Renewing a Texas Real Estate License

In Texas, each license type (Sales Agent & Broker) has a different set of renewal requirements that you should be familiar with. This page explains the different renewal scenarios and requirements to make the renewal process as stress free as possible regardless of what license you hold.

As a licensee in Texas, you are required to renew your license every two years to remain active. A renewal notice will be sent out (by TREC) about 90 days prior to your expiration date. Before applying for renewal and paying the renewal fee, you are required to complete Continuing Education courses to ensure that you continue to deliver competent and quality Real Estate services.

You may renew your license up to six months after the expiration date (Additional late fees may apply). After six months and up to two years past the expiration date, you may apply for reinstatement of your license. After two years past the expiration date, you will have to reapply and pass the state exam again.


To learn more about renewing a license or to access the forms necessary to renew your license in Texas, please visit the official Texas Real Estate Commission Website.

Active Sales Agent License (1st License renewal ONLY)

  • Complete 98-hours of approved Sales Agent Apprentice Education (SAE) courses.
    • Legal Update 1 & 2 (8-Hours)
    • Elective CE (90-Hours)
  • If TREC does not have record of your CE course completion when you file your renewal application, they will charge you a $200 CE Deferral Fee. To avoid this fee, do not file for renewal until you see that all of your SAE credit has posted to your online TREC profile. (To check your status, enter your license number into the "License Holder Search" on the TREC Website)
  • If you have not submitted your fingerprints to TREC previously, you must be fingerprinted for a criminal background check.

Need to renew your Texas Real Estate Sales Agent license for the first time? Visit our Sales Agent Apprentice Education (SAE) page today.

Active Sales Agent License (2nd License renewal and beyond)

  • Complete 18-hours of approved Continuing Education (CE) courses.
    • Legal Update 1 & 2 (8-Hours)
    • Elective CE (10-Hours)
  • If you are a Broker appointed Supervisor, you will also need to take the 6-Hour Broker Responsibility Course as part of your elective CE.
  • If TREC does not have record of your CE course completion when you file your renewal application, they will charge you a $200 CE Deferral Fee. To avoid this fee, do not file for renewal until you see that all of your CE credit has posted to your online TREC profile. (To check your status, enter your license number into the "License Holder Search" on the TREC Website)
  • If you have submitted your fingerprints for TREC with a preview renewal application, you must be fingerprinted for a criminal background check.

Need to renew your Texas Real Estate Sales Agent license? Visit our Continuing Education (CE) page today.

Active Broker License

  • Complete 18-hours of approved Continuing Education (CE) courses.
    • Legal Update 1 & 2 (8-Hours)
    • Elective CE (10-Hours)
  • 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, you will need to take the 6-hour Broker Responsibility course as part of your 18-hours of CE.
  • If TREC does not have record of your CE course completion when you file your renewal application, they will charge you a $200 CE Deferral Fee. To avoid this fee, do not file for renewal until you see that all of your CE credit has posted to your online TREC profile. (To check your status, enter your license number into the "License Holder Search" on the TREC Website)
  • If you have submitted your fingerprints for TREC with a preview renewal application, you must be fingerprinted for a criminal background check.

Need to renew your Texas Real Estate Broker license? Visit our Continuing Education (CE) page today and look for the "18-Hour Broker Responsibility CE Program".

Inactive Sales Agent OR Broker License

You may renew your license in inactive status without completing any additional CE. You cannot engage in real estate brokerage activity with an inactive license.
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