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Qualifying Education (QE) Providers may offer mandatory and elective qualifying courses in Real Estate, Inspection or Easement or Right-of-Way that have been approved by the Commission. 

    QE providers must:

    • Satisfy Commission requirement to administer courses with competency, honesty, trustworthiness and integrity
    • Demonstrate that you have sufficient financial resources to do business in Texas
    • 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 qualifying courses
    • Not conduct business until you have received an approval from the Commission
    Filing QE Provider Application
    Apply by Mail

    Accredited Colleges/Universities, United States Armed Forces Institute and Nationally Recognized Professional Designation Institutes must:

    TREC can request additional information during the review process, so please be sure your contact information is accurate. 

    Financial Review and Enrollment Agreement Requirements

    Provide the following information with the QE provider application:

    Financial Review

    • Financial Statements in accordance with GAAP:
      • Current income statement
      • Current balance sheet
      • Proposed budget for the first year of operation
      • Market survey indicating the anticipated enrollment for the first year of operation
      • Operating Bank Account with fund sufficient to the Commission
      • Sufficient Financial Resources - Reserve Account with at least $10,000
    • Original $20,000 bond with raised or original seal and payable to the Texas Real Estate Commission

    Enrollment Agreement

    • Tuition
    • Time Limits
    • Make-up Procedures for coursework and exam including fees and timelines
    • Refund Policy including contingency plans in event of course cancellation
    • Fitness Determination Language
    • Attendance requirements
    • Additional fees for supplies, materials, books, etc.
    • Statement indicating exam is closed-note/closed-book
    • Proctoring requirements
    • Signatures of both provider representative and student

    QE providers must also:

    • Submit a qualifying course application for each course that they propose to offer
    • Not offer a qualifying course until you have received a course approval letter from the Commission

    Offering Qualifying Real Estate Courses

    Apply by Mail
    If you would like to submit supporting course documents as separate, organized files through SharePoint, submit the course application and fee with a note requesting SharePoint instructions.

    Below is a list of all qualifying real estate courses:

    • Principles of Real Estate I
    • Principles of Real Estate II
    • Law of Agency
    • Law of Contracts
    • Promulgated Contract Forms
    • Real Estate Finance
    • Real Estate Brokerage
    • Real Estate Appraisal
    • Real Estate Law
    • Real Estate Marketing
    • Real Estate Math
    • Property Management
    • Real Estate Investments
    • Residential Inspection for Real Estate Agents
    Offering Qualifying Inspector Courses
    Apply by Mail
    If you would like to submit supporting course documents as separate, organized files through SharePoint, submit the course application and fee with a note requesting SharePoint instructions.

    Below is a list of all inspector qualifying courses:

    • Property and Building Inspection Module I
    • Property and Building Inspection Module II
    • Analysis of Findings and Reporting Module
    • Business Operations and Professional Responsibilities Module
    • Texas Law Module
    • Texas Standards of Practice Module
    • Texas Practicum
    Offering the Qualifying Easement or Right-of-Way Course
    Apply by Mail
    If you would like to submit supporting course documents as separate, organized files through SharePoint, check the box in #5 of the course application.
    Qualifying Course Design and Delivery Criteria Chart

    Wondering whether a real estate, inspector or ERW course is compliant with TREC Rules? Download the chart below to assess.

    Qualifying Course Design and Delivery Criteria Chart