Texas - Real Estate Agents Continuing Education Requirements - RRC


Real Estate CE Courses Texas
Total Hours Required: 18
Education Due By: Before expiration date
Elective Hours: 10
Mandatory Hours: 8
License Level: Broker
Renewal Cycle: 2 years

CE Approved Courses

Course updates are currently being reviewed.
*Approvals subject to change.  Please confirm all CE approvals with the Council prior to each class registration.

General Information

Online Limitations

As a Real Estate Broker, you must renew your license every two years. A renewal notice will be sent out about 90 days before your expiration date. Until you receive this notice of renewal, you cannot renew your license. As part of the renewal process, you must complete certain continuing education courses to help you deliver competent and quality real estate services. After completing your course work, you are welcome to submit a course and instructor evaluation

You may renew your license up to six months after the expiration date. After six months and up to two years past the expiration date, you may apply for reinstatement of your license. After two years past the expiration date, you will have to reapply and pass the examination.

Online Info

All Broker licensees must complete 18 hours of approved Continuing Education (CE) courses

    • 8 hours of TREC Legal Update I and II; and
    • 10 hours of elective CE
  • If you have sponsored one or more sales agents, served as the designated broker for a business entity broker that sponsors sales agents, or have been made a supervisor of other license holders, you will need to take the 6 hour Broker Responsibility Course as part of your 18 hours of CE.
  • If TREC records do not reflect completion of CE requirements at the time you submit your renewal application, you must pay a $200 CE Deferral Fee, or renew in inactive status. Payment of the CE Deferral Fee allows you to remain active for an additional 60 days from your expiration date to complete CE requirements. To receive the additional 60 days to complete any outstanding CE, the CE Deferral fee must be paid before the expiration date of your license. 
  • If you have not submitted your fingerprints for TREC with a previous renewal or application you must be fingerprinted for a criminal background check.

Inactive Individual Broker License Renewal Requirements

You may renew your license on inactive status without completing CE.  You cannot engage in real estate brokerage activity with an inactive license.

Renew Online:

  1. Renew online using our Online Services. If you have not renewed online before, you may need to register first.
  2. Complete your CE at least 10 days before your expiration date, to ensure time for processing.
  3. Pay the renewal fee online using our Online Services no later than the expiration date of your license.

Renew by Mail:

  1. Submit the Renewal Form for Real Estate Sales Agents and Brokers.
  2. Complete your CE at least 10 days before your expiration date, to ensure time for processing.
  3. Include payment of the renewal fee, with an additional paper processing fee.


Roster Required: Yes

Roster Process: Rosters are submitted electronically every Thursday. Rosters are submitted for any CE course or CE course of 15 hours or less. Licensees are required to submit their certificates directly to the Commission for any CE courses longer than 30 hours. **If you need or want the roster submitted earlier than the scheduled date, there is a $10 rush fee for that service.**

Roster Sent: Every 7 days 

Texas Real Estate Commission
P. O. Box 12188
Phone: 512-936-3000
E-Mail: information@trec.texas.gov
Web: Texas Real Estate Commission