Texas Real Estate
Continuing Education (CE) Courses

Stay Current and Maintain Active Status with the Required Texas Real Estate Sales Agent Continuing Education (CE) Courses

Our Texas Real Estate Continuing Education (Formerly known as MCE) courses will ensure you stay current within the industry. To remain an active Sales Agent, all licensees must complete 18-hours of Continuing Education (CE) every two years including the required 4-hours of Legal Update I and 4-hours of Legal Update II. If your broker has made you a supervisor, you must also complete the 6-hour Broker Responsibility course to renew. Ready to renew? Choose a package below to get started!

Our Most Popular 18-Hour Texas Real Estate CE Program Options
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To purchase a package, choose your preferred delivery method from the appropriate dropdown below. To mix-and-match multiple delivery methods, you can choose the Champions Advantage option.

Please Note - If this is your first license renewal, you will need 98-hours of SAE credit to renew your license. Learn More

Full 18-Hour Package Options
TREC Required Hours Only

18-Hour Trends & Disruptors CE Program

$99 - $119
SAVE UP TO $81

Courses Included in this Package:

  • 5-Hour Eye on Real Estate: Trends and Disruptors
  • 2-Hour Technology Update
  • 4-Hour TREC Legal Update 1
  • 4-Hour TREC Legal Update 2
  • 3-Hour Essential Topics: Contract Review

Additional Details:

  • FREE Books / PDFs Included
  • 18 TREC Credit Hours
For Licensed Agents in need of the TREC mandated 18-hours of Continuing Education.

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18-Hour Texas Specialty CE Program

$99 - $119
SAVE UP TO $81

Courses Included in this Package:

  • 7-Hour Commercial Real Estate OR
  • 7-Hour Farm and Ranch OR
  • 7-Hour Property Management
  • 4-Hour TREC Legal Update 1
  • 4-Hour TREC Legal Update 2
  • 3-Hour Essential Topics: Contract Review

Additional Details:

  • FREE Books / PDFs Included
  • Choose a 7-hour Elective Topic
  • 18 TREC Credit Hours
For Licensed Agents in need of the TREC mandated 18-hours of Continuing Education.

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18-Hour Texas Broker Responsibility CE Program

$99 - $119
SAVE UP TO $81

Courses Included in this Package:

  • 6-Hour Broker Responsibility
  • 1-Hour Technology in Real Estate
  • 4-Hour TREC Legal Update 1
  • 4-Hour TREC Legal Update 2
  • 3-Hour Essential Topics: Contract Review

Additional Details:

  • FREE Books / PDFs Included
  • 18 TREC Credit Hours
For Licensed Brokers or Sales Agents who currently supervise other agents

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Important Information

Important Information Related to 18-Hour Texas Broker Responsibility CE Program:

Upcoming Expiration Notice: The current Broker Responsibility course (2021-2022) is scheduled to expire after December 31, 2022. Students who purchase but do not complete this course by that time will be automatically dropped and progress will be lost. The new version of this course will be automatically added to your account as soon as it becomes available at no additional cost. If you wish to discuss your options with a Counselor, please contact one of our campuses at your convenience.

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11-Hour TREC Mandatory CE Program

$80$110
SAVE $30

Courses Included in this Package:

  • 4-Hour TREC Legal Update 1
  • 4-Hour TREC Legal Update 2
  • 3-Hour Essential Topics: Contract Review

Additional Details:

  • FREE Books / PDFs Included
  • 11 TREC Credit Hours
For those who have already completed their CE electives and only need the 11‑hours of TREC required credit!

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Set Your Real Estate CE Course Schedule.
Classroom, Online, or in the Virtual Classroom!

Classroom

In this method, students must attend all hours in person. This method provides real estate classes that allow students to interact with instructors and peers. This method is beneficial for students who want to study alongside classmates. Students who thrive in conventional school environments will enjoy this method. Course exams are administered on the last day.

Virtual Classroom

Our ChampionsLive!™ virtual classrooms allow students to attend live classes remotely. In this format, classes will be live streamed via Zoom and students will be required to attend on set dates. This delivery method gives you the chance to ask questions and interact with instructors in real time. Each course has instructional assistants that answer questions during the lecture.

Online Interactive

The immersive Online Interactive™ courses include engaging animations, videos, and activities. The courses can be accessed 24/7 from any mobile or desktop device with a stable internet connection. Chapter quizzes and proctored exams are administered via your student account. These courses do not use textbooks and are best for self-paced learners.

Please Note - This delivery method is only available for all QE, select SAE and various CE courses.

Online Correspondence

Through this method, you will study the material at your own pace. Materials are available in PDF or hard-copy textbook format. You will complete the quizzes and exams online. The final exam is closed-book and administered via ChampionsLive! or at a campus location.

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Please Note - This method is only available for real estate QE/SAE and some home inspection courses.

Individual Courses

Required Continuing Education (CE) Courses
(Online Textbook Available)

The Legal Update I and Legal Update II Continuing Education (CE) courses listed below are required by the Texas Real Estate Commission for anyone looking to renew their real estate license. The Broker Responsibility Continuing Education course is required for anyone who has sponsored one or more Sales Agents, served as the designated Broker for a business entity that sponsors Sales Agents, or has been made a supervisor of other license holders. All of these Continuing Education (CE) courses include downloadable materials when taking them via our Online-Correspondence or Live Broadcast delivery methods. These courses are also available at a discounted rate when purchased together in one of the CE programs listed above.

Legal Update I (2022-2023)

Legal Update I covers various topics related to changes in regulations, forms, and standards of practice in the real estate industry including: TREC statute and rule updates, an overview of changes to and best practices for promulgated contract and addenda forms, and updated information on fair housing and property management laws and regulations.

  • Provider #0005
  • Approval #42039
  • 4 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook(s) included

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Legal Update II (2022-2023)

Legal Update II covers a host of topics that TREC has deemed critical for all licensees to be familiar with, including fiduciary and ethical duties of the agent, guidance on dealing with water and mineral rights, and important updates to tax laws and rules.

  • Provider #0005
  • Approval #42040
  • 4 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook(s) included

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Broker Responsibility Course (2021-2022)

Learn more about operating your own Real Estate Brokerage in Texas.

This Continuing Education course addresses the regulatory aspects of the management, operation and supervision of a Real Estate brokerage firm in Texas. The course provides an understanding and working knowledge of the law of agency, planning and organization of business entities, requirements for written policies and procedures, records retention and control, advertising, recruitment and training of agents, and the anatomy of a complaint filed with Texas Real Estate Commission TREC).

  • Provider #0005
  • Approval #39962
  • 6 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook(s) included

This course is scheduled to expire or be replaced by a new version after December 31, 2022. For more details, click the Important Information button for this course.

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Important Information Related to Broker Responsibility Course (2021-2022) Course:

Upcoming Expiration Notice: This course is scheduled to expire or be replaced by a new version after December 31, 2022. Students who have not completed the course at that time will be automatically dropped. These students will have the option to move to the new version or switch to an equivalent course at no additional cost (additional fees related to materials may apply). If you wish to discuss your options with a Counselor, please contact one of our campuses at your convenience.

Please Note: Per TREC rules, students must pass the homework in order to progress in this course and access the scenario based questions and Exam. In addition, students have 2 attempts to pass the course exam with a 70% or better. If the exam is failed twice, the course must be retaken in its entirety.

Who Must Take This Course? Section 535.2 of the TREC Rules requires a broker who sponsors Sales Agents, a designated broker of a business entity, and a licensee who is a delegated supervisor of one or more licensees (for 6 months or more during the supervisor’s current license period), to complete this 6-hour broker responsibility course to renew a license. Any licensee may take this course, which counts for six hours of CE elective credit. Additionally, a sponsoring broker may, by policy, require certain licensees and employees to take this course.

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Essential Topics: 3-Hour Contract Review

A review for experienced agents of the details of commonly used contracts in real estate.
Required for all licensees expiring AFTER February 1, 2021.

The Essential Topics: 3-Hour Contracts Review course is designed to walk experienced agents through the details of commonly used contracts in real estate, including discussions of provisions and clauses and their use, a breakdown of available promulgated addenda and other forms, and a review of common contract mistakes and how they can affect the validity and viability of a contract. This course also includes case studies designed to illustrate the importance of proper contract usage in the real estate industry. A valuable course for any active agent, this 3 -hour course satisfies the TREC-mandated requirement for continuing education covering contract information.

  • Provider #0005
  • Approval #40030 (Classroom / Live)
  • Approval #40031 (Correspondence)
  • Approval #44363 (Online)
  • 3 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook(s) included

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Important: This course is required for licensees whose license expires after 2/1/2021

Please Note: The textbook for this course is available as a downloadable PDF and is not available in physical format. No shipping options are applicable.

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Elective Continuing Education (CE) Courses
(Online Textbook Available)

All of these continuing education courses listed below are TREC approved courses that can be applied towards your required 18-Hours of renewal education. These continuing education courses include downloadable materials when taking them via our Online-Correspondence or Live Broadcast delivery methods. These courses are also available at a discounted rate when purchased together in one of the CE programs listed above.

Real Estate Trends and Disruptors

Learn about important trends and disruptors that impact the Real Estate industry.

This course covers current trends in the Real Estate industry such as green building, financing, new technology, and evolving standards in home design and decor. It will also elaborate on industry disruptors that have and will continue to effect the industry such as alternative business models, ibuyers, websites, and social media.

  • Provider #0005
  • Approval #42626 (Correspondence)
  • 8 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook(s) included

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Selected Topics in Property Management

Perfect for the agent who wants to specialize in Property Management.

This course is designed to introduce brokers and sales agents to selected topics in property management. Covering topics from creating management plans and budgeting and financial reporting to leasing and the future of property management, this course offers students a new perspective on professional property management.

  • Provider #0005
  • Approval #40460 (Classroom / Live)
  • Approval #40461 (Correspondence)
  • 7 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook(s) included

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Selected Topics in Commercial Real Estate

An introduction to key Commercial Real Estate concepts.

This course is designed to introduce brokers and sales agents to selected topics in commercial real estate. Covering listing and marketing properties to leasing and investing in real estate, this course offers students a window into important topics in commercial real estate.

  • Provider #0005
  • Approval #40464 (Classroom / Live)
  • Approval #40465 (Correspondence)
  • 7 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook(s) included

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Selected Topics in Farm and Ranch Real Estate

Perfect for the agent who wants to specialize in Farm and Ranch Real Estate.

This course is designed to give real estate agents interested in selling farm and ranch real estate a window into the world of a farm and ranch agent. The course provides a breakdown of the TREC-promulgated Farm and Ranch Contract and related addenda, as well as a breakdown of the Texas REALTORS® Farm and Ranch Real Estate Exclusive Listing Agreement Exclusive Right to Sell (TXR-1201).

Topics Covered Include: Farm and Ranch finance, ownership rights, wind and water rights, hazardous substances and conditions, environmental site assessments, environmental protection legislation, and more!

  • Provider #0005
  • Approval #40462 (Classroom / Live)
  • Approval #40463 (Correspondence)
  • 7 Credit Hours (TREC)
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Eye on Real Estate: Trends and Disruptors

Learn to identify common trends and disruptors that may impact your real estate business.

This course is designed to instruct students on current trends in the real estate industry and construction, including: green building and buying, new technology and applications, current standards in home design and decor, 3D modeling softwares and 3D house printing, and the various types of trending modular homes. Students will also be instructed on disruptors that have and will affect the real estate industry in the future (such as alternative business models, iBuyers, disruptive technologies and websites, social media, Smart Homes, and the COVID-19 pandemic).

Topics Covered Include: Trends in green building, technologies and their effect on real estate, home design and construction trends, 3d house printing, social media disruptors, COVID-19 pandemic's disruption, and more!

  • Provider #0005
  • Approval #40466 (Classroom / Live)
  • Approval #40467 (Correspondence)
  • Approval #44364 (Online)
  • 5 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook(s) included

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Texas Common Legal Issues in Real Estate

Learn about and discuss the everyday legal issues affecting brokers.

This course will discuss the everyday legal issues affecting brokers such as contracts for sale, homestead laws, and deceptive trade practices. You will look at case studies and review the actions that occurred due to violation(s) pertaining to negligence, fiduciary duty, failure to disclose, and fraud. Real estate agents must ensure they comply with various rules and regulations during their day-to-day operations of their Real Estate license to protect both themselves and the consumer.

  • Provider #0005
  • Approval #40296 (Classroom / Live)
  • Approval #40659 (Correspondence)
  • 4 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook(s) included

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Success Strategies

Learn about the various strategies to acheiving Real Estate success.

This course is designed to expose real estate professionals to strategies for achieving success. The course will teach you how to manage a successful business plan, explain tax deferrals, network to gain more business, and expand on your brand. In addition, you will learn how to perform a SWOT analysis, plan your business goals, and the difference between social media networking and traditional networking.

  • Provider #0005
  • Approval #42493 (Correspondence)
  • 4 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook(s) included

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The Truth-in-Lending Disclosures

Get an overview of the Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure forms.

This course will give the student an overview of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau changes that went into effect on October 1, 2015. The student will examine the Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure forms step-by-step. Being familiar with the forms changes is vital to agent discussions with clients.

  • Provider #0005
  • Approval #42561 (Correspondence)
  • 2 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook(s) included

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Please Note: The textbook for this course is available as a downloadable PDF and is not available in physical format. No shipping options are applicable.

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Real Estate Disruptors

Learn how disruptors effect the Real Estate industry and how to handle them.

This course is designed to instruct students on disruptors that have and will affect the real estate industry in the future, including alternative business models, ibuyers, disruptive technologies and websites, social media, and other items that could affect the real estate industry in the future.

Topics Covered Include: Alternative business models, disrupting technologies, technology terminology for the future, social media disruptors and how to handle them, and more!

  • Provider #0005
  • Approval #42641 (Correspondence)
  • 2 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook(s) included

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Real Estate Trends

Learn current Real Estate industry trends and their effects.

This course is designed to instruct students on current trends in the real estate industry, including green building and buying, trends in financing, new technology and applications, and current standards in home design and decor.

Topics Covered Include: Trends in green building, trends in financing, technologies and their effects on Real Estate, home design and construction trends, and more!

  • Provider #0005
  • Approval #42633 (Correspondence)
  • 2 Credit Hours (TREC)
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Real Estate Investing

An overview of the benefits, risks, and types of real estate investing.

This course is designed to instruct students on real estate investing, the benefits and risks of such investments, an overview of calculating income and expenses, different types of real estate investment vehicles.

Topics Covered Include: Benefits and risks of investing in Real Estate, calculating income and expenses, investment taxation concerns, Real Estate investment vehicles, and more!

  • Provider #0005
  • Approval #42629 (Correspondence)
  • 2 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook(s) included

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How to Prepare Your Personal Business Plan

Learn to establish an effective marketing plan for your business.

Setting up an effective marketing plan is essential for agents and brokers to achieve success and meet the needs of their clients and community. This course will discuss ethical practices, policies & procedures, and help you focus on your services, expertise, and specialties to better serve sellers and buyers. You will look at first-time, luxury, condo, second-home, gated, and planned community home buyers.

  • Provider #0005
  • Approval #41124 (Correspondence)
  • 2 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook(s) included

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Flood Red Flags

Learn how floods impact properties, insurance, regulations, and more.

This course is designed to instruct students on the particulars of flooding, flood areas/plains, flood concerns in regard to properties, insurance, and new regulations and other topics pertinent to real estate and flooding.

Topics Covered Include: Flood concerns in Real Estate, market impact of flood events, required disclosures for flooded properties or properties in flood areas/zones, rehabilitating flooded properties, and more!

  • Provider #0005
  • Approval #42628 (Correspondence)
  • 2 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook(s) included

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Technology Update

Elevate your business through the use of current and up-and-coming technology.

This updated course provides the agent with important information regarding the latest in Real Estate software and hardware. Included also is an update on the latest in digital photography equipment that is essential for the creation of compelling photos for online listings, brochures and virtual tours. The course also includes a preview of some of the up and coming technology that will impact the future of the Real Estate industry.

You will learn how to be noticed on social media; how to stand out in a world of advertisements and gain clients through the use of social media. Learn how to add effective social media to your current advertising using the most common social media tools like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

  • Provider #0005
  • Approval #42238 (Classroom / Live)
  • Approval #42448 (Correspondence)
  • Approval #44368 (Online)
  • 2 Credit Hours (TREC)
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Property Tax Remedies

A guide to concepts behind property taxes and property tax laws.

This course is designed to instruct students on property taxes, the concepts behind them, and the methodologies for protests and appeals under property tax law.

Topics Covered Include: Useful apps and websites for taxpayers/representatives, taxation and it's background, property tax assessment and appraisal, protesting property assessments, appealing protest decisions, and more!

  • Provider #0005
  • Approval #42624 (Correspondence)
  • 2 Credit Hours (TREC)
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Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

Learn about the effects of Aritifical Intelligence on the Real Estate industry.

This course discusses emerging technologies and how they affect the real estate industry and the livelihood of real estate brokers and agents.

Topics Covered Include: Applications of AI, voice activated assistants, bots, spambots, chatbots, virtual reality, augmented reality, and more!

  • Provider #0005
  • Approval #40613 (Correspondence)
  • 2 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook(s) included

This course is scheduled to expire or be replaced by a new version after January 31, 2023. For more details, click the Important Information button for this course.

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Important Information Related to Introduction to Artificial Intelligence Course:

Upcoming Expiration Notice: This course is scheduled to expire or be replaced by a new version after January 31, 2023. Students who have not completed the course at that time will be automatically dropped. These students will have the option to move to the new version or switch to an equivalent course at no additional cost (additional fees related to materials may apply). If you wish to discuss your options with a Counselor, please contact one of our campuses at your convenience.

Please Note: The textbook for this course is available as a downloadable PDF and is not available in physical format. No shipping options are applicable.

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Selling to Different Generations

Learn more about marketing to clients from different generations.

This course covers information on Gen X, Gen Y, Boomers, Silents and how they buy property differently based on their age. How a real estate agent should market to these different generations is also covered, in addition to information on housing needs of specific age demographics, marketing to the immigrant population, and general selling tips for buyers of all ages.

  • Provider #0005
  • Approval #42867 (Correspondence)
  • 2 Credit Hours (TREC)
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Technology in Real Estate

Learn how your real estate business can benefit from various technological trends.

This course is designed to expose real estate professionals to trends in technology that can benefit their real estate practice. Students will learn to recognize helpful websites and applications that are available to real estate professionals, use social media to connect with others, create a professional real estate website, and more.

Topics Covered Include: Applications and websites useful for agents, culture of social media, how to use social media to attract business, technological breakthroughs like artificial intelligence, data management and theft prevention, and more!

  • Provider #0005
  • Approval #40458 (Classroom / Live)
  • Approval #40459 (Correspondence)
  • Approval #44400 (Online)
  • 1 Credit Hours (TREC)
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Positively Outstanding Client Service

Learn to elevate your business by providing excellent customer service.

Real Estate is a service business as well as a sales career. The normal level of service provided to a client is not going to get you to the top of your game. In this short 1-hour real estate CE course you will be given suggestions on how to "rise above the norm" in customer service experiences.

  • Provider #0005
  • Approval #39522 (Correspondence)
  • 1 Credit Hours (TREC)
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