This infographic depicts the steps required to get a Texas Real Estate License by TREC. The total time from start to finish will take licensees anywhere from 4-6 months, however, some students may finish quicker than others.
The steps to get licensed are as follows:
Meet TREC's qualifications for honesty, trustworthiness, and integrity by submitting fingerprints and passing a background check.
Complete six courses for a total of 180 credit hours from an approved and accredited real estate school.
After taking your courses, you must pass the pre-license course final exam
Apply for a license online at TREC.com and pay your licensing fee
Schedule your exam at a Pearson Vue testing center and pass the state licensing exam with a score of 70% or higher
After receiving your license, you will need to complete 90 hours of Post-License SAE Courses in your first license renewal cycle. This will allow you to become a licensed real estate agent in Texas and continue renewing every 2 years.
What Are the Fees Associated with Getting Your Texas Real Estate License?
180-Hour Pre-License Courses: $350.00 - $1,000.00
Education Evaluation Form: $30.00
State Exam Fee: $61.00
Texas Real Estate License Application Fee: $143.00
Background Check: $31.50
Recovery Trust Fund: $10.00
Total (varies based on the price of qualifying education): $667.00 - $1,317.00