Learn Texas Real Estate Online
Online Texas Real Estate Agent License, SAE and Broker courses

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I get a Texas Real Estate license?

To get your Texas Real Estate license, the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) requires you to be a US citizen and be at least 18 years old. You must also meet TREC's qualifications for honesty, trustworthiness and integrity.

Then follow these simple steps below...

  1. Take and pass the 6 required Pre-license courses
  2. Send your course completion certificates, application, and fees to TREC
  3. Once you are approved by TREC, take the state license exam in person, with Pearson Vue
  4. Pass a background check and get fingerprinted
  5. Get sponsored by a Broker

Why Choose Us?

Reasons to choose us
"I just wanted to let you know that I just passed my Texas Real Estate Salesperson Licensing Exam this past weekend. I would recommend Learn Texas Real Estate Online to anyone who is looking to get into the real estate profession, or those who are already Realtors, for their education requirements, as I also plan to use them for all of my SAE requirements during the next 2 years." ~Forrest Anderson

Learn Texas Real Estate Online is dedicated to ensuring you pass the state license on your first attempt, so you can get started on your new career as soon as possible. We consistently hold a high pass rate on the Texas Real Estate Commission´s website and even offer a money-back guarantee. At Learn Texas Real Estate Online you will get the training you need to pass the state exam on your first attempt.

High Pass Rate

Learn Texas Real Estate Online specializes in pre-license training for new agents. For over 12 years, the Texas Real Estate Commission (which regulates all real estate schools in Texas) has been measuring the Texas real estate license exam pass rates by each school. During that time, we’ve held a leading position for schools with under 1000 students who have taken the Sales Agent exam. We've produced the highest percentage of students passing the licensing exam for that category. We´ve offered a 100% money-back guarantee for several years.

High Pass Rate
I want to give a HUGE shout out to the LTREO team! I was thorough with my research to help me obtain a RE license. Even though LTREO didn’t have as many students as the other guys, their passing rate was through the roof. Going through the courses was discouraging at times, but Diana was there for every question and phone call. The curriculum was amazing and very detailed. Come test day I was more overprepared than I thought. The curriculum was detailed and difficult for a reason. I passed the RE exam on my first try. Thank you LTREO! Diana and the development team were absolutely amazing! — Derek W.

"I found the online course to be extremely user-friendly and high quality. The tech support and other help from Diana was fantastic. Most importantly, passed both exams the first time. Highly recommend!" ~Dell Young

Money-Back Guarantee

Students must take all 6 courses and the exam prep with us (passing at least 10 national and 10 state exam prep tests with an average score of 80), as well as the license exam within 6 months of their registration date, in order to qualify for the guarantee. 

A few other schools have a guarantee, but none of them can touch ours! Be sure to read their fine print. One school requires you to fail 3 times before they will refund your money. Another will only refund the cost of the state license exam. Pass on your FIRST try or get a training cost refund with Learn Texas Real Estate Online.

"I passed my real estate exam in Texas on my first try, so I will not need any refunds. Thank you for the great education. The online program, as well as the practice tests, made sure I was extremely prepared for my test." ~ Tiffany
100% Money Back Guarantee

Texas Sales Agent Pass Rates

80.95% is our current pass rate. The average for all schools is 57.07%.
Texas Pass Rates (2022-07-01 to 2024-06-30)

The schools listed above are only a representation of the providers who provide education. You can access a complete list of education providers and their pass rates here: TREC Provider Exam Pass Rates

Excellent Reputation

Excellent Reputation
"Before selecting Learn Texas Real Estate Online I researched many programs, I really needed online access since I work full time and have many family commitments. I settled on this class because it was one of the least expensive, and had one of the best Pass Rates with the TREC. I could not be happier with my choice! Classes are involved, but easy to navigate, provide the information needed, and the customer service was beyond expectation.”~Amanda

Other real estate schools may have a similar (though still lower) pass rate to ours. We encourage you to do your research on their full education provider company name. Check with the Better Business Bureau and Ripoff.com to see if complaints have been filed against them.

Also, do your research when you see a 3rd party review company referenced.

Check out DIRECT student feedback on these sites to see how students feel about their services or products. You will not find our name on any complaint site.

Excellent Service

We are a small company, backed up by a large Technical Support team and an even larger Course Development team. Award-winning Brokers and Real Estate Agents with decades of course writing experience are our authors. In addition, Dearborn has knowledge scientists who know how to design the format and repetition for the best memory retention benefit.

Learn Texas Real Estate Online focuses on quality students, not quantity. We want the most discerning student to choose us, in order to keep our state exam pass rate high.

We depend on repeat/referral business, meaning we have to provide the best service around. Most of our students come to us by way of our high Texas real estate license exam pass rate on the Texas Real Estate Commission’s website.

Excellent Service
"Learn Texas Real Estate Online offered a customer-oriented, user-friendly platform that satisfied all of my personal needs. The staff was friendly and easy to deal with. The courses were navigable and flowed logically and efficiently. I am happy that I chose this particular school to obtain my Salesperson License. Five stars!" ~Rob

Texas-Based/Woman-Owned Company

Texas-based, Woman-owned company
"Great courses, and outstanding support from the staff! Super nice people dedicated to helping you succeed. Passed my test on the first try! Thanks Learn Texas Real Estate Online." ~ Lisa R.

Support your local small business and keep your money in Texas! We are one of the very few Texas Real Estate schools based in Texas. Most of the others are based in other states such as California, Colorado, and Georgia, meaning your dollars end up in those states, not in Texas.

LTREO is based in the capital city of Austin, Texas where TREC is also located. We dedicate ourselves to Texas and do not focus on any other state. Therefore we are well-informed on the Texas Real Estate Commission requirements and the Texas Real Estate market in general.

Diana Holmes (the school owner) has been in the business of helping students change their careers and change their lives for over 30 years.

Small Company. Big Benefits.

Don’t just be a number! Our company is run by people who have won numerous customer service awards in previous corporate employment situations. We remember who our students are and we provide you with individualized assistance and quick turn-around, should any issue arise for you.

Many of our students have expressed that we “go beyond the call” to be of assistance to them. Diana Holmes, the school owner/administrator responds to our office line 7 days a week (even on holidays), from 8 AM to 8 PM CST. You are welcome to call or text her at (726) 200-3975. What other Texas real estate school offers you daily access to the school owner?


Small Company. Big Benefits.
“I highly recommend learntexasrealestateonline.com. My experience with Texas Real Estate online course was excellent. They were extremely helpful and responsive to my inquiries and questions. Diana Holmes guided me thru the process every step of the way. I passed the national and state exams on my first try. I am truly grateful to have signed up with this online program.” ~ M. Delgado
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Course Details

Course Details

In 2005, we carefully selected the real estate training leader, Dearborn, to partner with to ensure our student´s success. For over 65 years, Dearborn has been producing the books used by instructors in the classroom. We offer their online courses, designed by knowledge scientists, to help you retain the information you need to get your Texas real estate license.

"Thank you for your guidance throughout the entire process of preparing and completing the required courses for my brokerage license. You are the ultimate professional, and I will always recommend you to everyone that I encounter." ~Gus A.

Top Notch Texas Real Estate Courses

We partner with and offer Dearborn’s online Pre-license and SAE (Sales Agent Apprentice Education) courses. These are delivered over the internet with nothing to download, so you can access them with any computer, laptop, or smart device.

Dearborn has been the perceived leader in Real Estate training for over 65 years. They produced the books that instructors use in the classroom for most of that time. Ask any classroom instructor what books they prefer and they will likely say “Dearborn”.

Ever heard of Kaplan University? They also use Dearborn’s courseware. Just be sure to compare pricing and state exam pass rates on any competitor you are considering.

Once you finish your training with us, you will also see that both TREC and PearsonVue (the Texas real estate license exam provider) suggest additional materials to prepare you for the sales agent exam. Most of those are written by Dearborn as well!

Top-Notch Texas Real Estate Courses
"This is a comprehensive on-line course. The few questions I had along the way were answered promptly and precisely with a smile. If you follow their directions, you will pass the licensing exam on the first attempt. I recommend this course for convenience and more importantly, content." ~ Patricia Curtis


The Texas Real Estate Commission requires all 30-hour course final exams (Pre-license and SAE) to be proctored. We give you the choice of having your own proctor or utilizing our online proctor partner. 

Course final exams (not unit tests) have to be proctored. This means an unbiased person has to watch you take the course’s final exams. This step verifies your identity and greatly reduces the chance of cheating on course exams.

Be sure to find out how other schools handle proctoring and what the associated fees are. These fees can greatly increase your total cost (or degree of hassle) for training.

For example, some schools that offer proctor services may only have one person providing that service and you will therefore have to wait your turn to take your exam. This is not the case with our solution. Once you are set up, you can take the exam 24/7!


Exam Prep Tools

Exam Prep Tools
NEW FREEBIES: We now provide video exam prep tools for both the Texas and National portion of the state license exam in our Pre-license packages. Instructors who are Brokers with decades of experience conduct these great videos for you at no charge!

Make sure you have an exam prep included in any package you purchase. The exam prep is crucial to your success. Ours has recently been completely updated and redesigned to be very similar to the PearsonVue licensing exam format. Our exam prep familiarizes you with the format they use and greatly increases your odds of passing the state exam on the first try.

The exam prep covers both the state-specific and national portions of the Texas Salesperson exam. It is called the “Q-Bank” and it has over 1,400 questions to choose from so you will be fully prepared for the state exam. You can even customize the exam prep to focus on a particular topic and the correct answers are provided in this product.

By the end of your training, you will have spent at least 180 hours of time (required by TREC) on your courses. However, the state licensing exam should only take you a few hours to complete. The exam prep helps you put aside information you won’t need to remember and focus on what is actually covered on the state exam.

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More Q&A

More Q&A

There's a lot of information to know about training to become a Texas Real Estate sales agent. We've compiled questions from students over the years to help you be well-informed.

How long will it take me to complete these courses?

This varies widely, depending on your amount of free time and previous knowledge of Real Estate sales. We recommend you study one 30-hour course per week – if you are currently unemployed and your time permits. The courses are challenging and you will be learning a lot of new information, but they are self-paced.

If you are employed full-time, set a goal of achieving completion on one course every 3 weeks. This will ensure that you are spending most of the 6th month of access on studying the exam prep, as you wait to hear from TREC on taking the state license exam.

In either case of being employed or unemployed, remember that Principles I and II are the most challenging of the 6 courses and the others get easier and go faster after those.

How long will it take to complete the courses?

Texas Real Estate Commission timing rules

TREC Timing Rules

As required by TREC, you cannot access the course final exams in less than 30 hours per course. In other words, 30 hours must transpire between when you start a course and gain access to the exam. You don’t have to be on your computer or device for the clock to be running.

You’ll see our competition advertise that you can be finished with your training in 3 weeks. Although we have seen our packages completed by students in as little as 3 weeks, this is quite a challenge.

Typically, that short timeframe is accomplished by students and brokers who are already licensed in other states and are now moving to Texas. In our 19+ years of experience in the Texas market, we have found that 2-6 months is more realistic for most people.

Course or full program extensions

Course or Program Extensions

Dearborn recently conducted a national study and found that students are most likely to stay focused and pass the state exam within a 6-month time frame. Therefore, you are automatically granted 6 months of time on the courses when you register.

Expiration dates can be extended by another 1 or 3 months if an emergency arises for you – for a fee. The fees are $19-$249 and depend on how much you have completed when you request the extension.

Please be aware that extending your courses beyond 6 months voids our money-back guarantee. This is because we too have seen the highest state exam pass rates for those students who complete within six months.

Our #1 goal is to have you pass the Texas real estate agent exam on the FIRST attempt. Shouldn´t that be yours as well?

How do the tests in the online courses work?

There are 2 types of tests associated with the courses themselves. First, after each chapter, there is a unit test you must get 100% accuracy on to pass. You can review and retake this as often as necessary to obtain that score. This design in the courses really forces you to retain the information before you can proceed to the next unit.

Then there is the final course exam (one per course). You must get 70% of the answers correct on these and you have 2 attempts to pass each course exam. Should you fail the 2nd attempt, the real estate commission requires you to retake that individual course, so please study hard before attempting those exams.

Online Course Tests

Will I receive books with these courses?

Will I receive books?

No, all 6 courses and the exam prep tools are 100% online. The online courses bookmark when you exit, so you can enter at the same point you left the course (regardless of the device used). All progress within each course is tracked for you automatically.

You can print screens and there are items such as Key Point Reviews and the course glossaries, that we recommend you print to take your notes.

You can purchase books with your online course order at a discount, or later, at an additional cost. However, in our many years of business and thousands of students trained, only about 5% of students feel books are necessary. Even then, most order them to have for future reference.

Do you offer a course demo?

Yes. For a sample of how an online course and the progress tracking works, just click here for a REcampus Student Course Demo. Ask other schools to see a sample of their courses before you spend money on them.

Still not sure if online training is for you? We now offer a 24 hour trial period on the $399/$459 package! If you decide you don’t want to keep the package, just email or text us within 24 hours of your purchase and we will refund your money – no questions asked. Please be aware that it does take 7-10 days for the bank transactions to occur.

Other than all these great reasons, we’re just nice people who love to help others obtain their Texas real estate licenses. Even if you do choose another school, we want to make sure you have all the information you need to make the most informed decision. We hope this helped you in that endeavor.

Please let us know if you have any questions at all. We hope to see you studying hard on our courses soon!

Course Demo

Do you offer a Promo code or discount?

Promo Code

We offer a 10% discount with a promo code in 3 situations:

1. You are military personnel. Please email or text us with a picture of your military ID to qualify.

2. Two or more students register at the same time. Please email or text us with the name of both students and register within 24 hours of each other to qualify.

3. Broker referrals. Please email or text us with your Broker's email address and license number if they want you to have the promo code for 10% off. A 10% rebate program is also available to Brokers if this is preferred. Please email us for details on this option.

What is the refund policy?

We only issue refunds on our Pre-license packages as follows:

1. Take the 6 courses required by TREC, the exam prep tools, and the state exam within 6 months of your registration date. Should you fail the state license exam on your first try, we will refund your training cost.

2. Request a refund in writing within 24 hours of your registration and receive a full refund.

NOTE: No refunds are available in any other case.

Refund Policy

Eligibility Considerations

Notice regarding potential ineligibility for a license based on criminal history as required by Section 53.152, Texas Occupations Code:

A criminal history may make a student ineligible for the license they seek and may request a criminal history evaluation prior to enrolling in courses or applying for a real estate, appraiser, or inspector license. Please refer to the criminal history eligibility guidelines set out in the Texas Occupations Code §53.025 and TREC Rule 541.1. They may request a criminal history evaluation by submitting a complete Fitness Determination form to TREC prior to applying for a license.