Important TREC Notices
for Real Estate Students

Champions School of Real Estate® Abides by Rules and Regulations Implemented by TREC

The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) is the regulating body for all licensed Real Estate professionals in the state of Texas. All courses, materials, and practices at Champions School of Real Estate® are approved by TREC and Champions adheres to all Educational standards and rules passed down from TREC. Below you will find a collection of updates to education standards and regulations recently put into practice by TREC. Whether you are a new student currently pursuing a license or an existing license holder returning for Continuing Education, we highly recommend that you review the information below.

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TREC Rules and Regulations

A complete list of recently proposed and adopted TREC rules.

TREC Rules and Laws

Emergency adopted rules pertaining to advertising, education, and more.

TREC Fee Schedule

TREC's Fee Schedule for applications, renewals, and other fees.

TREC Forms and Contracts

A quick reference on all TREC Contracts, Forms, and Notices.

All Texas License Applicants are Subject to a Criminal Background Check

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.

All Core Class Exams Must be Proctored

Effective September 1, 2017 - In accordance with TREC rules and regulations, all exams for Core Real Estate and Home Inspection courses must now be proctored. Online exams can be scheduled and proctored using our convenient ChampionsLive!® system using a webcam or exams can be scheduled and administered in a testing center at any Champions campus location.

How Online Proctoring Works

Upon completion of the required quizzes in a given course, students will be able to select a date/time to have the class exam Proctored. Instructions for accessing the proctor session will automatically be emailed to the student when a session is scheduled. During a 2-hour proctoring session, students must log in via our ChampionsLive! system and check-in with a Proctor (A valid ID is required) using a webcam in order for their Online exam to be unlocked. Students must remain on camera for the duration of the 2-hour proctoring session. If the exam is not completed during the session, progress will be saved and a new session must be scheduled in order to re-access the exam and finish it.

Please Note - Space in each Proctoring session is limited and only open sessions will be presented to the student as an option for scheduling.

All Core Class Exams are Now CLOSED BOOK

Effective September 1, 2017 - All core class exams are now CLOSED BOOK. This rule will be enforced in the classroom as well as all online proctored exam sessions.

Updates to Class Attendance Requirements and Makeup Sessions

Effective September 1, 2017 - Section 535.65(g) (1) (D) of Texas Real Estate Commission rules addresses the presentation of courses and make up sessions for classroom courses. This rule applies to the 15 hours of classroom instruction a student receives when completing a course offered through combination delivery. If a student misses less than 1/3 of the 15 hour classroom portion (5 hours) of a combination delivery course, the student may make up the time. A student who has missed more than 1/3 of the 15 hour classroom portion (>5 hours) when completing the classroom portion of a combination delivery course, must automatically be dropped from the course without credit. Dropped status may not be changed by makeup sessions, and any hours accumulated by a student may not be transferred to any other course, prior to being dropped from a course.

For a Student who has Missed Five or Less Hours

  • $10.00 per hour of makeup per hour
  • The student attends the full number of hours that were missed through live course instruction
  • The student attends the corresponding course sessions that were missed; and a
  • $10.00 exam proctoring fee; (or)
  • $35.00 transfer fee into Online or LIVE if they are wanting to retake the entire course. No per hour/no proctoring fee

For a Student who has Missed More than Five Hours, they Must Retake the Course in it's Entirety

  • $50.00 fee to re-enroll into the same class (Blended Classroom, ChampionsLive!, or Online-Correspondence)
  • A certificate of course completion will not be issued until the student has passed the closed book exam. The exam may not be taken until the entire course is completed.

Students have Two Attempts at the Core Class Exam

Effective September 1, 2017 - In accordance with TREC rules and regulations, Champions students who fail to pass the exam for a 30-hour core course twice must retake the course before attempting to pass the exam for a third time. The student is only required to pay a $50 retake fee in order to retake the course.

Timeline for Taking Class Exams

Effective September 1, 2017 - Per TREC rules, a 30-hour Qualifying Education or Sales Agent Apprenticeship Education (SAE) course exam should not be accessed until the required amount of TREC course hours have been spent in the course. A TREC day is considered 12-hours, therefore a 30-hour course exam should not be accessed until 2.5 days after you have registered for any 30-hour course. If you have registered for multiple 30-hour courses, each subsequent exam should be 2.5 days after you finished the previous exam. Please see chart below for required exam dates:

Course Start Date Exam Date
Course 1 Day 1 Day 3
Course 2 Day 1 Day 5
Course 3 Day 1 Day 8
Course 4 Day 1 Day 10
Course 5 Day 1 Day 13
Course 6 Day 1 Day 15

You may take multiple exams in a day BUT only after the requisite time period elapses. For example, you could take exams for courses 1, 2, and 3 on the 8th day or anytime convenient for you after the 8th day.

Champions School of Real Estate has updated our online exam system to adhere to the above time frame. If you have any questions or concerns about this new rule, please do not hesitate to contact us. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and thank you for choosing Champions School of Real Estate!

TREC Announces Extension For All License Holders Affected By Hurricane Harvey

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the Texas Real Estate Commission and the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (the Agency) extended all deadlines for two months for all license holders and applicants statewide with license expiration or application deadlines in August and September. This extension ended on October 31, 2017.

After careful assessment of the significant impact and damage sustained by our license holders, the Agency has decided to further extend application and renewal deadlines by an additional four months for those in the 60-county disaster area declared by Governor Abbott. License holders who live in the affected counties with licenses set to expire August 31, 2017 through January 31, 2018, will be extended until February 28, 2018.

Initial applicants who live in the affected counties with applications set to expire August 21, 2017 through February 27, 2018, will also be extended until February 28, 2018.

PearsonVue, the exam provider for all license applications, has been notified of these changes. If you or someone you know is looking for recovery help, be sure to check out the Texas A&M Real Estate Center's Resource Guide for all the latest information. We extend our best wishes to all those affected by the storm and hope for each a full recovery.

60-County Disaster Area - Read More

For more information on this extension - Read More

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