FAQ: Can I get my TX real estate license if I'm not a TX resident?
Yes, you are not required to be a Texas resident to obtain a Texas real estate license.
If you do not have an active real estate license in another state, you will have to complete the licensing process just like any other applicant. This includes completing the 180-hour pre-license course, submit a license application, get fingerprinted, and take and pass the state exam.
If you do hold an active real estate license in another state, you will have to complete the same licensing process; however, you may not have to take the national portion of the state exam. You will only be required to take the state law portion.
Please note that you must take the Texas state exam at one of the Pearson VUE testing centers located within the state of Texas. You can find a list of testing centers on the last page of the Texas Candidate Handbook.