The Texas Real Estate Commission will implement the new pre-licensing education requirements effective September 30, 2012. Beginning October 1, 2012, all new applications for a real estate sales person license will be required to meet the new licensing requirements
The new requirements stop the decades old practice of receiving credit for real estate or business related college courses. From this point on, all applicants must take the same courses.
On a positive note, TREC reduced the number of hours required to apply for a real estate sales license from 210 to 180.
Of the 180 hours, one of the courses is a new course. This is Promulgated Contracts. Promulgated Contracts will provide instruction to new licensees about the contract forms, when to use them and how to complete them correctly.