We stay up to date with Texas Real Estate Commission Continuing Education requirements so you don’t have to.
Active Texas Real Estate license holders who are not subject to SAE requirements are required to complete continuing education courses for an active license renewal. Effective January 1, 2016, license holders 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 120 days to complete their course(s).
*In addition, a Broker who sponsors one or more Sales Agents, the designated Broker of a business entity, a delegated supervisor, or any license holder who supervises another license holder for three consecutive 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 with each renewal.
If you are currently licensed in Real Estate and interested in obtaining a Texas real estate broker license, then simply review the educational requirements under Broker Qualifying Courses and select the course(s) you would like to complete.
Minimum Requirements for Brokers
Effective September 1, 2012, anyone applying for a Texas real estate broker license must have at least four years (48 months) of experience as a licensed real estate agent in Texas. Those four years must have taken place within five years (60 months) of the date of application. In addition, you must demonstrate no less than 3,600 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.
Continuing Education Requirements
If you meet the above requirements, then you 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 in the Broker Program, you must request placement. At the time of your request, a list of your completed courses will be obtained from TREC and a Broker file will be created for you. Once you are placed in the Broker Program, we will send you an outline of recommended courses, as well as 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.
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. A total of 270 hours must have been completed by the end of the second year of licensure.
To help you prepare for the licensing exam, we offer two different exam prep formats — online or textbook-based formats.
All Continuing Education for Licensing, Inc. (C.E.L.I.) real estate courses via distance education for qualifying, Sales Agent Apprentice Education (SAE) and Broker program requirements are accepted and approved by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) and include a textbook, which is yours to keep.
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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. Call today!