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Instructors of Qualifying Real Estate Courses

A qualifying real estate course instructor can teach qualifying courses for an approved qualifying education provider. Qualifying real estate course instructors are approved to teach specific courses in specific subject areas and are approved based on their education and experience. 

Qualifications:

  • Satisfy Commission requirements for honesty, trustworthiness, and integrity
  • Hold a college degree in real estate or have five years of active experience as a license holder
  • Have three years of experience in teaching or training 
  • Be competent in the specific subject matter to be taught
  • Complete an acceptable adult education instructor training course of at least 8 hours within four years of the application date

Become a Qualifying Real Estate Course Instructor

Notice of approval or disapproval will be sent by email. TREC can ask for additional information during the review process, so please be sure your contact information is accurate. You cannot teach any courses until you have received an approval letter.

Certification to Teach the Non-Elective CE Legal Update I & II Courses

Approval to teach the non-elective CE Legal Update I & II courses requires you to:

  • Satisfy requirements to teach the qualifying Principles of Real Estate, Law of Agency and Law of Contracts courses
  • Attend the Legal Update I & II Instructor Training Course

You can register to attend a Legal Update I & II Instructor Training course by visiting the Real Estate Center website at http://recenter.tamu.edu/register.  If a training course is not available, please re-visit the Real Estate Center website periodically. You may not teach the Legal Update I & II courses until you have received your certification letter from TREC.  Certification letters will be emailed.

Certification to Teach the Non-Elective CE Broker Responsibility Course

Approval to teach the non-elective CE Broker Responsibility course requires you to:

  • Satisfy requirements to teach qualifying Principles of Real Estate, Law of Agency, Law of Contracts and Real Estate Brokerage courses
  • Attend the Broker Responsibility Instructor Training course and pass the course exam with a score of 80% or better

You can register to attend a Broker Responsibility Instructor Training course by visiting the Real Estate Center website at http://recenter.tamu.edu/register.  If a training course is not available, please re-visit the Real Estate Center website periodically. You may not teach the Broker Responsibility course until you have received your certification letter from TREC.  Certification letters will be emailed.

If you are not already approved as a qualifying course instructor, you can request approval to teach specific qualifying courses and one or more of the non-elective CE courses by filing the Qualifying Real Estate Instructor Application

Instructors of Qualifying Inspector Courses

A qualifying inspector course instructor can teach qualifying courses for an approved qualifying education provider. Qualifying inspector course instructors are approved to teach specific courses in specific subject areas and are approved based on their education and experience. 

Qualifications

  • Satisfy Commission requirements for honesty, trustworthiness, and integrity
  • Have five years of active experience as a real estate or professional inspector
  • Have three years of experience in teaching or training 
  • Be competent in the specific subject matter to be taught
  • Complete an acceptable adult education instructor training course of at least 8 hours within four years of the application date

Become a Qualifying Inspector Course Instructor

Notice of approval or disapproval will be sent by email. TREC can ask for additional information during the review process, so please be sure your contact information is accurate. You cannot teach any courses until you have received an approval letter.

Approval to teach the Texas Standards of Practice, Texas Standards of Practice/Legal/Ethics Update course and the Ride Along Sessions

Qualifications

  • Have five years of active experience as a licensed professional inspector in Texas; AND
  • Have performed a minimum of 200 real estate inspections as a Texas professional inspector; OR
  • Have three years of experience in teaching and/or sponsoring trainees or inspectors.

If you are not already approved as a qualifying course instructor, you can request approval to teach one or more of the non-elective CE courses by filing the Qualifying Inspector Instructor Application.