Licensing and Renewal Requirements

The California Department of Real Estate issues licenses to practice real estate in the state of California. For more information. (http://www.dre.cahwnet.gov/)

Continuing Education Requirements for Sales Agents Renewing for the First-time

If you were licensed prior to 10/1/2007, and are renewing an original license for the first time, must complete five separate three-hour DRE-approved continuing education courses in Ethics, Agency, Trust Fund Handling, Fair Housing and Risk Management.

If you were licensed on or after 10/1/2007, and were required to have all three statutory/pre-licenses courses (RE Principles, RE Practice, and one additional course), you must complete 45 clock hours of DRE-approved continuing education consisting of:

  • Five separate three-hour courses in the following subjects: Ethics, Agency, Trust Fund Handling, Fair Housing, and Risk Managemen.
  • A minimum of 18 clock hours of consumer protection course.
  • The remaining clock hours required to complete the 45 hours of continuing education may be related to either consumer service or consumer protection courses.

Continuing Education Requirements for Brokers Renewing for the First-time

Real estate brokers renewing an original license for the first time must complete 45 clock hours of DRE-approved continuing education consisting of:

  • Five separate three-hour courses in the following subjects: Ethics, Agency, Trust Fund Handling, Fair Housing, and Risk Management.
  • A minimum of 18 clock hours of consumer protection courses.
  • The remaining clock hours required to complete the 45 hours of continuing education may be related to either consumer service or consumer protection courses.

Continuing Education Requirements for Brokers and Salesperson renewing for the second and subsequent time

For subsequent renewals, all real estate brokers and salespersons must complete 45 clock hours of DRE-approved continuing education consisting of:

  • Either 12 hours of continuing education courses in the following subjects: (Ethics, Agency, Trust Fund Handling, and Fair Housing) OR one six-hour course that covers the four mandatory subjects (Ethics, Agency, Trust Fund Handling, and Fair Housing).
  • One three-hour course in Risk Management.
  • At least 18 clock hours of consumer protection courses.
  • The remaining clock hours required to complete the 45 hours of continuing education may be related to either consumer service or consumer protection courses.
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