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FAQ: What is included on the Texas real estate licensing exam?

What is included on the Texas real estate licensing exam?

The Texas licensing exam consists of a national portion and a state law portion.

The national portion of the exam includes 80 questions plus 5 preset items (which are not counted toward your score). The 80 scored questions are broken down into the following topics:

  • Real property characteristics, legal descriptions, and property use - 8 questions
  • Forms of ownership, transfer, and recording of title - 7 questions
  • Property value and appraisal - 7 questions
  • Real estate contracts and agency - 16 questions
  • Real estate practice - 18 questions
  • Property disclosures and environmental issues - 6 questions
  • Financing and settlement - 10 questions
  • Real estate math calculations - 8 questions

The state law portion of the exam includes 30 questions pus 10 present items. The 30 scored questions are broken down into the following topics:

  • Commission duties and powers - 2 questions
  • Licensing - 2 questions
  • Standards of conduct - 7 questions
  • Agency / brokerage - 8 questions
  • Contracts - 7 questions
  • Special topics - 4 questions

The Texas Candidate Handbook breaks down each of these topic areas into more detail, which is very beneficial when it comes time to study for the exam.

Related Questions

How can I get a duplicate score report from my state exam?

You can request a duplicate score report from Pearson VUE by completing the form in the Candidate Handbook, or by sending an email request to pearsonvuecustomerservice@pearson.com. Pearson VUE will provide you with a duplicate score report free of charge.

What are the exam policies at the testing center?

Here is a list of the Pearson VUE’s test center policies that you should be aware of: No personal items are allowed in the testing room. Calculators are permitted, but you must bring your own. Books, papers, and reference materials are not permitted in the exam room. You are allowed to take breaks during the exam.

Are there any testing accommodations available?

Pearson VUE provides accommodations to individuals with documented disabilities. Test accommodations are individualized and considered on a case-by-case basis. Test accommodations may include: A separate testing room, extra testing time, or a Reader or Recorder

What am I required to bring with me to the state exam?

You must present two forms of ID when you arrive at the Pearson VUE testing center. The name on your primary ID must match exactly to the name on your exam registration. You must also present a secondary ID, which may be any other form of ID including a U.S. Social Security Card, or a debit or credit card.

Do I need to bring a calculator for the Texas state exam?

A calculator is not required; however, it is recommended. Pearson VUE does not provide calculators. If you choose to use a calculator, you must bring your own. An acceptable calculator includes any hand-held, battery, or solar-powered financial calculator used in real estate, finance, accounting, and business.

What courses do I have to take if I fail the state exam 3 times?

If you fail either portion of the exam 3 times, you must take another 30 hours of qualifying education before being able to retake the state exam. If you fail both sections 3 times, you must take 60 hours of qualifying education. You may retake any one or two of the 6, 30-hour pre-licensing courses.

What happens if I fail the State exam?

If you fail one portion of the exam 3 times, you must take an additional 30 hours of qualifying real estate education. If you fail both portions of the exam 3 times, you must take an additional 60 hours of qualifying real estate education.

How many times can I take the State exam?

You are allowed three attempts to pass both the national and state law portions of the exam. If you do not both portions after three attempts, you must take 30 or 60 hours of additional education in order to retake the licensing exam.

What math do I need to know for the Texas State exam?

There are 8 math-related questions on the national portion of the Texas licensing exam. You should memorize the following facts and write them down on the scrap paper you receive at the start of the exam: 1 acre equals 43,560 square feet, and 1 mile equals 5,280 feet.

How long does it take to get my Texas state exam results?

You will receive a score report right after you complete the exam. The score report will simply state “pass” or “fail”. TREC and Pearson VUE does not allow you to review the exam questions once you complete the exam.

I just passed my Texas real estate exam, now what?

Once you pass the state licensing exam, you will be eligible to receive your real estate license. If you cleared your background check, TREC will email you your license document within 5-10 business days of passing the state licensing exam. You will initially receive an inactive license.

What is included on the Texas real estate licensing exam?

The national portion of the exam includes 80 questions plus 5 preset items (which are not counted toward your score). The state law portion of the exam includes 30 questions pus 10 present items. The Texas Candidate Handbook gives a detailed breakdown of the topics tested on the exam.

How many questions are on the Texas real estate exam?

The Texas real estate salespersons exam consists of 125 total multiple-choice questions. The exam is broken down into a national portion and a state law portion. The national portion includes 85 multiple-choice questions, while the state law portion includes 40 multiple-choice questions.

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