The Texas Real Estate Commission is taking new steps to ensure the licensure of prospective homeowners, including requiring the purchase of a real property test.
The move comes after a number of Texas counties were told by the state that they had not received enough tests for licenses to be issued, according to the Texas Tribune.
The commission has also begun issuing licenses to applicants who can show they have passed the Texas Property and Demolition Examination (PTED) test.
“We’ve heard from so many people who have had their licenses revoked,” Travis County Supervisor Mike Turner told the Tribune.
“We’re going to make sure they have the right paperwork, the right documents to be able to get their licenses.”
The Texas Real Property Commission (TPRC) also said it will begin issuing licenses after the end of March.
A number of counties will be required to submit an application to the TPRC by March 6.
The TPRD was set up in 2008 to promote the licensing of property owners and improve the property appraisal process.
In 2017, the Texas Legislature approved a $5.5 billion bond measure to support the agency.