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Texas Real Estate Commission
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Real Estate Salesperson:   Must be at least 18 years of age, a citizen of the United States or a lawfully admitted alien, and a legal resident of Texas.  Texas law prohibits issuing a license to anyone who has defaulted on a student loan guaranteed by the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation (TGSLC) unless the applicant has entered into a repayment agreement with TGSLC. The filing of a real estate license application authorizes the Commission to do an investigation of the applicant’s background.  If applying for the license after January 1, 2006 the salesperson applicant needs to successfully complete at least 210 classroom hours of approved courses. All applicants must pass the real estate examinations and apply for their license within six months of passing. All salesperson applicants must be sponsored by an active Texas real estate broker.

Continued education:  Licensees need to complete the Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE) for each renewal period. The MCE consists of six classroom hours of legal ethics and legal update courses.

Broker applicants:  Must have at least two years of active experience as a licensed real estate salesperson or broker during the preceding 96 months.   Broker applicants need to have successfully completed 270 classroom hours of approved core real estate courses, and an additional 630 classroom hours in acceptable related courses. All broker applicants must pass the real estate examinations and apply for their license within six months of passing the exams.

Reciprocal license recognition & Non-residents:  Texas does not have reciprocity agreements with any other states. To become licensed in Texas, all applicants need to meet the current Texas licensing requirements.

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