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Continuing Education

If Your Renew Your License on/after January 1, 2016

Continuing Education (CE)

Continuing Education (CE) refers to the Real Estate License Act's continuing education requirement (§1101.455) of 18 classroom hours (8 hours of which are the approved Legal Update I & Legal Update II courses) to be completed during each two-year renewal period. Below are links to key pages dealing with CE.  CE is for Individual Brokers and for Salespersons who have satisfied SAE requirements:

  • CE Credit Request forms for submittal to TREC for special cases (out of state CE, State Bar, or courses for a Professional Designation)

  • See YOUR CE Credit Hours! - courses for which you've received credit (in Licensee Info Search)

  • CE FAQs page for course requirements and answers to many common questions on the topic of CE

  • CE Exemption for Certain Qualifying Brokers, from the Real Estate License Act

Qualifying Education (QE)

Effective September 1,2012 real estate related education courses may no longer be used to satisfy education requirements for a salesperson license. Only specific core courses will be acceptable for this purpose. A broker applicant may use a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university to satisfy all of the "related" education requirements for a broker license or a broker applicant may use "related" courses towards the broker license education requirements. A bachelor's degree does not satisfy the required "core" courses More Information about QE Requirements are available here


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