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The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) is pleased to announce it has received a 2016 Education Award by the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO) for the agency’s “Broker Responsibility” course. ARELLO is an international organization of real estate licensing agencies and individuals involved with regulation of the real estate industry. The “Broker Responsibility” course is a mandatory continuing education course required for brokers and agents with supervisory responsibilities. Since 2011, the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M, TREC staff and a committee of volunteer brokers has worked closely to improve the course every two years. The purpose of this course is to address the management, operation and supervision of a real estate brokerage firm in Texas. The course provides an understanding and working knowledge of the laws of agency, planning and organization of business entities, requirements for written policies and procedures, records retention and control, advertising, recruitment and training of agents, and the anatomy of a complaint filed with TREC.  The most recent improvements included scenario-based discussions of requirements and best practices. 

The ARELLO Education award is a great honor. TREC was also recognized by ARELLO in 2012 when the course was first introduced. A sincere thank you goes to all who worked so hard on the update of this course. The award will be presented at the 2016 ARELLO Annual Conference in Vancouver, BC in September.

Our agency protects consumers of real estate services in Texas by ensuring qualified and ethical service providers through upholding high standards in education, licensing, and regulation. We oversee the providers of real estate brokerage, appraisal, inspection, home warranty, timeshares and right-of -way services, thereby safeguarding the public interest while facilitating economic growth and opportunity across Texas.