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Online Real Estate Salesperson Pre-licensure Package - Six Courses (180 hours)

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Course Details

Texas real estate licensing requirements are not difficult to meet—although they undeniably take time and effort. This bundled program offers the opportunity to earn the educational hours required by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) for those wanting to become licensed realtors for the State of Texas. This online coursework comprises of six core courses—Principles of Real Estate I and II, Law of Agency, Law of Contracts, Promulgated Contracts and Real Estate Finance—and in total spans for 180 hours. These courses will equip those preparing to become Real Estate Salespersons the knowledge and skills to deal with selling property with ease and in compliance with state rules and regulations.

For program information, obtaining certificates, TREC requirements and logistics, please read the FAQs page.

TREC Provider

PDC offers courses approved by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC).The University of Texas at Austin's Professional Development Center, TREC provider number is 0343.

What We Offer

  • 24x7 Online Access at your convenience.
  • Regularly updated course content to reflect current legislation and up-to-date market information.
  • Customized Texas-specific content tailored to meet TREC requirements.
  • Easy-to-use, student-friendly interface.
  • Interactive exercises that clearly illustrate important concepts and keep students engaged.
  • Quizzes and exams to help students measure their understanding and identify areas requiring additional review.
  • A Certificate of completion from the University of Texas at Austin.

Required Courses

TREC Requirements

As a licensed Texas real estate agent, you will be able to help clients buy, sell, and rent properties. But you need to obtain your license first! To become a Texas real estate agent, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old and a legal resident of Texas.
  • Provide proof of completion in 180 credit hours of required education - easily complete your education with our 180-Hour Real Estate Salesperson Prelicensing Basic Package
  • File and pay for the Application for Inactive Salesperson License with TREC.
  • Obtain Sponsorship. Before you can practice as a licensed salesperson you must arrange for a Texas real estate broker holding an active license to sponsor you as a salesperson.
  • Pass the Texas Real Estate License Exam with a score of 70% or better.

Before enrolling in any course, we encourage you to please visit the TREC website. For more information about TREC requirements please visit http://www.trec.state.tx.us

What to Expect in Your Real Estate Exam!

You have taken all the required coursework, you have tested and retested on the QBank. Now find out all you need to know about the Pearson Vue Exam. The exam is given electronically and divided into two sections, National and State. The test will consist of 110 questions with a total of 2.5 hours to complete the exam. 80 Questions will be National with 1.45 hours to complete, while 30 questions will be State with 45 minutes to complete. You will know if you have passed the exam before you leave the testing center.

If you have submitted your sponsorship form already, your license will be mailed to your sponsoring broker within 7-10 days of passing the exam. Otherwise, you will be considered "inactive" until you choose a broker and submit the Request to Sponsor Salesperson Applicant form.

For more information on scheduling your exam, exam fees and Pearson Vue regulations please visit the Pearson Vue website at www.pearsonvue.com. This is an important step so we strongly encourage you to visit the Pearsue Vue website!

Required Course(s) Overview

Principles of Real Estate in Texas I : 30-Hour Principles I, Version 14.0 - 0111 (30 hours)
The course covers real estate brokerage and the law of agency, fair housing laws, the Texas Real Estate License Act, ownership, taxes, contracts and listing agreements. As part of our line of pre-licensing products, this course combines lessons that students can review at their own pace, up to five different types of interactive exercises, visually stimulating instructional graphics, and exams that measure student understanding of the material.

Principles of Real Estate in Texas II: 30-Hour Principles II, Version 14.0 - 0112 (30 hours)
The 30 Hour Principles II course covers appraisal, financing, transfer of title and title records, math, closing, leases, property management, land-use controls and real estate investment. As part of our line of pre-licensing products, this course combines lessons that students can review at their own pace, up to five different types of interactive exercises, visually stimulating instructional graphics, and exams that measure student understanding of the material.

Texas Law of Agency, Version 6.1 - 1111 (30 hours)
Texas Law of Agency incorporates the latest legislation affecting state agency law and regulations. This is the only Texas-specific agency course that explains agency relationships in a logical teaching sequence and in clear, straightforward language.

Texas Law of Contracts (Correspondence) - 1200 (30 hours)
Texas Law of Contracts (Correspondence) provides important and current information about the Texas Real Estate Commission and crucial TREC forms. Students will learn how to use these forms in many different transactions for various types of property sales. Students will understand these contracts through comprehensive reading assignments and quizzes.

Texas Essentials of Real Estate Finance, Version 4.1 - 0411 (30 hours)
This course is a practical resource for students because it provides comprehensive coverage of real estate finance concepts and can help students pass their exams.

Texas Promulgated Forms (Correspondence)
Provides a clear, practical approach to purchase agreements and an in-depth analysis of Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) forms with case studies to provide hours of practice using TREC promulgated forms. Includes the unauthorized practice of law, broker-lawyer committee, current promulgated forms, commission rules governing use of forms, and case studies involving the use of forms.


*Registration discounts do not apply to this course.


If you have questions about any requirements for real estate sales professionals in Texas or about course requirements, please consult the Texas Real Estate Commission (a new broswer window will open).


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