|(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 (relating to Miscellaneous Provisions
Concerning License or Registration Applications or Renewals, Including
Fingerprinting Requirements), paying the appropriate fee to the commission
and satisfying applicable continuing education requirements as required
by Chapter 1102, and by §535.218 of this title (relating to Continuing
Education), and providing to the commission proof of financial responsibility
as required by §1102.1141 of Chapter 1102 using a form approved
by the commission for that purpose.
(b) A licensee also may renew an unexpired license
by accessing the commission's Internet web site, 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
licensee 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 licensee to apply
for renewal, and failure to receive a renewal notice does not relieve
the licensee of the responsibility of applying for renewal.
(d) A licensee 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 §1101.656 of 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) A licensee who files a late application to renew
a previous license less than six months after the expiration of the
license must do so on a form approved by the commission for that purpose
and is subject to the requirements of this section and Texas Occupations
Code §1102.203. The commission shall renew the license in an
active status except as provided by this section. A license issued
under this subsection is effective the day following the expiration
of the previous license.
(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, 37 TexReg9366; amended to be effective November 21, 2013, 38 TexReg 8235