The Texas Real Estate Commission is using a different system to perform criminal background checks, which eliminates the $28.25 fee license holders had been paying to meet this requirement. TREC now relies on the FBI Rap Back Service, a real-time system of supplying criminal history information.

All license holders must be enrolled in the free FBI Rap Back Service before renewing a license. License holders and applicants who were fingerprinted after June 1, 2015, have already enrolled in the program. Those who have not yet enrolled can submit the Rap Back Service form after logging into TREC’s Online Licensing Service.