California Real Estate Continuing Education Courses
Meeting your continuing education requirements as a California real estate professional is easy with 360training. Our program is approved by California's real estate licensing authority, and classes are delivered online and at your own pace. Enroll now!
360training's Sponsor ID is #6242.
California Continuing Education Packages
California 45-Hour Broker & Salesperson Subsequent Renewal CE Package
Meet CE requirements for second/subsequent renewal as a salesperson or broker.
California 45-Hour Broker First Renewal CE Package
Satisfy your first-renewal broker CE requirements with this DRE-approved package.
California 45-Hour Sales Person First Renewal CE Package
Get all required course credits for your first salesperson license renewal.
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:
- 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
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Explore the process for maximizing returns on real property investments.
Brokerage Administration and Management
Explore the duties of an ethical broker and learn to identify ethical violations.
Review the details of California agency law and the types of agency relationships.
Closings and Settlement Costs
Learn about the issues that can arise during closing (and how to address them).
Code of Ethics
Learn how to make ethical business decisions and identify ethical violations.
An overview of deeds and legally enforceable contracts for real state professionals.
A course on Environmental Hazards counting towards Real Estate CE requirements.
Meets real estate continuing education requirements.
Understand the basic requirements of the property inspection and responsibilities of
Learn more about residential and commercial leasing in real estate.
Real Estate Appraisal
Understand the activities and ethics of real estate appraisal.
Learn to evaluate, manage, and reduce your risk as a real estate professional.
Tax Favorable Real Estate Transactions
Learn to help clients buy and sell property on a tax-favorable basis.
Review the legal requirements for receiving and handling trust funds in California.
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What You Get
Certificate of completion
100% online, available 24/7
Salesperson or Broker license
At your own pace, save progress as you go
45 hours every 4 years
Content is updated and current
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.