Texas Real Estate Pre-License > Principles Of Real Estate Course I


Principles Of Real Estate Course I

Education Provider #701075   Course Approval #121

This course will introduce you to the basics of real estate and help you prepare for the Texas real estate licensing exam. This course is the first of two courses that cover the principles of real estate in Texas. You will get a solid overview of various legal descriptions, real estate concepts, forms of home ownership and listing agreements. This is key knowledge that you will need to become a successful real estate agent.

Course Facts

Documentation Provided
Certificate of Completion

30 Mandatory Hours

Course Type
100% Online

Regulatory Agency
Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC)

Course Schedule
Self-Paced & Available 24/7


Course Outline

Topic Duration
Texas 30-Hour Principles of Real Estate I Course Orientation 0 minutes
Introduction to Modern Real Estate Practice in Texas 180 minutes
Land, Real Estate, and Real Property in Texas 60 minutes
Concepts and Responsibilities of Home Ownership in Texas 120 minutes
Law of Agency and the Brokerage Business 180 minutes
Federal and Texas Fair Housing Laws 180 minutes
Ethics of Practice as a License Holder in Texas 30 minutes
Texas Real Estate License Act 180 minutes
Legal Descriptions in Texas 120 minutes
Real Estate Contracts in Texas 180 minutes
Interests in Texas Real Estate 180 minutes
How Home Ownership is Held in Texas 180 minutes
Listing Agreements and Listings in Texas 210 minutes
Texas 30-Hour Principles of Real Estate I Course Wrap-Up 0 minutes

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 

All of our courses are completely online and self-paced.  Our courses are a combination of text and interactive elements which consist of videos, audio, true/false matching, vocabulary matching, scenario based learning and much more.  This format makes our courses both interesting and engaging.

TREC requires that all pre-license course final exams be proctored or monitored by a disinterested third party proctor. Our course packages include proctoring at no additional cost.  Our proctoring solution is 100% online and can be utilized anytime at your convenience.

Yes, TREC requires 3 days to elapse between the time you start your course and when you take your final exam. Please be sure to wait a full 3 days from starting your course to taking your final exam, otherwise TREC will not award you credit for completing the course.

By keeping our operating costs low and only offering online courses, we’re able to save on overhead costs that other schools can’t and pass the savings along to you!

Students have up to two attempts to pass the final exams with a 70% of higher passing score. If both attempts are exhausted, students will be required to start over from the beginning and pass all lesson quizzes to move on to the final exam again.

Yes, we are a TREC approved course provider!  Our provider number for TREC pre-license & SAE courses is 701075 and our provider number for TREC continuing education courses is 10662.

Your satisfaction is our top priority. We take our commitment to providing quality real estate education seriously.

If you are not satisfied with our courses for any reason, we will offer you a full refund if the request is submitted within 30 days of purchase and the course is not more than 50% completed. You can sign up for our courses with confidence!

If you would like to request a refund, please send us an email requesting a refund along with a copy of your purchase receipt or order number to support@licenseclassroom.com.

To obtain a real estate license in Texas, you must be a U.S. citizen or lawfully admitted noncitizen and be at least 18 years old. Additionally, you must also meet the qualifications for honesty, trustworthiness, and integrity. A Fitness Determination is available from TREC to ascertain eligibility. You can find out more about this Fitness Determination by clicking here.

Each 30 credit hour pre-license course will take a minimum of 3 days (72 hours) to complete, and TREC will verify this by looking at course start and completion times on each course certificate. The maximum amount of time that you may spend on a particular course per day is 12 hours.

After completing each 30 credit hour pre-license course, you will receive a certificate of completion. You will need to submit your certificate(s) to TREC by mail or electronically via documents@trec.texas.gov.

The steps to earn your Texas real estate license are as follows:

  1. Complete the required courses with a TREC-approved provider
  2. Complete your TREC licensing application online or via mail
  3. Pass a background check and get fingerprinted by the Texas Department of Public Safety
  4. Pass the Texas real estate licensing exam with with a 70% or greater
  5. Choose a sponsoring broker and upgrade your license to “active” status

You can read more about the steps on our blog article by clicking here.