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What do I need to renew my license?

2-Steps to renew your CE license

  1. Take your continuing education courses before your deadline; and
  2. Once all of your course credits appear in your TREC record, go online and pay TREC to renew your license (www.trec.texas.gov). If you renew before TREC has posted all of your credits to your record, TREC will charge you a $200 deferral fee.

What kind of continuing education do you need?

You need either SAE courses or CE courses.

  • SAE stands for "Salesperson Annual Education" and are also called Qualifying courses. These courses are for your FIRST renewal of your real estate license. After meeting your initial SAE renewal requirements (totaling 270-hours of SAE), you will then require CE courses for all future renewals.
  • CE stands for "Continuing Education."

ALWAYS make sure of what you need before registering for any continuing education by looking up your TREC profile at: www.trec.state.tx.us/onlineservices_status.asp.

Your SAE Requirement

If you are renewing for the first time, active or inactive, you must have a total of 270 qualifying real estate course hours. Note that the 180 hours submitted to obtain your license and any additional qualifying courses you have completed go towards the 270-hour total. You will also need Legal Update 1 (4 hours) and Legal Update 2 (also 4 hours). If you have been made a supervisor by your broker at any time during the current license period, you must also complete the 6-hour Broker Responsibility course.

See our approved SAE courses offerings here.

CE Renewal Requirements

After you have completed your SAE you will need to take 18 hours of CE each renewal period.

Q: What must be included in the 18-hour requirement?

A: ALL license holders under CE must take Legal Update 1 (4 hours) and Legal Update 2 (also 4 hours) as well as a 3 hour contracts-related course.

Additionally, if you have sponsored one or more sales agents at any time during the current license period; are a designated broker of a business entity that sponsors one or more sales agents during the current license period; or have been made a supervisor by your broker during the current license period you must ALSO take the Broker Responsibility course (6 hours).

See our approved CE courses offerings here.

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