This program includes the remedial education required for an applicant who has failed their state licensing exam three times, as well as practice exams that are aligned with the PearsonVue licensing exam.
All students (regardless of whether 30 or 60 hours are required) are recommended to complete all 60 hours of course content, and to spend time on the practice exams.
Please Note: A criminal conviction may affect a student’s ability to become licensed.
Hours required by the state: 30 or 60 (details below)
Per TREC: Candidates have three attempts to pass both portions of the licensing examination prior to the application expiration date. If the examination is failed three times, the candidate is unable to retest on the application or submit a new application until additional qualifying real estate education is completed as follows: Thirty (30) hours for an applicant who fails either the national or state part of the examination; and 60 hours for an applicant who fails both parts of the examination. The below courses satisfy this requirement:
In addition to the required courses, it is strongly suggested that you take advantage of the Texas Pre-Licensing – Practice Exams, which are included with the packages or available as a stand alone item.
After completion of the additional education, the course completion document(s) and a copy of the third failed score report must be submitted to TREC at firstname.lastname@example.org. Allow 5-7 business days for the education to be processed and authorization submitted to Pearson VUE to allow rescheduling. If the application expires during this time, candidates may reapply for licensure and meet current requirements.
Application Status Tracker: The Texas Real Estate Commission has launched a new application status tracker. This new tool is an easy way for anyone to track the status of initial applications, reducing delays and confusion about what comes next. You can track your status here.
Qualifying Provider Approval Number: 701046
Final Exams: Final exams must be passed with a minimum of 70%. Within 90 days of the original examination, a student may retest after a failed exam a maximum of one time. Otherwise, students failing the end-of-course examination must repeat the course prior to being eligible to take the end-of-course examination again.
Proctoring Final Exams: The state requires that your final course exam be proctored. You’ll need to schedule an appointment with an online proctor in advance. You can find full details of the proctoring process here. Upon passing the final course exam you will be asked to sign an affidavit verifying your identity as the student who completed the course and the final course exam.
Reporting: The state does not require schools to report qualifying course completions. Students will submit their certificate of completion with their license application.
Expiration Date of Course: The CE Shop’s Pre-Licensing courses expire six months after the date of purchase. Each student will be granted a one-month extension at no charge, to be applied immediately after the initial six-month term. For any reactivation or extension of the course after the seventh month, The CE Shop will charge the student 20% of the current retail price of the course for each 30-day extension or partial 30-day extension in the event that the course finally terminates before the end of the final 30-day extension. Students may also elect to re-enroll for 50% of the current retail price of the course, if the course has hit the year expiration or the student is at the 7 month mark and wants to repurchase and restart the course and enrollment. Extensions or reactivations cannot be granted beyond 12 months from the purchase of the course since, in all events, the course terminates 12 months after purchase.
Certificates: Once The CE Shop has received the signed affidavit, your certificate of course completion will become available to download (and via email). The CE Shop will provide students with an electronic Certificate of Completion, upon completion of the course. Certificates will remain in your account for a minimum of five years, should you need additional copies. Please refer to your license application to determine if you need to submit your Certificate of Completion with your license request. Course completion dates are recorded using Central Standard Time. Please note that the date of your Certificate of Completion will reflect this.
Street Address: Stephen F. Austin Building, 1700 N. Congress Ave., Suite 400, Austin, TX 78701
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 12188 Austin, TX 78711-2188
Telephone: 512.936.3000 or800.250.8732