How to Get a Texas Real Estate
Have you ever considered getting a Real Estate Broker License in Texas?
For many who have four years of active experience in the Real Estate industry and have a Bachelor degree, it only takes one more 30-hour course to get a Broker license. Consider filling out our Broker Plan of Attack form and then follow the five simple steps outlined below to get started! Click on each step below to view additional information and enroll today to take the first step towards taking your Real Estate career to the next level!
Step 1: Satisfy the TREC Experience and Broker Education Requirements
With a TREC-Approved college Bachelor degree and four years of active experience in the Real Estate industry, you may only need one more 30-hour course to meet the Texas Broker license education requirements.
- 360 Experience Points in 4 years of the last 5 years
- 30 Points for each closed purchase or sale of a residential property (single-family, condo, multi-family, apartment unit lease)
- 30 Points for each closed purchase or sale of a farm and ranch property (with residence, improved, or unimproved)
- 50 Points for each closed purchase or sale of a commercial property (apartment with 5+ units, office, retail space, hotel, etc)
- Other Broker point opportunities available - View Qualifying Experience Report Form
- 900 Total Education Hours
- 270 Hours of core real estate courses
- All approved QE, SAE, and MCE courses taken to date
- A college Bachelor’s degree will count for 630 hours towards your Broker’s license
- One Texas Real Estate Brokerage (30-Hours) course
Without TREC-Approved college bachelor’s degree, you need to have a total of 900 course hours. All previous Texas Real Estate courses will count towards your 900 hours. Our 30-hour Texas Real Estate Brokers courses are available via our Blended Classroom, Correspondence, and Online-Correspondence formats. Discounted program pricing is also available.Request a Personalized Broker Plan of Attack
Step 2: Submit your Broker License Application and all of the Required Educational Documents to the TREC "MyLicense" System
Once you have completed your courses at Champions, you will now need to submit your education and brokers application to TREC in the "My License" system on the Texas Real Estate Commission’s website at www.trec.texas.gov. Click on "Begin Here for Sign-Up" and follow the steps to create an account. Once an account is created you will apply for a new license. The application fee for a Real Estate Brokers license is $235.
If you have college credit or a college degree, you will need to scan and send in your education documents via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax copies to 512-936-3864.
Step 3: Take the State Exam Prep Class at Champions School of Real Estate®
Once you have submitted your application to TREC, it can take them as long as four weeks to review your application and education. During this review period, we highly recommend that you complete the Real Estate Exam Prep course to ensure that you are prepared for the State and National Exam. This class will take the guesswork and stress out of testing. You may repeat the course as many times as you want for a full year at no additional cost to you! We recommend taking the Prep class at least two times and passing with an 80% or better before taking the actual exam.
Step 4: Receive Your Letter from the State and Take the State Broker License Exam at Pearson VUE
Once you receive your exam eligibility letter and instructions to access the "Candidate Handbook" from TREC, you must schedule to take your exam with Pearson Vue. Appointments can be made by calling (800) 997-1248 or visiting ww.pearsonvue.com/tx/realestate/. The cost is $39 payable to Pearson Vue. You must pass the exam with a 75% or higher and you will know if you have passed the exam before you leave the testing center.
About the Exam - Similar to the Sales Agent exam, the Texas Real Estate Broker state exam is divided into two sections, National and State, and will consist of 145 questions (85 National / 60 State) which include pretest questions that are not scored and do not affect a candidate's score). You have a total of 4 hours to complete the exam. You will know if you have passed the exam before you leave the testing center.
Step 5: Wait for your License to Arrive
You cannot practice real estate as a Texas Real Estate Broker until you have received a physical copy of your brokers license.
Most Popular Broker License Programs
Choose a Program to Enroll
To purchase a package, choose your preferred delivery method from the appropriate dropdown below. To mix-and-match multiple delivery methods, you can choose the Champions Advantage option.
5-Course Texas Real Estate Broker License Program
- Five 30-Hour Broker Elective Courses
- FREE Books / PDFs Included
- FREE Exam Proctoring
- 150 TREC Credit Hours
10-Course Texas Real Estate Broker License Program
- Ten 30-Hour Broker Elective Courses
- FREE Books / PDFs Included
- FREE Exam Proctoring
- 300 TREC Credit Hours
Set Your Real Estate License Education Course Schedule.
Classroom, Online, or in the Virtual Classroom!
Select the "Champions Advantage" option when you enroll and customize your learning experience. This option allows you to choose different delivery methods for each course in the package. Learn More.
Required Broker Courses
(Online Textbook Available)
In order to attain a Texas Real Estate Broker License, all applicants must complete the following 30-hour Brokerage course within the 2-years prior to filing their application. All of these courses are also available at a discounted rate when purchased together in one of the Broker programs listed above.
Real Estate Brokerage30 Credit Hours (TREC)
Learn how to set up and manage your very own Real Estate Brokerage office.
This course teaches you how to set up your Real Estate Brokerage office. It offers practical, experienced-based strategies and techniques for managing virtually every aspect of a Real Estate office. Business planning and development guidelines, recruiting and retaining agents is all part of this comprehensive course. The range of the book covers Real Estate Office Management, time-tested techniques and authoritative guidance making this course an indispensable resource for Real Estate Brokers, owners and managers.
Topics Covered Include: Dimensions of Management (The 7-S Model), qualities essential to success as a leader, strategic business planning, training for success, retaining & terminating, and more!
Elective Broker Course Options
(Online Textbook Available)
Each of the courses listed below are TREC approved 30-hour elective courses which can be applied towards your Real Estate Broker License application. All of these courses include downloadable materials when taking them via our Online-Correspondence or Live Broadcast delivery methods. All of these courses are also available at a discounted rate when purchased together in one of the Broker programs listed above.
Real Estate Marketing30 Credit Hours (TREC)
Learn to present yourself as a professional and well trained Real Estate Sales Agent.
This course is a must for agents who wish to thrive and survive in today's highly competitive Real Estate market. This course covers all of the areas necessary to present yourself as a professional and well trained agent. It will introduce and review all aspects of successful Real Estate marketing techniques for the agent.
Topics Covered Include: Successful sales & listing qualities, time management, servicing the seller, advertising & public relations, negotiating & closing, and more!
Residential Inspection for Real Estate Agents30 Credit Hours (TREC)
Arm yourself with an understanding of the Home Inspection process.
This easy to understand guide to residential home inspection arms agents with critical inspection information including foundational construction terms and information on issues such as 'Stachybotris' or 'Black Mold.' Additionally, students will learn to identify and avoid problem houses and review common questions that come up during Real Estate inspections.
Topics Covered Include: Residential construction, insects & critters, electricity, plumbing, environmental issues, and more!
Real Estate Marketing: Commercial Real Estate30 Credit Hours (TREC)
An introduction to the specialty of Commercial Real Estate.
This course is an introduction to the specialty of Commercial Real Estate. The listing process, using the proper commercial forms and marketing strategies are included. The course introduces concepts critical to successfully working with commercial properties and clients. This course is for the new agent who wants to know about Commercial Real Estate as well as the experienced agent seeking new ideas or ways to brush up on existing techniques.
Topics Covered Include: The Commercial marketplace, finding customers and clients, clauses in listing agreements, marketing for success, and more!
Property Management30 Credit Hours (TREC)
An introductory overview of residential/commercial industrial management.
This specialized course is an overview of residential/commercial industrial management. It explores the daily issues facing practitioners including maintenance, accounting, administrative tasks, and legal activities. The course also provides up-to-date information on federal regulations such as civil rights, fair housing, ADA issues, and environmental concerns. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of Property Management for anyone seeking to enter the field, those who are already in the field, and any real estate agents seeking to broaden their education beyond just listing and selling.
Topics Covered Include: Professional property management, economics and planning, owner relations, lease negotiations, tenant relations, federal and state laws, and more!
Real Estate Math30 Credit Hours (TREC)
Develop your understanding of math as a necessary component in Real Estate.
Real Estate Math is a course dedicated to helping students overcome their fear of math, and to developing an understanding that math is a necessary component of real estate education throughout their career. The textbook will review basic math, commissions, area and volume, appreciation and depreciation, interest, finance and many other topics relevant to agents pursuing a career in real estate. This course includes exercises, scenarios, chapter reviews and quizzes, in addition to exams, all designed to ensure the student comprehends and can apply the math skills learned during the course.
A Realtors Resource Guide on Residential Mortgage Financing30 Credit Hours (TREC)
The purpose of this course is to offer Real Estate license holders a glimpse into the specialized world of Residential Mortgage Loan Origination. The course builds upon students' prior knowledge of the residential Real Estate Market and introduces activities and knowledge necessary for Mortgage Loan Originators to make informed decisions on what is best for their clients' futures. Students will gain a more detailed understanding of the mortgage loan origination process and the loan products available to homebuyers.
Real Estate Marketing: Power House Training30 Credit Hours (TREC)
Develop skills required for a successful career in the Texas Real Estate industry.
The purpose of this dynamic Real Estate course is to assist new Real Estate agents in developing skills and knowledge required for a successful career in the Texas Real Estate industry. New Sales Agents who take this course will be better equipped to practice ethically and effectively. The course material addresses current techniques and approaches for a long-term successful career and provides step-by-step guidance to starting up and maintaining your Real Estate business in Texas. The courses presents cases of the right and wrong way of doing business and practical approaches to developing systems and processes. The Real Estate Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics are emphasized throughout each phase of business.
Elective Broker Course Options
(Shipping / Pickup Required)
Each of the courses listed below are TREC approved 30-hour elective courses which can be applied towards your Real Estate Broker License application. All of these courses DO NOT include downloadable materials and therefore require the materials to be shipped (Standard shipping is $10 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 Broker programs listed above.
Real Estate Law30 Credit Hours (TREC)
An overview of the legal system as it pertains to the Real Estate industry.
This course was written by Charles Jacobus, a renowned Real Estate attorney and notable author. This course begins with the grassroots of the legal system and progresses into current statutes, case laws, and regulations. Anyone desiring more in depth reading and explanation of Real Estate terminology and practice should purchase this textbook for their reference library.
Topics Covered Include: Introduction to Real Estate law, how ownership is held, voluntary & involuntary conveyances, mortgages, and more!
Real Estate Appraisal: Fundamentals30 Credit Hours (TREC)
Learn the fundamentals of the ever-changing Appraisal marketplace.
This course helps you understand today's ever-changing Appraisal marketplace. Using an effective blend of theory and practice, this course explores relevant legislation, key environmental considerations and the increasing role of technology in the industry. This course includes the purpose and functions of an appraiser, the social and economic determinates of value, case studies, the market data approach to value final correlation's and reporting of the appraisal.
Topics Covered Include: The Appraisal profession, building construction & environment, data collection, site valuation, the appraisal process, and more!
Real Estate Investment30 Credit Hours (TREC)
Learn the basic principles and strategy of approaching Real Estate as an investment.
This specialized course teaches the basic principles and strategy of Real Estate as an investment. Special income tax rules, tools of analysis, comparison screening, discount analysis, computer-aided analysis, and marketing investment properties are all presented in this basic approach to investment.
Topics Covered Include: Land use controls, environmental constraints, legal documents, property and income taxes, ownership of real property, and more!
Do NOT repeat the same course within the same 2 year period - Every course you take has a 4-digit course number (Example: Real Estate Marketing is 0511). You cannot repeat a course with the same course number within a 2-year period. Please make sure that you check your TREC profile with the courses you would like to take to avoid duplicating a course.