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Total Hours Required: 45
Education Due By: 4 years from last renewal
Elective Hours: 19
Mandatory Hours: 26
License Level: All
Renewal Cycle: 4 years

Notes

California Real Estate License Level: All

Online Limitations:

The California Bureau of Real Estate allows a maximum of fifteen (15) continuing education hours per day (24-hour day).

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 Bureau of Real Estate.

Online Info:

For subsequent renewals, all real estate brokers and salespersons with an expiration date on or after 1/1/2016 or who are renewing on a late basis on or after 1/1/2016 must complete 45 clock hours of CalBRE-approved continuing education consisting of:

  • One eight-hour survey course covering the six mandatory subjects (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; and
  • A minimum of 18 clock hours of consumer protection courses; and
  • The remaining clock hours required to complete the 45 hours of continuing education may be related to either consumer service or consumer protection courses.

Roster

Roster Required: No

Roster Process: No roster required.

Roster Sent: n/a

California Real Estate License Level: Salesperson First Time Renewal

Total Hours Required: 45

Elective Hours: 12

Mandatory Hours: 33

Renewal Cycle: n/a

Renewal Date: n/a

Online Info:

Real estate salespersons renewing an original license for the first time, must complete 45 clock hours of CalBRE-approved continuing education consisting of:

  • Five separate three-hour courses in the following subjects: Ethics, Agency, Trust Fund Handling, Fair Housing, and Risk Management; and
  • A minimum of 18 clock hours of consumer protection courses; and
  • The remaining clock hours required to complete the 45 hours of continuing education may be related to either consumer service or consumer protection courses.

Roster

Roster Required: No

Roster Process: No roster required.

Roster Sent: n/a

California Real Estate License Level: Broker First Time Renewal

Total Hours Required: 45

Elective Hours: 12

Mandatory Hours: 33

Renewal Cycle: n/a

Renewal Date: n/a

Online Info:

Real estate brokers renewing an original license for the first time with an expiration date on or after 1/1/2016 or who are renewing on a late basis on or after 1/1/2016 must complete 45 clock hours of CalBRE-approved continuing education consisting of:

  • Six separate three-hour courses in the following subjects: Ethics, Agency, Trust Fund Handling, Fair Housing, Risk Management, and Management and Supervision; and
  • A minimum of 18 clock hours of consumer protection courses; and
  • The remaining clock hours required to complete the 45 hours of continuing education may be related to either consumer service or consumer protection courses. 

CE Approved Courses:  None currently approved for the Council.

Contact:
California Bureau of Real Estate
1651 Exposition Boulevard
PO Box 137009
Sacramento, CA 95813
Phone: 877-373-4542
Fax: 916-263-8943
Web: California Bureau of Real Estate