TEXAS REAL ESTATE NEWS

WHAT IS PROCTORING?

As of 9/1/17, all 30-hour online courses must have a proctor present during the final exam. A proctor is an unbiased third-party who will verify your identity and oversee you taking the course exam. Below is who/what the Texas Real Estate Commission deems as appropriate proctors:

1) Employees at official testing or learning/tutoring centers;
2) Librarians at a school, university, or public library;
3) College or university administrators, faculty, or academic advisors;
4) Clergy who are affiliated with a specific temple, synagogue, mosque, or church; and
5) Educational officers of a military installation or correctional facility.

Learn Texas Real Estate Online suggests contacting your local library or K-12 school library to see if a volunteer can oversee you taking the exam at no cost.

You will need to present a picture ID to the proctor and then have him/her acknowledge and complete the following form, which will appear in the system, right before you can start the course exam…

Proctor Form

TRAINING ALERT!

The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) is requiring all schools to revise their online courses to include many rule changes as of 8/31/17.

For example, online courses are now self-paced and can be completed in less than 30 hours per course. In the future, the courses will be timed, so that you must spend 30 hours on each course.

Another change is that the course exams (a total of 6) will be required to be proctored. Therefore, we recommend you try to finish your courses by 8/31/17 or be prepared for these upcoming changes.

1) If you cannot complete your courses by 8/31, your unfinished courses will be expired and you will have to take the remaining courses in the new format.

2) Should you be in progress on a course, you will lose your progress and have to start that course from scratch (as mandated by TREC).

3) If you complete some courses before 8/31, you can print your completion certificates and be done with those. Only those courses not completed will be expired and be reissued under the new rules.