Are Real Estate License Exam Locations Open in Texas?

Written by Kacie Goff

In March 2020, life ground to a sudden halt. That included everything from dining out to live events — and even the Texas real estate licensing process. In March, the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) partnered with their real estate proctor, Pearson VUE, to rapidly shut down exam sites across the state. 

Where did that leave real estate license hopefuls? Fortunately, the TREC didn’t sit on their haunches long. As soon as April 2020, they had already started reopening exam centers — albeit with reduced capacity.

Online Proctoring

One alternative to keep in mind is that, because Texas requires its real estate licensees to take proctored exams overseen by providers approved by TREC, remotely-proctored exams become a possibility today. You can learn more about Texas' real estate exam proctoring requirements here, and learn about and enroll in our special Texas Real Estate Sales Agent course package that includes Online Proctoring here.

So the short answer is, yes, Texas real estate license exam sites are open. But test takers need to follow certain steps to get an exam appointment. Let’s take a look. 

Which Texas real estate license exam sites are open?

Pearson VUE has reopened a significant number of exam sites throughout Texas — and the country. In fact, you can actually use any of their U.S. test centers to take your Texas real estate exam.

That said, you’re probably most interested in scheduling your exam appointment as close to home as possible. To help, you can refer to the last page of the Pearson VUE real estate exam candidate handbook for a quick list of exam centers that are currently open at least one or two days a week. 

Exam sites that are currently open at least three days a week include:


5100 W US 290 Hwy Service Road Ste. 320 Building 2

Austin, TX 78735


12345 North Lamar Boulevard, Suite 270

Austin, TX 78753



6800 West Loop S, Prosperity Bank Bldg, Ste. 405

Bellaire, TX 77401


Dallas area:

12801 North Central Expressway, Ste. 820

Dallas, TX 75243


4100 Midway Road Ste. 1000, International Business Park

Carrollton, TX 75007


Houston area:

14425 Torrey Chase Blvd., Ste. 240 

Houston, TX 77014 


8876 Gulf Freeway, 8876 Gulf Freeway Bldg., Ste. 220 

Houston, TX 77017


10740 North Gessner Road Ste. 450

Houston, TX 77064


2424 Wilcrest, Ste. 104

Houston, TX 77042



500 Grapevine Hwy. Ste. 401

Hurst, TX 76054-2707


San Antonio:

6100 Bandera Road, Stonewater Tower West, Ste. 407 

San Antonio, TX 78238


This is just a quick overview of the most frequently open test centers in some of the more populated parts of Texas. But you may be able to find an exam site significantly closer to home. To check out your options, use the TREC/Pearson VUE “Find a test center” tool.

Scheduling your Texas real estate exam

Because of the backlog of people who weren’t able to take their test early in the pandemic, you’ll definitely want to make an appointment to sit for your Texas real estate exam (plus, Pearson VUE required appointments even before the shutdown). To schedule your exam, you’ll need to either create an account on or log into their appointment tool.

Once your exam is scheduled, it’s time to buckle down and prep. The aforementioned real estate exam candidate handbook is a great place to start. 

To help you pass on your first try, we’ve developed a Texas real estate salesperson exam prep course. Stats show that completing that course can boost your chance of passing by more than 10%.

If you want to become a Texas real estate agent, scheduling and passing your exam is a big piece of the puzzle. For a closer look at the entire process, we’ve got you covered. Check out our guides to your timeline and the expenses you should expect.