Steps to getting a real estate license in Texas
If you have any criminal offenses, unpaid judgments, had discipline taken against a professional or occupational license, or have performed unlicensed activity you should consider requesting a Fitness Determination BEFORE applying for your license. The FD process is significantly less expensive (currently $52) than paying for an application, examination, and education necessary to receive a license.
Before you apply for a license, you can request that the Commission make a fitness determination to see if you meet TREC’s qualifications for honesty, trustworthiness, and integrity.
Find comprehensive details about the FD process on TREC’s website.
The following steps must be completed in order:
STEP 1: Take the six (6) TREC-required Pre-licensing courses (We offer this in a 7-Course package that includes the exam prep course)
STEP 2: Once you have completed your courses and received all six (6) Course Completion Certificates, submit the following to TREC:
- Application for Inactive Salesperson License;
- Salesperson Sponsorship Form.
*Both Forms can be found on TREC’s website at: https://www.trec.texas.gov/licensing-forms
- Copies of Certificates of Completion (DO NOT submit the originals) must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep originals for future reference. (The Real Estate Business School does not store certificates). TREC will send you a confirmation email within 1-2 business days of receiving your certificates.
STEP 3: Receive TREC eligibility letter which is emailed to you within 2-3 weeks of submitting your completed application. (This letter will have an ID number needed for Steps 4-6).
STEP 4: Get Fingerprinted
STEP 5: Get background check
STEP 6: Schedule state exam with PearsonVUE
STEP 7: Take state exam
STEP 8: Receive license in the mail