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Education Information for Applicants
(for Sales Agent, Broker, or Inspector Licenses)

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

Pre-License Education Requirements -

Sales Agent & Broker Applicants

Sales Agent -
To be eligible to apply for a sales agent license, an individual must have completed 180 classroom hours of qualifying 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 Sales Agent License.

Individual Broker -
To be eligible to apply for a broker license, an individual must have completed 270 classroom hours of qualifying 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.

Business Entity Broker -
Education is not required, but the designated officer must be an individually licensed active Texas real estate broker. Complete requirements for an application are found at How to Apply for a Business Entity License.

Education Courses & Providers for Sales Agent & Broker Applicants -

Qualifying Real Estate Courses and their content requirements
Qualifying Real Estate License Education Providers for Sales Agent 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. Qualifying 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.

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.

Once the complete application is received and processed and education is satisfied, the applicant will be notified of eligibility to sit for the examination. License examinations are administered by a national testing service contracted by TREC/ TALCB. The exam eligibility notification will have instructions for contacting the exam administrator and obtaining a copy of the Candidate Handbook to register for the exam. The Candidate Handbook contains information about the examination, study material, and instructions for making an exam reservation. Two forms of current signature identification are required for admission to a testing site. The name on the identification must match the name on the application for a license. The applicant must pass the examination within one year after the date the application is filed with TREC.

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

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