(a) A person licensed by the Commission under Chapter
1102 may renew the license by timely filing the prescribed application
for renewal, complying with the fingerprinting and TGSLC requirements
in §535.95 of this title, paying the appropriate fee to the Commission
and satisfying applicable continuing education requirements as required
by Chapter 1102 and this subchapter, and providing to the Commission
proof of financial responsibility as required by Chapter 1102 using
a form approved by the Commission for that purpose.
(b) A license holder also may renew an unexpired license
by accessing the Commission's website, entering the required information
on the renewal application form, satisfying applicable education and
professional liability insurance, or any other insurance that provides
coverage for violations of Subchapter G of Chapter 1102 requirements
and paying the appropriate fee in accordance with the instructions
provided at the site by the Commission.
(c) The Commission shall send a renewal notice to each
license holder at least 90 days prior to the expiration of the license.
An apprentice inspector or a real estate inspector must be sponsored
by a licensed professional inspector in order to renew a license on
an active status. It is the responsibility of the license holder to
apply for renewal, and failure to receive a renewal notice does not
relieve the license holder of the responsibility of applying for renewal.
(d) A license holder shall provide information requested
by the Commission in connection with an application to renew a license
within 30 days after the Commission requests the information. Failure
to provide information requested by the Commission in connection with
a renewal application within the required time is grounds for disciplinary
action under the Act.
(e) Licensed professional inspectors, real estate inspectors
and apprentice inspectors may renew a license on inactive status.
Inspectors are not required to complete continuing education courses
as a condition of renewing a license on inactive status but must satisfy
continuing education requirements before returning to active status.
(f) If the license has expired, the license holder
may not renew but must file an original application to reinstate the
license and may not practice until the new license is received. If
the applicant for reinstatement has held a professional inspector
or real estate inspector license during the 24 months preceding the
date the application is filed, no examination is required.
(g) To renew a license on active status without any
lapse in active licensure, an apprentice or real estate inspector
must also submit a Real Estate Apprentice and Inspector Sponsorship
Form certifying sponsorship for the period from the day after the
previous license expired to the day the renewal license issued, and
for the period beginning on the day after the renewal license issued.
The same inspector may be the sponsor for both periods. The Commission
shall renew the license on inactive status for the period(s) in which
the apprentice or real estate inspector was not sponsored.
(h) If the license has been expired for six months
or more, the licensee may not renew but must file an original application
to reinstate the license and may not practice until the new license
is received. If the applicant for reinstatement has held a professional
inspector or real estate inspector license during the 24 months preceding
the date the application is filed, no examination is required.
Source Note: The provisions of this §535.216 adopted to be effective February 11, 1992, 17 TexReg 680; amended to be effective December 21, 1993, 18 TexReg 9103; amended to be effective September 15, 1994, 19 TexReg 6915; amended to be effective December 1, 1999, 24 TexReg 10554; amended to be effective January 1, 2001, 25 TexReg 11653; amended to be effective October 4, 2001, 26 TexReg 7541; amended to be effective August 31, 2004, 29 TexReg 8297; amended to be effective December 29, 2005, 30 TexReg 8693; amended to be effective December 30, 2007, 32 TexReg 9995; amended to be effective January 1, 2011, 35 TexReg 11693; amended to be effective November 29, 2012, 37TexReg9366; amended to be effective November 21, 2013, 38 TexReg 8235; amended to be effective January 1, 2015, 39 TexReg 9669