Law of Agency - (1111) Online version

Law of Agency
30 hours



Texas Law of Agency is a 30-hour course required by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) for anyone who wishes to become a licensed real estate agent in Texas. This course discusses the rules and regulations governing real estate agency relationships in the state of Texas.



  • Define the role of the agency in real estate practice
  • Describe the various types of agencies
  • Identify the role of the parties in an agency relationship
  • Determine the agent's responsibilities and liabilities in a real estate
  • transaction
  • Describe the methods of establishing agency relationships
  • Describe the Amendments to the Texas Real Estate License Act by Senate Bill No. 489
  • List the different types of disclosures of representation
  • List different kinds of listing contracts and buyer broker agreements
  • Describe Employment Law and its various nuances
  • Describe the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act
  • List what steps agents can take to protect themselves against liability


The items listed below are the minimal system requirements in order to take this online course. While you may use the minimal requirements shown below, it is recommended to use a faster system and faster Internet connection. Some courses may take time to download on 56k modem. If your computer is not up to par, the local library should have on-site computers available and connected to the internet free of charge.

  • IBM PC Compatible Computer (200 MHz processor with 32MB RAM)
  • Sound Card with speakers or headphones
  • SVGA (800x600) video card, driver, and monitor
  • Microsoft Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
  • Internet connection (minimum 56Kbps recommended)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.0 or greater (free download)

The course is an online course taken at the student’s convenience. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days per week.

Should you require help regarding the online course, please contact the content expert at If you have technical questions please contact support@360training or 800-480-3890.

The course contains several lessons which include quizzes. The student must pass a lesson’s quiz in order to move onto the next lesson. In order to complete the course, the student must pass the final quiz with a minimum score of 70%.

At the time of completion, an automatic notification to will be submitted. The College will mail you a certificate of course completion to the address you provided during course enrollment, and it is your responsibility to submit a copy of the certificate to TREC for credit. For more real estate education requirements, the student should visit TREC’s Web site,


Law of Agency

Lesson 1- Fundamentals of Agency: 3 hours

  • Fundamentals of Agency Law
  • History of Real Estate Agency
  • Role of Agency in Real Estate
  • The Principal-Agent Relationship

Lesson 2- Texas Agency Law: 5 hours

  • Chapter 1101, Texas Occupations Code - The Real Estate License Act
  • Rules of The Texas Real Estate Commission

Lesson 3- Creation and Termination of the Agency Relationship: 4 hours

  • Express Contracts
  • Implied Agency
  • Gratuitous Agency
  • Termination of Agency Relationship

Lesson 4- Authority and Liability: 2 hours

Lesson 5- Types of Real Estate Agency Relationships: 3 hours

  • Seller’s Agent
  • Buyer’s Agent
  • Subagency Relationship
  • Dual Agency and Intermediaries

Lesson 6- Disclosures and Other Duties: 2 hours

  • Disclosure
  • Agent’s Duty to the Principal
  • Agent’s Duty to the Third Party (Customer)
  • Principal’s Duties
  • Customer’s Duties

Lesson 7- Agency Agreements: 2 hours

  • Listing Contracts
  • Types of Listing Agreements
  • Termination of Listings
  • Buyer-Broker Agreements

Lesson 8- Sales and Commissions: 3 hours

  • Suit for Commission
  • Procuring Cause of the Sale
  • Agent’s Duties to the Customer
  • Broker Employment
  • Commission Rates
  • Selling Your Services

Lesson 9- Employment Law: 2 hours

  • Principal-Agent vs. Master-Servant
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Employment Anti-Discrimination
  • Workmen’s Compensation Laws
  • Personal Assistants

Lesson 10- The Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act: 2 hours

  • Deceptive Trade Practices Act
  • How it affects a Real Estate Licensee
  • How to protect yourself
  • Some Really Bad Words in Real Estate

Lesson 11- Real Estate Practice: 2 hours

  • Introduction to Real Estate Practice
  • Insight into Agency Law
  • Field Applications of Agency Law