A real estate license can be earned through about 6 weeks of courses. There are prep course to prepare for the state exam to test for the license. Approval from the TREC must be received to take the exam and a score of 70% or higher to receive the license. The license then is mailed to the sponsoring broker or is held until you have a sponsoring broker. A mandatory three 30 hour course must be completed by the second year of obtaining the license.