Real Estate Broker License

Real Estate Brokerage Licensing – Associate of Applied Science Degree

Applicants for a broker license will need to have four years of experience as a licensed salesperson, plus demonstrate practical competency by providing a detailed list of brokerage activities engaged in by the applicant during this same period.

Real Estate Licensing – Certificate

A minimum of 180 classroom hours of Real Estate instruction, comprising of five mandatory courses, is required to sit for the Texas Real Estate Sales Licensing Exam.

*** The Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges  (SACS) does not permit ACC to accept transfer courses from non-college credit institutions that are not accredited by SACS ***

Program Map

Students are encouraged to download and retain this Real Estate Program Map. Students can use this fillable PDF form to track their progress by checking off completed courses, by adding course notes when discussing with an academic advisor or when planning their class schedules.

Licensing Requirements and Costs

Texas has only two real estate licenses: a Broker license and a Sales license. If you hold either license you can perform all real estate activities for which a license is required. The difference between the two licenses is that a holder of a sales license can only perform real estate activities under the sponsorship and supervision of someone who holds a broker license. You must complete Qualifying Education, where the courses and institution are certified by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC). Students are encouraged to consult with TREC for the lists of Qualifying Education Providers and Qualifying Continuing Education Providers. ACC is a certified College to offer Qualifying Education and here are the certification letters for those courses.


Real Estate is dynamic — buying a house or property is one of the most significant financial events in a person’s life. It is such a complex process that most people typically seek help of real estate agents and brokers when selling or buying property.

If you are interested in working in real estate, you should be mature, highly motivated, flexible, organized, and detail oriented.