Pay Your Renewal Fee and File Early – To renew your license timely you must have your Continuing Education (CE) completed and posted to your record at the time the renewal fee is paid. The renewal fee must be paid within 90 days of the license expiration date. Effective January 1, 2015, if Commission records do not show that you have completed your CE at the time you submit your renewal application, you must pay a $200 CE deferral fee, or renew in INACTIVE status. Paying the deferral fee will allow you to continue to be active in real estate activities and give you an additional 60 days from your expiration date to complete your CE.
See what CE/SAE classes you have already completed and has been recorded at the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) since your last renewal. Make sure not to repeat any classes you took for your last renewal. The exception would would be the required TREC Legal I & TREC Legal II. (18 required hours of CE and 98 required hours of SAE. Note: SAE must also complete the (TREC Legal I & TREC Legal II). [View Your Education at TREC]
Take Required Courses:
CE Classes – The CE requirement is a TOTAL of 18 Hours of TREC approved CE courses. [Enroll Now]
At least four of the 18 hours must consist of a four hour TREC Legal I course and a four hour TREC Legal II course.
Agents and Brokers may take the New Broker Responsibility Course (6 Hours) for CE renewal but Agents and Brokers who meet the following critieria are required to take it. A broker who sponsors one or more salespersons, a designated broker of a licensed business entity, or a license holder who supervises another license holder for six months or more during the course of the current license, must take a six hour broker responsibility course. The six hour course may be used to satisfy 6 of the 18 hours in CE that must be completed by the license expiration date of each license term to renew a license on active status.[View TREC FAQ’s on Who Has To Complete The Broker Responsibility Course]
SAE Classes – 1st Time Renewal requirement is TOTAL of 98 Hours of TREC approved SAE courses. [Enroll Now]
All active and inactive sales agents, who are under the Sales Agent Apprentice Education (SAE) requirement, must show evidence of having completed a minimum of 90 hours in qualifying real estate education and 4 hours in Legal Update I and 4 hours in Legal Update II prior to the first two year license term, for a TOTAL of 278 Hours by the end of the second year of licensure. Make sure not to repeat classes you took to get your license.
Evidence of successful course completion must be posted to the TREC computer system prior to the online renewal process or the license will expire. Evidence of course completion cannot be submitted during the online renewal process. You may use the SAE Cover Sheet, and you must submit your hours at least 10 days prior to the date you wish to renew online. Course completion certificates may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org , or faxed to TREC’s Education Section at (512) 936-3863. Please allow 10 business days for processing.
Renew your license online with TREC. Login, complete the renewal questions, and pay your online renewal fee. [TREC Renewal Page]
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