How to Become a Real Estate Broker in Texas

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Requirements and Steps to Getting a Real Estate Broker License in Texas.

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I am a new resident to Texas and still maintain my RE licenses in NC and SC. I have broker status and 14 years of experience. I think I can apply to be an individual broker in TX and waive some of the hours as I have a BS degree. What do I need to do?

Asked by: Anyiesa
You will need to complete a TREC broker application which lists all of your past experience and education. TREC then determines if your education is enough to meet the broker requirement.
Answered by: Real Estate Express
Date published: 2019-07-23

I understand that very 30 hour course there is a exam that needs to be taken with a Procter but would I have to travel somewhere to take the exam or how will this be conducted?

Asked by: cquez
We have two options for you. You can either choose a qualified proctor and go to their location to take the exam or you can use a third-party online proctor we partner with.
Answered by: Real Estate Express
Date published: 2019-07-23

For each 30 hour course, is there an exam that needs to be passed/taken before moving on to the next 30 hour course?

Asked by: Jriv
Yes. Per Texas Real Estate Commission requirements each course has a final exam that must be taken with a proctor.
Answered by: Real Estate Express
Date published: 2019-05-31

do you have a time limit to complete courses?

Asked by: Quan
You have six months to complete each course. Within that time, you can move at your own pace.
Answered by: Real Estate Express
Date published: 2019-05-30

I currently have a real estate license in Arizona and will graduate from Baylor with a minor in real estate.  Does this mean I don't have to take as many hours before taking the Texas exam?

Asked by: Todd S
Possibly. A few years ago the Texas real estate commission stopped accepting real estate education outside of the TREC-approved courses for all salespeople. However, they do allow outside education towards a broker license. With your license in AZ, you might qualify to go straight to a broker license. https://www.trec.texas.gov/become-licensed/individual-real-estate-broker
Answered by: Real Estate Express
Date published: 2019-05-09

Hello, how long are the individual course sections?

Asked by: Yolanda
In Texas you must complete 180 hours of education which is broken down into 6 30-hour courses. Within those courses the chapter length varies greatly depending on the topic of the chapter. You should plan on spending about 30 hours in each course regardless of section lengths.
Answered by: Real Estate Express
Date published: 2019-05-03

I am looking at the Ultimate Learning package, does this include everything I need to become a real estate agent? Tests, pre-licensing, and post- licensing classes?

Asked by: julie
This includes all of your prelicense and 90 hours of your post. You will still need 2 legal update courses with your post that we offer through our sister-school, McKissock. By the time you need post, we will probably have them approved to offer at our school. https://www.mckissock.com
Answered by: Real Estate Express
Date published: 2019-04-24

I am currently an Illinois resident planning to move to Texas. Do I need to first be a Texas resident before completing the courses or just to take the licensing exam? After the 180 hour courses are completed, how long do I have to get the license?

Asked by: bmoe
You can begin your coursework while you are still in Illinois. You will have to be a Texas resident prior to apply for your license and take the licensing exam. Once you have passed the exam, you have to get licensed within one year.
Answered by: Real Estate Express
Date published: 2019-03-21
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