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Texas Real Estate Salesperson Apprentice Education (SAE)

Texas Requirements
For Those Applying On or After January 1, 2006

A Salesperson is required to have completed a total of 18 semester (270 classroom) hours of education, at least 14 semester (210 classroom) hours of which must be in core real estate courses, by the end of their first year of licensure. On the chart below, one can see that 150 of those classroom hours in core real estate courses are to have been completed before the application for the Salesperson license is made (and may be filed along with the application). Please note that this means only 4 additional semester (60 classroom) hours in core real estate courses are required to be filed during the first year as a licensed Salesperson. These hours are known as SAE, or Salesperson Apprentice Education. These 60 additional classroom hours in core real estate for the SAE must be submitted and on the TREC system by the end of the first year of licensure. offers courses through and in conjunction with Lamar University. -TREC Provider #205.

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Accumulated Hours Required for Real Estate Salespersons
Applying On or After January 1, 2006


Core Classroom Hours

Max. Related or other Core Classroom hrs

Total Classroom Hours

With Application

150 hours, as follows:

  • 60 in Principles of Real Estate
  • 30 in Law of Agency
  • 30 in Law of Contracts
  • 30 any other core real estate

60 hours

210 total hours

Once licensed, the salesperson must then complete an additional 60 core real estate classroom hours during the first year of licensure, for the totals seen below:

At 1st Renewal
(end of 1st year)

210 hours

60 hours

270 total hours

Note: Should the hours be completed PRIOR to the first renewal, the licensee will have satisfied the SAE requirements, and will then be under Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE) requirements.

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