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Real Estate Broker State Requirements

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Texas State Requirement Details for Real Estate Broker Pre-Licensing

Education Requirements: 270 classroom hours of qualifying real estate courses, including the following mandatory courses:

  • Principles of Real Estate I (30 classroom hours)
  • Principles of Real Estate II (30 classroom hours)
  • Law of Agency (30 classroom hours)
  • Law of Contracts (30 classroom hours)
  • Promulgated Contracts Forms (30 classroom hours)
  • Real Estate Finance (30 classroom hours)
  • Real Estate Brokerage (30 classroom hours)

Additional Courses Required to Meet the 270 Required Hours:

  • Real Estate Appraisal (30 classroom hours)
  • Real Estate Investment (30 classroom hours)

The Real Estate Brokerage course must be completed not more than two years before the application date.

An additional 630 classroom hours in related qualifying courses acceptable to the Commission or approved Continuing Education (CE) courses. A bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university satisfies all of the related education requirements for a broker license. A copy of the college transcript awarding the degree must be submitted as evidence of completion of the degree.

Experience Requirements:

  • Have at least four years’ active experience as a licensed real estate sales agent or broker during the 60-month period preceding the filing of the application
  • Your experience must total 3600 points and be reported on the Qualifying Experience Report for a Broker License. You must also include a transaction identification list for each transaction claimed on the experience report.

Application Process: Education course completion documents must be submitted to TREC after applying online or with your paper application.

Qualifying Provider Approval Number: 701046

Please Note: A criminal conviction may affect a student's ability to become licensed.

Final Exams: Final exams must be passed with a minimum of 70%. Within 90 days of the original examination, a student may retest after a failed exam a maximum of one time. Otherwise, students failing the end-of-course examination must repeat the course prior to being eligible to take the end-of-course examination again. You must take each final in the presence of a proctor. You’ll need to schedule an appointment with a proctor in advance. Learn more about our online proctoring.

Course Completions: Students must participate in each course for the number of hours of credit awarded and daily course segments cannot exceed 12 hours. A 30-hour qualifying course cannot be started and completed in less than 3 days and starting and completing more than one qualifying course within the same 3 days is also not permitted.

Reporting: The state does not require schools to report qualifying course completions. Students will submit their certificate of completion with their license application.

Expiration Date of Course: The CE Shop’s TX Broker Pre-Licensing courses expire one year after the date of purchase. The CE Shop will allow students to purchase a new course at a 50% discount of the current retail price of the new course. Each individual course will have an expiration date listed in the student’s account.

Certificates: Once The CE Shop has received the signed affidavit, your certificate of course completion will become available to download (and via email). The CE Shop will provide students with an electronic Certificate of Completion, upon completion of the course. Certificates will remain in your account for a minimum of five years, should you need additional copies. Please refer to your license application to determine if you need to submit your Certificate of Completion with your license request. Course completion dates are recorded using Central Standard Time. Please note that the date of your Certificate of Completion will reflect this.