2019 Annual Conference


Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 5:00 PM CDT
Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 5:00 PM CDT

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Brazos County Expo Complex 
5827 Leonard Rd.
Bryan, TX 77807

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Texas Professional Real Estate Inspectors Association (TPREIA) 

TREC Education Provider #0676


Hotel Information


Four Points By Sheraton 

1503 Texas Avenue South, College, TX 77840

(979) 693-1741  Reservations Use Group Code "Texas Inspectors Convention and Expo". $89.00

Complimentary Breakfast


The George Hotel (New)

180 Centry Court, College Station, TX 77840

844-599-3871 Reservations Use Group Code "Texas Inspectors Convention and Expo". $109.00

Complimentary Breakfast and WIFI 


Calvery Court (New)

200 Centry Court, College Station, TX 77840

844-313-7337 Reservations  Use Group Code "Texas Inspectors Convention and Expo"  $109.00

Complimentary Breakfast and WIFI

Live Music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights


The Stella

4100 Lake Atlas Drive, Bryan, TX 77807

(979) 421-4000  Use Group Code "TPREIA" $120.00




Get Ready For The Largest Texas Inspector Conference and Expo Event in 2019! 

You will not want to miss this awesome event!  Mark your calendar and register now to ensure you get the classes you want or need, classes fill to capacity early. Don't forget to book your hotel reservations, TPREIA has secured a block of rooms at discounted prices at five Bryan/College Station Hotels. Once the rooms in these blocks are booked, the cost of rooms will go up to current market prices.  If you plan to attend the Conference, we encourage you to book your rooms right away.  Consider sharing with a friend and sharing the hotel costs.

Thursday evening, September 26, 2019 from 5PM until 9PM, come and visit our many Vendors in the exhibit hall. This year the number of Vendors have increased even more from last year.  Join TPREIA and InterNACHI for a great evening, register for the many door prizes and give-a-ways; show our Vendors that you appreciate their participation at our Texas Inspector's Conference & Expo. A barbecue dinner by Kuntry Katfish will be provided again this year; last year we received rave reviews of the dinner.  

We are offering you FOUR fantastic educational training tracks on each day, with something for every inspector!  You select the class that you want or need to attend by the day. You will need to remain in your selected daily tracks to receive your TREC CE credits.

Besides our "AWESOME" class schedule,

we are providing FREE breakfast & lunch daily. 



Class sizes are limited. Once a class has met the maximum number that the classroom will hold, class registration for that particular class will automatically close.

All classes are TREC approved.

We encourage everyone to register early to get in the classes that they would like to attend.  ________________________________________________________________________________________

2019 Annual Conference

The Annual Conference this year will be September 26-28, 2019 at the Brazos County Expo Center.  Please make your plans to attend.  

This year’s class schedules are better than ever!  We know you are going to enjoy this years’ conference, the classes, the comradery, our vendors and of course the food. We are providing you with three outstanding training paths this year.  We apologize ahead of time because we know that your head will spin from just trying to figure out which classes you want to attend.

TRACK 1 – Friday and Saturday

 Post Tension Institute Level 1 Unbonded Post Tension Course  #36667

Post-tensioning is a method of reinforcing (strengthening) concrete or other materials with high-strength steel strands or bars, typically referred to as tendons. This method is commonly used in residential construction throughout Texas and across the Nation.

This 2-day workshop provides you with a professional certification after passing the exam that is included at the end of this class. The class will outline the basic body of knowledge that should be possessed by all personnel involved in the installation and inspection of single strand unbonded post-tensioning (PT) systems for elevated structures. It also serves as an effective introduction for personnel new to post-tensioning, while at the same time providing support and organization for experienced persons. 

By attending this two-day class, you will be given the opportunity to take their certification exam at the class. Once you pass the exam, you will receive your Post Tension Institute Level 1 Unbonded PT Installation Certification that will qualify you to perform pre-pour foundation inspections.

Post Tension books will be provided in the class to those attending.


TRACK 2 – Friday 

2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) Training #36714

This 8-hour class will teach the attendees about the 2018 IECC and prepare the attendees to schedule to sit for the IECC exam to obtain their IECC Code Certification.  Subject matter will include relevant issues in real estate inspections or topics that support the home inspector’s development of skill and competence. This class will be taught by Shirley Ellis who is an expert in the energy codes, she also sits on the ICC Code Council Board and is a Professor at Texas A&M. 

You will need to purchase your 2018 IECC book from www.ICCSAFE.org and bring this to the class.


TRACK 3 – Friday

Stairs, Steps, Railings, Handrails and More taught by the Stairway Manufacturers Association #36715

The SMA was formed in 1988as the Stairway Manufacturers’ Association to insure the growth and prosperity of our industry and craft. The issues central to the charter members focused upon defending arbitrary changes in the building codes and providing essential funding for scientific research and testing in stairway safety. SMA research is used to fairly establish empirical changes in stair, handrail, and guard codes, setting an example for valid code reform.

SMA Visual Interpretations of the Stair Building Codes have been published since 2001 as a tool for building officials, design professionals, contractors, and others in the industry. These graphic interpretations bring clarity to the written code and provide a well-accepted, consistent understanding.

This 8-hour class will teach the attendees advanced training concerning the various types of stairs, guard rails, handrails and construction methods that you will utilize in your everyday inspections. You will leave this class packed full of information and materials that you can reference.

Dave Cooper will be your instructor and has been with the SMA Association since 2009.  He began building stairs in 1973 and has founded three companies within the Stair Industry related to the design and manufacture of stairs. As an SMA member he served on the board of directors, as SMA Code and Research Chair, and as President. Dave provides code consultation for our members and represents the association in code & standard development. 

TRACK 4 – Friday 

Report-Writing Software for the 21stCentury (TREC-Approved Course # 37336)

Four leading software companies will demonstrate their report-writing software. Attendees will be able to compare first-hand the different programs to determine which would best serve their business needs while meeting the TREC Standards of Practice.


TRACK 1 – Saturday

Post Tension Institute Level 1 Unbonded Post Tension Course  #36667

Part Two of the two day class.


TRACK 2 – Saturday

HVAC System Inspections #36997

This 8-hour class has been reported as one of the best classes we have ever offered on HVAC and we are bringing it back because of the high demand from our members. Participants in this class will learn from the basics to comprehensive information on HVAC systems including various code updates that you should see on newly installed systems.  

Our Instructor is Rhamy Morrison, he holds many licenses and certifications in this area. Rhamy is a national speaker and educator, you are certain to enjoy learning from his vast wealth of knowledge and experience.


TRACK 3 – Saturday

Residential Building Codes – 2015 IRC Building Codes Chapters 1-10  #Pending

This 8-hour class is designed with the attendees in mind that desire to learn more about the 2015 International Residential Building Codes. We will cover the first ten chapters in the IRC Building sections and explain a lot of the code as we go through these chapters together. This class is not a code certification class and will not include a final exam. While you do not have to sit for the IRC exam, we encourage all inspectors to consider obtaining this professional designation to demonstrate your knowledge and allow you more opportunities to expand in the inspection field. 

Your Instructor will be Gil Rossmiller who is with Colorado Code Consulting and is an ICC Instructor.

 Note: TPREIA will provide those attending this class with a link to help you study and prep to take your IRC Code Building Section Exam. The Exam will need to be schedule on your own when you are ready through www.iccsafe.org

Visit this link for a free YouTube video https://youtu.be/m-ce6hJvRlcto help you prepare for the IRC Building Code Certification Exam.  Schedule to take the exam by visiting www.iccsafe.org


TRACK 4 – Saturday 

Business Development and Marketing for Home Inspectors (TREC-Approved Course # 37337)

This class will provide home inspectors with four different business development and marketing concepts to compare. Attendees will learn what consumers and agents are looking for in their home inspector, including how they search for them, and how inspectors can reach more potential clients.