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How long does it take TREC to process my application?
It generally takes up to 2 weeks. Processing times can be shorter, so it's best to check TREC's processing times on TREC's website!
TREC cannot finish processing your application until you have sent TREC all of your certificates and they have received them all. You will get a notification from them via email if you have been accepted or rejected. If you are accepted, you will get an “Eligibility Letter” from TREC, containing your TREC ID number and your next steps. This information allows you to register for the state-required license exam.
Delays can be caused by missing information or by TREC simply not receiving your application in the mail. If you applied via mail, TREC will reach out to you. If you applied online, TREC will not reach out to you; your application will simply sit in their online database until you check in with TREC about your status. This is why it’s extremely important to fill everything out as completely as possible and include all required documentation!
You may also be wondering how long background checks take in this process.
TREC does not notify you when they receive your background check results, but they typically receive them within a week. You can always contact TREC to ask though. Current processing dates for all paperwork can be found on TREC's website.