California 45-Hour Broker First Renewal CE Package

First renewal as a broker in California? Meet all your first-time continuing education requirements with this package of online courses. Start today!

DRE Sponsor# 6242

Includes: Certificate of Completion

Duration: 45 Hour(s) | Language: English

About this Package

For your first license renewal as a broker, the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) has a special set of CE requirements.

Your first renewal requires 45 hours of continuing education with an approved provider, just like your second and subsequent renewals. But the mandatory courses are different.

For a broker's first renewal, the courses must include:

  • 20 hours of mandatory topics (6 separate 3-hour courses and a 2-hour course)
    • Brokerage Administration and Management
    • California Agency
    • Code of Ethics
    • Trust Funds
    • Fair Housing
    • Risk Management
    • Implicit Bias Training
  • At least 18 hours devoted to Consumer Protection topics
  • All remaining hours devoted to either Consumer Protection or Consumer Service

After you've passed each course final, you'll get a certificate of completion. You'll need to reference these certificates when it's time to fill out your renewal application.

Package Facts


What You Get

Certificate of completion


Credit Hours

45 hours


Required Pre-Requisites

First broker license renewal


Meet Requirements

DRE-approved courses


Completion Deadline

4 years after licensure


Course Updates

Content is updated and current

Package Includes


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

AgentCampus by 360training's Sponsor ID is #6242.

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

The DRE requires at least as much time on each course as the number of credit hours it's worth, but cap the number of hours a day at 8. That means to earn 45 credit hours, you need to spread 45 hours of study over at least 6 days.

You also can't complete more than 15 credit-hours' worth of final exams in a 24-hour period. Compliance to this rule is YOUR responsibility, so pay attention to the total credit hours if you take multiple exams in the same day.

The easiest way to follow the rules is to take one course at a time and take the final exam immediately afterwards.

What happens if I fail the course final?

Per DRE rules, your course finals are timed tests. Each has 15 multiple-choice questions. If you fail your first attempt, you have one more chance to pass with a score of 70% or higher.

What is the deadline for completing my continuing education courses?

The deadline is every four years before your license expiration. You don't get a working grace period for your license in California – once your expiration passes, you won't be allowed to perform the activities of a licensed broker. You have up to two years to renew before you'll have to repeat your licensing exam, but you won't be able to work during that time.

What can I do if I lose my certificate?

If you lose your certificate of completion and need a new one, you can contact customer service at (877) 881-2235 or 

When does my course expire? 

Your courses will expire one (1) year after you purchase them (the date you submit payment), unless the course itself indicates otherwise. 

For more information about course expiration dates, please read our Terms of Use

Regulatory Information

Name:California Department of Real Estate (DRE)
Website URL:
Address:1651 Exposition Blvd

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