Real Estate Certificate Program

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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 - (Oct 06 - Oct 27, 2018)

    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.  

    Register for Real Estate Principles I Modern Real Estate Practice in Texas

    UTRGV Brownsville:
    Date:  October 6, October 13, October 20, and October 27, 2018
    Time:  Saturdays, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Location: BSABH 2.112A

  • Module 2: Real Estate Principles II Modern Real Estate Practice in Texas - (Nov 10 - Dec 08, 2018)

    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. 

    Register for Real Estate Principles II Modern Real Estate Practice in Texas

    UTRGV Brownsville:
    Date: November 10, November 17, December 1, and December 8, 2018
    Time:  Saturdays, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Location:  BSABH 2.112A

  • Module 3: Law of Agency - (Jan 05 - Jan 26, 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. 

    Register for Real Estate Certificate - Law of Agency

    UTRGV Brownsville:
    Date: January 5, January 12, January 19, and January 26, 2019
    Time:
     
    Saturdays, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Location: One West University Boulevard, Brownsville, Texas 78520

  • Module 4: Law of Contracts - (Feb 16 - Mar 09, 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. 

    Register for Real Estate Certificate - Law of Contracts

    UTRGV Brownsville:
    Date: February 16, February 23, March 2, and March 9, 2019
    Time: Saturdays, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Location: One West University Boulevard, Brownsville, Texas 78520

  • Module 5: Promulgated Contract Forms - (Mar 23 - Apr 13, 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.

    Register for Real Estate Certificate - Promulgated Contract Forms

    UTRGV Brownsville:
    Date: March 23, March 30, April 6, and April 13, 2018 
    Time:  Saturdays, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Location:  One West University Boulevard, Brownsville, Texas 78520

  • Module 6: Real Estate Finance Essentials - (Apr 20 - May 11, 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.

    Register for Real Estate Certificate - Promulgated Contract Forms

    UTRGV Brownsville:
    Date: April 20, April 27, May 4, and May 11
    Time: Saturdays, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Location: One West University Boulevard, Brownsville, Texas 78520

People interested in earning a Texas Real Estate License

Prerequisite:
No prerequisites required.

$150/person/module.

  • Mr. Henry McFarland (Mac) - (Brownsville Instructor)

    Mac retired from the U. S. Marine Corps after 20 years and became a licensed Texas Real Estate agent in 1997. He has had the opportunity to excel in this business and was the top agent in the Lower Rio Grande Valley based on the number of transactions for a major franchise two years in a row. This success paved the way for Mac to begin training and coaching real estate agents. He has been involved with local real estate companies, Board of Realtors, and the State Association of REALTORS in several aspects of training or management of the training.

The books can be ordered by calling 1-800-972-2220, ext 2587 or ext 2469. 

Click on the description of the individual modules listed below to see the required books.

  • Real Estate Principles I & II (Both modules)

    Modern Real Estate Practice in Texas 16th Edition

    ISBN-13: 978-1475421835
  • Law of Agency

    Texas Real Estate Agency 8th Edition

    ISBN-13: 978-1475428094

  • Law of Contracts

    Texas Law of Contracts 2nd Edition

    ISBN-13: 978-1475421859

  • Promulgated Contract Forms

    Texas Promulgated Forms 2nd Edition

    ISBN-13: 978-1475430271

  • Real Estate Finance Essentials of Real Estate Finance

    Essentials of Real Estate Finance 14th Edition

    ISBN-13: 978-1475428391