All amendments implement statutory changes enacted by the 87th Legislature in HB 2730. The amendments add the term “easement or right-of-way” to conform to statutory changes that require completion of qualifying and continuing education courses to obtain or maintain a certificate of registration. The amendments to §535.61 allow an accredited college or university, as well as a United States armed forces institute, to submit easement or right-of-way qualifying courses for approval for credit without becoming approved providers, similar to the exemptions that currently exist for both real estate and inspector qualifying courses. The changes also clarify that the calculation for the exam passage rate only includes license categories for which the provider offers courses and an examination is required.
Rules and Laws
Our license holders are governed by the Texas Real Estate License Act, the Inspector Act, and the Timeshare Act. These Acts establish the makeup of the Commission and its advisory committees and outline procedures by which a person can become real estate license holders in Texas. The Acts also describe TREC’s jurisdiction over license holders and registrants.
TREC has the authority to adopt administrative rules to provide specificity to provisions of the Acts. TREC may also adopt rules to establish a policy regarding certain practices. Both the Acts and TREC rules are a great resource for helping consumers know what to expect from a real estate service provider.
The tables below show all of our recently proposed and adopted rules. Written comments on proposed rules are accepted for 30 days after publication in the Texas Register. After that period, comments can be made in person at the next Commission meeting. Please send written comments to TREC's email@example.com. For the complete version of our current rules go to: