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Sales Agent Apprentice Education (SAE) Requirements

A Sales Agent is required to have completed a total of 18 semester hours (or 270 credit hours) of qualifying education along with the non-elective TREC Legal Update courses prior to the end of their first license term. The chart below reflects an explanation of SAE (sales agent apprentice education) requirements.

Accumulated Hours Required for Real Estate Sales Agents
Required to satisfy pre-license
education requirements
Qualifying Classroom Hours
180 hours, as follows:
  • 30 in Principles of Real Estate I
  • 30 in Principles of Real Estate II
  • 30 in Law of Agency
  • 30 in Law of Contracts
  • 30 in Real Estate Finance
  • 30 in Promulgated Contract Forms
180 Total Classroom
Once licensed, the sales agent must then complete an additional 90 qualifying real estate classroom hours and 8 hours in Legal Update I and II during the term of the license, for the total as seen below:
At 1st Renewal
(end of 2nd year)
180 hours 90 hours
8 hours in Legal Update I and II
278 total hours

Note: Credit will not be awarded for completion of the same course within a two year period.

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