California Real Estate Continuing Education Requirements

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26 Mandatory Hours
19 Elective Hours
45 Total Hours
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12 Elective Hours
45 Total Hours
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9 Elective Hours
45 Total Hours

Learn what's required for your Real Estate License in California

This real estate licensing information summarizes the minimum requirements established by the California Department of Real Estate. We recommend you contact the California Department of Real Estate for more detailed information or changes.

If you obtain real estate licenses in multiple states, we recommend you check each state's requirements.

California Real Estate: Second and Subsequent Renewals

Total Hours Required: 45
Mandatory Hours: 26
Elective Hours: 19
Renewal Cycle in Years: 4

Online Info

Renewal Requirements Effective January 1, 2016:
Broker and Salespersons who have already renewed their license once must complete a total of 45 hours of approved CE courses for subsequent renewals:
•One 8-hour survey course covering the 6 mandatory course subjects (in Ethics, Agency, Fair Housing, Trust Fund Handling, Risk Management, and Management and Supervision) or licensees can choose to take each of the mandatory subjects separately;
•At least 18 hours of consumer protection courses; and
•The remaining clock hours required to complete the 45 hours may be related to either consumer service or consumer protection

Online Limitations

Licensees may complete final examinations for a maximum of 15 credit hours per 24-hour period.
Correspondence has a study time of only 8 hours per day (24-hour day) - Study time starts at time of enrollment.

Online correspondence in CA means the exam must be taken online.

There are no limits on the number of hours allowed to be taken online.

A timing mechanism is also required for all online courses to ensure that courses cannot be completed in less time than the approved credit hours.
You will only be allotted 1 minute per question on the final which basically means if it’s a 10 question final you will have to complete that final in 10 minutes.

The state will allow for only TWO attempts on the final exam before requiring the course be retaken. This is a requirement by the California Department of Real Estate.

All offerings shall require completion within one year from the date of registration.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: California Department of Real Estate
Phone: 9162270894
Fax: 9162275869
Address:
1651 Exposition Boulevard
PO Box 137009
Sacramento, CA 95813

California Real Estate: Salesperson First Time Renewal

Total Hours Required: 45
Mandatory Hours: 33
Elective Hours: 12

Online Info

New Renewal Requirements Effective January 1, 2016:
Sales Agents renewing for the first time must complete a total of 45 hours of approved CE courses:
•5 separate 3-hour courses in Ethics, Agency, Fair Housing, Trust Fund Handling, Risk Management and;
•A minimum of 18 hours of consumer protection courses; and
•The remaining clock hours required to complete the 45 hours may be related to either consumer service or consumer protection

Online Limitations

All offerings shall require completion within one year from the date of registration

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: California Department of Real Estate
Phone: 9162270894
Fax: 9162275869
Address:
1651 Exposition Boulevard
PO Box 137009
Sacramento, CA 95813

California Real Estate: Broker First Time Renewal

Total Hours Required: 45
Mandatory Hours: 36
Elective Hours: 9

Online Info

New Renewal Requirements Effective January 1, 2016:
Brokers renewing for the first time must complete a total of 45 hours of approved CE courses:
•6 separate 3-hour courses in Ethics, Agency, Fair Housing, Trust Fund Handling, Risk Management, and Management and Supervision;
•A minimum of 18 hours of consumer protection courses; and
•The remaining clock hours required to complete the 45 hours may be related to either consumer service or consumer protection

Online Limitations

All offerings shall require completion within one year from the date of registration

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: California Department of Real Estate
Phone: 9162270894
Fax: 9162275869
Address:
1651 Exposition Boulevard
PO Box 137009
Sacramento, CA 95813

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.