Real Estate Certificate Program

Real Estate Certification Program Brownsville

This program is designed for people interested in earning a Texas Real Estate License which requires you complete six qualifying education courses of study. Each course is 32 hours in length and is designed to provide you with the knowledge you need to satisfy the state licensing exam. The description of each of the six courses can be found below.

 

NOTICE: Beginning Sept. 1, 2017, any students who enroll in our Real Estate Certificate Program may be prevented from obtaining a professional real estate license if they possess a criminal history. Potential students may request a criminal history evaluation prior to enrolling in these course modules or applying for a real estate, inspector, or appraiser license by submitting a completed Moral Character Determination Form to the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC).

 

For more information regarding criminal history eligibility guidelines, please visit the Texas Occupations Code §53.025 and TREC Rule 541.1.

 

Learn more about Texas Real Estate State Requirements for salespersons and brokers


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  • Module 1: Real Estate Principles I Modern Real Estate Practice in Texas

    This course provides an introduction to real estate and all aspects of a real estate transaction. It explains the Texas Real Estate Commission, its role and function, licensing requirements for salespersons and brokers, as well as disciplinary processes. Further, it explores The Real Estate License Act and duties required of fiduciary agents. Principles I defines what distinguishes real and personal property, land measurements, and types of property. Likewise, it describes types of estates, how property ownership is held, and how the title is acquired and transferred. Additionally, it reviews lease agreements, processes, and eviction. The course provides the fundamental concepts necessary upon which to build a body of real estate knowledge. This course includes chapter reviews, exercises, and exams, all designed to enable you to target the most relevant topics and test your understanding of the materials.  

  • Module 2: Real Estate Principles II Modern Real Estate Practice in Texas

    This course covers the titles to and conveyance of real estate, financing and regulations, closing procedures, real estate mathematics and housing discrimination, housing credit discrimination, and community reinvestment. Although this course is required, it isn’t a prerequisite to taking Principles 1 first. This course includes chapter reviews, and exams, all designed to enable you to target the most relevant topics and test your understanding of the materials. 

  • Module 3: Law of Agency - (May 11 - June 1, 2019)

    This course focuses on agency relationships between brokers, their agents, and clients, and the fiduciary duties created by and required of those agency relationships. It also discusses disclosure of agency relationships as well as termination of agency relationships. The course provides an overview of seller and buyer representation and intermediary and addresses third-party relationships. Further, it covers the Deceptive Trade Practices Act and how it applies to agents. 

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    UTRGV Edinburg Campus:
    Date: May 11, May 18, May 25, June 1
    Time: Saturdays, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Location: UTRGV Edinburg Campus

  • Module 4: Law of Contracts - (May 12 - June 2, 2019)

    Covers the use and application of basic real estate law and promulgated contracts during real estate transactions. This course includes a discussion of TRELA and basic real estate law, types of contracts, and how those contracts are used in a real estate transaction. More specifically, this course explores interests in real estate, homestead issues, the various addenda and amendments that may be necessary, financing issues, and how title is conveyed. This course discusses the intricacies of leasing real estate and how to complete a sales contract. It includes a detailed walkthrough of closing, including the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) considerations and title work. Finally, this course discusses common contract mistakes, complete with examples and solutions.

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    UTRGV Edinburg Campus:
    Date: May 12, May 19, May 26, June 2
    Time: Sundays, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Location: UTRGV Edinburg Campus

  • Module 5: Promulgated Contract Forms - (June 15 - July 6, 2019)

    This course is designed to help students seeking a real estate license and real estate practitioners understand the forms that are used in real estate transactions. Promulgated Forms is a course of study required by The Real Estate License Act (TRELA) for all persons seeking a real estate license. This course focuses on all statutory topics and ethical standards required by TRELA for a pre-licensing promulgated forms core course. As a core real estate course, it equips students with the information they need to pass their exam, get licensed, achieve success as a salesperson, and to serve their clients and customers in a way that is fair, ethical, lawful, and respectful.

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    UTRGV Edinburg Campus:
    Date: June 15, June 22, June 29, July 6
    Time: Saturdays, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Location: UTRGV Edinburg Campus

  • Module 6: Real Estate Finance Essentials - (June 16 - July 7, 2019)

    Shall include but not be limited to monetary systems, primary and secondary money markets, sources of mortgage loans, federal government programs, loan applications, processes and procedures, closing costs, alternative financial instruments, equal credit opportunity acts, community reinvestment act, and state housing agency.

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    UTRGV Edinburg Campus:
    Date: June 16, June 23, June 30, July 7
    Time: Sundays, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Location: UTRGV Edinburg Campus

People interested in earning a Texas Real Estate License

Prerequisite:
No prerequisites required.

$150/person/module

Mr. Larry Seitzler


Required Textbooks:


Real Estate Principles I and II (same book)

Modern Real Estate Practice in Texas 18th Edition

ISBN-13: 978-1475463767

ISBN-10: 1475463766


Real Estate: Law of Contracts Texas Law of Contracts

Textbook Binding 3rd Edition

by Dearborn Real Estate Education (Author)

ISBN-10: 1475446713

ISBN-13: 978-1475446715


Real Estate: Finance Essentials

Essentials of Real Estate Finance 15th Edition

by GRI, DREI Doris Barrell (Author)

ISBN-10: 14754620770

ISBN-13: 978-1475462074


Real Estate: Promulgated Contract forms

Texas Promulgated Forms, 2nd Edition UPDATE and Supplement

by Dearborn Real Estate Education (Author)

ISBN-10: 1475437587

ISBN-13: 978-1475437584


Real Estate: Law of Agency

Texas Real Estate Agency 8th Edition

by Minor Peeples, Sue A. Williams, Thomas C. Terrell, Kathleen E. Terrell Donna K. Peeples (Author)

ISBN-10: 147542809X

ISBN-13: 978-1475428094