Obtaining your real estate salesperson license through the state of Texas involves many steps. Successful completion of license requirements can take up to a year and requires patience.
To obtain your real estate salesperson license in Texas, you need 210 classroom hours of core courses related to real estate principles and law.
Verification of Course Completion
According to the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC), it can take up to 10 days to evaluate successful completion of the real estate courses needed to fulfill your educational requirement.
Applying for License
Once your educational requirements have been verified, you are eligible to apply for your inactive salesperson license. This process can be completed online or by paper.
After applying for your inactive salesperson license, you must take a license examination to test your readiness as licensed real estate salesperson. You must pass this examination within six months of filing for your inactive salesperson license.
All applicants for a Texas real estate salesperson license must undergo a background check. While background checks typically begin the moment you file for your salesperson license, they can be delayed until you have passed your examination.
Texas real estate salespersons are not eligible to act as real estate agents until they have received sponsorship by an active, licensed Texas real estate broker.