Real Estate Broker License

Real Estate Brokerage Licensing – Associate of Applied Science Degree

Besides a broker license, graduates will also have additional opportunities in diverse areas, such as comparative market analysis, property management and investment.

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 Brokerage Licensing Associate of Applied Science Degree or Real Estate Licensing Level 1 Certificate Program Map.

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. 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 Approved Education Providers and Courses and Approved Continuing Education Providers. ACC Real Estate College Credit Program is certified to offer Qualifying Education and here are the certification letters for those credit courses.

Texas House Bill HB 1508 – For students in Real Estate courses 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 your faculty member or the department chair. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.


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.

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