How to Become a Real Estate Broker in Texas

Follow these steps per Texas state requirements and you're on your way.

How To Get Your Texas Broker Real Estate License in 4 Steps

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

 


Experience Requirements:

To be eligible, broker candidates must fulfill the following Experience Requirements, per TREC:

  • Have at least four years’ active experience as a licensed real estate sales agent or broker during the 60-month period preceding the filing of the application.
  • Your experience must total 3600 points and be reported on the Qualifying Experience Report for a Broker License. You must also include a transaction identification list for each transaction claimed on the experience report.

 


1

Meet the Experience Requirements as a licensed agent in the state of Texas.

The criteria listed above detail the requirements based on the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC). Click here for more information.
 


 

2

Complete 270 hours of qualifying Pre-Licensing education.

The Texas Real Estate Commission requires all candidates to complete these courses:

  • Principles of Real Estate I (30 classroom hours)
  • Principles of Real Estate II (30 classroom hours)
  • Law of Agency (30 classroom hours)
  • Law of Contracts (30 classroom hours)
  • Promulgated Contracts Forms (30 classroom hours)
  • Real Estate Finance (30 classroom hours)
  • Real Estate Brokerage (30 classroom hours)

Additional Courses Required to Meet the 270 Required Hours:

  • Real Estate Appraisal (30 classroom hours)
  • Real Estate Investment (30 classroom hours)

 

NOTE: An additional 630 classroom hours in related qualifying courses acceptable to the Commission or approved Continuing Education (CE) courses is required to become eligible for a broker license. A Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university satisfies all of the related 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.

The CE Shop is a TREC approved real estate education provider and offers all the classes you need to qualify for your license. Through an advanced web-based platform designed specifically for real estate professionals, each course combines the most recent real estate education with the flexibility and convenience of online learning. Courses are taught using real-world scenarios and practical examples, preparing you for a promising career as a sales agent while providing the knowledge you need to pass your licensing exam.
 


3

Complete and submit the application to become a broker with the state of Texas.

You can find the application here using your TREC username and password.

This application includes a fee to be paid to TREC. A background check is also required along with providing your fingerprints for the Texas Department of Public Safety to keep on file.

 

 

4

Schedule, take, and pass the Broker Real Estate Exam.

Register and pass the broker exam with the exam provider, PearsonVUE. For more information, visit the PearsonVUE website here.

 

 

 

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