Texas Real Estate
Sales Agent Apprentice Education (SAE) Courses

Completing your Sales Agent Apprentice Education (SAE) is the first important step in maintaining your Texas Real Estate License!

SAE courses are for Real Estate Sales Agents renewing their license for the very first time. Completing your SAE is required by TREC and one of the most important steps in furthering your Real Estate education. Our 30-hour Texas SAE courses contain the latest information and useful topics to help you not only keep your Texas Real Estate license active but also improve your industry knowledge.

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Please Note - If this is NOT your first license renewal, you will need 18-hours of CE credit to renew your license. Learn More

98-Hour SAE Renewal Program Icon
98-Hour SAE Renewal Program
$495 Save $80
This Package Includes:
  • Three 30-hour Elective SAE Courses
  • Required Legal Update Courses
  • 98 TREC Credit Hours
  • FREE Books or PDFs
  • FREE Exam Proctoring
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90-Hour SAE Renewal Program Icon
90-Hour SAE Renewal Program
$435 Save $60
This Package Includes:
  • Three 30-hour Elective SAE Courses
  • 90 TREC Credit Hours
  • FREE Books or PDFs
  • FREE Exam Proctoring
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8-Hour TREC Legal Update Program Icon
8-Hour TREC Legal Update Program
$80
This Package Includes:
  • Required Legal Update Courses
  • 8 TREC Credit Hours
  • FREE Books or PDFs
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Blended Classroom

A combination of Classroom and Home-Study. For students who learn best in a Classroom environment.

Online Correspondence

A self-paced, online option that can be completed on any device - including mobile - with an internet connection.

Virtual Classroom

For remote students who want to stream the unparalleled Classroom experience to their home or office.

Champions Advantage

Customize a program to fit your needs by utilizing all of our delivery methods and resources.

Elective SAE Course Topics
(Online Textbook Available)

Each of the courses listed below are TREC approved 30-hour SAE elective courses. 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 SAE programs listed above.

Books / Materials Included
Hours
Price

Real Estate Marketing: Power House Training

Develop skills required for a successful career in the Texas Real Estate industry.
30
165

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.

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 527
  • 30 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbooks and Proctoring Costs Included
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Real Estate Math

Develop your understanding of math as a necessary component in Real Estate.
30
165

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.

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 651
  • 30 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbooks and Proctoring Costs 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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Real Estate Marketing: Commercial Real Estate

An introduction to the specialty of Commercial Real Estate.
30
165

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.

Additional Information:

  • Topics Covered Include: The Commercial marketplace, finding customers and clients, clauses in listing agreements, marketing for success, and more!
  • Course Approval # 545
  • 30 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbooks and Proctoring Costs Included
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Residential Inspection for Real Estate Agents

Arm yourself with an understanding of the Home Inspection process.
30
165

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.

Additional Information:

  • Topics Covered Include: Residential construction, insects & critters, electricity, plumbing, environmental issues, and more!
  • Course Approval # 1035
  • 30 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbooks and Proctoring Costs Included
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Real Estate Marketing

Learn to present yourself as a professional and well trained Real Estate Sales Agent.
30
165

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.

Additional Information:

  • Topics Covered Include: Successful sales & listing qualities, time management, servicing the seller, advertising & public relations, negotiating & closing, and more!
  • Course Approval # 551
  • 30 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbooks and Proctoring Costs Included

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Real Estate Brokerage

Learn how to set up and manage your very own Real Estate Brokerage office.
30
165

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.

Additional Information:

  • 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!
  • Course Approval # 751
  • 30 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbooks and Proctoring Costs 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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Elective SAE Course Topics
(Shipping / Pickup Required)

Each of the courses listed below are TREC approved 30-hour SAE elective courses. All of these courses DO NOT include downloadable materials and therefore require the materials to be shipped (Standard shipping is $8 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 SAE programs listed above.

Books / Materials Included
Hours
Price

Real Estate Investment: Principles

Learn the basic principles and strategy of approaching Real Estate as an investment.
30
165

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.

Additional Information:

  • Topics Covered Include: Land use controls, environmental constraints, legal documents, property and income taxes, ownership of real property, and more!
  • Course Approval # 930
  • 30 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbooks and Proctoring Costs 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, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, 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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Property Management

An introductory overview of residential/commercial industrial management.
30
165

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.

Additional Information:

  • Topics Covered Include: Professional property management, economics and planning, owner relations, lease negotiations, tenant relations, federal and state laws, and more!
  • Course Approval # 851
  • 30 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbooks and Proctoring Costs 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, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, 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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Real Estate Law: Principles

An overview of the legal system as it pertains to the Real Estate industry.
30
165

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.

Additional Information:

  • Topics Covered Include: Introduction to Real Estate law, how ownership is held, voluntary & involuntary conveyances, mortgages, and more!
  • Course Approval # 330
  • 30 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbooks and Proctoring Costs 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, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, 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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Real Estate Appraisal Fundamentals

Learn the fundamentals of the ever-changing Appraisal marketplace.
30
165

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.

Additional Information:

  • Topics Covered Include: The Appraisal profession, building construction & environment, data collection, site valuation, the appraisal process, and more!
  • Course Approval # 226
  • 30 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbooks and Proctoring Costs 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, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, 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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Real Estate Appraisal: Principles

Explore the basic concepts related to the Appraisal process.
30
165

This course covers the fundamentals of Real Estate Appraisal. It explores the basic concepts of value, the appraisal process and the principles involved. This course is relevant for any beginner appraiser to have a thorough understanding of the basic principles. Knowledge of these principles is paramount to a successful career in the appraisal of Real Estate.

Additional Information:

  • Topics Covered Include: Introduction to Appraisal, legal terms in Real Estate, economic principles, Real Estate market analysis, types of value, and more!
  • Course Approval # 240
  • 30 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbooks and Proctoring Costs 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, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, 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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Real Estate Appraisal: Procedures

Gain a detailed understanding of various Appraisal practices.
30
165

This course covers approaches to value, geographic characteristics of the land/site, valuation procedures, location and neighborhood characteristics, collecting/analyzing data, land/site considerations for highest and best use, reconciling and final value opinion, architectural styles and types of construction and communicating the appraisal.

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 222
  • 30 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbooks and Proctoring Costs 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, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, 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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Real Estate Appraisal: Residential Sales Comparison & Income Approach

Learn about the Income Approach and how it pertains to Real Estate Appraisal.
30
165

The Income Approach is one of the most widely used approaches to determine value for residential, multi-family residential, commercial, industrial and other properties. Due to its widespread use, complete understandings of its procedures are requirements for every appraiser. The Income Approach is relevant for appraisal assignments in which the subject property is leased, or could reasonably be leased, producing an income stream for the owner. Properly performed, it can provide a firm foundation for an opinion of value. The purpose of this course is to show you the procedures and analysis involved in performing the Income Approach in an appraisal assignment. Specifically, this course will provide a complete review of the Income Approach, first defining the concept and key terms and then detailing the exact procedures involved. Collecting and analyzing income and expenses data will be discussed in detail. Through a variety of examples and case studies, you will be able to apply your knowledge of the Income Approach.

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 225
  • 30 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbooks and Proctoring Costs 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, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, 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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Texas Real Estate License SAE Requirements and Updates

TREC 2016 Requirement Update - As of January 1, 2016, TREC now requires all licensed salespersons to complete 8-Hours of Legal Update credit with every renewal. This rule applies whether you are completing SAE for your first license renewal or CE credit for any subsequent renewal. As a result, the required 90-hours of SAE has been increased to 98-hours and the CE requirement has been increased to 18-hours.

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 for SAE to avoid duplicating a course.

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Blended Classroom

A combination of Classroom and Home-Study. For students who learn best in a Classroom environment.

Online Correspondence

A self-paced, online option that can be completed on any device - including mobile - with an internet connection.

Virtual Classroom

For remote students who want to stream the unparalleled Classroom experience to their home or office.

Champions Advantage

Customize a program to fit your needs by utilizing all of our delivery methods and resources.