How Do I Get a Texas Real Estate License?

5 Easy Steps to Earn a Texas Real Estate License

Have you ever considered getting a Real Estate License in Texas? You can now get your Texas Real Estate Sales Agent license in these 5 simple steps! Click each step below to view additional information and enroll today to take the first step towards jump starting a new career!

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Complete the Required Texas Real Estate Courses at Champions School of Real Estate®

The following 6 courses are required by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) for anyone who seeks to earn a Texas Real Estate License:

  • Principles 1
  • Law of Agency
  • Finance 1
  • Principles 2
  • Law of Contracts
  • Promulgated Contract Forms

Estimated time to Complete: 3 - 6 Weeks

Create an Account in TREC's 'My License' System. Submit Online Application and Course Certificates for an Inactive License.

Once you have completed your courses with Champions School of Real Estate, gather all of your course completion certificates and go to and click on "Real Estate Sales Agent" in the Become Licensed" dropdown menu.

  • Under "File Your Application," click "Log In Now."
  • On the log in screen, under "New User," click "Begin Here for Sign-Up"
  • Fill out all required information to setup your account.
  • Once you are logged in, you will submit an "Application for Inactive Sales Agent" by choosing the First Time Sales Agent License application in the drop down menu.
  • Pay the application fee of $205

Fax (512-936-3864) OR Email ( the following:

  • A copy of ALL course completion certificates
  • Include college transcripts if applicable
  • For a FAX: Use your application receipt as your cover sheet
  • For an Email: Attach certificates and receipt. Include your name and address in the body of the email.

If you already have a sponsoring broker, have him or her sign the Broker Representation form, sign yourself, and send to TREC ( This can be completed and sent to TREC at any time but you will not receive your license until you have a sponsoring Broker.

Once the application has been filed and all documents have been sent to TREC, it may take up to 14 business days to receive a response.

Please Note - 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

Take the State Exam Prep Class at Champions School of Real Estate®

Once you have submitted your application to TREC, it can take as long as four weeks to review your application and education. During this time, 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 guess work and stress out of testing. You may repeat the course as many times as you want for a full year! We recommend taking the Prep class at least two times before taking the actual exam.

Estimated time to Complete: 2 Days

Receive Your Approval Letter from TREC and Take the State Exam at Pearson VUE.

Once you receive the approval letter and Candidate Information Brochure (CIB) from TREC, you must sign up to take the state exam at a Pearson VUE Testing Center. Appointments can be made by going to or calling them at 800-997-1248. The cost is $54 payable to Pearson Vue and must be paid at the time of reservation by credit card, debit card, voucher, or electronic check. You must pass both exams with at least a 70% to obtain your license.

At this time, you will also have to get fingerprinted ($41.45). Fingerprints can be taken at some of the Pearson Vue testing centers or you can find a location near you by clicking here.

Estimated time to Complete: 7 - 10 Days

Note: You must pass the State Exam within one year of submitting your application. Also, do not forget to download your FAST Print Pass using the nine digit ID number form your approval letter.

Get Your Fingerprints Taken and Pass Your Background Check

Once you have scheduled your state exam, visit the TREC website ( and follow these steps to schedule an appointment and complete your fingerprinting/background check:

  • Select "Real Estate Sales Agent" from the "Become Licensed" dropdown menu.
  • Under "Get Your Fingerprints Taken and Pass Your Background Check," click on "Fingerprints"
  • Search for your account using either your TREC ID or first name, last name, and birth date in order to obtain your "Get IdentoGO ID."
  • You can now use your IdentoGO ID _______ to schedule an appointment at the IdentgoGO website.

Choose a Program to Get Started

6 Course Program + Exam Prep Icon

6 Course Program + Exam Prep

Includes the 6 mandatory TREC Qualifying Education courses (180 Hours) and

  • State Exam Prep Course

Our most popular program to help kickstart your Real Estate career!

9 Course Program + Exam Prep Icon

9 Course Program + Exam Prep

Includes 6-Course Program + Exam Prep (180 Hours)

  • 3 TREC SAE Renewal Courses (90 Hours)
  • TREC Legal Update 1 and Legal Update 2 (8-Hours)

First License Renewal Education Included!

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We also Offer SAE and CE for License Renewal

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