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Texas Real Estate SchoolEarning your Texas Real Estate License may seem like a daunting task. Courses, studying, exams, preps, fingerprints, and applications certainly sounds like a lot to do but in reality the hardest part is getting started. Follow these simple steps and before you know it, you will be holding open houses and writing contracts.

Register For Texas Real Estate License Courses

4 Things To Consider When Choosing An Education Provider

How And Why Our Courses Work
Step 1 - Average Time To Complete: 6 to 8 Weeks
Requirement: 180 Hours
The Texas Real Estate Commission requires 180 hours to become a licensed Texas Real Estate Salesperson. Those hours are made up of six 30-hour courses and all of those courses can be taken online.

  • The Six Required Courses are:
    1. Principles of real Estate 1 (30 Hours)
    2. Principles of real Estate 2 (30 Hours)
    3. Law of Contracts (30 Hours)
    4. Law of Agency (30 Hours)
    5. Texas Promulgated Contracts (30 Hours)
    6. Texas Real Estate Finance (30 Hours)
Getting started is easier than ever. Click the link below to register:

180-Hour (6 Course) Texas Pre-Licensing Package With QBank - $599

How To Select A School:
  • Expertise - All of our online real estate courses carry the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO®) seal. This means your course meets the highest industry standards for delivery, quality and expertise. You can rest assured that your education is being delivered by the best. If you don't see the ARELLO® seal, buyer beware.
  • Delivery Method - Online courses offer the most flexibility. Being able to start and stop or do a little here and there and pick up where you left off means everything to the busy professional. With our online courses, you are not forced to take weeks off of work without pay just to complete your real estate license education. These are your courses, when you want to take them.
  • Price - You can always pay more for the same educational topics but always ask yourself am I getting anything other than a lighter wallet. We suggest you take a look the passing rates of Texas Real Estate Providers.
  • Bundle - Not everyone needs every bell and whistle but some do. Take your time and look through each package and decide if that works for the kind of learner that you are.
Step 2 - Average Time For Approval: 7 to 10 Days
Online Application
The application for an Inactive Sales Agent License is now done online through Trec's website. Follow this link, Application, to register for a profile and submit the application, $205.

Very Important
All of your educational documents need to be sent to TREC separately. Be sure to email,, or fax them to 512-936-3864.

Application Fee: $205

Potential applicants may request a fitness determination prior to filing an application if they have any criminal offenses, unpaid judgments, or had discipline taken against a professional or occupational license or performed unlicensed activity. This process is cheaper than paying for an application, examination, and education if they do not meet TREC’s background history requirements. Please reference additional information here:
Step 3 - Appointment takes 30 minutes
Once you have submitted your application, you will want to schedule a time to get your fingerprinting done. The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) uses Morpho Trust.

Setup your fingerprinting appointment here:
Morpho Trust

Fingerprints that an applicant or license holder may have submitted for any other reason, such as previous employment or for a state issued license, will not be acceptable for TREC licensure or renewal.
Step 4 - Study While Waiting For Approval
Exam Prep, Course Review
Most of our course packages include a real estate exam prep. As a general rule, the more you prep, the better you will do. Review all of your course material and then take as many questions as you can. Prep, Prep, Prep

Step 5 - You have 4 hours to complete the exam.
Pearson VUE
Once your application has been approved, TREC will send the information for you to register for the exam. YYou will also receive information on how to access a copy of the Candidate Handbook with good information regarding the exam.

Exam Cost: $54

State and National Sections
125 Total Questions
Step 6
Time to find a Broker
Remember, you cannot practice real estate until your license has been sponsored by a Broker. All Brokers are different and each one has their positives and negatives. Interview several and then choose the one that is right for you.

Good Luck!