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TREC Complaints and Education Providers

What methods do you have in place to ensure continued compliance with Commission rules? Do you, or someone on your staff, regularly review your advertising materials and website content? Do you know what you are advertising?  Familiarizing yourself and your staff with TREC rules is the key to staying in compliance. TREC investigates complaints directed to the agency. Sources of such complaints may come from students, your competitors or other agency stakeholders. Remember, as an agency charged with consumer protection, it is our responsibility to notify the public of their right to file a f

License Exams Now Available On Military Installations

The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) is pleased to announce that the Texas real estate sales agent, broker, and inspector licensure exams are now conveniently available at over 200 Pearson VUE test centers as well as on military installations across the globe for service members, spouses, dependents, and contractors with authorized base access.

October ESAC Meeting Update

The Education Standards Advisory Committee (ESAC) met by videoconference on October 4, 2021.  ESAC Chair Kelea Youngblood opened the meeting by honoring the life and accomplishments of ESAC member and long-time license holder, Lynda Conway. Ruben Pena was welcomed back to the committee in her place. 

What’s the Difference Between the Texas Practicum and a Ride Along Course Session?

The 40 Hour Texas Practicum is a pre-licensing requirement for applicants following the Substitute Experience and Education Requirements for a Real Estate or Professional Inspector.  A Ride-Along session is no longer a requirement for pre-licensing, but is still an option for obtaining inspector continuing education (ICE) credit. 

Reminder: Inspector Non-Elective Course Changes

The current inspector non-elective CE courses, 4-hour Inspector Legal & Ethics, and 4-hour Standards of Practice Review course expire on August 31, 2021.  Please be sure all students enrolled in these courses are notified to complete these two courses before August 31, 2021.

The new 8 Hour Inspector Legal & Ethics and Standards of Practice Review course will replace the two inspector non-elective courses on September 1, 2021.

Submitting Your Course Applications

As a reminder, course content, text materials, quizzes, exercises, and exams can be electronically shared with TREC through SharePoint.  We do not need these items physically mailed to our office. Materials received by mail must be scanned to an electronic version for processing.  The only thing that must be sent by mail is the application form and the required fee.  Once you have mailed your application and payment, contact the Education & Examinations Division at education@trec.texas.gov to receive instructions for using SharePoint.