Member Classifications

Inspector Member:

An Inspector Membership shall be conferred upon an individual who derives an income from the performance of property condition inspections, either partial or complete, full or part-time, upon acceptance of his application.

Requirements: Submit for verification, a completed application, the required application fee, and meet the following requirements:

  • Is currently licensed as an Apprentice Inspector or Inspector by the Texas Real Estate Commission.
  • Agrees in good faith to subscribe and adhere to the TAREI Code of Ethics and Bylaws.
  • Agrees in good faith to fulfill basic education and continuing education required by Texas Real Estate Commission.
  • Submit a completed inspection report, from one of the applicants fee paid inspections, for review and approval by the Membership Committee.
  • Recommendation by the Membership Committee and approval by a majority vote of the TAREI Board of Directors.

Advanced Inspector Member:

An Advanced Inspector Member is an individual who is engaged primarily in the business of performing independent property condition inspections on a full time basis.

Requirements: Submit for verification a written statement with sufficient documentation testifying to meeting the following requirements:

  • Has held Inspector membership for a minimum of one year
  • Has performed a minimum of 200 property condition inspections as verified by the Texas Real
  • Estate Commission
  • Has attended a minimum of thirty-two (32) classroom hours in TAREI facilitated education seminars. Is currently licensed as a Professional Inspector by the Texas Real Estate Commission.
  • Recommendation by the Membership Committee and approval by a majority vote of the TAREI Board of Directors.

Certified Advanced Inspector Member:

An Certified Advanced Inspector Member is an individual who is engaged primarily in the business of performing property condition inspections on a full time basis.

Requirements: Submit for verification, a completed application with sufficient documentation and meet the following requirements:

  • Has held active membership with the Association for three (3) years consecutively with at least two (2) years in Advanced Inspector Member status.
  • Has performed a minimum of 750 property condition inspections (A new member with over 1000 inspections may be considered for Certified Advanced Inspector after attending forty eight (48) classroom hours in TAREI facilitated seminars as a TAREI member
  • Has completed at least one hundred forty-four (144) classroom hours including at least thirty two (32) hours each of structural, mechanical, electrical and appliance plumbing course categories as established by the TAREI Education Committee. Eighty (80) classroom hours must be attended in TAREI facilitated seminars as a TAREI member.
  • Has, in good faith, subscribed to the Code of Ethics, Bylaws and Recommended Minimum Property Inspection Standards as set forth by the Association.
  • Is currently licensed as a Professional Inspector by the Texas Real Estate Commission.
  • Be approved by a majority vote of the Board of Directors upon recommendation of the Membership Committee.

TAREI - Certified Professional Inspector Member:

A TAREI - Certified Professional Inspector, CPI hereafter, shall previously have been a qualified Member in Good Standing of the Association currently holding membership status as an Certified Advanced Inspector Member who can show evidence of having:

Requirements: Submit for verification, a completed application with sufficient documentation and

meet the following requirements:

  • Performed at least fifteen hundred (1500) property condition inspections.
  • Has completed at least three hundred twenty (320) classroom hours including at least forty eight (48) hours each of structural, mechanical, electrical and appliance plumbing course categories as established by the TAREI Education Committee. Forty-eight (48) classroom hours must be attended in TAREI facilitated seminars as an Advanced Inspector member.
  • Conducted or engaged in the business of providing property condition inspections on a full time basis for a period of at least five (5) years, be a current Association member in good standing for at least five (5) consecutive years, with at least two (2) years in Certified Advanced Inspector Member status.
  • Pass a written examination required by the Association and monitored by the Vice President – Education or Association's Director of Education or other designated Association agent. (OR) Pass the four written examinations held by the International Code Council to become a Residential Combination Inspector “Residential Building Inspector, Residential Electrical Inspector, Residential Mechanical Inspector and Residential Plumbing Inspector”. (OR) Be a Licensed Professional Engineer in one of these four categories, Mechanical, Electrical Structural, or Engineering Civil.
  • Be approved by a majority vote of the Board of Directors upon the recommendation of the Membership Committee.
  • A degree from a recognized institution in an appropriate discipline may be accepted in lieu of the required three hundred twenty (320) hours of approved courses if approved by a majority vote of the Board of Directors upon the recommendation of the Membership and Education Committees.
  • Is currently licensed as a Professional Inspector by the Texas Real Estate Commission.
  • Has in good faith subscribed to the Code of Ethics, Bylaws and Recommended Minimum Property Inspection Standards as set forth by the Association.

Honorary Member:

Honorary Membership shall be conferred upon those individuals recognized for their outstanding contributions to the Association.

Requirements: Previously served as President of the Association and currently a member in good standing, or approval by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.

Privileges: Free attendance to all general membership meetings, plus a certificate in recognition of their contributions. Past Presidents have the same additional privileges as Inspector, Advanced Inspector and CPI Members.