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Approved Continuing Education (CE) Providers can offer courses to Real Estate, Inspector or Easement or Right-of-Way license holders for CE credit.  

CE providers must:

  • Satisfy Commission requirement to administer courses with competency, honesty, trustworthiness and integrity
  • Maintain a fixed office in Texas or designate a resident of Texas to act as attorney-in-fact to accept service of process
  • Ensure instructors are qualified to teach specific CE courses
  • Not conduct business until you have received an approval from the Commission
Filing CE Provider Application
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TREC can request additional information during the review process so please be sure your contact information is accurate.

Application Checklist 

Use the below information to ensure your provider application is complete. (Numbers correspond with the CE Provider Application.)

  • #1-6: Complete all fields
  • #16: Submit sample of advertisement
    • Clearly reflect provider name and course titles, including course numbers
    • Fees displayed in a clear and consistent manner
    • No prohibited practices - see §535.65(c)
  • #7: Select One Business Type
  • #17: In-State applicants only, list Records Manager 
  • #8: Complete if using an Assumed Name
    • If so, submit copy of recorded assumed name certificate with application
  • #18: Out-of-State applicants only, list Records Manager 
    • List Texas Resident as Attorney-in-fact
    • Submit notarized Power of Attorney
  • #9: List other states the provider is approved to offer real estate, inspector or ERW CE courses, if applicable
  • #10-11: For Business Entity Applicants only
    • Complete all fields
    • Submit Franchise Tax Account State Page, if chartered in Texas
    • Submit Certificate of Fact or Filing, if chartered in a state other than Texas
    • Submit a complete Principal Application Form for each individual listed
  • #12: For Trade Associations only
    • Submit copy of formation documents and IRS letter
    • List the board of directors and their terms of service
  • #27: List individuals authorized to sign CE forms, include printed names and signatures
  • #13: Check proposed location of classes
  • #28: Provide additional information, if applicable
  • #14: List source of curriculum
    • Examples: Subject matter experts, Publishers, Paid course developers, Staff, Self
  • Certification Statement:
    • Printed name and signature of Owner
    • Printed name and signature of Operations Manager
    • Each section must be complete, even if individual is the same for each title
  • #15: Explain refund policy

CE providers must also:

  • Submit a CE course application for each course that they propose to offer
  • Not offer a CE course until you have received a course approval letter from the Commission
Offering Elective CE Courses
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 Application Checklists
Offering a CE Course Approved for Another Provider
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Offering Real Estate Contracts CE Courses

Real estate contracts CE courses are devoted solely to the topic of real estate contracts.  Sales agents and brokers are required to complete 3 hours of real estate contracts CE courses during each license renewal term.

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Offering Real Estate Non-Elective CE Courses (Legal Update I & II and the Broker Responsibility Course)

The subject matter and content for real estate non-elective CE courses is specifically mandated and provided by TREC. 

Non-elective CE courses are designed for interactive classroom delivery.  CE providers need to demonstrate methods to engage students in interactive discussions and activities to meet course objectives and time requirements.

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Course Manuals
Offering the Inspector Non-Elective CE Course

The subject matter and content for the 8 Hour Inspector Legal & Ethics and SOP Review course is specifically mandated and provided by TREC. Final exams have been promulgated by TREC for this course.

Non-elective CE courses are designed for interactive classroom delivery.  CE providers need to demonstrate methods to engage students in interactive discussions and activities to meet course objectives and time requirements.

Apply by Mail
Course Manuals