COLLEGE STATION (Real Estate Center) – Heads up, Texas real estate agents and brokers: Before renewing your license, make sure the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) has logged your required continuing education (CE) credits. Otherwise, you will automatically be charged a $200 deferral fee.
Under TREC's new rule (read more about it here), which took effect Jan. 1, you will be hit with the fee if TREC hasn't received your CE credits even if you renew weeks or months before your license expires. Previously, the fee was charged after a license holder renewed if CE was not completed by the license expiration date.
License holders should complete their education well in advance of their renewal dates to allow time for education providers to submit CE course completion records to TREC.
To check your education record, go to TREC’s website and type your license number in the search box at the top of the page.
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