Texas Real Estate Broker License Steps


1. Complete 900 hours of education (of which, 270 hours must be qualifying real estate)
2. Must have been licensed as a Salesperson or out of state Broker for at least 4 of the past 5 years
3. 3600 points of Qualifying Practical Experience
4. Take Broker Exam Prep Course
5. Sit for the Broker State Exams

Broker Packages and Single Courses found here

Texas Real Estate Broker License

Broker Licensing Steps

To be eligible to apply for a Real Estate Broker License in Texas, one must supply the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) evidence of completing the following (A&C or B&C):

A. At least 4 years of active experience in Texas as a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson or Broker during the 5 year period prior to the filing of the application;


B. Licensed as a Broker in another state, not less than 4 years active experience as a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson or Broker during the 5 year period prior to the filing of the application.


C. An applicant must have accumulated a minimum of 3600 points (known as qualifying practical experience) during 4 out of 5 years as required by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC). One of the following supplemental forms promulgated by the commission must be used to report this credits:

(1) To report qualifying experience with an application use TREC No. BL-A.

(2) If you have already applied for a Broker’s License and now need to report qualifying experience use TREC NO. BL-B,

Broker hours and courses needed:

  • 270 hours of qualifying real estate courses.
  • A 30-hour Real Estate Brokerage (Can be part of the 270 hours)
  • An additional 630 hours in related courses acceptable to the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC). A bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university satisfies all of the “related” (630 hours) education requirements for a broker’s license. A copy of the college transcript(s) must be submitted as evidence.

Qualifying Courses:
Principles I
Principles II
Law of Agency
Law of Contracts
Finance I
Promulgated Contract Forms

Step 1

Enroll in the TREC required Texas real estate license courses with School Estate – Texas Real Estate School ®

Estimated time to Complete: 3-6 Weeks

TREC Required Texas Real Estate License courses:

Principles I
Principles II
Law of Agency
Law of Contracts
Finance I
Promulgated Contract Forms

Enroll in our Texas Real Estate Broker License Success Packs. Our Broker Success Pack X9 includes all 6 required TREC qualifying courses, the 3 required elective courses, the Exam Prep course, a live Zoom Study Group, and flashcards.

Step 2

Submit your Application for Brokers license and Educational Documents to the “MyLicense” system.

Estimated time to Approval: 7 – 10 days

Submit your application for an Inactive Broker License to TREC in the “My License” system on the Texas Real Estate Commission’s website. Set up a user ID and password and follow the steps to create an account. Once an account is created you will apply for a new license.

Apply for license: Application Page

Submit all of your course completion certificates to TREC via Email:

Email: documents@trec.texas.gov

Step 3

Get Fingerprinted at IdentiGo by IDEMIA
(only required if you are not already fingerprinted with TREC)

Estimated time: 1 hour

Fingerprints: Click the following link and enter your TREC ID #, or your Name and Date of Birth, on the Fingerprint Page.

After entering in your information you can get your “IdentoGO ID” and then schedule your fingerprints.

Step 4

Take Your Texas Real Estate Exam Prep Course

Estimated time to Complete: 2-5 Days

School Estate’s Texas Real Estate Salesperson Exam Prep Course is self-paced and can be completed in 2-5 days. The Exam Prep Course consists of a Study Guide (Cram) and unlimited Practice Tests. The practice tests can be taken as many times as you like.

Download Pearson Vue Materials:

Candidate Handbook
State Exams Content Outlines

Step 5

Schedule and sit for the Texas Broker Exam with Pearson Vue

Estimated time to Complete: 15 minutes
Cost: $39

The Exam can be scheduled once you have received your approval letter and the from TREC.

Schedule your Texas Real Estate Broker’s Exam with Pearson Vue Online or by phone at (800) 997-1248.

State Exam details:

Cost: $39
Tests (two parts):

National Exam: 85 Questions (includes scored & pretest): 2.5 hours
Passing score: 70%
State Exam: 60 Questions (includes scored & pretest): 1.5 hours
Passing score: 70%

Pearson will provide you with your test score immediately after completing the exam.
The broker exam fee is $39 and must be paid by credit card, debit card, voucher, or electronic check at the time of reservation.

School Estate – Texas Real Estate Courses Online
Texas Real Estate Broker Licnese Courses
Texas Real Estate Continuing Education CE
Texas Real Estate SAE
Online and Self-Paced

Note: All of our Texas Real Estate License courses are online and good for 6-months (must be completed within 6 months) , and have a 3-day drop period from the date of enrollment.