CA Realty Training will not send your application to the Department of Real Estate (DRE) on your behalf. You must fill out your own application and submit it to the DRE online or via mail. We do, however, provide an application tutorial to help you understand the process and what is needed to apply for the state exam! If you are a current student, this video along with a powerpoint presentation is located in your student portal under the "State Exam" tab.
A real estate BROKER is an independent agent who has the capability of brokering a real estate deal independently. A real estate sales agent or associate MUST work under a licensed broker/brokerage. For more information, check out each of our blog posts dedicated to Real Estate Brokers:
CA Realty Training is a separate company from Keller Williams Realty. However, we do have a partnership with KW. Due to our partnership, we can assist with job placement after you pass the state exam. If interested, we can help you set up an interview with a KW brokerage of your choice. https://www.carealtytraining.com/real-estate-career-choosing-a-brokerage/
You have six months from your purchase date to complete your online coursework. If you have not completed the courses by the six month mark, you can purchase an extension for $25 per course. This will let you pick up right where you left off. Keep in mind, the DRE requires you to complete your courses within 1 year. After this time, you will need to re-enroll for an additional fee. Re-enrolling will not save previous progress.
Yes! You can purchase a six-month extension $25 per course. This can be done directly through your student portal under the "Courses" tab or by giving our admissions department a call at (310)-844-0840 Mon - Fri, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM.
To protect the integrity of our testing, you can not view the answers to your course final exams. You can, however, view the answers to your chapter quizzes once you pass each quiz with a 60% or higher. You can view your previous quiz attempts by going to the "Resources" tab in your Student Portal. From there you will select the "Exam/Quiz Logs" category. This can be a great study stool as you can take note of the correct answers as well as wrong answers.
Unfortunately, California does not have a reciprocity agreement with any other state. https://www.carealtytraining.com/real-estate-license-requirements-california/
On average, it takes the Department of Real Estate (DRE) 1-2 months to process your application for the state exam. You may check the status of your application on the DRE's website: https://www.dre.ca.gov/Licensees/CurrentTimeframes.html
You can submit your application online, as long as you completed your coursework within one year from your original start date. If you took longer than a year to obtain your 3 course certificates, you will need to send your application via certified mail. For more information check out our blog post and Youtube video on how to apply and what forms to use: https://www.carealtytraining.com/blogs/real-estate-exam-application-california
Yes. Live scans must be completed each time a background check is requested of you. Check out our video featuring Nader Khouzam from One Place Financial to learn more about completing your live scan!
The Department of Real Estate's (DRE) processing time is approximately two months. You can visit the DRE's website to learn more about their current application processing timeframes: https://www.dre.ca.gov/licensees/CurrentTimeframes.html
A live scan is an electronic scan of your finger prints for a background check. The cost for a live scan varies from $60-$80 depending on where you go. Some police stations and UPS locations offer this service. You can also use Google or your preferred search engine to find a live scan provider near you. https://oag.ca.gov/fingerprints/locations
For information on certification, take a look at our blog post that covers the process of becoming a property manager: https://www.carealtytraining.com/real-estate-career-property-management-matt-williams-interview/
The Department of Real Estate (DRE) will contact you via email once approved. Please make sure to check your email frequently for updates, and be sure to check your spam/junk folder. https://dre.ca.gov/Licensees/CurrentTimeframes.html
From enrolling in our program to studying for the state exam and even after earning your salesperson license, our team is available to help you every step of the way. We are proudly partnered with Keller Williams Realty and Coldwell Banker, so we can assist with job placement after you pass the state exam. With various competitively priced packages and 6 months of unlimited access, we do our best to provide you access to the most efficient training possible. Call us biased, but we love our school! To learn more about us, take a look at some testimonials from our recent graduates. https://www.carealtytraining.com/testimonials
We recommend contacting the Department of Real Estate (DRE) directly at (877) 373-4542 to confirm your eligibility to take the state exam. For more information: https://www.dre.ca.gov/files/pdf/faqs/FAQ-RERAPS.pdf
Our trainers are experienced, licensed real estate agents recommended by a Keller Williams or Coldwell Banker office. Our trainers are also vetted by our Head Trainer & Co-Ceo Robert Rico. They are selected because of their industry knowledge, their success and love for teaching others. Robert Rico calls this P.E.P (Passion, Experience & Patience)!
Yes. A driver’s license is not necessary to apply for and take the state exam. You can present a legal form of identification such as a state-issued ID card or Passport. For more information: https://dre.ca.gov/Examinees/TakingExam.html
You will receive an email from the Department of Real Estate (DRE) with an eLicensing link to select your test date. Log in here: https://secure.dre.ca.gov/elicensing/userlogon.asp
Our installment plan applies to the Live Training + Online package only. Utilizing the payment plan adds a $30 administrative fee to your total and breaks the total down into 3 separate installments. You would pay the first installment at the time of enrolling, which includes the administrative fee as well as potential shipping and tax. Exactly 30 days after your first installment, your subsequent payment would be charged automatically. This will occur once more for the third and final installment.
We take refund requests on a case-by-case basis. Please refer to our Terms & Conditions page for more detail as well as our Pass Guarantee https://www.carealtytraining.com/pass-the-state-exam-guarantee. Please feel free to give us a call for further assistance: (888) 317-8740.
We offer the education requirements needed to apply for the Broker's License Exam. As a property manager, you must have your Broker's License unless you are the property owner or work for a property management company. We do not offer the required education to receive your property manager certification. https://www.dre.ca.gov/files/pdf/refbook/ref22.pdf
Course certificates do not have an expiration date, but this is subject to change by the Department of Real Estate (DRE). We recommend contacting the DRE if you received your certificates over two years ago and now want to apply for the state exam: (877) 373-4542.
Yes! If you are already enrolled in our program, you must call our Admissions department at (888) 317-8740 to add live training.
You can only attend live training at the one location you enrolled with. Attending multiple sessions at the same time may overcrowd the locations, and not all locations are on the same course rotation.
Each class is independent of one another so you do not need to take them in a particular order!
We do offer an Appraisal course, but this is only to help you obtain appraisal knowledge as a real estate agent. We do not have a course package that will qualify you to apply for your Appraiser License. https://www.carealtytraining.com/real-estate-appraiser-license-requirements-california/
If you are unable to attend a live training session, you will still meet the required set of hours. In-class training is purely supplemental. Therefore, your attendance is not mandatory and you will not be penalized. Your hours and requirements mandated by the Department of Real Estate (DRE) are met by completing your online coursework. If you would like to make-up for a missed training session, we recommend purchasing the $5 chapter videos in your student portal.
The cost of pre-licensing education varies depending on how you learn best and how many resources you'd like to have access to. Our packages range from $154.99-$399.99 with optional add-ons like harcopy textbooks. Check out our blog to learn more about the costs associated with enrolling: https://www.carealtytraining.com/real-estate-school-cost/.
CA Realty Training provides pre-licensing coursework that satisfies the requirements set by the Department of Real Estate (DRE) in the state of California. California does not offer reciprocity with other states. For information on how to become a real estate agent in other states, check out our blog! https://www.carealtytraining.com/blog
North Carolina: https://www.carealtytraining.com/blogs/real-estate-license-north-carolina
Yes! As long as you have access to WiFi, you can take the required courses needed to apply for the CA state exam. Once you are approved to take the state exam by the Department of Real Estate (DRE), you must take the exam in person at one of their testing centers. For more information: https://www.dre.ca.gov/examinees/outofstate.html
For international students we recommend watching our youtube video to learn more:
To pass the state exam, you must obtain a 70% or higher.
There are seven categories featured on the state exam:
You are not able to submit your application before completing the 3 required courses. You must wait to apply for the state exam till after you obtain a certificate for each course. When applying, you will need to include the 3 course certificates which we will provide to you once you pass the final exam for each course.
While our program does not cover real estate investing specifically, potential investors can benefit from the information provided in our program. Take a look at why real estate investors get a license and some tips on how to avoid losing money through real estate investments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeU2nlI9trY
Classes for our Live Training + Online package start at the first full week of every month. Training will last for 3 months in total. Find a location near you to pick a training schedule! https://www.carealtytraining.com/locations
Check out our video and blog post on how to apply for the state exam which includes the Department of Real Estate's (DRE) mailing address! https://www.carealtytraining.com/blogs/real-estate-exam-application-california
Our California Sponsorship ID is S0596. https://secure.dre.ca.gov/publicasp/cestatutory.asp
We require students to wait 18 days from their original start date on a course before they can take the final course exam. By requiring this for all three courses, students are able to meet the 135 hour requirement set by the DRE. Aside from the 18 day minimum, completing your coursework is self-paced. You have six months in total from your date of purchase to complete your courses and obtain your course certificates. The fastest you can complete your coursework is 54 days total (18 days x 3 courses).
If you need more time, you can purchase a course extension for $25 per course, which will let you pick up right where you left off for another 6 months. After you've hit the year mark from the date you enrolled in our program, you will have to re-enroll in the program by paying $25 per course.
You must login to the DRE's elicensing system to renew your license and add the course information along with your completion date. To access eLicensing log in: https://secure.dre.ca.gov/elicensing/userlogon.asp
For more information: https://www.dre.ca.gov/licensees/renewlicense.html
Costs associated with the application you will send to the DRE:
1. Exam Application Fee: $60.00
2. License Application Fee: $245.00
3. Livescan Fee: Varies from $60-$80
You can take the state exam as many times as you need. You must pay the $60 exam fee each time you register for a new test date. https://dre.ca.gov/Examinees/TakingExam.html
We ask for this information to verify your identity when taking your course final exams.
CA Realty Training is confident that we offer the best assistance in passing your real estate state exam. If you work hard, are motivated, and stay on schedule, it is very likely that you will pass. We have a 90% pass rate from students who have completed our coursework and taken at least five practice exams scoring an 80% or higher. For more details on our pass guarantee, click here: https://www.carealtytraining.com/pass-the-state-exam-guarantee
Hardcopy textbooks take approximately five to seven business days to be delivered.
No! You can still submit Form RE 435 without the broker of record's signature. We recommend you try to sign if you can but we understand wanting to wait till after the exam is complete. For tips & tricks: https://www.carealtytraining.com/brokerage-interview-tips/
If you fail the state exam, you can apply to retake it the next day, based on test date availability. You will have to pay the $60 exam fee again, but you do not need to mail in another exam application. https://dre.ca.gov/Examinees/TakingExam.html
It is valid for four years! You must complete Continuing Education courses before your Salesperson License expires. For more information: https://www.dre.ca.gov/licensees/renewlicense.html
To view our Continuing Education packages: https://www.carealtytraining.com/licensing/continuing-education
The state exam features 7 different categories which are covered within all courses that we offer. The categories include: Contracts, Financing, Laws of Agency and Fiduciary Duties, Practice of Real Estate and Disclosures, Property Ownership and Land Use Controls and Regulations, Property Valuation and Financial Analysis, and Transfer of Property. Test yourself on questions you may see on the State Exam! https://youtu.be/_aAGenJjtDg
You have two years from the time your license expires to complete the continuing education courses, but you can't conduct any real estate activities during this time. If it's been longer than two years, we recommend contacting the Department of Real Estate (DRE) at (877) 373-4542. They will confirm if you are eligible to re-activate your license by taking the state exam again. For more information: https://www.dre.ca.gov/licensees/RenewLicense.html
Our Continuing Education: https://www.carealtytraining.com/licensing/continuing-education
Yes! Once you pass the state exam, your license must hang at the brokerage of your choice. The brokerage is the only entity that can activate your license. We are proudly partnered with Keller Williams Realty and Coldwell Banker, so we can assist you with job placement after passing the state exam. https://www.dre.ca.gov/Examinees/PassExam.html
The only discount we offer is for veterans and active military. Usually valued at a price of $129.99, we provide complimentary access to all chapter videos for Real Estate Practice, Principles and Finance. These are professionally recorded lecture videos of a licensed real estate agent discussing the key concepts & terms found throughout the textbook material. We will add on course videos to the package of your choice.
The chapter quizzes are not timed and they are open book! However, the course final is timed (2 1/2 hours total).
When the Department of Real Estate (DRE) processes your check or credit card, they are beginning the first step of your application. You will hear from them via email once approved. For more information: https://dre.ca.gov/Licensees/CurrentTimeframes.html
CA Realty Training is not the California Department of Real Estate. We are an accredited correspondence school with the California Department of Real Estate. https://secure.dre.ca.gov/publicasp/cestatutory.asp
Check out our youtube video that provides a tutorial on how to fill out the Salesperson Exam Application!
Both an agent and a REALTOR® have a real estate license. Agents who are members of the National Association of REALTORS® (N.A.R.) are considered REALTORS®. For more information: https://www.carealtytraining.com/blogs/real-estate-agent-vs-realtor-vs-broker
The eBooks are not available to download or print. However, we do offer hardcopy versions of the eBooks for $25 each. Please refer to our electronic books policy in the terms & conditions: https://www.carealtytraining.com/terms-conditions
If you do not have an ID, you can bring your Driver's License or Passport to the testing location. For more information: https://dre.ca.gov/Examinees/TakingExam.html
Yes! Course videos are available for purchase in your student portal under the "Courses" tab. In the "Courses" tab, you can click "Enroll in More Courses" which will redirect you to our purchasing page, where you can add on course videos. If you are looking to purchase a single chapter video, you may do so by entering the course of your choice, selecting the chapter you need assistance with and then clicking on the "Video Lecture" tab in the chapter's pull down menu.
We offer the following 9 courses:
Escrow & Title
For course descriptions: https://www.carealtytraining.com/courses
If you have your Salesperson License and need to complete continuing education classes, here is a link to view our Continuing Education package: https://www.carealtytraining.com/licensing/continuing-education
To pass your chapter quizzes and final course exams, you will need to achieve 60% or higher.
We offer 7 elective courses:
To view the course descriptions for each elective, click here: https://www.carealtytraining.com/courses
At California Realty Training, we offer a few different packages to help you complete the education component for the state exam & license application. All of our pre-licensing packages include access to an online student portal where all of your required coursework is located. The base package starts at $154.99 which includes three course e-Books, chapter quizzes, supplemental PPT slides, one final exam per course, and our online state exam prep. From there, you can purchase optional add-ons like in-class training, course videos, and hardcopy textbooks.
Yes, international students can enroll in our program. In order to be eligible to sit for the state exam, you must be at least 18 years of age and have a Social Security Number or Individual Tax ID Number. For more information: https://www.dre.ca.gov/Examinees/RequirementsSales.html
We highly recommend viewing our Youtube video dedicated to Non U.S. Citizens: https://youtu.be/RiBNNJdAFbw
There are many factors to consider when picking a brokerage. Some examples are: the office culture, the level of technical and service support, the quality of their new agent training program, the commission split, and the ongoing career support for existing agents. For more information about choosing a brokerage, take a look at our blog post: https://www.carealtytraining.com/real-estate-career-choosing-a-brokerage/
Please refer to the Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers education requirements here: https://brea.ca.gov/html/Lic_Hdbk.html#mmm
The Department of Real Estate (DRE) eLicensing portal is an online system that you will have access to once you are approved to take the state exam. You will receive a link via email to login. From there, you can schedule your exam date, update your contact information, and receive your license once you pass the state exam. This is also the system you will use when you renew your license every four years. https://www.dre.ca.gov/Examinees/HowWhereScheduled.html
If you fail the course exam once, you can retake it immediately. However, the questions will be different. If you fail the course exam a second time, you will have to retake the course. This means you need to wait 18 days and retake all of your chapter quizzes for that course before you can retake the final exam.
Yes! Both the chapter quizzes and course exams are open book/open note.
Yes! Our California Sponsorship ID is S0596. https://secure.dre.ca.gov/publicasp/cestatutory.asp
Immediately! As soon as you complete the exam, you are handed an envelope which lets you know if you passed or failed. https://dre.ca.gov/Examinees/TakingExam.html
In order to apply for the state exam, you must fill out and submit ONE of the following forms: Form RE 435 (Exam & License Combination) or Form RE 400 (Exam only). If you would like to pay for the exam & license fees using a credit card, you must fill out Form RE 909. Form RE 237 Live Scan Service Request Form will also need to be included. In addition to the necessary forms, you will need to include a copy of your course certificates. For more information, you can visit the Department of Real Estate's (DRE) website or check out our video on how to apply for the state exam. https://www.dre.ca.gov/Examinees/ApplySalesperson.html
You do not have to be a U.S. citizen, but you will need to have a Social Security Number or Individual Tax ID Number in order to be eligible to sit for the state exam. For more information please refer to the DRE's requirements: https://www.dre.ca.gov/Examinees/RequirementsSales.html
Congratulations! Now that you have obtained your license...
The courses are self-paced. You have six months from your date of purchase to complete your courses and obtain your course certificates. Department of Real Estate (DRE) regulations require that you spend a minimum of 54 days in total (18 days per course) to complete the program. If you need more time, you can purchase an extension for $25 per course, which will let you pick up right where you left off. After you've hit the one year mark from the date you enrolled in our program, you will have to re-enroll in the program by paying an additional fee.
If you missed a session or two, no worries! Live training is purely supplemental to your online coursework. Therefore, you will not be penalized for lack of attendance. To catch up, you can purchase chapter videos as needed for $5 each in your student portal. If you know will be missing classes for an extended period, contact a student advisor at (310)-844-0840 to place your live training on hold.
The application can be submitted online as long as you completed your coursework within one year of your start date. If you took over a year to obtain all 3 course certificates, you must print out the application and mail it to the Department of Real Estate (DRE). For more information follow the given links:
Check out our video on how to apply for the state exam which includes information on application fees and payment methods!
The purchase date is the date you purchased a course or package with us. The enrollment date refers to the date when your live training begins.
The Department of Real Estate (DRE) requires that you spend a minimum of 54 days (18 days per course) completing Real Estate Practice, Real Estate Principles, and one elective of your choice. This is the absolute quickest time you can complete your coursework. From there, you will apply for the state exam and wait to be approved by the DRE which takes approximately 1-2 months. Once approved, you will schedule your exam date and take the exam.
Mandated by the Department of Real Estate (DRE), you must complete three courses (Real Estate Practice, Real Estate Principles, and one elective of your choice) before you can apply for the state exam. Once you receive your course certificates, you will mail the certificates along with your application and live scan form to the DRE to process and approve. Once you are approved, you will schedule your exam date and take your state exam. For more information check out our blog post and youtube video! https://www.carealtytraining.com/real-estate-license-requirements-california/
You are not allowed to take anything with you. Any items such as your phone will be placed in a locker at the testing location. The Department of Real Estate (DRE) will provide you with everything needed to take the exam. https://dre.ca.gov/Examinees/TakingExam.html
CA Realty Training is an accredited correspondence school with the California Department of Real Estate. We are proudly partnered with Keller Williams Realty and Coldwell Banker, so we can assist you with job placement after passing the state exam! To receive assistance or more information on this process please contact the admissions department at 310-844-0840 Mon - Fri, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM.
We recommend contacting the Department of Real Estate (DRE) at (877) 373-4542 to see if any of your college coursework meets the state requirements. If it does, we can create a custom package to meet your needs. https://www.dre.ca.gov/files/pdf/forms/re423.pdf
The courses we offer meet state requirements and will prepare you for the state exam. If you purchase one of our pre-licensing packages (i.e. Live + Online, Online + Videos, or Only Only Package) you will also receive access to our online state exam prep. This is a great resource to utilize when studying for the state exam. It includes over 1,500 questions that you can breakdown by category, 1,500 flashcards, and tips & tricks on taking the exam.
For helpful tips and tricks check out our blog post or youtube video! https://www.carealtytraining.com/study-california-real-estate-license-exam/
Four years. You must complete Continuing Education courses before your Broker's License expires. For more information: https://www.dre.ca.gov/licensees/renewlicense.html
You have two attempts to pass each course final exam. If you fail the course exam once, you can retake it immediately. However, the questions will be different. If you fail the course exam a second time, you will have to retake the course. This means you need to wait 18 days and retake all of your chapter quizzes for that course before you can retake the final exam.
Form RE 435 includes your license and exam application. Form RE 400 is just your exam application. Check out our video on how to apply for the state exam which includes information on the difference between the two applications!
Check out our video on how to apply for the state exam which includes how to fill out the Live Scan Service Request Form!
While there are no requirements to get enrolled in our program, you must be at least 18 years of age and have the legal right to work and reside in the United States when applying for the state exam. For more information: https://www.dre.ca.gov/examinees/requirementssales.html
The Department of Real Estate's (DRE) processing time is approximately one to two months. You can contact the DRE to check your application status or visit their website for current application processing timeframes. https://dre.ca.gov/Licensees/CurrentTimeframes.html
Yes! If you are already enrolled in our program, you can call our Admissions department at (888) 317-8740 to purchase hardcopy textbooks or you can go to the "Courses" tab in your student portal. From there you can click "Enroll in More Courses" to add on hardcopy textbooks.
The state exam must be taken in the State of California at a proctored location. For more information: https://www.dre.ca.gov/examinees/ExamSites.html
Check out our video on how to apply for the state exam which includes information on scheduling a test date!
Our online state exam prep is optional, but highly recommended!
In California, you must be an active real estate agent for two years and complete five additional courses to be eligible to take the broker's state exam. These rules and regulations may not apply if you have a college degree. Please call the Department of Real Estate at (877) 373-4542 for Broker's License eligibility. https://www.dre.ca.gov/examinees/requirementsbroker.html
For information on our Broker's License package: https://www.carealtytraining.com/licensing/brokers-license
If you applied with the RE 435 form and completed a live scan, you can expect your license within a week of passing. If you only applied for the exam, the Department of Real Estate (DRE) will mail you the license application form to complete.
Yes! Our Online Only package includes all of the material needed to qualify and prepare you for the state exam. Included in the Online Only package is 6 months of access to the three required courses (Real Estate Practice, Real Estate Principles, and one elective of your choice) with eBooks, flashcards, powerpoint slides and our online state exam prep. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDP1fVQl1V0&list=PLxWG5-zzA_BSP7ZTnjr5yQz_BgnwclrT0
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