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RULE §535.92Continuing Education Requirements
ISSUE 08/27/2021
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;

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

  (4)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.

(b)Awarding continuing education credit. The Commission will award credit to a license holder for an approved continuing education course upon receipt of a course completion roster from a CE provider as required under §535.75 of this title.

(c)Continuing education credit for qualifying courses. Real estate license holders may receive continuing education elective credit for qualifying real estate courses or qualifying real estate inspection courses that have been approved by the Commission or that are accepted by the Commission for satisfying educational requirements for obtaining or renewing a license. Qualifying real estate courses must be at least 30 classroom hours in length to be accepted for continuing education elective credit.

(d)Continuing education credit for course taken outside of Texas. A course taken by a Texas license holder to satisfy continuing education requirements of a country, territory, or state other than Texas may be approved on an individual basis for continuing education elective credit in Texas upon the Commission's determination that:

  (1)the Texas license holder held an active real estate license in [the] a country, territory, or state other than Texas at the time the course was taken;

  (2)the course was approved for continuing education credit for a real estate license by [the] a country, territory, or state other than Texas and, if a correspondence course, was offered by an accredited college or university;

  (3)the Texas license holder's successful completion of the course has been evidenced by a course completion certificate, a letter from the provider or such other proof as is satisfactory to the Commission;

  (4)the subject matter of the course was predominately devoted to a subject acceptable for continuing education credit in Texas; and

  (5)the Texas license holder has filed a Credit Request for an Out-of-State [Out of State] Course Credit Request, with the Commission.

(e)Continuing education credit for courses offered by the State Bar. To request continuing education elective credit for real estate related courses approved by the State Bar of Texas for minimum continuing legal education participatory credit, a license holder is required to file an Individual Credit Request for State Bar Course.

[(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]

  [(3)ARM--Accredited Residential Manager]

  [(4)CCIM--Certified Commercial-Investment Member]

  [(5)CPM--Certified Property Manager]

  [(6)CRB--Certified Residential Broker]

  [(7)CRE--Counselor in Real Estate]

  [(8)CRS--Certified Residential Specialist]

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

  [(10)MPM--Master Property Manager]

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

  [(12)SRS--Seller Representative Specialist]

(f)[(g)] Continuing education credit for attendance at Commission meeting. A real estate license holder may receive up to four hours of continuing education elective credit per license period for attendance in person at a February Commission meeting.

(g)[(h)] Continuing education credit for instructors. Instructors may receive continuing education credit for real estate qualifying courses subject to the following guidelines:

  (1)An instructor may receive credit for those segments of the course that the instructor teaches by filing a completed Instructor Credit Request.

  (2)An instructor may receive full course credit by attending any segment that the instructor does not teach in addition to those segments the instructor does teach.

(h)[(i)] Limitations. The Commission will not award credit to a license holder who attends the same course more than once during:

  (1)the term of the current license period; or

  (2)the two-year period preceding the filing of an renewal application for a license after the license expiration date as provided for under §535.93 of this title [section ] or return to active status as provided for under Subchapter L of this Chapter.

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 August 12, 2021


Vanessa Burgess

General Counsel

Texas Real Estate Commission

Earliest possible date of adoption: September 26, 2021

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

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