Complete your pre-licensing education in as little as three weeks. Ask about our discount for first responders and veterans.
You must complete the following courses:
- Principles of Real Estate I: $169
- Principles of Real Estate II: $169
- Law of Contracts: $169
- Real Estate Finance: $169
- Law of Agency: $169
- Texas Promulgated Contract: $169
All instructor led pre-licensing courses are delivered through Xcelerated Learning, LIVE Online (Zoom), In-Person, and Self-Pace. Complete half of the course work for the six classes required for licensing at home and the other half of the six courses (15 hours each) in the classroom at REALTOR® Academy or virtually.
File an Application with TREC to Become a Sales Agent
Submit an application and fee to the Texas Real Estate Commission to become a Sales Agent. This may be done online or by U.S. mail. As part of the process, you will submit your education course completion certificates to TREC at email@example.com.
The estimated time to complete the application process is 2-4 weeks
Get Fingerprints Taken and Pass the Background Check
The law requires fingerprints on file with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) so a background check can be performed. A license will only be issued if the background check is passed. You will need a TREC entity number to make an appointment. See the TREC fingerprint requirements here.
Pass the Licensing Exam
Once you receive your approval letter, 10 digit TREC identification number, and information on how to access the Candidate Handbook from Pearson Vue (TREC’s exam administrator), you must sign up to take the national and state exam at any of the three Pearson Vue Professional Center locations in the San Antonio area. You may also call Pearson Vue at 800-997-1248.
Choose a Broker to Sponsor Your License
You must be sponsored by an active Texas licensed broker to work. Once you have an active Texas licensed broker sponsor you, your active license will be issued. You can complete a sponsorship request using TREC’s online services. Once the broker has accepted your request, your active license will be issued, and you can work as a Sales Agent!
Submit your course completion documents to TREC after applying online or with your paper application. If you completed any of the above qualifying real estate courses through an accredited college/university for academic credit, submit a transcript for evaluation.
*If you fail the National and State exam three times, additional education will be necessary.