How to get your Real Estate License in Texas

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11 Mandatory Hours
7 Elective Hours
18 Total Hours
11 Mandatory Hours
7 Elective Hours
18 Total Hours
17 Mandatory Hours
1 Elective Hours
18 Total Hours

Learn what's required for your Real Estate License in Texas

This real estate licensing information summarizes the minimum requirements established by the Texas Real Estate Commission. We recommend you contact the Texas Real Estate Commission for more detailed information or changes.

If you obtain real estate licenses in multiple states, we recommend you check each state's requirements.

Texas Real Estate License: Non-Supervising Broker

Total Hours Required: 18
Mandatory Hours: 11
Elective Hours: 7
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
Education Cycle in Months: 24
Continuing Education and Renewal Date: Every 24 months on the last day of the original issuance month.

Hours Required by TREC: 18 hours.
•11 mandatory hours
    o4-hour TREC Legal Update I
    o4-hour TREC Legal Update II
    o3 hours of contract-related coursework
•7 elective hours

If you have sponsored one or more sales agents, served as the designated broker for a business entity that sponsors sales agents, or have been made a supervisor of other license holders, you will need to take the 6-hour Broker Responsibility Course as part of your 18 hours of CE.

If TREC records do not reflect completion of CE requirements at the time you submit your renewal application, you must pay a $200 CE Deferral Fee, or renew in inactive status. Payment of the CE Deferral Fee allows you to remain active for an additional 60 days from your expiration date to complete CE requirements.

Course Security Questions: CE credit courses contain security questions which must be answered correctly within one minute. Each question is case sensitive. Per TREC regulation, course providers are unable to make available the security questions and answers to enrollees. Please be sure to read carefully.

Seat Time: The Texas Real Estate Commission requires a timing device for all distance education courses to ensure that courses cannot be completed in less time than the approved credit hours. Please note that your course will time out after several minutes of inactivity.

Final Exam: While students are required to demonstrate mastery of the content at certain levels of the course, there is no passing score requirement for the final exam.

Expiration Date of Course: Course expiration dates vary but are generally 6 months after enrollment date.

Certificate: With few exceptions, online course completion certificates are available for download at course conclusion and posted directly to your student dashboard.

Limitations

There is no limit to the number of CE hours that may be completed online.

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: Rosters are submitted electronically every Thursday. Rosters are submitted for any CE course or QE course of 15 hours or less. Licensees are required to submit their certificates directly to the Commission for any QE courses longer than 30 hours. **If you need or want the roster submitted earlier than the scheduled date, there is a $10 rush fee for that service.**
Roster Sent: Every 7 days

Governing Agency

Name: Texas Real Estate Commission
Phone: 5129363000
Fax: 5129363863
Address: 1700 N. Congress Avenue, Suite 400 Austin, TX 78701

Texas Real Estate License: Sales Agent

Total Hours Required: 18
Mandatory Hours: 11
Elective Hours: 7
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
Education Cycle in Months: 24
Continuing Education and Renewal Date: Every 24 months on the last day of the original issuance month.

Hours Required by TREC: 18 hours.
•11 mandatory hours
    o4-hour TREC Legal Update I
    o4-hour TREC Legal Update II
    o3 hours of contract-related coursework
•7 elective hours

If you have sponsored one or more sales agents, served as the designated broker for a business entity that sponsors sales agents, or have been made a supervisor of other license holders, you will need to take the 6-hour Broker Responsibility Course as part of your 18 hours of CE.

If TREC records do not reflect completion of CE requirements at the time you submit your renewal application, you must pay a $200 CE Deferral Fee, or renew in inactive status. Payment of the CE Deferral Fee allows you to remain active for an additional 60 days from your expiration date to complete CE requirements.

First Time Renewal Requirements:
Sales Agents renewing for the first time must have a total of 270 qualifying real estate course hours, 4 hours of TREC's Legal Update I, and 4 hours of TREC's Legal Update II posted to their license record prior to submitting their renewal. Those which have been made a supervisor by their broker must complete the 6-hour Broker Responsibility course.

Course Security Questions:
CE credit courses contain security questions which must be answered correctly within one minute. Each question is case sensitive. Per TREC regulation, course providers are unable to make available the security questions and answers to enrollees. Please be sure to read carefully.

Seat Time: The Texas Real Estate Commission requires a timing device for all distance education courses to ensure that courses cannot be completed in less time than the approved credit hours. Please note that your course will time out after several minutes of inactivity.

Final Exam: While students are required to demonstrate mastery of the content at certain levels of the course, there is no passing score requirement for the final exam.

Expiration Date of Course: Course expiration dates vary but are generally 6 months after enrollment date.

Certificate: With few exceptions, online course completion certificates are available for download at course conclusion and posted directly to your student dashboard.

Limitations

There is no limit to the number of CE hours that may be completed online.

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: Rosters are submitted electronically every Thursday. Rosters are submitted for any CE course or QE course of 15 hours or less. Licensees are required to submit their certificates directly to the Commission for any QE courses longer than 30 hours. **If you need or want the roster submitted earlier than the scheduled date, there is a $10 rush fee for that service.**
Roster Sent: Every 7 days

Governing Agency

Name: Texas Real Estate Commission
Phone: 5129363000
Fax: 5129363863
Address: 1700 N. Congress Avenue, Suite 400 Austin, TX 78701

Texas Real Estate License: Supervising Licensee

Total Hours Required: 18
Mandatory Hours: 17
Elective Hours: 1
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
Education Cycle in Months: 24
Continuing Education and Renewal Date: Every 24 months on the last day of the original issuance month.

Hours Required by TREC:
18 hours.
•17 mandatory hours
    o4-hour TREC Legal Update I
    o4-hour TREC Legal Update II
    o3 hours of contract-related coursework
    o6-hour Broker Responsibility Course
•1 elective hour

If you have sponsored one or more sales agents, served as the designated broker for a business entity that sponsors sales agents, or have been made a supervisor of other license holders, you will need to take the 6-hour Broker Responsibility Course as part of your 18 hours of CE.

If TREC records do not reflect completion of CE requirements at the time you submit your renewal application, you must pay a $200 CE Deferral Fee, or renew in inactive status. Payment of the CE Deferral Fee allows you to remain active for an additional 60 days from your expiration date to complete CE requirements.

Course Security Questions: CE credit courses contain security questions which must be answered correctly within one minute. Each question is case sensitive. Per TREC regulation, course providers are unable to make available the security questions and answers to enrollees. Please be sure to read carefully.

Seat Time:
The Texas Real Estate Commission requires a timing device for all distance education courses to ensure that courses cannot be completed in less time than the approved credit hours. Please note that your course will time out after several minutes of inactivity.

Final Exam: While students are required to demonstrate mastery of the content at certain levels of the course, there is no passing score requirement for the final exam.

Expiration Date of Course: Course expiration dates vary but are generally 6 months after enrollment date.

Certificate:
With few exceptions, online course completion certificates are available for download at course conclusion and posted directly to your student dashboard.

Limitations

There is no limit to the number of CE hours that may be completed online.

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: Rosters are submitted electronically every Thursday. Rosters are submitted for any CE course or QE course of 15 hours or less. Licensees are required to submit their certificates directly to the Commission for any QE courses longer than 30 hours. **If you need or want the roster submitted earlier than the scheduled date, there is a $10 rush fee for that service.**
Roster Sent: Every 7 days

Governing Agency

Name: Texas Real Estate Commission
Phone: 5129363000
Fax: 5129363863
Address: 1700 N. Congress Avenue, Suite 400 Austin, TX 78701

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.