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Education Information for Applicants
(for Salesperson, Broker, or Inspector Licenses)

This page gives education and exam information for license applicants.
Those already licensed should see Education Information for Licensees.

Pre-License Education Requirements -

Salesperson & Broker Applicants

Salesperson -
To be eligible to apply for a salesperson license, an individual must have completed 180 classroom hours of core real estate courses. Complete requirements for licensure, including a breakdown of required courses and hours, can be found on the page at How to Apply for a Salesperson License.

Individual Broker -
To be eligible to apply for a broker license, an individual must have completed 270 classroom hours of core real estate courses and 630 related hours. For more complete information on the courses and all other requirements for application, please see the page, How to Apply for an Individual Broker License.

Corporate or LLC Broker -
No education requirement, but designated officer must be an individually licensed active Texas real estate broker. Complete requirements for application are found at How to Apply for a Corporate or LLC Broker License.

Education Courses & Providers for Salesperson & Broker Applicants -

Core Real Estate Courses and their content requirements
Core Real Estate License Education Providers for Salesperson and Broker Applicants
Real Estate Related Courses considered acceptable by the Commission for real estate broker related credit, provided they are taken from an approved source.


Inspector Applicants

Education Courses & Providers for Inspector Applicants -

The education sources are many and varied. Core inspection courses teach information or skills that are regularly needed to perform real estate inspections. The subjects of such courses are electrical, mechanical, plumbing, roofing, and structural courses of study. It is possible to consider other subjects but they must share with those mentioned above the quality of being used in every inspection.

We have accepted college courses in engineering and construction when the subject matter of such courses could be directly applied to inspecting real estate. We have also accepted courses offered in the Armed Services when related to the inspection of real estate.

See the complete listing of pdf iconTexas Real Estate Inspector Approved Courses with providers.

Examinations -

Once you have completed your education and/or experience requirements (and if an inspector applicant, provide proof of professional liability insurance), and TREC has processed and approved your application, education and experience for a Texas real estate sales, broker, or inspector license, the next step is for you to register to take the examination.

Psychological Services, Inc. (PSI) is TREC's provider of licensing examinations. The exam registration fee, payable to PSI, is $61.00. Upon successful completion and payment of your license application, you may obtain a copy of the Candidate Information Brochure (CIB) from the PSI web site.

NOTICE: You will need the ID Number assigned to you by TREC before you can schedule to take the examination.




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