If you are already licensed and are interested in obtaining a Texas real estate broker license, simply review the educational requirements below under: “Texas Broker Pre- Licensing Courses” and then select the course(s) you would like to complete.
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SALES AGENT PRE-LICENSING COURSES: As of September 1, 2012, an applicant must have completed a minimum of 180 hours, consisting of Principles of Real Estate, Law of Agency, Law of Contracts, Promulgated Contracts Forms, and Real Estate Finance to be eligible to take the Texas Real Estate Salesperson Licensing Exam. Related course credit may no longer be used to meet education requirements for a salespersons license.
For your convenience, a 6-course/180 hour discounted package is available to you with or without exam prep material. These are the two most popular options, and is the recommended option for ease of registration, in addition to the significant price savings.
BROKER PRE-LICENSING COURSES: Effective September 1, 2012, to become eligible to apply for a Texas real estate broker License, you must have at least four years active experience in Texas as a licensed real estate salesperson during the 60 month period immediately preceding the filing of the application. In addition, you must demonstrate not less than 3600 points of qualifying practical experience obtained during four out of five years as required by paragraph 535.56(b) of the Rules of the Texas Real Estate Commission.
If you meet the above requirements, you then need to obtain a total of 900 hours, including 270 hours in CORE courses. The additional 630 hours may be CORE or RELATED courses. A 30 hour Brokerage course must also be completed as part of the 270 CORE hours. A Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university satisfies all of the “related” education requirements for a brokers license.
A “Broker Program” is offered to students interested in obtaining their Broker’s license, which allows the students to enroll in the courses at a discounted price. To be placed on the Broker Program, you must request to be placed on it. At the time of such request, a list of courses that you have completed will be obtained from TREC and a Broker file will be created for you. Once you are placed on the Broker Program, We will will send you an outline of recommended courses and a plan to obtain the education requirements. As you complete the courses, your registration fees will be adjusted in accordance with the plan created for you.
SAE (Sales Agent Apprentice Education) Courses: For those applying on or after 09/01/2012: All active AND inactive sales agents, who are under the SAE requirement must show evidence of having completed a minimum of 90 hours in core real estate education during the two year license term, so that a total of 270 hours have been completed by the end of the second year of licensure.
CE (Continuing Education) Courses: Active Sales Agents who are not subject to SAE requirements are required to complete CE for an active license renewal. Effective January 1, 2016, licensees subject to CE requirements must complete four hours each of the TREC legal Update I and TREC Legal Update II (8 hours combined) courses as part of the required CE, for a total of 18 hours. Please note that students registering for CE courses are allowed 90 days to complete their course(s).
In addition, effective September 1, 2012 a Broker who sponsors one or more Sales Agents, the designated Broker of a business entity, and any license holder who supervises another license holder for six months or more during the course of the current license, must also complete a six hour Broker Responsibility course. If you are subject to this requirement, the course must be taken each renewal.
Real Estate Exam Prep: To help you prepare for the licensing exam, we offer two different exam prep formats: 100% online and textbook based.
Continuing Education for Licensing, Inc. (C.E.L.I.) (provider #701040), in association with Texas Tech University (provider # 226) offers Texas real estate courses via distance education for Pre- licensing, Sales Agent Apprentice Education (SAE) and Broker program requirements. All courses are accepted by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) and include a quality textbook, which is yours to keep. All courses and materials are also approved by Texas Tech University and C.E.L.I. to assure the student receives the best material available.
Do you need to renew your Texas real estate sales agent or broker license? To renew either of these licenses, first determine if your license renewal is in Sales Agent Apprentice Education (SAE) or Continuing Education (CE) status by viewing the descriptions above titled: “Texas SAE (Sales Agent Apprentice Education) Courses” or “Texas CE (Continuing Education) Courses”. Once you have determined your continuing education requirement, make your course selection from the appropriate course offerings and select the course you would like to complete. Take advantage of the convenient home study courses offered through C.E.L.I., in association with Texas Tech University and complete your education requirements on YOUR time and schedule.
All courses are approved by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC).
Our qualified and professional staff is available to assist you in selecting a Texas real estate sales agent/broker pre-licensing, SAE or CE course, as well as answer any questions.