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The six Core Courses are required of all salesperson applicants in Texas.
Now includes Two Exam Prep Courses for Free! Easy Online Proctoring!
The 180-hour program structure is determined and regulated by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC). The sequence of courses and other activities below is carefully designed to make the most of your education, and your time.
Please review the information below, or click to return to the main licensing page for other course options: Texas Real Estate License Course Options >
TREC must approve your application before you are allowed to take the state licensing exam. Waiting until later may delay getting your license.
Apply now for the fingerprints and criminal background check that are REQUIRED before you may take the Texas licensing exam. Waiting until later may delay getting your license.
IMPORTANT: It is possible to be inelligible for a TX real estate license due to a criminal background. Please visit the TREC Website to learn more.
Your final two courses are VanEd's Exam Preparation courses which prepare you for the Texas exams. Passing BOTH exam prep courses is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED in order to help you pass the state exam.
Licensing Exams are administered by PearsonVue. You will be sent a notice with instructions for scheduling an exam and obtaining a copy of the exam Candidate Handbook.
NOTE: If you fail the licensing exam three times, additional education will be required.
Use your results in both exam prep courses to guide your review.
Congratulations! You passed your Texas licensing exam and are off to begin an exciting new career!
On the evening of your exam we will send you an email with a brief online survey about your exam experience. Please help us improve by completing this survey.
After meeting the above requirements, you will be issued an inactive license and you will need to be sponsored by an active Texas License Broker to work. You can complete a sponsorship request on TREC’s site using their online services.
The six Core Courses are required of all Texas real estate salesperson applicants. Upon completing each course you will be provided a completion certificate that you will present to TREC as proof of fulfilling your education requirement. All six Core Course must be completed before you will be allowed to state the Texas state licensing exam.
While the two VanEd Texas real estate Exam Prep courses are not required by TREC, they are extremely important to your success on the state exam.
Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) rules govern the delivery of online qualifying education courses (pre-license & SAE) and must be followed by all schools.
All of VanEd’s pre-license and SAE courses have been approved by TREC, and the following sections describe how the TREC rules are implemented.
TREC mandates that you cannot receive credit for working more than 12 hours per day in any course.
This implies that a 30-hour course cannot be completed in less than 3 days from your Start Date (defined as when you first open the course). Furthermore, starting and completing more than one course within the same 3-day period is not allowed. You may work on multiple courses at the same time, however, you may not complete a course within 3 days of the completion date for any other course.
As you move through the VanEd coursework, your time spent online in the courses will be recorded, and we will notify you if additional time in the course is needed to meet the TREC requirements.
As with all VanEd courses, you have a full year from the purchase date in which to complete any course. After one year, your course enrollment will be inactivated. Reactivation for an additional year is available with fee equal to 35% of your purchase price.
Courses are divided into Topics, and TREC rules mandate an exam covering each Topic and that those exams are passed with a 100% score. Topic exams must have a minimum of 3 questions and the questions are drawn randomly from a larger pool. Topic exams may be taken multiple times without penalty.
Every course is culminated with a multiple-choice final exam which has a minimum passing score of 70%. All course final exams are closed book examinations which are taken without additional resources or the use of a textbook.
If you do not pass the final exam, you are required, per TREC rules, to wait 3 days before attempting the exam again, and the second attempt must be within 90 days of the first attempt. If you do not pass the second attempt, or do not complete your second attempt within 90 days, you must repeat the course in full. VanEd DOES NOT charge a fee to repeat the course in either of these circumstances.
Final Exam Proctor
The course final exam is taken online, but in the physical presence of a proctor. The proctoring procedure is simple to follow and allows you to use a wide range of individuals as your proctor. Both students and proctors will submit an affidavit to VanEd when the final is passed, after which your course completion certificates will be provided online.
Detailed proctor information and forms are available inside each course at the time of the Final Exam. Failure to follow the proctoring rules will require you to take the exam again.