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The Education Standards Advisory Committee (ESAC) met July 7 and discussed pre-licensing course credit and the qualifying course outline for real estate brokerage and property management.

Pre-Licensing Course Credit

The committee discussed whether to further consider recommending a time limit for accepting and awarding pre-licensing course credit. Any update would require a rule change. Staff will gather data on this issue and present to the committee for discussion at the next committee meeting in October.

Qualifying Course Outline for Property Management

The Broker Responsibility Working Group (BRWG) recommended that ESAC open up the Property Management qualifying course outline for review. At its last meeting, the committee requested data from staff on whether license holders who received complaints had completed the 30-hour property management course. These data are not available in our current database, but Director of Enforcement Michael Molloy shared the enforcement action data related to property management the agency is able to track. The committee members will continue its discussion about the course outline and possible revisions or additions at its next committee meeting in October.

Qualifying Course Outline for Real Estate Brokerage

Staff presented a draft qualifying course outline for Real Estate Brokerage incorporating the committee’s suggestions from its last meeting to add content related to the broker-agent relationship. The committee accepted the draft outline with no additional changes and recommended it for proposal at the November Commission meeting.

Where to Find Meeting Materials

Watch a video recording of the meeting and find meeting materials on the meeting page.

ESAC Accepting Applications for Members

The committee is accepting applications to fill two education member positions and four real estate license holder member positions for 2023. Read more in this article.

Upcoming Meeting Information

The next meeting of the Education Standards Advisory Committee is Monday, October 3, and the committee will discuss whether the qualifying real estate brokerage course should be made mandatory for SAE, continue the discussion on the qualifying course outline for property management, and publicly accessible information related to exam passage rates.

In accordance with normal Commission practice, any meeting materials will be available on the TREC website before the meeting. To participate by providing public comment during the meeting, contact general.counsel@trec.texas.gov by 5 p.m. CT on Friday, September 30, along with the agenda item number you wish to speak on. If you are unable to attend the meeting live, you can email your public comments instead.