Texas Real Estate License Requirements
Learn about the Texas education requirements for real estate licensing and renewal.
Licensing Board/Commission: Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC)
Texas Real Estate Education Requirements:
- Texas real estate salesperson license: 180 hours
- Texas real estate broker license: 900 hours (This includes 270 hours in qualifying mandatory plus 630 hours of related qualifying or CE. Or an applicant who has earned a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university will be deemed to have satisfied the related qualifying education requirements for a broker license. A copy of the college transcript awarding the degree must be submitted as evidence of completion of the degree.)
- Texas requires an additional 90 hours of post-license education courses.
Texas State Reciprocity:
Real estate commissions and boards across the country are adopting policies for a real estate agent in one state to more easily become licensed in another state.
Texas, however, does not have reciprocal agreements with any other state.
Texas Real Estate Continuing Education (CE) and License Renewal Requirements:
- Real estate professionals in Texas must renew their real estate licenses every two years in the month their licenses were received
- Licensees must complete 18 hours of real estate CE classes in each two-year cycle
- This includes taking the 4-hour Legal Update I course on laws, rules and forms and the 4-hour Legal Update II course on agency, ethics and hot topics