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Texas Real Estate License Requirements

In the State of Texas it is required that you get a real estate license before selling or renting properties.

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What Are The Texas Real Estate License Requirements?

There are 5 steps you need to take in order to satisfy the Texas real estate license requirements:

Step #1
First, you must complete 6, 30-hour courses (180 hours in total). These courses must be approved by the Texas Real Estate Commission.
The 6 courses include the following:
1) Principles of Real Estate 1 - 30-hours
2) Principles of Real Estate 2 - 30-hours
3) Law of Contracts - 30-hours
4) Promulgated Contract Forms - 30-hours
5) Law of Agency - 30-hours
6) Real Estate Finance - 30-hours

Take the Texas licensing package online to save both money and time.

At the end of each of the 6 courses is a proctored final exam.
Another benefit of taking the courses online is that you can also take the proctored final exams online….you don’t have to drive to a school or proctoring location. The final exam is proctored by ProctorU and a proctoring fee of $15 per exam/ per attempt will apply

Step #2
Complete the application online with the Texas Real Estate Commission.
Once your application is accepted, you will be eligible to sit for the State exam.

Step #3
Next, you will have to get fingerprinted and file them with the Texas Department of Public Safety. Your fingerprints will then be used by TREC to perform a background check.

Step #4
Now you are ready to take the State exam.
The State exam is proctored through PearsonVUE, a testing service company.

The State exam is divided into two parts….a national portion and a state portion.

The nation portion consists of 80 multiple-choice questions.
The state portion consists of 30 multiple-choice questions.
You must answer at least 70% of the questions correctly on both parts of the exam in order to pass.

You have 1 year to pass the state exam after the application has been submitted.

Step #5
Once you pass the State exam, the last step is to apply for your active real estate license, with the help of your sponsoring broker.

You must also:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • A high school diploma or GED is not required to apply for a real estate license.
  • Be a citizen of the United States or a lawfully admitted alien and a legal resident of Texas.

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Course Requirements

How to get a real estate license in the State of Texas?

  • The 180 hours comprises of 6 courses:
    • Principles of Real Estate 1 – 30 hours
    • Principles of Real Estate 2 – 30 hours
    • Law of Agency – 30 hours
    • Law of Contracts – 30 hours
    • Promulgated Contracts Forms – 30 hours
    • Real Estate Finance – 30 hours
  • Each course is broken down into chapters and lessons.
  • At the end of each chapter, there are multiple-choice questions.
  • Our courses can be accessed from any computer 24/7.
  • This is an online package that does not require a textbook.
  • Upon completion of each course you will print your certificate of completion.
  • Based on the Texas real estate license requirements, you are required to take a proctored final exam for each course. The proctoring fee is the responsibility of the student at the time they take the exam. Each course will have a 60 questions multiple-choice final exam and a grade of 70% for passing.
  • Our final exam for Texas will be proctored online through Proctor U and details on how to schedule your final can be found in Final Steps section for each course. A fee of $15 will apply for each final exam per each attempt, payable directly to ProctorU.You must make an appointment directly with Proctor U in order to take the final exam(s). Rather than having students drive to a proctoring location for each exam, they can take their exams from home with the services of ProctorU. The online proctoring services ultimately provide students with much more convenience, as they don't have to physically travel for each exam.

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