The Texas Real Estate Commission offers several benefits to active military personnel, veterans, and the spouses of active military and veterans to get and keep a real estate license. Here’s how:

  1. Navigate the licensing process faster. Attach a completed Supplemental Form for Military Service Members, Military Veterans, and Military Spouses (TREC SFMS-2) to your license application. If you held the same Texas license you’re applying for within the last five years, or you have a current license from another jurisdiction with substantially equivalent license requirements, TREC may be able to help you.
  2. Get credit for your military service. Ask the commission to check if your military education and training can be used toward your licensing requirements.
  3. Skip the fees. No base application or examination fee is required if your military service substantially meets license requirements or if your current license elsewhere has equivalent requirements.
  4. Use alternatives to demonstrate competency. You may not need to fulfill the usual examination, education, or experience requirements.
  5. Get more time for renewal requirements. If you are on active duty when it’s time to renew your license, TREC will give you two more years to complete your continuing education or other license renewal requirements.

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