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Continuing Education (CE) providers play a key role in ensuring real estate professionals receive ongoing training. TREC Rule 535.75 outlines important responsibilities that CE providers must adhere to.

Using Qualified and Competent Instructors

  • A provider must ensure that an instructor who teaches CE courses is competent in the subject matter to be taught and has the ability to teach effectively.
  • Real estate non-elective CE instructors must successfully complete the instructor training certification.
  • Instructors of the Inspector Legal & Ethics and Standards of Practice review course must have​
    • Five years of active experience as a licensed Texas professional inspector and
    • Performed a minimum of 200 real estate inspections as a Texas professional inspector or
    • Three years of experience teaching and/or sponsoring inspectors.

Posting CE Credit

  • Providers must maintain a course completion roster for in-person synchronous courses and post credit to the Posting System not later than 10 calendar days after the course is completed.
  • Providers must maintain a Distance Education Reporting Form for virtual synchronous courses and asynchronous courses. Credit must be posted using the Posting System no later than 10 calendar days after the course is completed.

Providing Course Evaluations

Reporting Changes in Ownership

  • A CE Provider Application is required when requesting approval of a change in ownership.
  • The provider must obtain the approval of the Commission at least 30 days in advance of any material change in operation which includes but is not limited to ownership, management, location of the main office and any locations where classes occur.