(1)A person who intends to be licensed by the Commission
|file an application for the license]:
(A)file an application for the license through
the online process approved by the Commission[ ;] or
[ (B)]on the form prescribed by the Commission
for that purpose; and
(B)[ (C)] submit the required
fee under §535.101 of this chapter [ title]
(relating to Fees).
(2)The Commission will reject an application submitted
without a sufficient filing fee.
(3)The Commission may request additional information
be provided to the Commission relating to an application.
(b)General Requirements for Licensure.
(1)To be eligible for a real estate license, an applicant
(A)meet the following requirements at the time of
(i)be 18 years of age;
(ii)be a citizen of the United States or a lawfully
(B)comply with the fingerprinting, education, experience
and examination requirements of the Act; and
(C)meet the honesty, trustworthiness, and integrity
requirements under the Act.
(2)The fact that an individual has had disabilities
of minority removed does not affect the requirement that an applicant
be 18 years of age to be eligible for a license.
(c)Termination of application. An application is terminated
and is subject to no further evaluation or processing if:
(1)the applicant fails to satisfy a current, education,
experience, or examination requirement within one year from the date
the application is filed;
(2)the applicant fails to submit a required fee within
twenty (20) days after the Commission makes written request for payment;
(3)the applicant fails to provide information or documentation
requested by the Commission within one year from the date the application
is filed; or
(4)the applicant fails to provide fingerprints to
the Department of Public Safety within one year from the date the
application is filed.
(d)Completion of applicable education and experience.
(1)An applicant is not eligible to take an [
a qualifying] examination for a license until the Commission
has received evidence of completion of all education and experience
required by this subchapter.
(2)The Commission will not grant credit to an applicant
for completing a course with substantially the same content as a course
for which the applicant received credit within the previous two-year
(3)Except as provided by this subchapter and the Act,
the Commission will not accept a person's license in another state
to meet experience requirements.
(e)Examination. An applicant must take and pass a licensing
[ written] examination in accordance with §535.57
of this chapter (relating to Examinations) [ title].
The agency certifies that legal counsel has
reviewed the proposal and found it
to be within the state agency's
legal authority to adopt.
with the Office of the Secretary of State on February 15, 2023
Vanessa E. Burgess
Texas Real Estate Commission
Earliest possible date of adoption: April 2, 2023
For further information, please call: (512) 936-3284