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TREC Real Estate Opportunity for High School Students

Note: As we share the following news, the deadline to apply for our EMTAR Scholarship is approaching—Friday, June 14! The scholarship is for students who were a high school senior in 2023–24 and are planning to attend a college, university, or trade school this fall. More details and the application are available here. Please spread the word to any families of high schoolers in your network. Thanks!

EMTAR has always championed opportunities for our members to learn, grow, and thrive in their real estate careers. We do this through ongoing education, networking, legislative and regulatory advocacy, awards and celebrations, and much more.

We also are committed to providing tools for prospective new REALTORS® who might wish to explore the field professionally. In addition, we are dedicated to encouraging our community’s youth and teens in ways such as the EMTAR Scholarship program noted above and through other avenues that inspire them to succeed and achieve as they grow into adulthood.

Along those same lines, our friends at the Tennessee Real Estate Commission (TREC) are proud to offer high school seniors the opportunity to study real estate through the Tennessee High School Senior Real Estate Licensing Program, a scholarship program in conjunction with Kaplan Real Estate Education. 

Important Update: As of the publication of this blog, overwhelming demand among 2024 grads has led TREC to suspend applications and create a waitlist. To reserve a place on the list, fill out the form here. Waitlist participants will be selected on a first-come, first serve basis on or around October 31.

This groundbreaking licensing program provides the base education required for the pre-licensing exam for qualified individuals to become licensed real estate agents in Tennessee. Students who successfully complete this training will get a jump on their careers.  

In addition, students will be able to complete the entire program at their own pace and will have six months from their date of enrollment to complete their courses. Kaplan’s engaging online courses walk students through everything needed to take the national and state real estate licensing exams.

Students can also complete exam preparation courses to reinforce key concepts, review questions, and track their performance.

Highlights of the program include: 

  • Tennessee 60-Hour Real Estate Principles Online Course
  • This is one of two required courses to complete before sitting for the Tennessee real estate licensing exam. This course provides the fundamentals of Tennessee real estate.
  • Tennessee 30-Hour Course for New Affiliates Online Course
  • This is the second required course to complete before sitting for the Tennessee real estate licensing exam. This 30-hour online course covers the topics required by TREC for new affiliates and builds on the fundamentals that are covered in the Tennessee 60-Hour Real Estate Principles course.
  • Interactive Study Group Live Webinars
  • Join Kaplan’s expert faculty and fellow students for a lively discussion of topics related to the required online courses. These webinars are designed to keep students on track to finish their education, reinforce key concepts, and provide opportunities for engaging interactions.
  • National and Tennessee Real Estate Exam Prep
  • These online courses combine solid industry principles with the latest state-specific information students need to pass the national and state portions of the licensing exam.

To learn more, visit this link, and again, if a high schooler you know is interested in this year’s program, they may submit the form here to be added to the waitlist.

We would love to see some of the participants in this vital TREC program eventually become EMTAR members who serve buyers and sellers well and help to strengthen our community!

About EMTAR: Chartered in 1969, our Association’s 1,300+ REALTORS® are a proud part of the 36,000+ members of Tennessee REALTORS® and of the 1.5 million+ members of NAR, all working to serve the public and protect the rights of America’s property owners. EMTAR members are known not only for their unmatched real estate excellence and high ethical standards, but also for being generous, hospitable, others-focused, loyal, hardworking, and eager to help wherever and whenever help is needed.

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