license however, TAREI does not offer core credit needed to obtain a real estate inspectors license. TAREI offers four conferences a year: one in January, one in April, one in July and one in October. We rotate between the following cities: Austin, San Antonio, Houston and DFW. To view a list of upcoming conferences CLICK HERE
Does TAREI offer continuing education that is TREC approved?
Yes. TAREI has four educational conferences per year rotating between Houston, Austin, Dallas/Ft. Worth and San Antonio.  Each conference will have multiple tracks for you to choose from and all classes are TREC approved. To view information about a future TAREI conference, CLICK HERE.  This will allow you to view details about a future conference. If you would like to be reminded about future TAREI conferences, send your email address to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and request that your name be added to the conference list.
Do I have to be a TAREI member to attend a conference?
No, but as a TAREI member you will receive a lower rate to attend conferences.
Do I have to be a TAREI member to join a local chapter?
Yes. Membership in local chapters offer added benefits to enhance your state membership. Most local chapters will meet monthly and some offer continuing education credits for TAREI Chapter members. For more information regarding local chapter, CLICK HERE.
Is there software I can purchase for my report writing that complies with the TREC promulgated form?
Yes.  There are several companies who provide the report writing software for home inspectors.  InspectionWise , Whisper Computer Solutions , and Knights Software Solutions.  For additional options, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Member FAQ’s
As a TAREI member, how do I login to the website?
The default login information is: Username is your TREC License number and your Password is your last name with the first letter capitalized (i.e. Smith). Of course, once you login you will want to change your password. Your username cannot be changed.
As a TAREI member, when am I able to upgrade my membership status?
When you join TAREI you are listed as an “Associate” member. After one year of membership you may upgrade your status to “Inspector” level. The membership categories and requirements are all listed on the “Application to Upgrade” portion of our website.
When is the next Texas Real Estate Commission meeting?
To view the TREC meeting schedule go to
Does TAREI offer discounts for E&O insurance?
TAREI does not provide E&O insurance, however several affiliate members offer TAREI members a discount. You can go to (Exclusive Home Inspector E&O Program), or
What is the number for LegalCare?
LegalCare is a member benefit which allows members to call and ask legal questions from real estate professionals. Their website is and their phone number is 888-338-4465.
Who is TAREI’s Electrical Expert and how do I contact him?TAREI members enjoy the benefit of our Technical Experts Council. Wayne Rogers is the electrical expert available to all TAREI members. To contact Wayne, call 713-540-3462 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or his website




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