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RULE §535.55Education and Sponsorship Requirements for a Sales Agent License
ISSUE 03/03/2023
ACTION Proposed
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 successfully complete an additional 90 classroom hours in qualifying courses, including the 30 hour qualifying real estate brokerage course, 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 chapter (relating to Renewal of a Real Estate License) [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.]

(c)[(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 of this subchapter (relating to Examinations). 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 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 15, 2023


Vanessa E. Burgess

General Counsel

Texas Real Estate Commission

Earliest possible date of adoption: April 2, 2023

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

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