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Property Management Basics

California CE 3 Hours Correspondence/Internet Consumer Protection


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Property management is a specialized field within the general practice of real estate. It is unique in that licensed as well as unlicensed persons may be involved in various aspects of the property management business. In this continuing education course, we'll introduce the basics of property management, discuss property manager responsibilities, explain the general requirements for operating a residential property management business in California, illustrate proper management of trust funds for property owners, and review the challenges of commercial property management.

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Price: $10.00 (USD)
(May be less if purchased as part of a package)
Credit Hours: 3
Category: Vocational Training > Real Estate > Continuing Education > California > Consumer Protection
Features: printable certificate, PDF eBook

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Property Management Basics

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DRE Sponsor Number: 6347

Credit Hours Provided: 3

Category: Consumer Protection

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Brief Course Description

Property management is a specialized field within the general practice of real estate. It is unique in that licensed as well as unlicensed persons may be involved in various aspects of the property management business. This course defines and explores what property management is and who must be licensed to conduct property management activity in California. The course also focuses on agency relationships in the practice of property management, and the rules which apply to a property management business. 

The topics covered in this course are

  • Introduction to Property Management
  • Property Manager Responsibilities
  • Operating a Property Management Business
  • Property Management Trust Fund Accounting
  • Commercial Property Management

This course has no prerequisites.

Method of Course Presentation

  • Presentation: Correspondence/Internet
  • Course Category: Consumer Protection
  • Credit Hours: 3

Course Fees

Course fees consist of the initial enrollment fee. There are no additional fees charged to students.

Course Materials

  • Title: Property Management Basics
  • Authors: OnlineEd, LLC.
  • Copyright date: 2021-2022
  • Pages: 73

This is a correspondence course provided via the internet. The course material is made available as an electronic download after registration. After studying the material, students will need to complete an online quiz for each chapter and pass an online final exam at the end of the course.

No other method of taking or completing this course is allowed.


Course must be completed within one year of enrollment.

Refund Policy

All tuition and fees paid for the course are refundable when: (a) the course of instruction is discontinued by OnlineEd and such discontinuation has prevented a student from completing the course; or (b) the enrollment of the student was procured as a result of any misrepresentation in promotion materials of the school, or representation made by an owner or employee of the school. All refunds will be completed within 30 days after the effective date of enrollment termination. Refunds will not be given to any student after the student has successfully registered in a course or courses, as once registered, student has access to the registered courses. In hardship cases, OnlineEd may issue a refund at its sole discretion. OnlineEd does not issue retroactive partial refunds for courses that are subsequently discounted or put on sale after a student makes a purchase.

Final Examination Criteria

  • Number of questions: 15
  • Types of questions: multiple choice
  • Time: 15 minutes
  • How many final exams are offered: 2
  • Minimum passing score: 70%

DRE Disclaimer

This course is approved for continuing education credit by the California Department of Real Estate. However, this approval does not constitute an endorsement of the views or opinions which are expressed by the course sponsor, instructors, authors, or lecturers.

Correspondence Course Identification Statement

In order to verify your identity, you will be asked to provide at the time of enrollment and again prior to taking the final examination certain information to verify your identity. Among the types of identification that may be asked for are your current California driver's license, current identification permitted under the California Vehicle Code, or any identification issued to you by a governmental agency or a recognized real estate related trade organization that was issued within the immediately preceding five years that bears your photograph, signature, and identification number. In addition, you will also be asked to provide answers to additional security questions, the answers to which are unique to you.

Online Evaluation Statement

After completing this course you are encouraged to complete the California Department of Real Estate's online course evaluation form. You can access this evaluation at

Course Provider Complaint Statement

A course provider complaint form is available on the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) website at Access this form by typing in "RE 340" in the search box located in the upper right corner of the home page. An informational form regarding course provider complaints, "RE 340A" is also available.

OnlineEd Disclaimer

The California Department of Real Estate does not approve nor endorse any of the forms used in this course with the exception of those prescribed by State and Federal Law. While this publication is designed to be accurate information about the subject matter it covers, it is sold with the understanding that the distributor, author, and publisher are not engaged in rendering legal, accounting, or other professional advice. If such advice or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought. The recipient is cautioned to check with their managing supervisor before acting on any suggestion or recommendation, or before using any sample form contained herei

This course will remain available to students for 365 days after enrollment.

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