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California Real Estate Continuing Education Courses

Meeting your continuing education requirements as a California real estate professional is easy with AgentCampus by 360training. Our program is approved by California's real estate licensing authority, and classes are delivered online and at your own pace. Enroll now!

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Complete California Continuing Education Coursework Online

Every 4 years, the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) requires 45 total hours of real estate continuing education (CE) to renew your license from an approved training provider like us.

California First-Renewal CE Requirements

For your first license renewal as a salesperson or as a broker, you have a slightly different set of requirements. You need to shop for a package that specifies "first renewal" to ensure the right balance of hours.

The required distribution of topics include:

  • Separate 3-hour courses on five mandatory topics for salespersons (six for brokers):
    • California Agency (all first renewals)
    • Code of Ethics (all first renewals)
    • Trust Funds (all first renewals)
    • Fair Housing (all first renewals)
    • Risk Management (all first renewals)
    • Brokerage Administration and Management (broker first renewal only)
  • At least 18 hours on elective Consumer Protection topics
  • All remaining elective hours (12 for salespersons, 9 for brokers) dedicated to either Consumer Protection or Consumer Service

 California Subsequent Renewal CE Requirements

Required topics are similar for your second and subsequent renewals, but you get more elective hours – and if you're a salesperson, a Management and Supervision topic becomes mandatory.

Subsequent-renewal requirements are the same for both salesperson and broker licensees:

  • At least 8 hours total covering six mandatory subjects:
    • Agency
    • Ethics
    • Trust Fund Handling
    • Fair Housing
    • Risk Management
    • Management and Supervision
  • At least 18 hours dedicated to Consumer Protection topics
  • The remaining 21 hours committed to either Consumer Protection or Consumer Service

Need to Know

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What You Get

Certificate of completion

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Course Format

100% online, available 24/7

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Required Pre-Requisites

Salesperson or Broker license

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Course Structure

At your own pace, save progress as you go

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Renewal Requirements

45 hours every 4 years

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Course Update

Content is updated and current 

Regulatory Information

California Department of Real Estate (DRE)

Phone: 877-373-4542

Website URL: http://www.dre.ca.gov/

Address: 1651 Exposition Blvd

City: Sacramento

State: CA

Zip: 95815

FAQs

How do I know you're a California DRE-approved course provider?

Agent Campus by 360training's Sponsor ID is #6242.

How quickly can I get through my first-time renewal course?

You have to spend at least as long in a course as the credit hours it's worth. You're also limited to no more than 8 hours a day on the course material.

In other words, to finish all 45 credit hours of CE, your fastest option is 6 full-time days working through those courses.

The DRE also has limits on how many final exams you can get credit for in a day: 15 credit-hours' worth in a 24-hour period. If you take multiple exams on the same day, you need to keep an eye on the total credits, because you are responsible for monitoring your compliance to this rule.

What is the deadline for completing my continuing education courses?

Your license expires every 4 years, and you must complete your CE requirements and submit your renewal application before that time. You aren't permitted to work as a real estate agent or broker once your license expiration date has passed.

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