If you want to start a career in commercial real estate, sign up for courses in the new Texas Accredited Commercial Specialist program.

Texas REALTORS® developed the TACS program as a steppingstone to more advanced commercial education. TACS can help new agents, residential agents who want to switch to commercial, and less experienced commercial agents who want to sharpen their skills before seeking a higher designation.

To earn the certification, applicants must:

  • Successfully complete three 30-hour commercial courses
  • Work as an agent with a broker-mentor and complete two original commercial real estate transactions
  • Produce two professional references
  • Join a commercial information exchange.

The coursework includes the fundamentals of commercial real estate, development topics such as leasing and management, and marketing and negotiation training. The curriculum is eligible for CE and Sales Apprentice Education requirements.

More experienced commercial agents can also earn the TACS. REALTORS® with a CCIM or SIOR designation may earn the certification with payment of the application fee. Those with five years of commercial experience can apply for the certification after successfully passing the three TACS end-of-course exams.

For more information, visit texasrealestate.com/tacs.