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On February 1, 2021, sales agents and brokers will be required to complete at least three hours in contract-related coursework as part of the 18 hours of continuing education (CE) required to renew a license. To provide license holders time to prepare for this change, TREC staff are already approving many existing contract-related courses and will continue to do so as providers apply for approval of new courses.  

Updates to the TREC website to aid license holders in finding applicable contract-related CE will be made available by October 1, and include the following:  

  • A search filter on the Approved Real Estate CE Course List, which will allow license holders to search for contract courses; and  

  • An update to the education history screen on the License Holder Search tool, which will allow license holders to identify contract courses they have already taken.   

If you are a sales agent renewing your license for the first time and subject to Sales Agent Apprentice Education (SAE) requirements, you do not need to take three hours in contract courses until your next license renewal term.    

All other sales agents and brokers who renew their license on or after February 1, 2021, regardless of the expiration date, must have completed the three hours of contract coursework.  

Stay tuned for additional updates and information.