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Apprentice Inspector Information Reference

Apprentice Inspector Information
 
Application Requirements
 
  1. Citizen of the United States or a lawfully admitted alien
  2. Resident of Texas at the time application is filed
  3. Sponsored by a licensed Professional Inspector who is eligible to sponsor
  4. At least 18 years of age
  5. Found to be honest, trustworthy, & possessing integrity (Background Investigation through DPS)
  6. File the Apprentice Inspector License Application form
  7. Provide proof of financial responsibility($100,000 per occurrence)
  
Fees
 
      1. ) $60.00 Application Fee - File the Apprentice Inspector License Application form


      2.)  $29.75 Subsequent Background Check Fee (only for applicants that already have fingerprints on file with TREC)

 

      3.) The fees listed above are non-refundable.      
 
Exam
 
         None Required
 
Fingerprint Requirements

   The filing of an application authorizes an investigation of the applicant�s background.    Information revealed in an investigation may be cause for disapproval of an application even    though other requirements for a license are met. If an investigation is necessary, it may not be    conducted until the applicant has passed the examination.

   An applicant who has not been previously fingerprinted for TREC must pay a fee to DPS to get    fingerprinted and satisfy the statutory requirement for honesty, trustworthiness and integrity.    Each license holder is required by law to have fingerprints on file with the Department of Public    Safety (DPS) for TREC. Fingerprints on file for other agencies will not be accepted. The    license will issue once all requirements are met and TREC receives confirmation from DPS    that the applicant�s fingerprints are on file. The applicant will be required to pay a fee for a    background check with each renewal. Once the applicant has obtained a TREC entity    number they may schedule an appointment through MorphoTrust. The digital fingerprinting    process may take up to 10 days, so plan accordingly.

   If an applicant has been previously fingerprinted for TREC, additional prints are not required.    However, the applicant must pay a subsequent background check fee of $29.75 with the    application. An applicant must pay a license application fee AND a fingerprint or background    check fee. An applicant MUST complete the fingerprint requirements within one year after the    date the application is filed with TREC or the application will terminate.


Proof of Financial Responsibility

         Inspector applicants who have met the requirements to apply for a license must submit          proof of financial responsibility that provides coverage for violations of Texas Occupations          Code, Chapter 1102, Subchapter G ($100,000 per occurrence). Financial responsibility          information should be submitted to TREC by mail, fax to 512-936-3864 or by email at to 
          using the TREC Certificate of Insurance form or Proof of Financial Responsibility form, as applicable.

Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation (TG)
 

If the applicant has defaulted on a student loan with the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation (TG) and is not currently making payments under a repayment agreement, contact the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation, P.O. Box 83100, Round Rock, TX 78683-3100, Telephone: 1-800-252-9743 BEFORE filing an application. State law prohibits renewing a license after a license holder has defaulted on a student loan guaranteed by TG unless the license holder has entered into a repayment agreement with TG. A renewal may be rejected if TG has notified the agency that the applicant has defaulted on a student loan.