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.
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- To start, you must be at least 18 years of age, a resident of Texas and either a U.S. citizen or a lawfully admitted alien.
1. Complete 180 Hours of approved Pre-Licensing education.
- You must take and pass 180 hours of Pre-Licensing education from an approved education provider such as the CE Shop. This 180 hours consists of the following six 30-hour courses:
- Principles of Real Estate I
- Principles of Real Estate II
- Law of Agency
- Law of Contracts
- Promulgated Contract Forms, and
- Real Estate Finance
2. Pass the course final exams.
- After you complete each course, there is a course final exam. The minimum passing score on each final is 70%. You must take each final in the presence of a proctor and you will need to schedule an appointment with a proctor in advance. Find out more the CE Shop online proctoring at C21Beal.TheCEShop.com.
3. Complete your license application.
Once you’ve passed your course final exams, you will complete a licensing application using TREC Online Services.
4. Provide fingerprints.
- Next, you will provide fingerprints by going to TREC Online Services – Fingerprints to schedule your fingerprints.
5. Pass the Texas Real Estate Salesperson Exam.
- Once your exam application is approved, you will receive instructions for scheduling your licensing exam and obtaining a copy of the Candidate Handbook. Pearson Vue administers the Texas Real Estate Salesperson Licensing Exam. The National portion of this exam consists of 85 questions with a 150 minute time allowance and the State portion consists of 40 questions and a 90 minute time allowance. For more information see the Pearson VUE Candidate Information Bulletin.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!