About Champions School of Real Estate

A Message from the Owner, Rita Santamaria

"I opened Champions School in 1983 to bring the "total education experience" to new licensees. The total education experience means, current information on what is happening in real estate today, qualified instructors who love to teach, and a learning environment that says "welcome and thank you for choosing our school."

"Our goal is to help you achieve excellence through our quality education. Champions School of Real Estate® has a two-fold goal:

  • To help you pass the State Exam successfully.
  • To get a "jump start" in your new career of Real Estate, Appraisal, Home Inspection, or Loan Origination.

Again, thank you for choosing Champions School of Real Estate as your education provider."

Our Vision

Our vision is to be the finest, most dominant and overall, most sought-after professional Real Estate, Loan Origination, Home Inspection, and Appraisal education service provider nationwide.

Our Mission

The mission of Champions School of Real Estate® is to provide the best education possible to a diverse and motivated population of students through Classroom, Online Correspondence, and Live Broadcast (ChampionsLive!®) delivery methods.

What We Offer

Champions School of Real Estate® has been providing Real Estate Qualifying and Continuing Education since 1983. With campus locations in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio, we now offer day, evening, and weekend classes seven days a week across the state of Texas! We also provide classes in online (self-paced) and Live Broadcast formats to ensure that we can accomodate your busy schedule! Champions School of Real Estate's® education courses are supported by quality instructors, award winning curriculum and a customer focused staff whose mission is to ensure you achieve and maintain success in your real estate career.

Nationwide Expansion

As of 2016, with the addition of approved Oklahoma and Florida continuing education courses, Champions School of Real Estate® has officially started its Nationwide expansion!

Champions now offers Real Estate education in three states, Loan Originator education in 53 states/territories, and Appraisal education in 12 states…and counting! With this Nationwide expansion, Champions has the opportunity to bring quality instructors and award-winning curriculum to YOU, no matter where you may be.

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Awards & Accolades

For over thirty years, Champions School of Real Estate® has worked hard to make sure our students are provided the best education possible. We do this by providing our instructors an exemplary environment to teach, promise an amazing customer service experience, and deliver superior technical support. Over the years, this has earned us a number of awards and accolades that we are extremely proud of.


Best & Brightest Companies to Work For - Dallas / Fort Worth


Austin Business Journal - #13 Best Places to Work in Small Companies

Houston Business Journal - #20 Best Places to Work in Small Companies

San Antonio Business Journal - #1 Best Places to Work in Small Companies


Dallas Business Journal - #8 Best Places to Work in Small Companies

Texas Monthly Magazine - #28 Best Companies to Work for in Texas in Small Companies

Houston Better Business Bureau - Award of Excellence: Winner of Distinction for our training and professional career growth.


Founder and Owner of Champions School of Real Estate®, Rita Santamaria, was also a finalist for the 2013 Texas Businesswoman of the Year awarded by the Women's Chamber of Commerce of Texas at the 23rd Annual Money and Power Conference. Rita was also given the opportunity to share her successes and dreams as a panelist at the Women's Chamber's annual conference.