How to Get Your Salesperson Real Estate License in Texas


Becoming licensed may seem like a daunting undertaking at first, but we’ve demystified the process for you. Follow these simple steps to get started today!



Successfully complete 180 hours (6 courses) of approved Pre-Licensing education.

This includes six courses:

  1. TX 30-Hour Principles of Real Estate I
  2. TX 30-Hour Principles of Real Estate II
  3. TX 30-Hour Law of Agency
  4. TX 30-Hour Law of Contracts
  5. TX 30-Hour Promulgated Contracts Forms
  6. TX 30-Hour Real Estate Finance  

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Complete the final exam for each course.

For each course, you complete all the course materials, meet the minimum time requirement, and pass the practice exam. Then there is a 60-question final exam per course. The passing score is 70%.

You do not need to take this in the presence of a proctor.


File an application and fingerprints with the Texas Real Estate Commission.

Additional information can be accessed here.



Schedule the real estate sales agent licensing exam via Pearson Vue.

When TREC has processed your application and verified your education records, they notify you that you are eligible to sit for the exam. The notification includes instructions on how to register for the exam and how to obtain a candidate handbook.



Choose a broker to support you through the process.

How do you choose the right broker? Brokers are not one-size-fits-all, which is why it’s important to do your research before choosing the brokerage that is right for you. Remember that you represent the broker that you choose, but they also represent you. You can start by asking these questions and decide if it aligns with what is most important to you.

  • What is their reputation - locally and nationally?
  • What kind of agents are they looking for?
  • Are they up-to-date technologically?
  • How do they support their agents with the education and training they provide?
  • What kind of commission and benefits do they offer?
  • Do they provide agents with leads and marketing materials?



Once the application is approved and you pass the licensing exam, a license will be issued to you by TREC.

Find a mentor to lead you to a successful career. Getting your license is the first step in real estate education, but many things that you need to learn can only come from experience. Talk to a seasoned agent about what to expect and how to handle the challenges of your first few transactions. They can also give you tips on how to get your business up and running as seamlessly as possible.


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