Texas Register

RULE §535.92Continuing Education Requirements
ISSUE 08/25/2023
ACTION Final/Adopted
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 chapter (relating to Broker Responsibility).

(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 chapter (relating to Responsibilities and Operations of Continuing Education Providers).

(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 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 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 other proof 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 Course, 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 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 single quarterly Commission meeting. Credit will only be awarded to license holders who attend the meeting in its entirety; no partial credit for attendance will be awarded. Credit will not be awarded to license holders appearing as a party to a contested case before the Commission.

(g)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 an 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)Limitations. The Commission will not award credit to a license holder who attends or instructs 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 a renewal application for a license after the license expiration date as provided for under §535.91 of this subchapter (relating to Renewal of a Real Estate License) or return to active status as provided for under Subchapter L of this chapter (relating to Inactive License Status).

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 August 9, 2023


Vanessa E. Burgess

General Counsel

Texas Real Estate Commission

Effective date: August 29, 2023

Proposal publication date: June 9, 2023

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

Next Page Previous Page

Link to Texas Secretary of State Home Page | link to Texas Register home page | link to Texas Administrative Code home page | link to Open Meetings home page