Educational Courses with CE
TREC Increases Continuing Education Hours to 18 Effective January 1, 2016
At the November meeting of The Texas Real Estate Commission the commissioners approved an increase in the required continuing education hours for license renewal from 15 to 18. The current 6-hour Legal Update & Ethics course becomes an 8-hour “Legal” course. Additionally, the 9-hour elective hour requirement increases to 10 hours.
The requirement for certain license holders to also take the 6-hour Broker Responsibility remains. These 6 hours are included within the 18-hour requirement. If you are required to take Broker Responsibility, you will need 4 elective hours in addition to the 6 Broker Responsibility and 8 Legal hours.
NTCAR is currently working on its 2016 Continuing Education offerings to help license holders meet these requirements.
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2016 NTCAR Course Offerings Meet 18-hour Requirement
Beginning in 2016, NTCAR’s Continuing Education courses will be bundled to provide TREC’s required 18 hours over two consecutive class days.
As is prior years, day one course offerings will provide a 9-hour elective course . However, for 2016, day one will also include a 1-hour elective course over the lunch break. Lunch will be provided as part of the course fee.
Two 4-hour updated courses (Legal I & II) have replaced the old 6-hour Legal Update & Ethics course.
Upon meeting the attendance requirements for all three classes, a license holder will be awarded 18 hours credit.
IMPORTANT TREC INFORMATION:
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2015
To renew your license timely you must have your Continuing Education (CE) completed and posted to your record at the time the renewal fee is paid. The renewal fee must be paid within 90 days of the license expiration date. Effective January 1, 2015, if Commission records do not show that you have completed your CE at the time you submit your renewal application, you must pay a $200 CE deferral fee, or renew in INACTIVE status. Paying the deferral fee will allow you to continue to be active in real estate activities and give you an additional 60 days from your expiration date to complete your CE.