6 Steps to Obtain Your Texas Real Estate License

Time to Complete

All of our courses are entirely online and self-paced and can be completed on any computer. You can go as quickly or as slowly as you like.  Our average student completes all courses in 5-7 weeks, but many students finish in 18 days. See TREC’s 3-day rule for minimum TREC requirements.

Texas Real Estate Broker License

Sales Agent Licensing Steps

Getting your Texas Real Estate License is easier than you think. You can get your real estate license in Texas in 6 easy steps. You can have your Texas Real Estate License before you know it.

Step 1

Enroll in 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 one of our Texas Real Estate License Success Packs. All of our Success Packs include all 6 required TREC courses, Exam Prep course, practice tests, and flashcards.

Certain elements of your background may disqualify you from obtaining a real estate license. If you are concerned, you can do a Fitness Determination prior to taking your courses and applying for your license.

Step 2

Submit your Application for an “Inactive Sales Agent License”

Estimated time to Approval: 7 – 10 days
Estimated time to apply: 20 minutes
Cost: $205

Step 3

Get Fingerprinted at Morpho Trust

Estimated time in person: 1 hour
Estimated time to apply: 15 minutes
Cost: $38.25

    • Enter your Name and Date of Birth, on the Fingerprint Page
    • You will then receive your “IdentoGO ID”s
    • Write down your TREC ID #
    • Schedule your fingerprints

Step 4

Email Certificates to TREC & Study for Exam 

Estimated time to Complete: 5-7 Days
Cost: Free with all License Packages

  • Download all 6 PDF certificates from your account
  • Email 6 completion certificates to TREC (include your name and TREC ID#) to documents@trec.texas.gov
  • Note: Your TREC ID# is provided in Step 3 once you enter your name and date of birth

School Estate’s Texas Real Estate Sales Agent Exam Prep Course is self-paced and can be completed in 5-7 days. The Exam Prep Course consists of a National and State Study Guide (Cram), OnDemand Instructor Video, Flash Card Smart Phone App, and unlimited Simulated Practice Tests. The practice tests can be taken as often as you like and narrowed down to specific topics.

Note: as of May of 2019, Pearson VUE is no longer providing calculators. Acceptable calculators include hand-held, battery, or solar-powered financial calculators used in real estate, finance, accounting, and business. An acceptable financial calculator may have storage capabilities but must not contain alpha characters.

Download Pearson Vue Materials:

Step 5

Schedule and sit for the State Exam with Pearson Vue

Estimated time to apply: 15 minutes
Cost: $43

The State Exam can be scheduled once you receive your TREC approval letter.

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

State Exam details:

  • National Exam: 80 Questions (+ 5 pre-test questions): 2 hour and 30 minutes – Passing score: 70%
  • State Exam: 30 Questions (+ 10 pre-test questions): 1 hour and 30 minutes – Passing score: 70%

5 of the questions on the National exam and 10 of the questions on the State exam are “Pretest Questions.” Pretest questions are questions on which statistical information is being collected for use in constructing future examinations. Responses to pretest questions do not affect a candidate’s score.

Pearson will provide you with your test score immediately after completing the exam.

If you have submitted your Broker Sponsorship Form already, your license will be mailed to your sponsoring broker within 7-10 days of passing the exam. Otherwise, you will be considered “inactive” until you choose a broker and submit the Salesperson Sponsorship Form.

Step 6

Get Sponsored by a Broker

Estimated time to Complete: 1 hour

You can submit your Broker Sponsorship to TREC in one of two ways:

1. Fill out the Broker Sponsorship Form and mail it to TREC

2. Log in to your TREC account at My License Online Services and drop down the menu below “Change your license information and manage relationships” and select “Manage my Sponsorship”. Here you can electronically request sponsorship from your broker. You will need your prospective broker’s name and license number.

You can search for a broker’s information on this TREC page.

School Estate – Texas Real Estate Courses Online
Texas Real Estate Broker License 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.