FAQ: When do I file my license application with TREC?
You can file your real estate license application at any time.
Once submitted, your application will be open for 12 months. During this time period, you must complete the following:
- Complete the 180-hour pre-license course.
- Get your fingerprints taken and clear a background check.
- Schedule and pass the state exam.
- Pay the required licensing fee and fingerprints fee.
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, which is much more reasonable.
If you do not fulfill all of the requirements of your license application within 12 months, you must resubmit a new application and pay the licensing fee again.