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MCE Broker Responsibility Course FAQs for Licensees


  1. Q:  The education renewal requirement will change on September 1, 2012 for real estate brokers and supervisors. What education is required to renew a license under the Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE) requirements?

    A:  A broker who sponsors one or more salespersons, a designated broker of a licensed business entity, or a license holder who supervises another license holder for six months or more during the course of the current license, must take a six hour broker responsibility course. The six hour course may be used to satisfy 6 of the 15 hours in MCE that must be completed by the license expiration date of each license term to renew a license on active status. The following is a breakdown of the MCE hours that must be completed:

    • 6 hour Broker Responsibility Course
    • 3 hour Legal Update Course
    • 3 hour TREC Ethics Course; and
    • 3 hours in an approved MCE course(s) (Course credit will not be given for attendance at the same course more than once during the term of the current license

  2. Q:  I am a broker who sponsors salespersons and my license expiration date is September 30, 2012. If I complete my MCE and renew my license prior to September 1, 2012, will I be required to take the course?

    A:  You may, but are not required to take the course under these circumstances. The Broker Responsibility Course will be required if the license is renewed and the renewal fee is paid on or after September 1, 2012. If you renew your license and pay your renewal fees prior to September 1 but do not complete your MCE by the expiration date of your license, you will be required to take the Broker Responsibility Course.

  3. Q:  Where may I obtain a list of education providers that offer the Broker Responsibility Course?

    A:  The education provider list may be found on the TREC website at http://www.trec.texas.gov/education/LegalEthicsProviders.asp.

  4. Q:  I am a salesperson whose license expiration date is after September 1, 2012. I am currently supervising other license holders at the time of my renewal. I will have been supervising less than six months. Will I need to complete the Broker Responsibility course?

    A:  You may but are not required to take the course under these circumstances. The course is required if you are a supervisor for six months or more.

  5. Q:  I am a broker who is exempt from the Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE) requirements. Am I required to complete the Broker Responsibility Course?

    A:  If you are MCE exempt and your license is current, you are exempt from all education requirements for your license renewal. Should your license expire for more than six months, you will be required to satisfy any MCE requirements. Once the broker license becomes current, the MCE exemption applies.





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