In order to attain a Real Estate Sales Agent license in the state of Texas, you must complete the educational requirements set forth by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC), file a license application, and pass the state exam. The current educational requirement is 180 hours which is covered in six 30-hour courses.
Champions offers a convenient, all-inclusive package for $945 which includes everything you need in order to apply for a license and prepare for the state exam. For more information about the licensing process and the packages that we offer, please visit our Steps to a Texas Real Estate License page.
A dynamic, instructor-led, correspondence course held over two days in the classroom. Students receive 30-hours of credit with the Texas Real Estate Commission. Learn More
Students study the course material (textbook or online PDF) at their own pace and then take the homework and exam for credit in our online testing system via their ChampionsSchool.com account. (Please Note that all Exams for Real Estate QE/SAE courses must be proctored via our Live Broadcast system or at a Campus) Learn More
Students read through the provided textbook materials and complete the homework assignments at home before coming into a campus testing center to complete the proctored exam. Learn More
Students work through the course material that is presented in a timed online format complete with videos, interactive games, and online exams. Learn More
A fully interactive, real-time system, ChampionsLive! allows students to participate in an instructor-led class from their home or office using a webcam. Learn More
All license applicants are subject to a criminal background check before receiving application approval from the Texas Real Estate Commission. If you have any criminal offenses, unpaid judgements, disciplinary action taken against a professional license, or have performed unlicensed activity in the past, you should consider filing a "Moral Character Determination" form with TREC before purchasing courses or applying for a license. TREC will use this form to determine whether your moral character meets their qualifications for honesty, trustworthiness, and integrity.
To learn more about this process and request a "Moral Character Determination" form, please visit TREC's website.
Homework / Quizzes - Quizzes are open-book and not timed. If you are completing the classes online, you will be able to pause your quiz, if needed, and resume later at your convenience. In the event that you do not pass a quiz, you can retake it at no additional charge.
Exams - As of September 1, 2017, all Real Estate QE/SAE course exams must be proctored and a $50 retake fee must be collected if an exam is failed twice. At that point, the course will be reset and the student must retake the course from the beginning and complete a different set of exams in order to pass. Exams are closed-book and may be proctored via our Live Broadcast system using a webcam or in any one of our campuses across Texas.
As of September 1, 2017, all Real Estate QE/SAE course exams must be proctored. Upon passing all of the required Topic Quizzes online, you will be able to select a Proctoring session for the exam. If you wish to take advantage of our online proctoring system and have the exam proctored from your home, select the "Live Remote" option (a webcam is required) from the first dropdown menu and then select a time slot from the second dropdown menu and click the "Submit" button.
Once a selection has been made, you will receive an automated email containing a link that can be used to access the proctoring session during your selected time. Once you are successfully logged into the proctoring session, the Proctor will verify your ID and then unlock the exam. You will then be able to access the exam via the start button the "Class Information" screen and you will have two hours to work on it. If you do not finish the exam during that two hour session, your progress will be saved (progress is saved after each set of 10 questions) and you will need to schedule a new session to return and complete the exam.
TREC has set up the following page to communicate the current TREC processing times to license applicants. If you have submitted an application and are wondering about the status, this page is a good place to start - TREC Processing Times.
If you have additional questions, they may be directed to TREC - Contact TREC.
All 30-Hour courses (Real Estate QE/SAE) will need to be submitted to TREC by the student via email (send your completion certificates to firstname.lastname@example.org). Be sure to include your license number in the email.
Champions will electronically report all Real Estate CE courses under 30-hours on the student's behalf. For this reason, it is imperative that you provide Champions with the correct license number when prompted. Providing the wrong license number may result in a delay of the reporting process or even the expiration of your license if the error is not caught in time.
Champions will report your credit within 24 business hours of completing the course. Once the credit has been reported, it typically posts to your online TREC profile immediately but can take up to 24 hours to post. If you recently completed a CE course and it has not posted, take the following steps:
Log into your ChampionsSchool.com account, re-access the course, and check to see if you successfully signed the "Distance Education Reporting (DER) Form" (Under the "Forms" section). If there is a "Continue" button, then you must take additional steps to complete the course before the credit can be reported.
If the DER Form has been completed and your credit has not posted after 24-hours, please contact a campus to speak to a counselor.
As of 9/1/17, the following timely renewal fees apply:
To learn more about additional fees, including processing and late renewal fees, please visit TREC's fee schedule page.
If your classes are not completed and posted to TREC by 11:59pm on your expiration date, you are considered late. It is HIGHLY recommended that you complete, and submit (if applicable), your classes no later than 10 days before your expiration date. Champions is not responsible for any late or penalty fees assessed by TREC.
**Please Note - If you attempt to file for renewal via TREC's online system before all of your CE credit has posted, TREC may charge a $200 deferral fee.
As a licensed agent or broker in Texas, you are required to take additional courses to renew your license every two years. There are two types of renewal courses you must be aware of: Sales Agent Apprentice Education (SAE) and Continuing Education (CE).
If you are a licensed Sales Agent and are renewing your license for the very first time, you must complete 98-hours of SAE by the end of your second year of licensure. This includes 8-hours of Legal Update credit and three (3) 30-hour elective courses.
If this is NOT your first renewal, you must complete 18-hours of CE credit every two years. Of these 18-hours, 8-hours must consist of Legal Update credit.
A licensee must renew their license every two years.
TREC will send a notice of renewal 90 days before your license expires. You may pay your renewal fee upon receipt of this letter.
**Please Note - If you file for renewal before your CE credit has been reported and posted to your license, TREC may charge a $200 deferral fee.
We charge $8 per book for standard shipping (3-5 Days) or $19 per book for FedEX Overnight.
**Please Note - FedEx shipments that are ordered after 3:00pm on Fridays will be shipped on the following Monday for delivery on Tuesday.
There are three main requirements that applicants must satisfy to become a Texas Real Estate Broker:
To learn more about the process, please visit our Steps to a Texas Broker License page.
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