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RULE §535.55Education and Sponsorship Requirements for a Sales Agent License
ISSUE 12/07/2018
ACTION Final/Adopted
Preamble Texas Admin Code Rule

(a)Education requirements for an initial sales agent license. An applicant for an initial sales agent license must provide the Commission with satisfactory evidence of completion of 180 hours of qualifying real estate courses as required under the Act as follows:

  (1)60 hours of Principles of Real Estate;

  (2)30 hours of Law of Agency;

  (3)30 hours of Law of Contracts;

  (4)30 hours of Promulgated Contracts Forms; and

  (5)30 hours of Real Estate Finance.

(b)Additional education requirements. A sales agent must complete an additional 90 classroom hours in qualifying courses by the expiration date of the sales agent's initial licensing period and report those hours in accordance with the requirements of §535.91 of this title.

(c)The Commission may waive the education required for a real estate sales agent license if the applicant:

  (1)was licensed either as a Texas real estate broker or as a Texas real estate sales agent within two years before the filing of the application; and

  (2)completed any qualifying real estate courses or real estate related courses that would have been required for a timely renewal of the prior license, or, if the renewal of the prior license was not subject to the completion of qualifying real estate courses or real estate related courses, completed at least the number of hours of continuing education courses required by §535.92(a) of this title within the two-year period before filing an application for an active license.

(d)The Commission will issue an applicant an inactive sales agent license upon satisfaction of subsection (a) of this section and subsection (c) of §535.57. An inactive sales agent may not practice as a licensed sales agent until sponsored by an active Texas licensed broker.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on November 19, 2018


Kerri Lewis

General Counsel

Texas Real Estate Commission

Effective date: December 9, 2018

Proposal publication date: August 31, 2018

For further information, please call: (512) 936-3092

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