Broker Licensing Steps

Texas Real Estate Broker License Steps

Summary:

1. Complete 900 hours of education (of which, 270 hours must be core real estate)
2. Must have been licensed as a Salesperson or out of state Broker  for at least 4 of the past 5 years
3. 3600 points of Qualifying Practical Experience
4. Take Broker Exam Prep Course
5. Sit for the Broker State Exams

Broker Packages and Single Courses found here

Texas Real Estate Broker License

Broker Licensing Steps

To be eligible to apply for a Real Estate Broker License in Texas, one must supply the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) evidence of completing the following (A&C or B&C):

A. At least 4 years active experience in Texas as a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson or Broker during the 5 year period prior to the filing of the application;

OR

B. Licensed as a Broker in another state, not less than 4 years active experience as a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson or Broker during the 5 year period prior to the filing of the application.

AND

C. An applicant must have accumulated a minimum of 3600 points (known as qualifying practical experience) during 4 out of 5 years as required by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC). One of the following supplemental forms promulgated by the commission must be used to report this credits:

(1) To report qualifying experience with an application use TREC No. BL-A.

(2) If you have already applied for a Broker’s License and now need to report qualifying experience use TREC NO. BL-B,

Broker hours and courses needed:

  • 270 hours of core real estate courses.
  • A 30-hour Real Estate Brokerage (Can be part of the 270 hours)
  • An additional 630 hours in related courses acceptable to the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC). A bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university satisfies all of the “related” (630 hours) education requirements for a brokers license. A copy of the college transcript(s) must be submitted as evidence.

Core Courses:
Principles I
Principles II
Law of Agency
Law of Contracts
Finance I
Promulgated Contract Forms

Step 1

Enroll in the TREC required Texas real estate license courses with School Estate – Texas Real Estate School ®

Estimated time to Complete: 2-4 Weeks

TREC Required Texas Real Estate License courses:

Principles I
Principles II
Law of Agency
Law of Contracts
Finance I
Promulgated Contract Forms

Enroll in one of our Texas Real Estate License Success Packs. All of our Success Packs include all 6 required TREC courses, Exam Prep course, a real estate website and flash cards.

Step 2

Submit your Application for Brokers license and Educational Documents to the “MyLicense” system.

Estimated time to Approval: 7 – 10 days

Submit your application for an Inactive Broker License to TREC in the “My License” system on the Texas Real Estate Commission’s website. Set up a user ID and password and follow the steps to create an account. Once an account is created you will apply for a new license.

Apply for license: Application Page

Submit all of your course completion certificates to TREC via Fax or Email:

FAX: 512-936-3863
Email: [email protected]

Step 3

Get Fingerprinted at Morpho Trust (only required if you are not already fingerprinted with TREC)

Estimated time: 1 hour

Fingerprint FastPass: Click the following link and enter your TREC # into the bottom form:  FastPass Page

The TREC ID# is included in your TREC “Award letter”

If you have not yet received the TREC ID# then call TREC and request it by phone.
TREC Phone: 512-936-3000

Schedule your Fingerprints with MorphoTrust USA: Schedule Fingerprints Page

Step 4

Take Your Texas Real Estate Exam Prep Course

Estimated time to Complete: 2-5 Days

School Estate’s Texas Real Estate Salesperson Exam Prep Course is self-paced and can be completed in 2-5 days. The Exam Prep Course consists of a Study Guide (Cram) and unlimited Practice Tests. The practice tests can be taken as many times as you like.

Download Pearson Vue Materials:

Candidate Handbook
State Exams Content Outlines

Step 5

Schedule and sit for the State Exam with Pearson Vue

Estimated time to Complete: 15 minutes

The State Exam can be scheduled once you have receive your approval letter and the from TREC.

Schedule your Texas Real Estate Salesperson’s Exam with Pearson Vue Online or by phone at (800) 997-1248.

State Exam details:

Cost: $54
Tests (two parts):

National Exam: 80 Questions: 1 hour and 45 minutes
Passing score: 70%
State Exam: 30 question : 45 minutes
Passing score: 70%

Pearson will provide you with your test score immediately after completing the exam.
The exam fee is $54 and must be paid at the time of reservation by credit card, debit card, voucher, or electronic check.

If you have submitted your Broker Sponsorship Form already, your license will be mailed to your sponsoring broker within 7-10 days of passing the exam. Otherwise, you will be considered “inactive” until you choose a broker and submit the Salesperson Sponsorship Form.

Step 6

Get Sponsored by a Broker

Estimated time to Complete: 1 hour

You can submit your Broker Sponsorship to TREC in one of two ways:

1. Fill out the Broker Sponsorship Form and mail it to TREC

2. Login to your TREC account at My License Online Services and drop down the menu below “Change your license information and manage relationships” and select “Manage my Sponsorship”. Here you can electronically request sponsorship from your broker. You will need your perspective broker’s name and broker number.

You can search for a broker’s information at this TREC page.

School Estate – Texas Real Estate Courses Online
Texas Real Estate Broker Licnese Courses
Texas Real Estate Continuing Education CE
Texas Real Estate SAE
Online and Self-Paced

Note: All of our Texas Real Estate License courses are online and good for 6-months (must be completed within 6 months) , and have a 3-day drop period from the date of enrollment.