Steps to getting your Texas real estate license
1. Enroll in the required 180 Hour Texas Real Estate Courses set forth by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC).
2. Login and take the courses at your own speed. You can complete the courses in the faster manner available.
4. Create an online account with the Texas Real Estate Commission at TREC's "My License" System. After creating an online account with the Texas Real Estate Commission follow the steps to file your online application.
Submit Certificates of completion for your Texas Real Estate Courses to the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC). with application.
5. When TREC has had time to post your course competions, they will email you a number and instructions to use to sign up for the state exam. Once you have scheduled your state exam, visit TREC website (www.TREC.texas.gov) and follow these steps to schedule an appointment and complete your fingerprinting. There are state testing facilities in many locations across Texas as well as finger print facilities all over the state of Texas.
- Where it says "I want to..." on TREC's home page that says: "Read about fingerprint requirements, select the 3rd bullet point and schedule an appointment
- Enter your 10 digit TREC ID# and select 'Search'.
- Your information will appear under step 2 - click on "Get IdentoGO ID."
- When step 3 appears use your IdentoGO ID to schedule an appointment at the IdentgoGO website & complete all necessary information at the IdentoGO website to request your appointment.
6. Upon completion of your courses go to the TREC web site the yellow oval icon
at the top of the TREC page www.TREC.texas.gov and follow the directions to sign up as a registered user. Complete the application form & pay the application fee of $205. Send the receipt along with your certificates of completion to TREC. If emailing, be sure to include your name and address in the body of the email.
7. Study Exam prep included in Premium & Ultimate Packages.
8.Take the state exam and pass with at least a 70 on both the State and National parts.
9..If you already have a sponsoring broker, have him/her sign the Broker Representation form along with your signature and send to TREC. This doesn't have to be done at this time; you may receive your license in an Inactive status and then select a sponsoring broker. When you and a broker have mutually agreed on sponsorship, you go to the my license online services oval at the top of TREC's site and request sponsorship from the broker. He/she will accept and you will both be emailed your license immediately
10. When you receive your approval letter, 10 digit TREC identification number, and Candidate Information Brochure (CIB) from TREC, you must sign up to the state exam at a
at Pearson VUE or call them at 800-997-1248. The cost is $54.
Wkile you are waiting for your application to be reviewed we recommend that you take our Exam Prep course to to take the stress out of taking the state exam. Our Exam Prep is a good barometer of whether you can pass the state exam or not.
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Texas Real Estate
180 Hour TREC 6 course pkg required
INCLUDED COURSES - 180 hour PDF package:
- 0121 Real Estate Principles I (PDF with Quizzes)
- 0122 Real Estate Principles II (PDF with Quizzes)
- 1151 Law of Agency (PDF with Quizzes)
- 1251 Law of Contracts (PDF with Quizzes)
- 351 Promulgated Contract Forms (PDF with Quizzes)
- 451 Real Estate Finance I (PDF with Quizzes)
TREC Guideline Update regarding PROCTORING
New guidelines now require students of this course to have their exams proctored (after August 31st) and you have the right to request a criminal history evaluation (where applicable) before enrolling in the courses or applying for a license.
Under the new rules, you will be required to find an eligible Proctor and give the exam in his/her presence to qualify for a completion certificate. The following are acceptable third party proctors:
- 1 Employees at official testing or learning/tutoring centers
- 2 Librarians at a school, university, or public library
- 3 College, university, secondary, or elementary school - Administrators, faculty, teachers, or academic advisors
- 4 Clergy who are ordained/certified and affiliated with a specific temple, synagogue, mosque, or church
- 5 Members of the court system – Judge, justice of the peace, magistrates, and prosecutors.
- 6 Law Enforcement Officers – Sergeant, lieutenant, or captain
- 7 Military installation or correctional facility educational officers
Additionally, you may request a criminal history evaluation before enrolling in courses or applying for a real estate license, as set out in Texas Occupations Code §53.025 and TREC Rule 541.1. If you have any criminal offenses, unpaid judgments, had disciplinary action taken against a professional or occupational license, or have performed an unlicensed activity, TREC requires you to consider submitting a completed Moral Character Determination Form before applying for a license.