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Qualifying/SAE Courses (Formerly "Core Classes")

To practice real estate in the United States you must be licensed by the state in which you plan to sell real estate. The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) oversees and mandates the requirements for real estate professionals in the state of Texas. Additionally, real estate agents must work alongside a licensed broker, usually providing services on a contract basis in return for a portion of the commission earned from the sale.

Getting your real estate license has a few general requirements. You must be 18 years or older, a Texas resident, a citizen of the U.S. (or non-citizen national or qualified alien under Federal law), have a valid Social Security number, and have good character.

A salesperson license allows you to engage in the practice of real estate only under the supervision of a broker. Professionals are required to satisfy current education requirements totaling 180 hours all of which must be “core” real estate.

  • Six (6) courses are specifically mandated – (60 hours of Principles of Real Estate; 30 hours of Law of Agency, 30 hours of Law of Contracts and 30 hours of Real Estate Finance and 30 hours of Promulgated Contracts).

  • Pass the real estate license examination (exception: some license reinstatement applicants) and satisfy the Texas Real Estate Commission character requirement to be entitled to licensure.

  • For the latest TREC requirements visit:

For the complete list of required and elective courses click here. All required courses are available at The Real Estate School at SABOR. 


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