Online Real Estate Continuing Education (MCE) Courses

All licensed Real Estate Sales Agents/Brokers are required to renew their license every two years by completing 18-hours of Continuing Education (CE). Our TREC-approved Real Estate CE (Formerly known as MCE) classes can be taken from practically anywhere using our self-paced Online-Correspondence delivery method. The courses are developed by industry leading professionals in Residential and Commercial Real Estate and are designed to help you maintain your license and your edge within the industry. You can learn more about our online delivery method or choose an package below to get started!

Choose an Online Real Estate CE Program

Champions School of Real Estate offers a number of different online packages designed to satisfy your Real Estate license renewal requirements. As an active Sales Agent, Realtor, or Broker, you are required to renew your license every two years by completing 18-hours of Continuing Education (formerly known as MCE) credit.

PLEASE NOTE

If this is your first license renewal, you will need 98-hours of SAE credit to renew your license. Learn More

18-Hour Texas MCE Online Program Icon
18-Hour Texas MCE Online Program

Perfect for licensed Real Estate Sales Agents who wish to complete their CE online!

18-Hour CE Texas Broker Responsibility Online Program Icon
18-Hour CE Texas Broker Responsibility Online Program

Perfect for licensed Real Estate Brokers who wish to complete their CE online!

18-Hour Commercial / Farm & Ranch CE Online Program Icon
18-Hour Commercial / Farm & Ranch CE Online Program

Perfect for licensed Real Estate agents who are interested in Commercial or Farm and Ranch Real Estate!

8-Hour Legal Update Online Program Icon
8-Hour Legal Update Online Program

Perfect for anyone who has already satisfied the SAE or CE elective course requirement!

Real Estate CE Programs Convenient Packages designed to provide you with everything you need to renew your license.
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Online Real Estate CE Packages

The following programs include everything you will need to renew your Texas Real Estate License in a convenient, self-paced online format. If you are in need of a set of courses that can be completed from the comfort of your home or office, any of the programs listed below will fit the bill.

Please Note - If you are a licensed Real Estate Broker who currently sponsors Sales Agents, you will need to purchase the "18-Hour Texas Broker Responsibility CE Program (Online)."

$99

18-Hour Texas MCE Online Program

Delivery Methods Available:  
Package Description:

Great for both residential and commercial agents! Program includes TREC Legal Update 1 and 2 courses (8-hours), Success Strategies (4-hours), Common Legal Issues (4-Hours), and Generational Selling (2-hours) to complete your 18-hour CE requirements. Textbooks are included and may be picked up from a campus or shipped to your door for an additional $8 per book.

This Program Includes:

  • TREC Legal Update 1 (4-hours)
  • TREC Legal Update 2 (4-hours)
  • Success Strategies (4-hours)
  • Common Legal Issues (4-hours)
  • Generational Selling (2-Hours)

Additional Information:

  • 18 CE Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Downloadable textbooks Included

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

Please Note - The textbook for the online version of Texas Common Legal Issues is available in the form of a downloadable PDF. This PDF CANNOT be printed. If you wish to use a physical book, you may request shipping for $8 or pick it up from a campus free of charge.

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$99

18-Hour CE Texas Broker Responsibility Online Program

Delivery Methods Available:  
Package Description:

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), and Texas Common Legal Issues (4-hours) to complete your 18-hour CE requirements. Textbooks are included and may be picked up from a campus or shipped to your door for an additional $8 per book.

This Program Includes:

  • TREC Legal Update 1 (4-hours)
  • TREC Legal Update 2 (4-hours)
  • Broker Responsibility (6-hours)
  • Texas Common Legal Issues (4-Hours)

Additional Information:

  • 18 CE Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Downloadable textbooks Included

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

Special Note Regarding the 6-Hour Broker Responsibility Course: Per TREC, students must pass the homework with a 70% or better to progress in this course and access the scenario based questions and Exam. In addition, students have 2 attempts to pass the course exam with a 70% or better. If the exam is failed twice, the course must be retaken in its’ entirety.**

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$99

18-Hour Commercial / Farm & Ranch CE Online Program

Delivery Methods Available:  
Package Description:

Great for Commercial Sales Agents who are looking to complete their Continuing Education online! Program includes TREC Legal Update 1 & 2 (8-hours) and your choice of Insiders Guide to Commercial Real Estate (10-hours) or Farm and Ranch Real Estate (10-hours). Textbooks are included and may be picked up from a campus or shipped to your door for an additional $8 per book.

This Program Includes:

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

Additional Information:

  • 18 CE Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbooks Included

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

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$80

8-Hour Legal Update Online Program

Delivery Methods Available:  
Package Description:

Great for both residential and commercial agents! This program includes all 8-hours of TREC Legal Update credit that is required by the Texas Real Estate Commission for renewal of your license! If you already have other hours and just need the remaining 8-hours required by TREC, this is the package for you!

This Program Includes:

  • TREC Legal Update 1 (4-hours)
  • TREC Legal Update 2 (4-hours)

Additional Information:

  • 8 CE Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbooks Included

Please Note: This program is intended for those who only need to complete the 8-hours of Legal Update required by the state with each license renewal. Most licensees will need additional hours to satisfy the renewal requirements.

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Online Real Estate CE Required Courses

Each of the courses listed below are required by the Texas Real Estate Commission for anyone looking to renew a license. All of these courses include downloadable materials when taking them via our Online-Correspondence delivery method. All of the courses are also available at a discounted rate when purchased together in one of the CE programs listed above.

Please Note - Broker Responsibility is only required of licensed Brokers currently sponsoring Sales Agents

$40

4-Hour TREC Legal Update 1 (Online)

Delivery Methods Available:  
Course Description:

TREC Legal Update 1 covers various topics related to changes in regulations, forms and standards of practice in the Real Estate industry including; TREC statute and rule updates, legislative changes affecting property management, disclosures and unauthorized practice of law, and an overview of changes to promulgated contract and addenda forms.

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 33197
  • Current Edition: 2018 - 2019
  • 4 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook Included

Please Note: A textbook is required to participate in any Live Broadcast class. Please obtain before the first day of class.

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$40

4-Hour TREC Legal Update 2 (Online)

Delivery Methods Available:  
Course Description:

TREC Legal Update 2 deals with ethics-related topics and those topics considered by TREC to be an important focus for sales agents. Topics include ethics requirements, fair housing and agency laws, DTPA, and various important legislative topics related to ethics, such as CFPB and tax laws.

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 33198
  • Current Edition: 2018 - 2019
  • 4 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook Included

Please Note: A textbook is required to participate in any Live Broadcast class. Please obtain before the first day of class.

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$60

6-Hour Broker Responsibility (Online)

Delivery Methods Available:  
Course Description:

This Continuing Education course addresses the regulatory aspects of the management, operation and supervision of a Real Estate brokerage firm in Texas. The course provides an understanding and working knowledge of the law of agency, planning and organization of business entities, requirements for written policies and procedures, records retention and control, advertising, recruitment and training of agents, and the anatomy of a complaint filed with Texas Real Estate Commission TREC).

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 31450
  • 6 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook Included

Who Must Take This Course?
Section 535.2 of the TREC Rules requires a broker who sponsors Sales Agents, a designated broker of a business entity, and a licensee who is a delegated supervisor of one or more licensees (for 6 months or more during the supervisor’s current license period), to complete this 6-hour broker responsibility course to renew a license. Any licensee may take this course, which counts for six hours of CE elective credit. Additionally, a sponsoring broker may, by policy, require certain licensees and employees to take this course.

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Online Real Estate CE Elective Courses
(Online Textbook Available)

Each of the courses listed below are TREC approved CE elective courses which can be applied towards the renewal of your Real Estate license (18-Hours Required). All of these courses include downloadable materials when taking them via our Online-Correspondence or Live Broadcast delivery methods. All of the courses are also available at a discounted rate when purchased together in one of the CE programs listed above.

$100

10-Hour Farm and Ranch Real Estate (Online)

Delivery Methods Available:  
Course Description:

This 10-Hour Real Estate Continuing Education course is perfect for the Commercial Real Estate agent and covers all the areas a Farm and Ranch Real Estate agent needs to know. Farm and Ranch contracts, mineral rights, reservations in water rights and how they work with the State of Texas are all topics that are covered. Also covered are environmental issues concerning ranch land and what to inquire of the owner of the property.

Additional Information:

  • Topics Covered Include: Farm & Ranch contracts, mineral rights, land & water rights, grasses, contracts that affect country property, and more!
  • Course Approval # 33503 (Classroom)
  • Course Approval # 33731 (Correspondence)
  • 10 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook Included
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$100

10-Hour Prospering with Trends and Strategies (Online)

Delivery Methods Available:  
Course Description:

This fresh new 10-Hour Real Estate Continuing Education course covers current information on housing trends in construction, design, and interior finishes and keeps the Real Estate agent up-to-date on any new trends happening in the market. The course also covers 'Green Building' for both residential and commercial properties. Energy efficient homes and buildings, natural materials that don't harm the environment are things Real Estate agents need to be thinking about when dealing with the environmentally conscious consumer. Home staging is also touched upon so agents have an understanding of how to prepare the pre-owned or vacant home for showings to gain more money for the owner. Business planning and growing your company through specific systems as well as understanding profit, loss, and figuring out your value as a business entrepreneur are also covered.

Additional Information:

  • Topics Covered Include: Housing trends in construction, Green Building, staging, business planning, identifying mortgage fraud, and more!
  • Course Approval # 34829
  • 10 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook Included
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10-Hour Prospering in the Hot Texas Market (Online)

Delivery Methods Available:  
Course Description:

The Real Estate market in Texas is changing - fast. In this fast-paced course you will learn how to grow your business through better use of social media tools like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and others. Stay abreast of current market trends including reverse mortgage for purchase, plus an overview of new and revised TREC contract forms. This course will also give you a good overview of green building trends throughout major markets in Texas.

Additional Information:

  • Topics Covered Include: Social media skills, Green Building update, new TREC contract changes, reverse mortgage purchases, current market trends, and more!
  • Course Approval # 34146
  • 10 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook Included
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$100

10-Hour Risk Reduction Assessment (Online)

Delivery Methods Available:  
Course Description:

This course was created to help brokers and sales agents recognize and assess the risks involved in the everyday operations and transactions taking place in their real estate brokerages. The text introduces the student to the theory of risk management and offers different methods of assessment and mitigation that will help them develop systems to avoid and reduce risk in their own businesses.

Additional Information:

  • Topics Covered Include: Theory of Risk Management, Methods of Loss Control, Quality Control Measures, and more!
  • Course Approval # 34252
  • 10 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook Included
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10-Hour The 3 T’s to Success: Tools, Trends and Technology (Online)

Delivery Methods Available:  
Course Description:

This course concentrates on strategies for selling properties in a changing market, plus the necessary forms and procedures for selling or listing foreclosures and short sales. Delve into social media — the what, the why, the step-by-step approach, and keeping accounts updated. Test your green knowledge, the latest homeowner construction guidelines, commercial requirements, LEED™ Information, and Energy Star™ Information.

Additional Information:

  • Topics Covered Include: Mainstreaming of Green, social media marketing, tools for selling in today's marketplace, and more!
  • Course Approval # 34233
  • 10 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook Included
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$40

4-Hour Success Strategies (Online)

Delivery Methods Available:  
Course Description:

This course is designed to expose real estate professionals to strategies for achieving success. The course will teach you how to manage a successful business plan, explain tax deferrals, network to gain more business, and expand on your brand. In addition, you will learn how to perform a SWOT analysis, plan your business goals, and the difference between social media networking and traditional networking.

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 33606 (Correspondence)
  • 4 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook Included
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4-Hour Texas Common Legal Issues in Real Estate (Online)

Delivery Methods Available:  
Course Description:

This course will discuss the everyday legal issues affecting brokers such as contracts for sale, homestead laws, and deceptive trade practices. You will look at case studies and review the actions that occurred due to violation(s) pertaining to negligence, fiduciary duty, failure to disclose, and fraud. Real estate agents must ensure they comply with various rules and regulations during their day-to-day operations of their Real Estate license to protect both themselves and the consumer.

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 31893 (Classroom)
  • Course Approval # 31982 (Correspondence)
  • 4 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook Included

Please Note - If taking this course via our online-correspondence method, the textbook is available in the form of a downloadable PDF. This PDF CANNOT be printed. If you wish to use a physical book, you may request shipping for $7 or pick it up from a campus free of charge.

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$30

3-Hour Texas Real Estate Contracts (Online)

Delivery Methods Available:  
Course Description:

This course covers issues related to the completion of the TREC-promulgated One to Four Family Residential Contract and Third Party Financing Addendum, and includes a review of important details to remember when completing contract forms.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand elements of a valid contract
  • Describe various types of offers and how they are handled by the agent
  • Define property descriptions and how they are generated
  • Describe the transaction processes for residential and commercial real estate transactions
  • Review and practice completing 1-4 Family Residential Contract
  • Review and practice completing Third Party Financing Addendum

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 32719
  • 3 Credit Hours (TREC)
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$20

2-Hour Technology Update (Online)

Delivery Methods Available:  
Course Description:

This updated course provides the agent with important information regarding the latest in Real Estate software and hardware. Included also is an update on the latest in digital photography equipment that is essential for the creation of compelling photos for online listings, brochures and virtual tours. The course also includes a preview of some of the up and coming technology that will impact the future of the Real Estate industry.

You will learn how to be noticed on social media; how to stand out in a world of advertisements and gain clients through the use of social media. Learn how to add effective social media to your current advertising using the most common social media tools like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 33533 (Classroom)
  • Course Approval # 33770 (Correspondence)
  • 2 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Downloadable Textbook Included
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$20

2-Hour Selling to Different Generations (Online)

Delivery Methods Available:  
Course Description:

This course covers information on Gen X, Gen Y, Boomers, Silents and how they buy property dif¬ferently based on their age. How a real estate agent should market to these different generations is also covered, in addition to information on housing needs of specific age demographics, marketing to the immigrant population, and general selling tips for buyers of all ages.

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 34640 (Classroom)
  • Course Approval # 33929 (Correspondence)
  • 2 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Downloadable Textbook Included
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$20

2-Hour Easy Steps for Using the Buyers Representation Agreement (Online)

Delivery Methods Available:  
Course Description:

This 2-hour real estate CE course is all about using and filling out the TAR Buyer Representation form. If you ever wanted to know about Buyers Representation, this real estate CE course is a good place to start. It covers specific services that a licensee will cover or will perform when working for either the customer or the buyer. This course covers all areas from key words and phrases to scripts used for Buyer Representation.

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 33703 (Correspondence)
  • 2 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Downloadable Textbook Included
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$20

2-Hour The Truth in Lending Disclosures (Online)

Delivery Methods Available:  
Course Description:

This course will give the student an overview of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau changes that went into effect on October 1, 2015. The student will examine the Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure forms step-by-step. Being familiar with the forms changes is vital to agent discussions with clients.

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 33532 (Classroom)
  • Course Approval # 33704 (Correspondence)
  • 2 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Downloadable Textbook Included
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2-Hour How to Write and Understand a Policies and Procedures Manual (Online)

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Course Description:

This course will serve as a guide to writing an effective and easy to understand manual. The objective is to assist you in preparing a concise set of policies and procedures for your real estate office to follow in accordance with the rules of the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) and the Texas Real Estate License Act (TRELA). Having a well documented manual will allow you to set boundaries that will help sales agents operate. It will also provide precise answers to questions that he or she might have in advance.

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 31025 (Classroom)
  • Course Approval # 31809 (Correspondence)
  • 2 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Downloadable Textbook Included
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2-Hour How to Prepare Your Personal Business Plan (Online)

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Course Description:

Setting up an effective marketing plan is essential for agents and brokers to achieve success and meet the needs of their clients and community. This course will discuss ethical practices, policies & procedures, and help you focus on your services, expertise, and specialities to better serve sellers and buyers. You will look at first-time, luxury, condo, second-home, gated, and planned community home buyers.

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 32306
  • 2 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Downloadable Textbook Included
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$10

1-Hour Positively Outstanding Client Service (Online)

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Course Description:

Real Estate is a service business as well as a sales career. The normal level of service provided to a client is not going to get you to the top of your game. In this short 1-hour real estate CE course you will be given suggestions on how to "rise above the norm" in customer service experiences.

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 34326
  • 1 Credit Hour (TREC)
  • Downloadable Textbook Included
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1-Hour Property Tax Remedies (Online)

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Course Description:

This course is designed to teach Real Estate agents how to prepare present homeowners and property owners to remedy appraised property when the tax value is too high. Students will learn about Appraisal district boundaries in the Texas Property Tax Code and look at the value placed on property. Agents should be aware of their appraisal districts and have knowledge regarding the Texas Property Tax Code to assist their clients with various details that evolve when property taxes go too high.

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 31983
  • 1 Credit Hour (TREC)
  • Downloadable Textbook Included
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Online Real Estate CE Elective Courses
(Shipping / Pickup Required)

Each of the courses listed below are TREC approved CE elective courses which can be applied towards the renewal of your Real Estate license (18-Hours Required). All of these courses DO NOT include downloadable materials and therefore require the materials to be shipped (Standard shipping is $7 per book) or picked up from a campus. All of the courses are also available at a discounted rate when purchased together in one of the CE programs listed above.

$100

10-Hour Insider's Guide to Commercial Real Estate (Online)

Delivery Methods Available:  
Course Description:

This course will help you better understand the ins and outs of the commercial Real Estate business and provide an understanding of the terminology and mathematics that are involved with this kind of business. In the end, you will have a better understanding of how this unique area of Real Estate works and look at commercial Real Estate in a whole new way.

Additional Information:

  • Topics Covered Include: Investors, valuation of properties, commercial contracts, property management, and more!
  • TREC Classroom 33555
  • TREC Correspondence 33607
  • 10 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook Included

Shipping/Pickup Required

Classes marked with "Shipping/Pickup Required" do not include an online textbook. This means that students must pick up the textbooks from one of our campuses (Located in Austin, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio) or have the books shipped to them at the cost of $8 per course.

To choose shipping, be sure to select a shipping method from the appropriate drop down menu when setting up your shopping cart.

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How do Online Courses Work?

Online-Correspondence

Champions School of Real Estate® offers a convenient online-correspondence course format which allows you to study the course material at your own pace (materials available in online PDF or textbook format). The quizzes and exams are completed online and can be taken from anywhere that has a stable internet connection.

Once a student passes all of the required chapter quizzes, they are able to access the online exam. Online exams for Real Estate and Home Inspection core courses must be proctored and completed online using our ChampionsLIVE! Broadcast system or in a testing center at any one of our campus locations. All exams are closed-book. The textbooks for any of our online-correspondence courses can be picked up at any of our physical locations across Texas or they can be shipped nationwide for an additional $8 fee.

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