In the state of Texas it is required that you get a real estate license before selling or renting properties for a commission.
Complete the six 30-hour real estate licensing courses (180-hours in total).
Submit your Sales Agent License application online with the Texas Real Estate Commission.
Get fingerprinted and file them with the Texas Department of Public Safety
Take the state exam which is divided into a national and state section.
Apply for your active Texas real estate license after you pass the state exam.
There are 5 steps you need to take to get your Texas real estate salespersons license:
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.
Submit your Sales Agent License application online with the Texas Real Estate Commission. Once your application is approved, you will be eligible to sit for the State exam.
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.
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 85 multiple-choice questions. The state portion consists of 40 multiple-choice questions. You must answer at least 56 questions correctly on the national portion and 21 questions correctly on the state portion in order to pass the overall exam.
You have 1 year to pass the state exam after your application has been submitted.
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.
The following requirements also apply:
“I was able to get picked up by a broker very quickly and I’m in commercial real estate now.”
“I have now been practicing real estate 6-7 months and have closed 5 transactions.”
“I took my test on Wednesday, Jan. 2, passed it the first time. By Tuesday I was online … got my first listing … and by that Sunday I had two offers.”
How to get a real estate license in the State of Texas?
Save for later
1. Principles of Real Estate 1
2. Principles of Real Estate 2
3. Law of Contracts
4. Promulgated Contract Forms
5. Law of Agency
6. Real Estate Finance