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FAQ: How do I apply for my Texas real estate salespersons license?

How do I apply for my Texas real estate salespersons license?

You have the option to submit your Texas real estate agent application online or by mail.

The first step is to submit an inactive license application.

The preferred method is online since the processing time will be quicker and you only have to pay the standard application fee.
To submit your application online, you will have to do the following:

  • Apply online using TREC’s Online Licensing Service.
  • If this is your first time submitting a TREC application, you will have to create a free account.
  • Before submitting your application, you will have to pay the $205 license application fee.

You also have the option of submitting a paper application. A paper application will require the following:

  • Complete the ISL-8 application.
  • You will have to pay an additional $20 paper filing fee on top of the $205 standard license application fee.
  • The processing time will be longer compared to an online submission.

Your license application will be open for 12 months. Within the 12 months, you must complete the 180 hours of qualifying education, get your fingerprints taken, and pass the state exam.

For this reason, we recommend waiting to submit your license application until you are almost finished with the 180-hour pre-license course. This will give you plenty of time to get your fingerprints taken and pass the state exam.

Once you receive your inactive license and find a sponsoring broker, you can then apply for an active license.

Once you submit your license application, you can track its status using TREC’s Application Status Tracker.

Related Questions

Can I get a Texas real estate license if I don't work for broker?

Yes, you can still obtain an inactive real estate license; however, you will not be able to perform any real estate related activities until you obtain an active license.

How will I know that TREC received my Certificates?

TREC will send you a confirmation email within 1-2 business days of receiving your Certificates.

Does my TREC license application expire after I submit it?

License applications are active for 12 months. If you do not complete the license application requirements within 12 months, you must resubmit a new license application and pay the required fee again.

How can I see my license application status?

You can use TREC’s Application Status Tracker to track the progress of your license application.

How long does it take TREC to process my license application?

It typically takes TREC a few weeks to process your license application. However, the exact time-frame varies, depending on the time of the month.

How do I file my license application via mail?

If you opt to file a paper license application, you must complete the Inactive Real Estate Sales Agent License form and mail it to TREC. This is a simple 2-page form. Paper applications are subject to a $20 paper filing fee, in addition to the standard $205 license application fee.

Should I file my license application with TREC online or via mail?

TREC recommends that you file your license application online using their Online Licensing Service. Online applications are processed faster and are not subject to a $20 paper filing fee.

When do I file my license application with TREC?

You can file your real estate license application at any time. We recommend that you wait until you are close to completing the 180-hour pre-license course to submit your license application. This will give you 12 months to complete the course, and fulfill the remaining requirements.

How much is the Texas real estate license application?

If you submit your license application online using TREC’s Online Licensing Service, the application fee is $205. If you opt to mail in a paper application, TREC charges a $20 paper filing fee on top of the regular $205 application fee. The total paper application fee is $225.

How do I submit my license application online with TREC?

You must submit your license application online using TREC’s Online Licensing Service. You will first need to create a free account. You will then follow the steps to submit your license application and pay the required $205 fee.

How do I apply for my Texas real estate salespersons license?

You have the option to submit your Texas real estate agent application online or by mail. The first step is to submit an inactive license application. The preferred method is online since the processing time will be quicker and you only have to pay the standard application fee.

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