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Know If I Need SAE or CE?

Perhaps the most confusing concept to understand when earning your real estate license is the difference between the two forms of continuing education. This page will explain the differences between SAE (Salesperson Apprenticeship Education) and CE (Continuing Education) as well as when each one is required.

Salesperson Apprenticeship Education (SAE)

If you are coming up on your FIRST license renewal at the end of your second year of licensure, you are required to complete Salesperson Apprenticeship Education (SAE). SAE consists of an additional 90 hours of core Real Estate courses (three 30-hour courses) and 8 hours of Legal Update credit. It is important to remember that a class you have already completed cannot be repeated for SAE credit.

If you are unsure of your eligibility, please visit your profile page on TREC's website for a full list of courses you have already completed. If you have already completed a total of 270 hours of core (30-hour courses) Texas Real Estate Education, then you just need the 8 hours of Legal Update credit to satisfy the requirements.

Upon completion of SAE courses, you must submit your completion certificates to TREC at information@trec.texas.gov.

To see which classes qualify for SAE credit, browse our SAE courses page.

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Texas Real Estate 98-Hour SAE Program
All new agents must complete 98 hours of continuing education classes by the end of their second year of being licensed. (LEARN MORE)
$490
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Texas Real Estate 98-Hour SAE Program

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM:

Don't let your real estate license lapse. Within the first two years of gaining your Real Estate Salesperson License, you are required to complete 98-Hours of Salesperson Apprenticeship Education courses. This program includes three 30-hour elective courses and 8-hours of Legal Update credit for only $490 - you'll save $55 and complete your SAE requirement.

Please note that you cannot repeat any courses you have already taken. Call a Champions School of Real Estate Career Counselor at 800-969-2599 to ensure you don't duplicate a course.

Program OUTLINE:

Courses you can choose from in this program include:

  • Residential Inspection for Real Estate Agents (1021)
  • Real Estate Marketing (511)
  • Real Estate Law (311)
  • Real Estate Brokerage (711)
  • Real Estate Investments (911)
  • Property Management (811)
  • and more...

Continuing Education (CE)

Following the completion of your SAE requirements (first renewal), real estate agents and real estate brokers are required to complete 18 hours of CE credit EVERY TWO YEARS. These 18 hours differ depending on whether you are a licensed agent or broker:

Are you a licensed agent?
  • You will need 18 hours of CE that includes 8 hours of Legal Update credit.
Are you a Broker who sponsors a Salesperson OR a Saleperson who has supervised a licensee?
  • You will need 18 hours of CE that includes 6 hours of Broker Responsibility and 8 hours of Legal Update.
Are you a Broker who does not sponsor a licensed salesperson OR a salesperson who does not supervise any other licensee?
  • You will need 18 hours of CE that includes 8 hours of Legal Update credit.

Once you have met the education requirments, you will want to submit the Renewal Application to TREC. The best way to submit the renewal application is through their website at:

http://www.trec.texas.gov/

Enroll for CE Today

18-Hour Strategies for Career Excellence
Online CE Program

All 18-Hours of CE needed for both residential and commerical agents! These classes are available via our Online Correspondence delivery method. (LEARN MORE)
$99    Enroll in the 18-Hour Strategies for Career Excellence Online CE Program

18-Hour Strategies for Career Excellence Online CE Program

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM:

Great for both residential and commercial agents! Program includes TREC Legal Update 1 and 2 courses (8-hours), Strategies for Career Excellence (8-hours), and Texaplex (2-hours) to complete your 18-hour MCE requirements.

**When you choose the Texas CE program you are automatically enrolling in both required TREC Legal Update courses.**

This package includes the following:

  • TREC Legal Update 1 (4-hours)
  • TREC Legal Update 2 (4-hours)
  • Strategies for Career Excellence (8-hours)
  • Technology Update (2-hours)

18-Hour Texas Broker Responsibility
Online CE Program

All 18-Hours of CE needed for licensed Real Estate Brokers! These classes are available via our Online Correspondence delivery method. (LEARN MORE)
$99 Enroll in the 18-Hour Texas Broker Responsibility Online CE Program

18-Hour Texas Broker Responsibility Online CE Program

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM:

The perfect package for licensed Real Estate Brokers in Texas! Program includes TREC Legal Update 1 and 2 courses (8-hours), Broker Responsibility (6-hours), Technology Update (2-hours), and The New Truth in Lending Closing Requirements (2-hours) to complete your 18-hour MCE requirements.

**When you choose the Texas CE program you are automatically enrolling in both required TREC Legal Update courses.**

This package includes the following:

  • TREC Legal Update 1 (4-hours)
  • TREC Legal Update 2 (4-hours)
  • Broker Responsibility (6-hours)
  • Technology Update (2-hours)
  • The New Truth in Lending Closing Requirements (2-hours)

18-Hour Commercial / Farm & Ranch
Online CE Program

All 18-Hours of CE needed for licensed Real Estate agents with an interest in Commercial or Farm & Ranch Real Estate! These classes are available via our Online Correspondence delivery methods ( LEARN MORE)
$99    Enroll in the 18-Hour Commerical Online CE Program

18-Hour Commerical / Farm & Ranch Online CE Program

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM:

Great for commercial agents! Program includes TREC Legal Update 1 and 2 courses (8-hours), and your choice of Insiders to Commercial Real Estate (10-hours) or Farm and Ranch Real Estate (10-hours)

**When you choose the Texas CE program you are automatically enrolling in both required TREC Legal Update courses.**

This package includes the following:

  • TREC Legal Update 1 (4-hours)
  • TREC Legal Update 2 (4-hours)
  • Insiders to Commercial Real Estate (10-hours) or Farm and Ranch Real Estate (10-hours)

18-Hour Strategies for Career Excellence
CE Program

All 18-Hours of CE needed for both residential and commerical agents! Classes available via our classroom and home-study correspondence methods across all of our Texas locations. (LEARN MORE)
$119       Enroll in the 18-Hour Strategies for Career Excellence CE Program

18-Hour Strategies for Career Excellence CE Program

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM:

Great for both residential and commercial agents! Program includes TREC Legal Update 1 and 2 courses (8-hours), Strategies for Career Excellence (8-hours), and Texaplex (2-hours) to complete your 18-hour MCE requirements.

**When you choose the Texas CE program you are automatically enrolling in both required TREC Legal Update courses.**

This package includes the following:

  • TREC Legal Update 1 (4-hours)
  • TREC Legal Update 2 (4-hours)
  • Strategies for Career Excellence (8-hours)
  • Technology Update (2-hours)

18-Hour Texas Broker Responsibility CE Program
All 18-Hours of CE needed for licensed Real Estate Brokers! These classes are available via our classroom and home-study correspondence methods across all of our Texas locations. (LEARN MORE)
$119       Enroll in the 18-Hour Texas Broker Responsibility CE Program

18-Hour Texas Broker Responsibility CE Program

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM:

Great for both residential and commercial agents! Program includes TREC Legal Update 1 and 2 courses (8-hours), Success Strategies (4-hours), Technology Update (2-hours), The New Truth in Lending Closing Requirements (2-hours), and Texaplex (2-hours) to complete your 18-hour MCE requirements.

**When you choose the Texas CE program you are automatically enrolling in both required TREC Legal Update courses.**

This package includes the following:

  • TREC Legal Update 1 (4-hours)
  • TREC Legal Update 2 (4-hours)
  • Broker Responsibility (6-hours)
  • Technology Update (2-hours)
  • The New Truth in Lending Closing Requirements (2-hours)

18-Hour Commercial / Farm & Ranch CE Program
All 18-Hours of CE needed for licensed Real Estate agents with an interest in Commercial or Farm & Ranch Real Estate! These classes are available via our classroom and home-study correspondence methods across all of our Texas locations. (LEARN MORE)
$119       Enroll in the 18-Hour Commerical CE Program

18-Hour Commerical CE Program

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM:

Great for commercial agents! Program includes TREC Legal Update 1 and 2 courses (8-hours), and your choice of Insiders to Commercial Real Estate (10-hours) or Farm and Ranch Real Estate (10-hours).

**When you choose the Texas CE program you are automatically enrolling in both required TREC Legal Update courses.**

This package includes the following:

  • TREC Legal Update 1 (4-hours)
  • TREC Legal Update 2 (4-hours)
  • Insiders to Commercial Real Estate (10-hours) or Farm and Ranch Real Estate (10-hours)
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