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Licensing Process

 

Education Requirement

   The following education is required for a sales agent license:
  • Principles of Real Estate [60 classroom hours]
  • Law of Agency (30 classroom hours)
  • Law of Contracts (30 classroom hours)
  • Promulgated Contracts Forms (30 classroom hours) ?
  • Real Estate Finance (30 classroom hours)
  • Education course completion documents must be submitted when the application is filed.

 

Filling Your Application

•      After you have completed your education, you may file and pay for the Application for Inactive Sales Agent License. Evidence of successful completion of your education via credit transcript or certificate should be submitted with your application.

       

 

Fingerprint Requirements

•      Pursuant to §1101.3521 of the Real Estate License Act, any person applying for or renewing a sales agent license must provide their fingerprints.

 

Examination Information

•      License examinations are administered by Pearson VUE, a testing service company. Once the complete application is received and processed and education is satisfied, the applicant will be notified of eligibility to sit for the examination.

 

Investigation May be Needed

      The filing of an application authorizes an investigation of the applicant's background. Information revealed in an investigation may be cause for disapproval of an application even though other requirements for a license are met.

 

Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Repayment History Checked

      State law prohibits the renewal of a license if a license holder has defaulted on a student loan guaranteed by TGTM unless the license holder has entered into a repayment agreement with TG.

 

Obtain Sponsorship

•      Before you can practice as a licensed sales agent you must arrange for a Texas real estate broker holding an active license to sponsor you as a sales agent. Applicants and inactive sales agents are not authorized to act as a real estate license holder.

 

  Complete details can be found on the website for the Texas Real Estate Commission at: https://www.trec.state.tx.us/licenses/salesapp.asp