Required Education

How To Get Your Real Estate License

The Texas Real Estate Commission requires you to have the equivalent of 180 classrooms hours (six – 30 hour classes) before you are able to apply for a Texas real estate license.

  1. Enroll in Courses

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The following Education is required for a sales agent license:

-Principles of Real Estate I        -Principles of Real Estate II                      -Law of Agency
-Law of Contracts                      -Promulgated Contract Forms                 -Real Estate Finance


  1. File Your Application

Once you have completed your courses, you will submit the real estate application, copies of class certificates, and required fees to the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC). Filling out the application online will speed up the application process greatly. To receive more information about applying online go to: www.trec.texas.gov

DO NOT attempt to register for the exam without first receiving a notification from TREC.


  1. Prepare for the State Exam

Prep courses are incredibly vital to your success. They help condense the material you have learned in Principles I, Principles II, Law of Agency and Law of Contracts into the pertinent data you will need to know for the state exam. We highly recommend that you take a preparatory class.  It will be incredibly beneficial in your passing the state exam.


  1. Take the State Licensing Exam

Pearson VUE is the testing service company in which your license examination is administered through. You will be notified of your eligibility to take the examination when the application is received, processed and then verified by TREC. Once you are verified, the exam eligibility notification will give you instructions on contacting the exam administrator so you can obtain a copy of the Candidate Handbook to register for the exam. You must pass the examination within one year of the date in which you filed the application with TREC.


  1. Start Building Your Business!


After January 1, 2016 any applicant who fails the examination three consecutive times may not register for re-examination or submit a new license application until additional education has been completed. Applicants who are given approval to register for the examination prior to January 1, 2016 will get three more attempts to pass the examination. After three failed attempts, an additional thirty hours of real estate education must be completed for each failed portion of the exam. Upon completion of the additional education, please submit copies of the course completion certificates along with a copy of the third failed score report to TREC at education@trec.texas.gov. Allow 5-7 business days for processing and re-authorization to be submitted to Pearson VUE to allow you to re-schedule the exam.

Good luck on your exam and we wish you only the best in your real estate career!