Salesperson Apprentice Education

What is SAE?

Those applying to obtain their real estate license must complete 180 hours of qualifying courses. Once you receive your license, you must complete an additional 90 hours of Salesperson Apprentice Education (SAE), 4 hours in TREC Legal Update I and 4 hours in TREC Legal Update II within your first two years of licensure. If you have been made a supervisor by your broker for six months or more you must also complete the 6-hour Broker Responsibility course to renew. SAE courses are offered in 30-hour increments. After you submit certificates of completion for all of your SAE requirements and pay your license renewal fee, you then enter CE status for license renewal.

Continuing Education Requirements (for Individual Brokers and for Salespersons who have satisfied SAE requirements)

Continuing education (CE) is required for all real estate license holders to maintain licensure after they complete SAE requirements. As of January 1, 2016 you need 18 hours of CE credit every two years to renew your license. Eight (8) of these 18 hours must be the required TREC Legal Update I and TREC Legal Update II courses, which offer 4 CE hours each. The remaining 10 hours are considered elective credit. You can take any elective CE courses, but nothing twice in the same two-year license renewal period. Licensing is under the purview of the Texas Real Estate Commission. For the most up to date information on licensing requirements, please visit TREC.Texas.Gov.

The National Association of REALTORS® requires that Code of Ethics training be completed every three years. Check your status and view options to complete Code of Ethics Training through NAR's website.