To become a broker, a salesperson needs to meet education and experience requirements.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME A BROKER
Each salesperson desiring to become a broker will have different education requirements based on three things:
- The amount of college education you have (degree, associate’s degree, or some college hours)
- The number of hours you took to obtain your salesperson’s license
- The number of courses (hours) you have taken since you obtained your salesperson’s license
The Texas Real Estate Commission requires the equivalent of 900 classroom hours to obtain broker’s license.
IF you have a four-year college degree from an accredited college or university, TREC will allow 630 clock hours credit. This credit along with your pre-licensing, SAE and CE courses MAY already qualify you for almost all education requirements to become a broker.
IF you have less than a college degree or no college, you will need to take some additional education to Qualify.
TWO IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW:
- No matter how much education you have, you must take the 30-hour TREC approved Real Estate Brokerage course (this is a TREC requirement) within two years prior to filing the application.
- You may retake ANY course and receive credit toward your broker’s license if you have not taken the course for two years.
We recommend that if you decide to repeat some or all of the pre-licensing courses to obtain additional hours, we definitely recommend retaking Real Estate Principles 1 and Real Estate Principles 2. The broker state exam is still based on these two courses and it will be a good review for you to prepare for taking the state exam.
We offer both individual courses and package pricing (based on the number of courses you need). See below.
|Real Estate Brokerage||30||$125||Online / correspondence||BUY||View Details|
|Real Estate Principles 1||30||$125||Online / correspondence||BUY||View Details|
|Real Estate Principles 2||30||$125||Online / correspondence||BUY||View Details|
|Law of Agency||30||$125||Online / correspondence||BUY||View Details|
|Law of Contracts||30||$125||Online / correspondence||BUY||View Details|
|Promulgated Contract Forms||30||$125||Online / correspondence||BUY||View Details|
|Real Estate Finance||30||$125||Online / correspondence||BUY||View Details|
|Exam Prep Course||#||$125||Online / correspondence||BUY||View Details|
8 – COURSE PACKAGE: INCLUDES ALL COURSES ABOVE: $875 BUY
ADDITIONAL COURSE OFFERINGS:
|Business Principles and Strategies||30||$125||Online / correspondence||BUY|
|Marketing: The Number ONE Skill to Have||30||$125||Online / correspondence||BUY||View Details|
|Buyer’s Agent||30||$125||Online / correspondence||BUY||View Details|
|Appraisal Principles and Standards||30||$125||Online / correspondence||BUY||View Details|
|Property Management||30||$125||Online / correspondence||BUY|
5-COURSE PACKAGE: INCLUDES 5 COURSES LISTED ABOVE: $550 BUY
ADDITIONAL COURSE OFFERINGS:
4-COURSE PACKAGE ABOVE (18 HOURS): $99 BUY
We will also customize a package for you based on your educational needs. We’re here to serve you. If you need additional information please call us at 1-800-624-5440 or mail us at info@buildmyREbusiness.com and our educational counselors will be happy to help you.
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME A BROKER
Candidates for a broker license must also meet the following experience requirements:
Have at least four years’ active experience as a licensed real estate sales agent or broker during the 60-month period preceding the filing of the application.
Your experience must total 3600 points and be reported on the TREC Qualifying Experience Report for a Broker’s License. You must also include a transaction identification list for each transaction claimed on the experience report.