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Texas Real Estate Commission School Information

Classroom courses:

TREC Provider Number 0005

Correspondence courses provide through Tomball College:

TREC Provider Number 0123

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Real Estate License Enrollment Policy

TREC Course numbers
Course Name TREC Number Course Name TREC Number
Real Estate Appraisal 211 Real Estate Finance 1 451
Real Estate Appraisal: Real Estate Appraisal Procedures 222 Brokerage 751
Real Estate Marketing: Commercial 528 Real Estate Investments 911
Real Estate Law 311 Law of Agency 1151
Real Estate Principles 1 121 Law of Contracts 1251
Real Estate Principles 2 122 Property Management 811
Real Estate Marketing 551 Real Estate Appraisal: Real Estate Appraisal Fundamentals 211
Residential Inspection for Real Estae Agents 1021 Real Estate Math 611
Real Estate Marketing: Power House Training 527 Real Estate Appraisal: Sales and Income Approaches 225
Promulgated Contract Forms 351
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Salesperson Pre-license Requirements

180 Hours of core approved Education
  • Law of Agency - 30 Hours
  • Law of Contracts - 30 Hours
  • Principles of Real Estate I - 30 Hours
  • Principles of Real Estate II - 30 Hours
  • Real Estate Finance - 30 Hours
  • Promulgated Contract Forms - 30 hours
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Broker Pre-license Requirements

Minimum 4 Years salesperson experience and 900 Hours of Core Approved Education
  • 270 Hours in Core approved topics
  • 630 hours related hours.
    • A College degree may give you the maximum credit of 630 hours related hours.
    • or you must take courses in core approved topics.
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Sales Agent Apprentice (SAE) Requirements
  • If you are renewing for the first time, active or inactive, you must have a total of 270 qualifying real estate course hours, 4 hours of TREC's Legal Update I, and 4 hours of TREC's Legal Update II posted to your license record prior to submitting your renewal.
  • Submit qualifying course completion documents to TREC at least 10 days before renewing your license.
  • Qualifying credit will not be granted if you were previously given credit for a substantially similar qualifying course within a two year period.
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Mandatory Continuing Education (CE) Requirements

18 hours of MCE courses
  • 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 been made a supervisor by your broker, you may also 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.
  • If you have not submitted your fingerprints for TREC with a previous renewal or application, you must be fingerprinted for a criminal background check.
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