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RULE §535.92Continuing Education Requirements
ISSUE 02/28/2020
ACTION Proposed
Preamble Texas Admin Code Rule

(a)Required continuing education. 18 hours of continuing education are required for each renewal of a real estate sales agent or broker license and must include:

  (1)a four hour Legal Update I: Laws, Rules and Forms course;

  (2)a four hour Legal Update II: Agency, Ethics and Hot Topics course; [and]

   (3)three hours on the subject of real estate contracts from one or more Commission approved courses; and

  (4)[(3)] a six hour broker responsibility course, if the license holder:

    (A)sponsors one or more sales agent at any time during the current license period;

    (B)is a designated broker of a business entity that sponsors one or more sales agent at any time during the designated broker's current license period; or

    (C)is a delegated supervisor under §535.2(e) of this title [of one or more license holders for a period of six months or more during the supervisor's current license period].

(b) - (e) (No change.)

(f)Continuing education credit for courses required for a professional designation. A course taken by a license holder to obtain any of the following professional designations, or any other real estate related professional designation course deemed worthy by the Commission, may be approved on an individual basis for continuing education elective credit if the license holder files for credit for the course using Individual Elective Credit Request for Professional Designation Course and provides the Commission with a copy of the course completion certificate.

  (1)ABR--Accredited Buyer Representative

  (2)ACoM--Accredited Commercial Manager [CRE--Counselor in Real Estate]

  (3)ARM--Accredited Residential Manager [CPM--Certified Property Manager]

  (4)CCIM--Certified Commercial-Investment Member

   (5)CPM--Certified Property Manager

  (6)[(5)] CRB--Certified Residential Broker

   (7)CRE--Counselor in Real Estate

  (8)[(6)] CRS--Certified Residential Specialist

  (9)[(7)] GRI--Graduate, Realtor Institute

   (10)MPM--Master Property Manager

   [(8)IREM--Institute of Real Estate Management]

  (11)[(9)] SIOR--Society of Industrial and Office Realtors

   (12)SRS--Seller Representative Specialist

(g) - (i)(No change.)

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the proposal and found it to be within the state agency's legal authority to adopt.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on February 13, 2020


Chelsea Buchholtz

Executive Director

Texas Real Estate Commission

Earliest possible date of adoption: March 29, 2020

For further information, please call: (512) 936-3284

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