TREC Benefits for Veterans
The Texas Real Estate Commission values military service members and their families and is proud to offer certain benefits to veterans, service members, and spouses applying for a Texas real estate license.
Learn About License Types
How to Apply for a License
Military service members, veterans, and spouses may qualify for an expedited application process if they hold a current license in another state or jurisdiction with substantially equivalent licensing requirements for the same license type in Texas, or if they have been licensed by TREC for the same license type within the last five years.
- Register for the Online Services Portal. Create your username and password to access the Online Services Portal where you can submit your license application online. TREC also accepts applications by mail.
- Don't forget this form. Fill out and attach the Supplemental Form for Military Service Members, Military Veterans, and Military Spouses to your license application.
- Comply with fingerprinting requirements and satisfy the Commission's requirement for honesty, trustworthiness, and integrity.
- Take and pass a written examination. License examinations are administered by Pearson VUE, a testing service company. Exams are offered on military bases for active and retired military, dependents, and contractors.
Credit for Military Experience
If you are a service member or veteran you may request to have your military education, training, or experience evaluated for credit toward the requirements for a license. Fill out the Credit for Military Experience form and submit it with your application.
TREC will waive the base application and examination fees if
- Your military service, training, or education substantially meets the requirements for a license; or
- You hold a current license issued by another jurisdiction whose licensing requirements are equivalent to the requirements for this license in Texas.
Extended Deadlines for Renewals During Active Duty
If you are on active duty during your renewal period and hold a license, you are entitled to two years of additional time to complete
- Any continuing education requirements; and
- Any other requirement related to the renewal of the military service member’s license.