How to Renew a Texas Real Estate License

Post-License SAE & Continuing Education Requirements

Sales Apprentice Education (SAE) First-Time Renewal Requirements

How to Renew a Texas Real Estate License

Infographic: How to Renew a Texas Real Estate License

Texas has a 2-tier real estate continuing education system. To renew your salespersons license the first time, you must fulfill the Salespersons Annual Education (SAE) requirement, which consists of:

You may NOT repeat any courses used to satisfy your pre-license requirement.

Once you have completed your SAE requirement, the next time you renew your Texas real estate license you must fulfill the Continuing Education (CE) requirements found below.

Texas Real Estate Continuing Education (CE) Requirements

You are subject to continuing education if:

  1. You are a sales agent, not under SAE requirements
  2. You are a broker not exempted in October 1991 by Senate Bill 432

Active Sales Agent License Renewal

As of 2016, all Texas real estate licensees (who are outside of their QE/SAE period) are required to complete 18 hours of continuing education during each license cycle.

18 Hours of Continuing Education
  • 8 Hours of TREC Legal Update Courses: 4-hour Legal Update 1 Course and the 4-hour Legal Update 2 Course – which will satisfy the legal topics hours of continuing education required by Occupations Code §1101.455
  • 10 Hours of Elective Credits: 4 hours of of CE credits in elective course topics.

TREC Sales Agent License Renewal

Active Broker License Renewal

All active brokers are required to complete Continuing Education to renew their license on an active status. As of 2016, the Continuing Education requirement for brokers is:

18 Hours of Continuing Education
  • 8 Hours of TREC Legal Update Courses: 4-hour Legal Update 1 Course and the 4-hour Legal Update 2 Course, required by Occupations Code §1101.455
  • 4 Hours of Elective Credits: The remaining 4 hours of your required Continuing Education will consist of elective credit hours.
6-Hour Broker Responsibility Course
Brokers who sponsor one or more sales agents during their current real estate license period (or are a supervisor of a sales agent for a period of at least six months during the broker's current license period) must take a 6-hour Broker Responsibility Course. This course may be used to satisfy 6 of the 18 hours of required Continuing Education.

TREC Broker License Renewal

VanEd offers online CE courses to help licensees fulfill these requirements.

Please Note

Local boards may establish additional Ethics & Professional Standards requirements. You should contact your local board to ensure compliance.