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As a Real Estate Broker, you must renew your license every two years. A renewal notice will be sent out about 90 days before your expiration date. As part of the renewal process, you must complete certain continuing education courses to help  you deliver competent and quality real estate services.

You may renew your license up to six months after the expiration date. After six months and up to two years past the expiration date, you may apply for reinstatement of your license. After two years past the expiration date, you will have to reapply and pass the examination.

Active individual broker license renewal requirements

  • Complete 18 hours of approved Continuing Education (CE) courses
    • 8 hours of TREC Legal Update I and II; and
    • 10 hours of elective CE
  • If you have sponsored one or more sales agents, served as the designated broker for a business entity broker that sponsors sales agents, or have been made a supervisor of other license holders, you will need to take the 6 hour Broker Responsibility Course as part of your 18 hours of CE.
  • If TREC records do not reflect completion of CE requirements at the time you submit your renewal application, you must pay a $200 CE Deferral Fee, or renew in inactive status. Payment of the CE Deferral Fee allows you to remain active for an additional 60 days from your expiration date to complete CE requirements. To receive the additional 60 days to complete any outstanding CE, the CE Deferral fee must be paid before the expiration date of your license. 
  • If you have not submitted your fingerprints for TREC with a previous renewal or application you must be fingerprinted for a criminal background check.

Inactive individual broker license renewal requirements

You may renew your license in inactive status without completing CE.  You cannot engage in real estate brokerage activity with an inactive license.

Renew Online:

  1. Renew online using our Online Services. If you have not renewed online before, you may need to register first.
  2. Complete your CE at least 10 days before your expiration date, to ensure time for processing.
  3. Pay the renewal fee online using our Online Services no later than the expiration date of your license.

Renew by Mail:

  1. Submit the Renewal Form for Real Estate Sales Agents and Brokers.
  2. Complete your CE at least 10 days before your expiration date, to ensure time for processing.
  3. Include payment of the renewal fee, with an additional paper processing fee.