|(a) A person licensed by the commission under Chapter
1102 may renew the license by timely filing the prescribed application
for renewal, 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 professional liability insurance,
or any other insurance that provides coverage for violations of Subchapter
G of Chapter 1102, with a minimum limit of $100,000 per occurrence
as required by §535.211 of this title (relating to Professional
Liability Insurance) and §1102.203 of Chapter 1102.
(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) If the license has expired, 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