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Continuing Education

Real Estate Continuing Education Requirements

Sales Agents

Total Credit Hours: 18 Hours
4 hours of TREC’s Legal Update I
4 hours of TREC’s Legal Update II
3 hours of Contract-Related Coursework
Other Elective CE Coursework

Broker

Total Credit Hours: 18 Hours
8 hours of TREC’s Legal Update I and II
3 hours of contract-related coursework
7 Hour of other Elective CE Coursework
6-hour Broker Responsibility Course*
*Complete the 6 hour Broker Responsibility Course as part of your 18 hours of CE if you:
    • have sponsored one or more sales agents;
    • served as the designated broker for a business entity broker that sponsors sales agents; or
    • have been made a supervisor of other license holders

Stay current and maintain active status with the required Real Estate Sales Agent Continuing Education (CE) Courses

Your real estate license must be renewed every two years if you are a real estate sales agent or broker. Certain continuing education courses are required as part of the renewal process and others are electives at the agent’s discretion.

If you are an active salesperson or broker, we offer everything you need to complete your 18 hours of required education for every 2-year renewal period, including the required TREC Legal Update I and II Courses, plenty of elective courses to meet your 10-hour elective requirement and contract-related coursework to complete the mandatory 3-hour requirement. 

Plus, if you are a salesperson who has become a supervisor in the past 6 months, REALTOR® Academy has you covered for your required 6-hour Broker Responsibility Course. We are a one-stop shop for Texas real estate continuing education online.

Most Popular Real Estate Continuing Education Programs

singleCredit: 2 Hours CE

An Introduction to the CMA

This course will explain what constitutes a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA). Course will provide agents information that can be used in property evaluation scenarios and to better assist clients whether buying or selling. It will cover what determines an appropriate comparable between properties, how to make adjustments, where to get information on adjustments, address differences between a CMA versus an appraisal.
in-person
Salesperson, Broker
singleCredit: 2 Hours CE

Appraisal Deep Dive: Calculations for Appraisals and CMA

***This is a hands-on course, You must have a laptop equipped with Excel**** You will learn how to use Excel to perform regression analysis and basic statistical calculations, and to create graphs you can use in listing presentations or CMA. The new skills you learn will help you calculate adjustments for your CMA using methods used by appraisers. At the end of the course, you will have a better understanding of the decisions appraisers make when selecting comparable sales and making adjustments. This course is a follow-up to Appraisal Essentials: What Every Agent Needs to Know. Delivery methods: Formal lecture, self-discovery, group exploration and facilitator led discussions. This is an onsite delivered course,  ***Limited Seating***
in-person
Salesperson, Broker
singleCredit: 2 Hours CE

Appraisal Essentials: What Every Agent Needs to Know

After a brief overview of the appraisal process and some important rules. Agents will learn how to select proper comparable sales, when to make adjustments (and when not to), where to find information to help make accurate adjustments, how to calculate adjustments, and best practices that will help you create a better CMA and a more impressive client presentation. Agents and appraisers rely heavily on MLS data, so you will also learn how you can make MLS data more reliable for all users. At the end of the course, you will be able to better understand appraisal reports and their contents.
in-person
Salesperson, Broker
singleCredit: 4 Hours CE

Avoiding Deceptive Practices OnDemand Course

Advances in marketing and advertising technology and methodology are great for business, but can be worrisome for regulators who are tasked with ensuring consumers aren't being deceived through ads and testimonials. This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and information you need to protect consumers, and to fulfill the disclosure and transparency requirements of federal law and regulations by avoiding business practices that can result in consumer confusion and deception.
self-pace
Salesperson, Broker
singleCredit: 6 Hours CE

Broker Responsibility

This course is required for all brokers, managers and team leaders who supervise other licensees. This course addresses the regulatory aspects of the management, operation and supervision of a real estate brokerage firm in Texas. The course provides an understanding and working knowledge of the law of agency, planning and organization of business entities, requirements for written policies and procedures, records retention and control, advertising, recruitment and training of agents and the anatomy of a complaint filed with the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC).
live in-person
Broker
singleCredit: 3 Hours CE

Contract Updates: Keeping Current

This 3-hour contracts-related course provides a review of the rules that complies with the NAR’s MLS rule change.  We will discuss the 16 forms that were updated and the three (3) new forms that were created.  We will walk you through the contract changes and discuss how this affects your day-to-day business.
live in-person
singleCredit: 3 Hours CE

Contracts Boot Camp

This course is for new and experienced Realtors, it covers the details of commonly used contracts, including discussions of provisions, clauses and their use. Other topics include available addenda and other forms, a review of common contract mistakes. This 3 -hour course satisfies the TREC-mandated requirement for contract education.
live in-person
Salesperson
singleCredit: 8 Hours CE

CRE 101: Commercial

CRE 101 was designed to take you from a complete beginner with no knowledge of the business to a comprehensive understanding of the many components of commercial real estate. From commercial lease agreements to technology and data sources.
live in-person
singleCredit: 2 Hours CE

Estate Planning and Probate for REALTORS

This course provides REALTORS the information on how to assist clients in the market and selling of homes following the incapacitation or death of a homeowner.  REALTORS have a critical role in helping surviving family and friends get through this complicated process. This course will also tips useful for new home buyers to understand ways to protect their investment
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live
singleCredit: 7 Hours CE

Home Finance Resource (HFR)

The Home Finance Resource Certification course is designed to teach REALTORS® how to explain key pieces of the loan origination process to clients and confidently answer questions about mortgage options.
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in-person
singleCredit: 3 Hours CE

How to Manage Meetings: A Guide to Parliamentary Procedure

Are your meetings out of control, lengthy, confusing, and create more meetings? If you are involved in an organization and want to have quality meetings that result in decisions rather than more meetings, this course is for you. Parliamentary procedure is a useful tool for conducting meetings, assuring fairness, completing business in an orderly manner, and creates results. Holding official meetings following the ethical practices of Roberts Rules of Order is the basis of the course. Realtors/Sales Agents and Brokers are often involved in possibly contentious business meetings that require proper management in order to protect the consumer. This course covers the rules to hold such meetings.
live in-person
Salesperson, Broker
singleCredit: 6

Introduction to Commercial Real Estate Sales

This popular continuing education elective provides a comprehensive introduction to the potentially lucrative field of commercial real estate. In this course you will learn how to realize the investment opportunity for various categories of commercial property, including office, retail, industrial, and multi-unit residential. You will also explore the financial and tax elements involved in commercial real estate. This elective features learning objectives and key terms and case studies to reinforce key concepts. From identifying property types and investment opportunities to developing a practical marketing plan, this course brings commercial real estate into focus for you!
self-pace
Salesperson, Broker
singleCredit: 10 Hours CE

Investment Property Practice and Management

This popular course provides an up-to-date introduction to property management with a practical focus on how to comply with regulations and avoid liability, as well as a comprehensive introduction to the potentially lucrative field of commercial real estate. Discussion includes the categories of commercial property, financial elements involved in real estate investments, and developing a marketing plan. The features include Liability Alerts that offer suggestions for avoiding liability from both owners and tenants, as well as case studies, key terms, learning objectives, review questions, interactive exercises, and a final exam.
self-pace
Salesperson, Broker
singleCredit: 1 Hours CE

Land Survey 101: Know the Lay of the Land

This course, designed for real estate professionals to protect their clients and their business, educates participants on the purpose of a land survey, different types of land surveys for conveyance, and the must-have items on a survey.
live in-person
Salesperson, Broker
singleCredit: 4 Hours

Legal Update Part I

Legal I is a required continuing education course (CE) course that all license holders are mandated to take to renew their license. This course encompasses a detailed discussion regarding various laws, regulations, and guidelines that affect real estate license holders. This four-hour course provides a strong foundation in the latest legal and ethical procedures.
live in-person
Salesperson, Broker
singleCredit: 4 Hours

Legal Update Part II

Legal II is a required continuing education course (CE) course that all license holders are mandated to take to renew their license. This course encompasses a detailed discussion regarding the Canons of Professional Ethics and Conduct, water and mineral rights in Texas, and ad valorem tax best practices and guidelines.
live in-person
Salesperson, Broker
singleCredit: 4 Hours CE

Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves: Averting Client Catastrophe OnDemand Course

This course illuminates the issues that create problems in real estate transactions. You will learn to identify what constitutes negligence, and when it is fraud. You’ll sharpen your understanding of what happens when a client makes a Breach of Contract claim, and how to avoid misleading statements that can have disastrous ramifications for you, your client, and your business.
self-pace
Salesperson, Broker
singleCredit: 8 Hours CE

Mastering Commercial Contracts: Investment

Delving into a commercial contract? This course cuts through legal jargon to equip you with the essentials of creating and managing enforceable agreements. From Buyer and Seller Representation agreements, Commercial Sales Agreement, Letter of Intent, to Commission Agreements. Understand the best practices that protect your business interests and foster strong partnerships in the realm of commercial contracts.
live
singleCredit: 8 Hours CE

Mastering Commercial Contracts: Land

Delving into a commercial contract? This course cuts through legal jargon to equip you with the essentials of creating and managing enforceable agreements. From Buyer and Seller Representation agreements, Commercial Unimproved Sales Agreement, Letter of Intent, Lease Addendums, to Commission Agreements. Understand the best practices that protect your business interests and foster strong partnerships in the realm of commercial contracts.
live
singleCredit: 8 Hours CE

Mastering Commercial Contracts: Leasing

Delving into a commercial contract? This course cuts through legal jargon to equip you with the essentials of creating and managing enforceable agreements. From Tenant and Landlord Representation agreements, Commercial Lease Agreement, Letter of Intent, Lease Addendums, to Commission Agreements. Understand the best practices that protect your business interests and foster strong partnerships in the realm of commercial contracts.
live
singleCredit: 8 Hours CE

Mastering Commercial Contracts: Owner-User

Delving into a commercial contract? This course cuts through legal jargon to equip you with the essentials of creating and managing enforceable agreements. From Buyer and Seller Representation agreements, Commercial Sales Agreement, Lease Addendums, to Commission Agreements. Understand the best practices that protect your business interests and foster strong partnerships in the realm of commercial contracts.
live
singleCredit: 2 Hours CE

Mediate-Litigate-Arbitrate: Be Informed

Ever wonder the difference between mediation, arbitration, and litigation and when each is best suited for the situation?  In this class, you will learn the features, advantages, benefits, and limitations of each of these three dispute resolution types in order to help you educate your clients concerning their choices at critical and often tense decision-making junctures. 
self-pace
Salesperson, Broker
singleCredit: 8 Hours CE

New Home Construction and Buyer Representation

This course will serve as an introduction to the new homes sales market for real estate sales agents. The course consists of three modules to address what a buyer’s representative needs to know in order to succeed at representing buyers in the new-home sales market. Students will gain an understanding of the new home sales process and the type of services the buyer needs. They will also learn where and how to find new home sales business.
live in-person
Salesperson, Broker
singleCredit: 8 Hours

Pricing Strategy Advisor: Mastering the CMA

Master the nuts and bolts of preparing a CMA. In this course you will learn how to create, personalize, customize, and generate a CMA using the MLS tools. You will learn what constitutes a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) and provided information that can be used in property evaluation scenarios and to better assist clients with buying and selling. Additionally, the course covers what determines an appropriate comparable between properties, how to make adjustments, where to get information on adjustments, and the differences between a CMA and a appraisal. Finally, enhance your skills in pricing properties, creating CMAs, working with appraisers, and guiding clients through the anxieties and misperceptions they often have about home values with NAR’s PSA certification.
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in-person
singleCredit: 6 Hours CE

Property Management and Managing Risk

Real estate property management is the fastest-growing segment of today’s real estate marketplace. In this introductory course, you will receive a comprehensive overview of what major duties and responsibilities are assigned to a property manager, explore the economics of the rental business, and learn the biggest risks and liabilities associated with managing rental properties.
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self-pace
Salesperson, Broker
singleCredit: 4 Hours CE

Property Management: Managing Risk

Real Estate Agents will learn how to successfully navigate owner and tenant relations, state and federal regulations. To assist professional managers to reach these goals. Will also help Real Estate professionals manage their liability in property management transactions.
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in-person
singleCredit: 6 Hours CE

Property Management: Policies and Procedures

Description: The objective of this course is to provide the attendees with practical experience in developing mission statements, goals, and objectives for their property management organizations and a blueprint for writing policies and procedures.
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in-person
singleCredit: 4 Hours CE

Protecting Elders from Real Estate Scams Online Video Course

Learn to protect some of America's most vulnerable citizens with this immersive video course.
  • Learn about common scams that target the elderly
  • Learn to recognize the warning signs of financial abuse, so you can prevent further damage
  • Understand what you can do to help
self-pace
Salesperson, Broker
singleCredit: 6 Hours CE

Real Estate and Taxes: What Every Agent Should Know

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 was the single largest change in tax law since 1986! This title has been thoroughly updated to include these new real estate tax provisions. It deciphers current tax laws and illustrates how the changes impact real estate owners, sellers, and investors. You will receive a background on basic tax concepts and learn to apply current calculations and formulas to better support clients. Examples and case studies offer additional practice for the material covered.
self-pace
Salesperson, Broker
singleCredit: 3 Hours CE

Real Estate Contracts: Essentials and Beyond

This course covers the essential elements of a contract and lease. Explore the fundamentals of preparing a sales contract, including financing and contingencies, as well as amendments, addenda, and defaults. This course also concludes with common contract mistakes and examples of what to look for to avoid common pitfalls. 
self-pace
Salesperson, Broker
singleCredit: 3 Hours CE

Real Estate Development 101

The objective of the course is to provide licensees with an overview of how developers evaluate land sites for potential development projects.  Commercial and residential agents will be better prepared to win listings on raw land and discuss in intelligent detail, the comparative characteristics of land sites with buyers and sellers. 
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in-person
singleCredit: 3 Hours CE

Real Estate Development 102

The objective of this course is to provide licensees with the working skills of commercial real estate development. This the second part to Real Estate Development 101. After taking this course, commercial and residential agents will be able to communicate effectively with developers on potential development projects, win more land listing pitches, sell more land listings, and/or earn attractive fees by providing development project management services.
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in-person
singleCredit: 6 Hours CE

Real Estate Finance Today

In a changing financial landscape with new real estate reporting requirements, the latest version of Real Estate Finance Today offers an invaluable resource for real estate professionals practicing in several different fields. From new developments in collateralized mortgage obligations, to flood insurance requirements, to TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures, this course takes the pulse of the current financial environment and explains it with clear language and advanced educational concepts. Key terms, case studies, chapter quizzes, and financial appendices make this the best resource for staying up-to-speed in today’s fast-moving real estate economy.
self-pace
Salesperson, Broker
singleCredit: 1 Hours CE

Renovation Lending Overview

This class consists of an overview of the advantages and how to structure a FHA/HUD 203K Renovation Loan and a FNMA Home-Style Renovation Loan. These loans provide the buyer an opportunity to purchase and fund the renovations necessary to improve the market value and overcome Health and Safety issues. Taking this class will give agents the tools, knowledge and confidence to better serve all their homebuyers. They will come away from the class with an understanding of how to assist both buyers and sellers in selling and revitalizing existing homes in established neighborhoods.
in-person
Salesperson, Broker
singleCredit: 3

Reverse Mortgages for Baby Boomers and Beyond

Understand the statistics of home ownership among senior citizens and gain knowledge of the various reverse mortgage products available. Learn how a reverse mortgage can be used to purchase a home and discover what will trigger a payoff.
in-person
Salesperson, Broker
singleCredit: 6 Hours CE

Risk Management

This course provides the essentials on risk management that every sales professional must know to avoid legal problems and provides an action plan for minimizing liability. What’s the difference between active fraud and negligence? What’s the nitty-gritty on dual agency? What are reasonable accommodations, and who determines when they’re required? Risk Management provides in-depth, detailed answers to these questions and many more, backed up with real-word examples and end-of-unit case studies. Online access to course materials allows you to meet your continuing education requirements when and where you please.
self-pace
Salesperson, Broker
singleCredit: 6 Hours CE

Scams, Scoundrels, and Real Estate Stings

Become an invaluable resource to your client and the industry by learning how to spot scammers at the first sniff of trouble. This course takes you, one crime at a time, on the journey of sleuthing the facts, recognizing who is liable, assessing the consequences, and revealing the resources that will help you avoid the dark side of the industry today. You’ll learn how scams hurt your reputation and the liability that comes with being associated with a real estate scam. From flopping to straw buyers to Internet fraud, it’s all explored here.
self-pace
Salesperson, Broker
singleCredit: 3 Hours CE

Texas VA Bootcamp

This three (3) hour course is for new and experienced REALTORS and covers the details of commonly used contracts, including discussions of provisions, clauses, and their use. Other topics include available addenda and other forms, and a review of common contract mistakes. This is an instructor led, student participation course.
live in-person
singleCredit: 3 Hours CE

The Code of Ethics: Our Promise of Professionalism

The Code of Ethics: Our Promise of Professionalism: Designed by the National Association of REALTORS, this course details the REALTOR Code of Ethics, the importance of the code, and how it applies to the business conducted by REALTORS. All REALTOR members are required to complete ethics training once every three years. New REALTOR must complete National Association of REALTORS code of ethics within a year of joining.
live in-person
Salesperson, Broker
singleCredit: 3 Hours CE

The TRUTH about the VA Home Loan Benefit

The TRUTH about the VA Home Loan Benefit: Learn about VA Home Loan Benefits and how to help more Veterans become homeowners. This course will give you an in-depth understanding of VA Home Loan Benefits, how it works, and how you can better educate your Veteran clients.  
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live in-person
Salesperson, Broker
singleCredit: 1 Hour CE

Trending Topics in Legal Limits

An overview of the most common legal topics affecting the real estate professional. Course will cover the actions that real estate agents can take to reduce their liability on these issues. Real estate agents will leave with knowledge on updates to TREC rules changes and legal best practices.
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live in-person
Salesperson, Broker
singleCredit: 2 Hours CE

Unconscious Bias: Barrier to Service?

This course examines unconscious biases and helps students to address it in their lives and in their real estate practice. Eliminating both conscious and unconscious bias is not only the right thing to do for clients and customers, but it also can open a new world of opportunity. In this video course, students will look at how to create a bias-proof process that will lead to numerous benefits. 
self-pace
Salesperson, Broker
singleCredit: 4 Hours CE

Water: How it Affects Property

This four-hour course teaches students how to accurately answer questions and guide clients in making appropriate decisions concerning buying, selling, and assessing the impact water has on property. 
self-pace
Broker
singleCredit: 2 Hours CE

Your Client’s Financing: Dos and Don’ts

Help your clients avoid financing pitfalls! This course will guide you step-by-step so you can help buyers choose the right type of funding. In addition, you’ll be able to ensure buyers and sellers are getting the best possible price, all while providing a smooth transaction.
self-pace
Salesperson, Broker