Texas Real Estate Courses

National Real Estate Prep xL - Pearson Vue

      Prep xL by OnCourse Learning is a sophisticated exam prep tool that leverages adaptive learning technology to tailor study materials to meet your individual needs. Its personalized learning paths provide the optimal study experience to prepare you for the national information on your upcoming real estate license exam. This product should be used only after completion of the state pre-licensing course requirement. 

      Customized study plan including daily goals that adapt based on activity throughout the system.
      Self-paced, comprehensive library of over 1,000 practice questions that will allow you to concentrate on specific topics based on your confidence and knowledge of the subject.
     Full-length, timed exams that simulate an actual testing environment.
Real-time readiness data to track your progress and identify your strengths and areas of focus.


$59.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

National Virtual Study Program

     The Virtual Study Program is a way for you to get that added support you need from an instructor in a live webinar environment. It bridges the gap between live and online learning in order to best prepare you to succeed on your exam and in your real estate career. Eight sessions will be held weekly (two hours every Wednesday at 7 pm EST) on a specific core topic included in your licensing education.
 

Please note: the Virtual Study Program is non-refundable. 


$199.00 ONLINE – WEBINAR

Texas Real Estate Prep xL - State Only

     Prep xL by OnCourse Learning is a sophisticated exam prep tool that leverages adaptive learning technology to tailor study materials to meet your individual needs. Its personalized learning paths provide the optimal study experience to prepare you for the state-specific information on your upcoming Texas real estate license exam. This product should be used only after completion of the state pre-licensing course requirement.
 

Prep xL features:

  •  Customized study plan including daily goals that adapt based on activity throughout the system.
  • Self-paced, comprehensive library of over 350 practice questions that will allow you to concentrate on specific topics based on your confidence and knowledge of the subject.
  • Full-length, timed exams that simulate an actual testing environment.
  • Real-time readiness data to track your progress and identify your strengths and areas of focus.

$59.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Texas Virtual Study Program

      The Texas Virtual Study Program is a way for students from Texas to get added local support they need from an instructor in a live webinar environment. It bridges the gap between live and online learning in order to best prepare students to succeed on the exam and in their real estate careers. Weekly sessions will cover topics specifically for the Texas real estate license exam.
 

Please note: the Virtual Study Program is non-refundable. 


$99.00 ONLINE – WEBINAR

Texas Promulgated Contracts

Get a core understanding of promulgated contract forms in Texas. 


       This 30 hour course focuses on the broker-lawyer committee, commission rules, unauthorized practice of law, current promulgated forms and case studies. 

      Completion of this course satisfies the Texas core course requirement for Promulgated Contract Forms.


$119.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Complete Texas Real Estate Prep xL – State and National

      Prep xL by OnCourse Learning is a sophisticated exam prep tool that leverages adaptive learning technology to tailor study materials to meet your individual needs. Its personalized learning paths provide the optimal study experience to prepare you for, both the state-specific and national information, on your upcoming Texas real estate license exam. This product should be used only after completion of the state pre-licensing course requirement.
 

Prep xL features: 

  • Customized study plan including daily goals that adapt based on activity throughout the system.
  • Self-paced, comprehensive library of over 1,500 practice questions that will allow you to concentrate on specific topics based on your confidence and knowledge of the subject.
  • Full-length, timed exams that simulate an actual testing environment.
  • Real-time readiness data to track your progress and identify your strengths and areas of focus.

$79.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED


Texas Real Estate Finance

      This course focuses on the set of concepts and techniques used to analyze and finance income-producing real property and will satisfy 30 hours of the additional core real estate course requirement necessary for licensure. 

      Topics covered in this course: financing instruments and creative financing techniques; in-depth mortgage payment patterns and concepts, economic characteristics and standards, and financing of single and income-producing properties; sources and availability of mortgage money and credit and the impact of various factors on the mortgage market; and special government activities having an impact on real estate financing.


$119.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Texas Law of Agency

      This course fulfills the 30-hour Law of Agency requirement for real estate core education in Texas. 

      This online course focuses on agreements with buyers and sellers, intermediaries, agency concepts, fiduciary duties, employment issues and agency termination.


$119.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Texas Law of Contracts

      Learn the law behind contracts. This online real estate course meets all the standards for the 30-hour Law of Contracts core course requirement in Texas. 

      The curriculum focuses on contract creation, contract law, contract forms and breaches and provisions.


$119.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Texas Principles of Real Estate I

      This course meets the 30-hour Principles of Real Estate I core course requirement. 

      The course provides an overview of licensing as a real estate broker and salesperson, distinctions between personal and real property, titles to and conveyance of real estate, ethics of practice as a license holder, federal, state and local fair housing laws, legal descriptions, deeds, encumbrances and liens.


$119.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Texas Principles of Real Estate II

      This course meets the 30-hour Principles of Real Estate II core course requirement. 

      This course covers real estate math, appraisal, finance and regulations, control of land use, licensing as a broker and salesperson (specializations), titles to and conveyance of real estate (leases and property management) deeds, encumbrances and liens, and closing procedures.


$119.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Texas 180-Hour "The Basic" Package

Package Includes:
1. Texas Principles of Real Estate: 60-hour course fulfills both the Principles I & II Texas core requirement.
 

2. Texas Promulgated Contract Forms: 30-hour course satisfies the core course requirement for Texas for Promulgated Contract Forms.
 

3. Law of Agency: 30-hour course focuses on agreements with buyers and sellers, intermediaries, agency concepts, fiduciary duties, employment issues and agency termination.
 

4. Law of Contracts: 30-hour course highlights contract creation, contract law, contract forms and breaches and provisions.
 

5. Real Estate Finance: 30-hour course focuses on the set of concepts and techniques used to analyze and finance income-producing real property.
 

6. Live Instructor Support: Every course comes with the support from an industry expert that can help answer questions you many have throughout the course.
 

7. 5-star Customer and Technical Support: Call anytime and a caring staff—customer service, course consultants, or tech support, will be happy to answer your questions and provide the support you need.
 

8. Real Estate Blog Subscription: Stay up-to-date on the latest real estate industry information and valuable resources.
 

9. OnCourse Learning Real Estate, formerly Career Webschool Quality Guarantee: In the instance that one of our students does not pass the state exam on the first try, OnCourse Learning Real Estate, formerly Career Webschool will reimburse that student for their second state exam fee. To be eligible for reimbursement, the student must take the state exam within 1 year of completing our course and must have also passed our course exam with a grade of at least 80%.


$475.00 BUNDLE

Texas 180-Hour "The Works" Package

     The Texas “Works” pre-license package will provide you with the required pre-license courses, instructor-led study webinars and exam prep tools—like Prep xL— that are guaranteed to take your study experience to the next level.
 

Start your career in real estate on the right path with this comprehensive package.
 

Included in "The Works" Package: 

1. Texas Principles of Real Estate: 60-hour course fulfills both the Principles I & II Texas core requirement.
 

2. Texas Promulgated Contract Forms: 30-hour course satisfies the core course requirement for Texas for Promulgated Contract Forms.
 

3. Law of Agency: 30-hour course focuses on agreements with buyers and sellers, intermediaries, agency concepts, fiduciary duties, employment issues and agency termination.
 

4. Law of Contracts: 30-hour course highlights contract creation, contract law, contract forms and breaches and provisions.
 

5. Real Estate Finance: 30-hour course focuses on the set of concepts and techniques used to analyze and finance income-producing real property.
 

6. Complete Texas Real Estate Prep xL – State and National: A sophisticated exam prep tool that leverages adaptive learning technology to tailor study materials to meet your individual needs. It utilizes customized study plans, comprehensive practice questions, full-length simulated tests and real-time data to help prepare you for the national and state-specific information on your upcoming Texas real estate license exam.
 

7. National Real Estate Exam Prep-The SMART Guide to Passing: Increase your confidence with this exam prep resource that includes the ten crucial topics on your real estate license exam and practice exams that cover 1,000 questions on real estate content.
 

8. MathMaster: There's no need to be afraid of tackling math problems. The purpose of this is to give you the tools and expertise to ""master"" real estate math. Students will love the hands-on practice problems and detailed, clear descriptions of the purpose, use, and formulas.
 

9. National Virtual Study Program: Do you learn better in a live setting? The Virtual Study Program bridges the gap between live and online learning to give you added support of an expert instructor. Join this live 8-week webinar series to dive into national topics and help you to succeed on your real estate exam.
 

10. Live Instructor Support: Every course comes with the support from an industry expert that can help answer questions you many have throughout the course.
 

11. 5-star Customer and Technical Support: Call anytime and a caring staff—customer service, course consultants, or tech support, will be happy to answer your questions and provide the support you need.
 

12. Real Estate Blog Subscription: Stay up-to-date on the latest real estate industry information and valuable resources.
 

13. OnCourse Learning Real Estate, formerly Career Webschool Quality Guarantee: In the instance that one of our students does not pass the state exam on the first try, OnCourse Learning Real Estate, formerly Career Webschool will reimburse that student for their second state exam fee. To be eligible for reimbursement, the student must take the state exam within 1 year of completing our course and must have also passed our course exam with a grade of at least 80%.


$513.00 BUNDLE

Texas 180-Hour "The Works Deluxe" Package

      Set yourself up for success with the Works Deluxe package (Now includes textbooks! Get the required pre-license online courses and a variety of tools to prepare for the state exam and your new career. From our state-of-the-art exam prep tool—Prep xL— to instructor-led study webinars, textbooks and our quality guarantee, you can’t go wrong with this all-inclusive package.
 

Included in "The Works Deluxe" Package: 

1. Texas Principles of Real Estate: 60-hour course fulfills both the Principles I II Texas core requirement.
 

2. Texas Promulgated Contract Forms: 30-hour course satisfies the core course requirement for Texas for Promulgated Contract Forms.
 

3. Law of Agency: 30-hour course focuses on agreements with buyers and sellers, intermediaries, agency concepts, fiduciary duties, employment issues and agency termination.
 

4. Law of Contracts:30-hour course highlights contract creation, contract law, contract forms and breaches and provisions.
 

5. Real Estate Finance: 30-hour course focuses on the set of concepts and techniques used to analyze and finance income-producing real property.
 

6. Complete Texas Real Estate Prep xL State and National: A sophisticated exam prep tool that leverages adaptive learning technology to tailor study materials to meet your individual needs. It utilizes customized study plans, comprehensive practice questions, full-length simulated tests and real-time data to help prepare you for the national and state-specific information on your upcoming Texas real estate license exam.
 

7. National Real Estate Exam Prep-The SMART Guide to Passing: Increase your confidence with this exam prep resource that includes the ten crucial topics on your real estate license exam and practice exams that cover 1,000 questions on real estate content.
 

8. MathMaster: The purpose of this is to give you the tools and expertise to "master" real estate math. Students will love the hands-on practice problems and detailed, clear descriptions of the purpose, use, and formulas.
 

9. Textbooks: Texas Real Estate, Real Estate Finance, Texas Real Estate Brokerage and Law of Agency, Texas Real Estate Contracts and Texas Real Estate Promulgated Contracts.
 

10. Texas Virtual Study Program: Each state has unique laws and requirements in the real estate industry. This live webinar series gives you an added advantage to learn more about important Texas specific topics, the guidance of an expert real estate instructor and opportunity to communicate with your peers.
 

11. National Virtual Study Program: Do you learn better in a live setting? The Virtual Study Program bridges the gap between live and online learning to give you added support of an expert instructor.
 

12. Live Instructor Support: Every course comes with the support from an industry expert that can help answer questions you may have throughout the course.
 

13. 5-star Customer and Technical Support: Call anytime and a caring staff customer service, course consultants, or tech support, will be happy to answer your questions and provide the support you need.
 

14. Real Estate Blog Subscription: Stay up-to-date on the latest real estate industry information and valuable resources.
 

15. OnCourse Learning Real Estate Quality Guarantee: In the instance that one of our students do not pass the state exam on the first try, OnCourse Learning Real Estate will reimburse that student for their second state exam fee. To be eligible for reimbursement, the student must take the state exam within 1 year of completing our course and must have also passed our course exam with a grade of at least 80%.


$566.00 BUNDLE

Exam Prep Toolkit: Real Estate

      The Exam Prep Toolkit: Real Estate gives you a variety of tools to help you understand and retain the knowledge needed to prepare you for national information on your real estate exam. 

  • Real Estate Flashcards: Delivered electronically, covering hundreds of terms and definitions you will encounter on your real estate exam. 
  • Real Estate Recorded Review: Powerful recorded webinars covering all topics on the national portion of the licensing exam.  
  • Real Estate Test-Taking Tips: Recorded webinar covering test-taking tips, strategies for preparing for the national portion of the state licensing exam and how to utilize the test content outlines.

$99.00 BUNDLE

Complete Texas Real Estate Prep xL - State and National

     Prep xL by OnCourse Learning is a sophisticated exam prep tool that leverages adaptive learning technology to tailor study materials to meet your individual needs. Its personalized learning paths provide the optimal study experience to prepare you for, both the state-specific and national information, on your upcoming Texas real estate license exam. This product should be used only after completion of the state pre-licensing course requirement.
 

Prep xL features: 

  • Customized study plan including daily goals that adapt based on activity throughout the system.
  • Self-paced, comprehensive library of over 1,500 practice questions that will allow you to concentrate on specific topics based on your confidence and knowledge of the subject.
  • Full-length, timed exams that simulate an actual testing environment.
  • Real-time readiness data to track your progress and identify your strengths and areas of focus.

$79.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Mathmaster

      Math is a big part of real estate! Make sure that your skills and knowledge are up-to-date. MathMaster is designed to help you develop strong skills in real estate math--helping to ensure success on your state exam!


$59.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

National Real Estate Exam Prep: The SMART Guide to Passing

      Be smart. Have confidence in yourself and your real estate knowledge. With more than 20 years in the real estate education field, we applied our research, expertise and experience to build an exam prep course comprised of the major testing formats and questions found in real estate state exam testing.This includes the ten crucial topics found on all testing service exams as well as the majority of state exams. Additional highlights include (2) 100 question practice exams (one for salesperson and one for broker). All in all, our exam prep covers 1,000 questions on real estate content.


$59.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

National Real Estate Prep xL - Pearson Vue

      Prep xL by OnCourse Learning is a sophisticated exam prep tool that leverages adaptive learning technology to tailor study materials to meet your individual needs. Its personalized learning paths provide the optimal study experience to prepare you for the national information on your upcoming real estate license exam. This product should be used only after completion of the state pre-licensing course requirement. 

      Customized study plan including daily goals that adapt based on activity throughout the system.
     Self-paced, comprehensive library of over 1,000 practice questions that will allow you to concentrate on specific topics based on your confidence and knowledge of the subject.
     Full-length, timed exams that simulate an actual testing environment.
Real-time readiness data to track your progress and identify your strengths and areas of focus.


$59.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Texas Real Estate Prep xL - State Only

      Prep xL by OnCourse Learning is a sophisticated exam prep tool that leverages adaptive learning technology to tailor study materials to meet your individual needs. Its personalized learning paths provide the optimal study experience to prepare you for the state-specific information on your upcoming Texas real estate license exam. This product should be used only after completion of the state pre-licensing course requirement.
 

Prep xL features: 

  • Customized study plan including daily goals that adapt based on activity throughout the system.
  • Self-paced, comprehensive library of over 350 practice questions that will allow you to concentrate on specific topics based on your confidence and knowledge of the subject.
  • Full-length, timed exams that simulate an actual testing environment.
  • Real-time readiness data to track your progress and identify your strengths and areas of focus.

$59.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

ADA and Fair Housing

      Fair Housing and the Americans with Disabilities Act legislation affects the business of every real estate professional. This course covers the law and how it pertains to real estate professionals, while refreshing their knowledge of the Federal Fair Housing Laws. 

      This course covers the prohibitions in the Fair Housing Act, how an individual can enforce the Fair Housing Act, the provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968. It also covers the purpose and scope of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its effects on licensees of the ADA.
 

(Course Approval #03-00-037-28610)


$26.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Basic Real Estate Finance

      Understand the money and financial transactions behind real estate. An excellent foundation course on real estate finance, this course will offer you crucial insight into promissory notes, assumptions, mortgages, financing instruments, loan practices, trust deeds, foreclosures, various types of loans, loan practices, and sources of funds.


$39.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Business Management in a Broker Office

      Are you looking to or do you already run a real estate office? Set yourself up for success. The purpose of this course is to offer knowledge and strategy surrounding the essential aspects of the business management of a real estate office. Highlights of this real estate CE course include: human resource administration, financial management, business forecasting, budgeting, and government laws and regulations.(Course Approval # 31656)


$39.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Check it Out: Home Inspection in Real Estate Practice

      Just how important is a home inspection? How can you limit your liability during the home inspection process? What do your clients need to know about the home inspection process? This real estate continuing education elective answers all these questions and more, making sure your closings go smoothly.(Course Approval # 32414)


$26.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Commercial Finance and Investment Analysis

      An excellent overview of the financial side of commercial real estate, this course begins with the history of the savings and loan business and walks you all the way up the commercial real estate industry's financing practices today. Not only does this course cover the various types of commercial property financing, it takes a deep dive into the characteristics of each. Additionally, this course covers the different approaches for investment evaluation including appraisal, property comparison, capitalization rates, and the time value of money.(Course Approval # 06-00-096-31654)


$39.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Commercial Leases

      Leases can be a huge source of commission for agents looking to pursue commercial real estate. This course offers the need-to-know information for the 3 major types of commercial leases: office, retail and industrial. Highlights include: major negotiation points, how to determine rent based on formulas, and technical concerns exclusive to industrial leases.


$39.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Commercial Sales and Exchanges

      Fully understand all the facets of commercial sales and tax deferred exchanges in commercial real estate. This elective course takes a deep dive into the particulars of the commercial contract, procedures for closing, and essential documentation for commercial sales. Additionally, this course contains insight into the requisites for and advantages of tax deferred exchanges.


$39.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Federal Law and Commercial Real Estate

      Which laws affect commercial real estate? This course answers that by covering commercial transactions, the ownership of commercial real estate and the federal laws that real estate agencies are required to abide by. Topics included are tenancy, foreclosures, contracts, easements, deeds, agency, zoning, estates, liens, restrictions, leases, court decisions and title transfers. This is a perfect elective for those looking to gain a better insight into the world of commercial real estate.(Course Approval # 03-00-047-28706)


$26.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Green Home Construction

      Thinking about "going green?" The prevalence of green home construction continues to expand in the U.S. Don't you want to have a better understanding of this market? This course covers various topics in both sustainable design and green home construction including waste management, lot shopping, special safety applications, site work, and building material choices. (Course Code: 29873)


$39.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Green Home Features

      What makes a green home green? Students will gain insight into different features included in green design. Highlights include water and energy efficiency, appliances, methods of controlling heat loss, how to conserve energy in a home, lighting, and renewable energy.


$19.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Methods of Residential Finance

      Want to understand the financial component of residential real estate better? A comprehensive overview of finance for residential real estate, this course touches on a multitude of topics including FHA, VA loans, assumptions, alternative financing, conventional financing and purchase money mortgages. This course also covers legislation in regard to financing.


$39.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Pricing Property to Sell

      You want your client's property to sell. You want your client to get the most they can for the property--making you get the top commission possible. However, the property will still have to undergo an appraisal for the buyer to get the mortgage approved from the lender. So how do you determine the right price? This course is designed to help you better understand the concepts of pricing property, approaches to pricing property, principles of value, replacement cost value and the application of market data. (Course Approval # 06-00-067-28831)


$39.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Principles of Commercial Real Estate

      A high-level view of commercial real estate, this elective course examines various types of commercial real estate including retail space, storage facilities, and office space. Additional highlights include land development, site selection, industrial real estate brokerage and how both local and regional labor markets can have an effect on commercial real estate. (Course Approval # 32084)


$26.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Property Valuation: Cost Approach Overview

      Using a hands-on approach to understanding valuation of a property from a cost approach standpoint, this course helps students learn by walking through various examples as the study material progresses. This course focuses on the various methods for estimating cost as well as calculating depreciation.


$39.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Property Valuation: Income Capitalization Overview

      Learn all the steps included in the income approach to home and property valuation. This course dives into how to estimate rates of capitalization as well as income and expenses. Highlights include coverage of yield capitalization and direct capitalization as well as multiple examples designed specifically to help students better absorb and fully comprehend the material covered. (Course Approval # 06-00-067-28835)


$39.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Property Valuation: Sales Comparison Approach

      Gain insight into how the sales comparison approach to valuation works. This course takes a step-by-step look at the approach. Additionally, this course covers the process for data collections as well as different ways that adjustments can be estimated. Example problems help students to better retain and apply the information.


$39.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Real Estate Self Defense: Protect You and Your Client

      This course provides real estate professionals with safety tools and tips to help mitigate fear when working in the field as real estate sales professional. The material and activities are designed to help real estate sales professionals better recognize and avoid potentially dangerous people and situations. This course will also equip real estate professionals with self-defense techniques to handle a real attack, thereby increasing self-confidence.


$26.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Short Sales And Foreclosures

      This course is an overview of short sale transactions, alternatives to short sales, how short sales affect buyers, lenders and sellers, the Home Affordable Modification Program (both HAMP Tier 1 and 2 are included) and the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternative (HAFA II/Short Sale). Highlights include defining what a licensee's role is in a short sale and how to put together the packet needed in a short sale for a lender. Additional topics include how the MARS Rule affects real estate licensees who are working with a client on a short sale, tenant rights in relation to a short sale and also the kinds of lender fraud that licensees should be on the lookout for during the process of a short sale.Course #: 32418


$26.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Structuring Ownership in a Commercial Real Estate

      Commercial real estate is very different from residential. This course breaks down in detail the different types of property ownership that are mainly unique to commercial real estate. The topics of each included are taxes, set up, regulations, liability, management, benefits and drawbacks.


$39.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Tax Advantages of Home Ownership

      What types of tax benefits are unique to homeowners? This course gives the student insight into different kinds of homeowner benefits and also teaches how to calculate taxes that can affect the purchase of a home. This is an elective real estate continuing education course.


$39.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Tax Free Exchanges

      Learn all about tax free exchanges. This course is an excellent introduction to the implications of tax free exchanges for investment properties in residential real estate. Learn what is required to qualify for a tax free exchange, what different kinds of exchanges are available and also various ways that the title can be transferred for the purpose of an exchange.


$26.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Technology Trends in Real Estate

      The technology landscape changes quickly, and this rapid change can have significant consequences for the real estate professional. To perform at their best, real estate professionals need to stay ahead of these trends. This course helps to bring focus to the technological innovations that are most relevant to real estate practice. The course will discuss trends in software, social media, and internet security. Videos are presented throughout the course to help explain and illustrate key topics.


$26.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

TREC 2017-2018 Broker Responsibility CE

     This course covers the scope of the broker's responsibilities regarding the authorization and supervision of sponsored salespersons' activities, as well as, fiduciary responsibility, agency, trust funds property management, advertising, record keeping, written policies and other additional broker duties. 

     This course meets the requirement for 6 hours of mandatory continuing education in broker responsibility.


$39.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Texas Appraisal Courses

Basic Appraisal Principles

     Gain a foundation in appraisal principles. This course is an introduction to topics including legal considerations, what influences the value of real estate, real property concepts and characteristics, principles of economics, types of value and real estate markets and analysis, ethical considerations and highest and best use. This 30 hour course fulfills the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria for the levels of Trainee up to Licensed Appraiser.


$349.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Basic Appraisal Procedures

      Want thorough insight into the process of valuation? Then this course is for you! During this 30-hour curriculum, students will learn the three approaches used by appraisers to reach the opinion of value (income capitalization, sales comparison and cost) and how to derive multipliers and rates. Also included is a guide through the sales comparison approach, which is comprised of checking the validity of information, organizing a comparative analysis, making adjustments, selecting comparison units, and conducting market research and reconciliation. Students will enjoy the hands-on completion of crucial sections of an appraisal report as well as gain insight into property description, design basics and construction. This course fulfills 30 hours of Real Property Appraisal Qualification Criteria for the levels of Trainee to Licensed Appraiser. It is advised to complete the Basic Appraisal Principles and Procedures Courses before taking this course.


$349.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

2018-2019 15-Hour Equivalent USPAP Course

      This mandatory course will introduce aspiring appraisers to the requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance set forth in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). 

      With the use of practice tests and interactive appraisal scenarios, you will get a full understanding of the history of appraisal standards, the structure of USPAP, essential steps in the appraisal process, USPAP definitions, and how to follow USPAP standards in your new career as a real estate appraiser.  

      The mandatory Appraisal Foundation USPAP manual ($75 value) is included at no additional cost.


$279.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Residential Appraiser Site Valuation & Cost Approach

      Gain confidence in your appraisal valuation skills! A more in-depth dive into appraisal valuation concepts and cost approach applications, this course meets 15 hours for the Trainee level up to the Licensed Appraiser level of Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria. Develop a stronger understanding of the process of the cost approach as this covers step-by-step the appraisal value process while applying this method. Highlights include interview methods and tips, market extraction, and data sources from professional services. Please note that Basic Appraisal Principles and Basic Appraisal Procedures are both prerequisites for this course.


$199.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use

      Make solid decisions in the valuation process. Understand the interdependence within the application of market analysis and highest and best use. Meeting 15 hours of Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria for appraisal Trainees up to Licensed Appraisers, this course highlights the association between cost, income capitalization and sales comparison (the three valuation concepts), highest and best use reasoning and analysis of the market. Basic Appraisal Principles and Basic Appraisal Procedures are both prerequisites for this course.


$199.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Residential Report Writing and Case Studies

      Get a crash course in appraisal report writing! Students will enjoy this hands-on constructive course focused on learning how to create effective, well-formed reports for appraisals. Both content and exercises focus on appraisal writing techniques, gaining a real understanding of and ability to apply residential valuation procedures and grammar guidelines. Specific residential case studies are used as examples to help students gain a realistic view. Examples help students grasp narrative comment writing on form appraisal reports and also how to explain the process and reasoning behind the valuation conclusions to those who use the reports. 15 hours of Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria for the Trainee through Licensed Appraiser level upon completion of this course. Students need to have taken Basic Principles and Basic Appraisal Procedures to be able to sign up.


$199.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches

      Round out your foundational understanding of appraisal valuation approaches. Focusing on the two types of valuation concepts other than cost approach, this course fulfills 30 hours of Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria for appraisers from the Trainee level to the Licensed Appraiser level. Learn the process for both as well as how to gather and analyze needed information. Highlights include: the use of appraisal comparison grids, tips on locating needed information and a comparison with pros and cons of both the residential sales comparison and the income approach. Prerequisites: Basic Appraisal Principles and Procedures Courses.


$249.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Upgrade to Licensed Level Package

      Ready to move from Trainee level to a Licensed Residential Appraiser? This package is designed just for you. It contains the required education to help you get to that next step in your career. This 75-hour package includes: Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach, Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approach, Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use, and Residential Report Writing and Case Studies.


$795.00 BUNDLE

A URAR Form Review

      This course is a detailed walkthrough showing how to complete the Uniform Residential Appraisal Report (URAR). Students will learn each step of the process as the course guides them through the sections and necessary fields of the form. At completion of this appraisal CE course, students should have a full understanding of how to complete the URAR reports in compliance with USPAP.


$99.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Appraisal Math and Statistics

      A true understanding of appraisal math is essential for success as a real estate appraiser. This course offers students insight into key mathematical functions including the mathematics of finance, and calculating area and statistics involved in appraisal.


$99.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Cost Approach Overview

      This introductory course is a hands-on learning exercise explaining cost approach valuation and the methods included in calculating it. Students will learn ways to estimate depreciation and cost. The course includes various examples to ensure proper understanding and retention.


$99.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Income Capitalization Overview

      This hands-on course, complete with exercises to better students' understanding and retention, gives the student an overview of how the income approach to valuation works. Lessons include estimating income and expenses as well as estimating capitalization rates. This course covers both yield capitalization and direct capitalization.


$99.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Residential Appraiser Site Valuation & Cost Approach

      Strengthen your foundation and build your appraisal skills. This is a foundation course for appraisers on vacant land parcels, their valuation, how the cost approach method is used, and the fundamental concepts involved. Grow your abilities as a real estate appraiser by learning interview techniques, how to use market extraction to establish a cost estimate, and how to utilize data offered by professional cost data sources. Gain an understanding of the many cost approach applications by going from the beginning appraisal assignment all the way to the final value estimate of a property. Please note that you must complete Basic Appraisal Principles and Procedures Courses before enrolling in this course.


$189.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use

      Dive into residential market analysis. Want a deeper understanding of how to read, map and analyze a market area by applying highest and best use practices? This course discusses in detail the three approaches regarding value in appraisal including sales comparison, cost and income capitalization. Students will gain insight into how to understand the connection between highest and best use analysis, market analysis, and the three approaches to valuation in real estate appraisal. This appraisal continuing education course has a prerequisite: completion of the Basic Appraisal Principles and Procedures Courses.


$189.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Residential Report Writing and Case Studies

      This is an excellent crash-course on the numerous writing exercises that you will need to know in order to be successful as an appraiser. Want to produce professional, thorough appraisal reports? Then this course is for you! It covers residential valuation procedures, numerous writing techniques, and a review of grammar and writing assignments focused around a residential case study. As a hands-on course, students will better retain information as they complete the included exercises such as the compiling of competent and practical narrative comments to be included in form appraisal reports as well as how to interpret valuation procedures and conclusions for people who use the reports. Please be advised that this course does have a prerequisite: the completion of Basic Appraisal Principles and Procedures Courses.


$189.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Sales Comparison Approach

      Gain insight into how the sales comparison approach to valuation works. This course takes a step-by-step look at the approach. Additionally, this course covers the process for data collections as well as different ways that adjustments can be estimated. Example problems help students to better retain and apply the information.


$99.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Texas Real Estate Career

License Process for Texas

Texas Real Estate License Requirements

Learn about the real estate education needs for licensing and renewal in your state. 


Licensing Board/Commission: 

Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC)

 

Requirements: 

Education hours required for a real estate salesperson license in the state of Texas: 180 hours 


Education hours required for a real estate broker license in the state of Texas: 900 hours (This includes 270 hours in qualifying mandatory plus 630 hours of related qualifying or CE. Or an applicant who has earned a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university will be deemed to have satisfied the related qualifying education requirements for a broker license. A copy of the college transcript awarding the degree must be submitted as evidence of completion of the degree.) Texas requires an additional 90 hours of postlicense education courses. 


Reciprocity: 

Real estate commissions and boards across the country are adopting policies for a real estate agents in one state to more easily become licensed in another state. Texas, however, does not have reciprocal agreements with any other state. 


Continuing Education (CE) and License Renewal Requirements: 

Real estate professionals in Texas must renew their real estate licenses every two years in the month their licenses were received. Licensees must complete 18 hours of real estate CE classes in each twoyear cycle. This includes taking the 4-hour Legal Update I course on laws, rules and forms and the 4-hour Legal Update II course on agency, ethics and hot topics.

Texas Appraisal Career

License Process for Texas

Texas Real Estate Appraisal Licensing Requirements 

Learn about the appraisal education needs for licensing and renewal in Texas. 


The information contained below is designed to provide a summary of the minimum education, experience, and examination requirements established by the Texas Board of Real Estate Appraisers. The information provided below can be found on the Board’s website. However, we recommend you contact the Board for more detailed information and for any changes which may have occurred. 


Licensure Levels 

• Appraiser Trainee 

• Licensed Appraiser 

• Certified Residential Appraiser 

• Certified General Appraiser 


Licensure Requirements to Become an Appraiser 

• Must be at least 18 years of age 

• Must have a high school diploma or its equivalent 

• Must meet the educational requirement for the applying level of appraiser licensure

• Must meet the experience requirement for the applying level of appraiser licensure 

• For Certified Residential level: A minimum of an Associate’s Degree OR 21 college semester hours in specific subject matters is also required 

• For Certified General level: A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree OR 30 college semester hours in specific subject matters is also required 

• Satisfactory completion of the state examination (Appraiser Trainees are not required to take the state exam) 

• Submit application, required documents, and associated fees 


Appraiser School Education Requirements 

• 75 hours for the Appraiser Trainee which consist of the following appraiser courses: Basic Appraisal Principles (30 hours), Basic Appraisal Procedures (30 hours), 15 Hour National USPAP Course or its equivalent (15 hours) 

• 150 hours for the Licensed Appraiser which include the same hour requirement as the Appraiser Trainee level AND: Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (15 hours), Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach (15 hours), Residential Report Writing and Case Studies (15 Hours), Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approach (30 hours) 

• 200 Hours for the Certified Residential Appraiser which consist of the same 150 hours of Licensed Appraiser education AND: Statistics, Modeling and Finance (15 hours), Advanced Residential Application and Case Studies (15 hours), Appraisal Subject Matter Electives (20 hours) 

• 300 hours for the Certified General Appraiser which includes the same 200 hours for the Certified Residential Appraiser education AND: Income Property Appraisal (60 hours), General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies (10 hours), General Appraiser Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (15 hours) 


Experience Requirements for Becoming an Appraiser 

• Appraiser Trainee – No experience required 

• Licensed Appraiser – 2000 hours in no less than 12 months 

• Certified Residential Appraiser – 2500 hours in no less than 24 months 

• Certified General Appraiser – 3000 hours in no less than 30 months with at least 1500 hours of experience in non-residential appraisals 


Continuing Education Requirements for Appraiser License Renewal 

• All appraiser licenses expire two years from the date of issuance, trainees must renew every year 

• All appraisers are required to complete 28 hours of continuing education appraiser classes during the two year cycle 

• 7 hours must cover the USPAP Update course or its equivalent 

• TX Rule: Course work repeated within a three-year period will NOT receive course credit, with the exception of the USPAP Update, which must be taken every