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The Real Estate certificate program is designed to provide basic employment skills for individuals seeking employment in real estate, as well as to upgrade the skills of those presently employed in the industry. Real estate courses are offered during the day, evening and online. RELE courses satisfy the education requirements of the Texas Real Estate Commission for salesperson and broker licenses. Career opportunities in real estate include sales, brokerage, appraisal, finance, property development, counseling, education and insurance.

This is a TASP-waived certificate. Students declaring this major are NOT subject to the TASP regulations unless they enroll in a course outside the real estate certificate curriculum.  However, certificate students will be required to take the THEA, THEA Quick Test, ASSET, or COMPASS test for placements.

Course Offerings

  • Real Estate Contracts 
  • Principles of Real Estate 
  • Real Estate Law 
  • Property Management 
  • Real Estate Appraisal
  • Real Estate Investments
  • Real Estate Finance 
  • Real Estate Marketing 
  • Real Estate Mathematics 
  • Law of Agency 

Blinn College also offers licensure renewal mandated real estate courses through the Office of Workforce Education at 979-209-7205.

What will I get from the real estate certificate program?

Students satisfactorily completing the program will meet the education requirements for the Real Estate Salesperson license.

Where are classes being offered?

Classes are offered throughout the day, evenings and online.

What types of career opportunities are available with a real estate certificate? 

Real estate sales, brokerage, property management, appraisal, finance, property development, counseling, education and insurance positions are attainable.

What do I need to do to apply to Blinn College?

These programs are open to all students who possess a high school diploma or GED certificate. Applications for admission are available on campus and at Appointments for career exploration may be made with the the program coordinator at (979) 209-7377. 

What are some of the general requirements to apply for a salesperson license in the State of Texas?

1. An individual must be a citizen of the United States or a lawfully admitted alien, at least 18 years of age, AND a legal resident of Texas.
2. An individual must furnish the Texas Real Estate Commission satisfactory evidence of successfully completing the following:

  • Principles of Real Estate (4 semester hours)
  • Law of Agency (2 semester hours)
  • Real Estate Contracts (2 semester hours)
  • An additional three semester hours in a core real estate course.
  • Another four semester hours in core real estate courses or in related academic courses acceptable to the commission.

3. An individual, after receiving a letter from the commission attesting to satisfaction of all educational requirements, will apply and submit the appropriate fee to the commission.
4. After an application is received, processed, and accepted, a candidate information brochure will be mailed to the candidate with information and instructions about taking the license examination.
For more information on licensing, visit the Texas Real Estate Commission website:


RELE 1406 Principles of Real Estate


4 hours

RELE 1211 Real Estate Contracts


2 hours

RELE 2201 Law of Agency


2 hours




Two free elective


6 hours

Choose any one RELE electives:


3 hours






Total 17 hours

Blinn College also offers licensure renewal mandated real estate courses through the continuing education department.

For information on licensing visit the Texas Real Estate Commission web site:


Joshua J. Benn, Program Coordinator
BA, Sam Houston State University
JD, Baylor University
Prinicipal – Joshua J. Benn, P.C.
Partner – Brazos 1031 Exchange Company, LLC

Mannaser Marshall
BS, University of Houston
MS, Prairie View A&M University
MS, Texas A&M University
Partner – InRem Ventures

Howard Murray
BS, University of Delaware
MA, Webster University
Colonel – United States Army (Retired)

Stephen Moon
BS, Texas A&M University
JD, Texas Wesleyan University
Principal – Law Office of Stephen Boyd Moon, LLC

Heath C. Poole
Texas A&M University
JD, St. Mary’s University
Attorney – Hoelscher, Lipsey & Elmore, P.C.

Miriam Gerdes
BS, Lesley University
Realtor – Re/Max Bryan-College Station

Kassi J. Horner
BA, Texas Tech University
JD, Texas Tech University
Attorney – Peterson Law Group
Partner – Brazos 1031 Exchange Company, LLC

Warren Green
BA, Texas A&M University
Broker – Executive Real Estate Services

Bradley Sharpe
BBA, Texas A&M University
MBA, Texas Tech University
JD, Baylor University
Attorney – The Ellison Firm