Requirements for Licensure


Texas law requires all applicants for the Real Estate Sales Agent license to complete a designated curriculum in specific courses in order to be eligible to take the state licensing exam.  To complete the state-required curriculum at Collin College, the student must take: Principles of Real Estate I, Principles of Real Estate II, Law of Agency, Real Estate Finance, Law of Contracts, and Contract Forms & Addenda. Students must take Law of Contracts before taking Contract Forms.

The above courses are the mandatory educational requirements that prepare the student to take the state licensing exam and must be taken regardless of any previous industry experience, previous college coursework, or degree earned.  These are the only educational requirements for licensing and no substitution of classes is permitted.  There are no pre-requisites or skills assessment tests required to enroll in the real estate program.  The procedure for applying for a license and taking the test is discussed in detail the first night of class.  The six basic real estate courses may be taken in any sequence; for example, you do not have to start with Principles I. The only exception is that Law of Contracts must be taken before Contract Forms

The Texas Real Estate Commission publishes exam pass rates for private real estate educational providers, which may be found here. TREC formerly tracked pass rates for public institutions like Collin College, but is currently not doing so.

Real Estate courses at Collin College can be taken as Credit or Non-Credit (Continuing Education). Regardless of whether a student is enrolled as Credit or Non-Credit, they will take the same classes and will be held to the same achievement, exam and attendance standards as all Collin College students, and are covered by the same course syllabus. Non-Credit students receive a Pass/No Pass grade, but no college credit, while Credit students receive a letter grade and college credit. Either program will satisfy the educational requirements for licensing. However, courses taken as a Non-Credit student will not be accepted toward the Collin College certificate program or Associate's degree.

Principles I and II are offered online as well as in-person. They are mostly self-paced courses which begin and end on stated dates and have fixed due dates for the exams and final.

Licensure Notice: For students in this program who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas. If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with a faculty member. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.


Bart McLeroy
Discipline Lead, Real Estate
Frisco Campus

Bill Kukla