1. Enroll in Classes
100% Online Correspondence
Self-paced, self-proctored, download PDF, study offline, take exams online via built-in proctor tool, so no travel or additional expense. Access courses from any desktop, laptop, or tablet. Each lesson begins with Learning Objectives and Preview Questions. Learn these. Exam topics are emphasized throughout the course via video, animations, and callouts (boxes with light bulbs inside). Learn these. Learn end-of-lesson Topic Quizzes. TREC requires 100% pass rate to progress to the next lesson. Review end-of-lesson videos and Study Guides. These are your mini exam prep! Download course completion certificate upon passing final exam with grade of 70% or higher. Text books available for purchase.
Combo Live + Online
The best of both worlds! 50/50 combo. 15 hours Online PLUS 15 hours of live classroom instruction. The Online portion is self-paced, self-proctored correspondence course. Download PDF, study offline, take exams online via built-in proctor tool, so no travel or additional expense. LIVE classroom portion includes experienced course instructors who lead you through the most important parts of the course material. Communicate and collaborate with other students, then take your exam online when you are ready! Text books also included.
Want to have a live experience? Live courses are 2-day instructor-led courses that are taught on our local campus by a TREC approved instructor. These courses are the LIVE portion of the Combination LIVE + Online courses.
2. After Completing Courses…
Once you have completed your courses and received Certificates of Completion, submit the following to TREC:
- Application for Inactive Salesperson License;
- Salesperson Sponsorship Form.
- Both Forms can be found on TREC’s website at: http://www.trec.state.tx.us.
- Copies of Certificates of Completion (DO NOT submit the originals).
- Required fees.
To file online, go to TREC’s website at:
The information requested online is the same as on the paper application. You may either scan and send your education documents electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax them to 512-936-3863 with a copy of your completed application.
Texas Real Estate Commission
1700 N. Congress Avenue, Suite 400
Austin, TX 78701
NOTE: Filling the application out online will speed up the application process considerably.
4. Build Your Business
Now that you have your license, it’s time to grow your client base and build your business!
Getting your license is necessary, but it’s only the beginning. Buyers and Sellers don’t care about your technical knowledge as much as they do about your ability to market and sell on their behalf, negotiating the best terms, and do so with speed and precision. For this, you need business and financial skills.