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EdPak SAFE - 2020 California DRE/NMLS Renewal Package for California Real Estate Continuing Education

California CE 45 Hours Online Self-Study Bundle

Meets both 8-hour NMLS and 45-hour real estate license renewal requirements

This package includes both NMLS and DRE license renewal credit courses.
$78.00
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This package fulfills the minimum 45 hours of continuing education credit for those who are licensed with both the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) as real estate salespersons or brokers, and the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) as mortgage loan originators. For license renewal, the DRE requires 45 hours of real estate continuing education per renewal cycle, while the NMLS requires 8 hours of mortgage continuing education per year.

This package contains the following courses:

  1. Fair Housing - This 3-hour course is designed to give a historical overview of the federal Fair Housing Laws and an in-depth discussion of the individual laws and their application to the practice of real estate. A discussion of the State of California Fair Housing laws is also included.

  2. Agency - This 3-hour course is designed to give the licensee a comprehensive understanding of the law of agency as it applies to the practice of real estate in today's market.

  3. Trust Funds - The concept of trust funds is discussed in this 3-hour course along with the rules and regulations relating to the handling of such trust funds. Specific attention is focused on the trust fund account and the liability associated with managing the account.

  4. Ethics - This 3-hour course emphasizes that the standards of ethical conduct in the practice of real estate are based upon the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice and upon federal and state laws governing conduct applicable to the practice of real estate.

  5. Risk Management - This 3-hour course is designed to demonstrate that risk management should be viewed as a positive strategy that will provide for increased profits.

  6. Advanced Contract Law (Consumer Services) - In this 4-hour advanced contracts course, the licensee will build upon their basic contract law knowledge to include concepts beyond the basics.
  7. Environmental Hazards (Consumer Protection) - This 6-hour course is designed to give the licensee a comprehensive understanding of the many environmental issues that frequently arise in today's residential real estate transaction.

  8. Buyer Agency (Consumer Protection) - This 3-hour course is designed to give the licensee a comprehensive overview of buyer agency. The history of the shift from mandatory sub-agency to buyer representation that converted the buyer from a customer to a client is discussed in great detail.
  9. Broker Management and Supervision of Salespersons (Management and Supervision) - This 3-hour course will cover three important topics that brokers must be aware of: their managerial position over the salespersons in their office,  fair housing laws that brokers must ensure their salespersons are in compliance with, and the importance of properly maintaining funds that belong to others (i.e., trust funds).

  10. Green Real Estate (Consumer Protection) - This 3-hour course focuses on selling properties built with sustainability and low environmental impact in mind.

  11. California Water Rights, Rules, and Regulations (Consumer Protection) - This 3-hour covers the history of water regulations in our state and the various water issues that may appear during a real estate transaction.

  12. 8 Hour SAFE Comprehensive: 2020 Originator Essentials (NMLS ID 11655) - This course covers the required topics as mandated by the federal SAFE Act for annual NMLS mortgage license renewal. The topics in this course include conduct issues related to federal laws that are among the most frequently cited industry problems; a review of ethics in mortgage lending along with common mortgage fraud schemes; an explain of the benefits of the Fannie Mae HomeStyle® loan program; and a discussion about fair housing laws. Please review the Course Syllabus for more details about this course.

Please see the descriptions below for more details and to download the syllabus for these courses.

This course package is intended for subsequent renewals. If this is the first time renewing your salesperson license, please call us at 1-866-519-9597 to get a custom package set up.

If you are licensed through the California Department of Business Oversight, DBO licensees are required to take a 1-hour DBO specific NMLS course. We have DBO licensee packages available in our 8 Hours of 2020 California DBO MLO Continuing Education package or our stand-alone 1 Hour CA-DBO SAFE: California Mortgage Regulations course.

Summary

Price: $78.00 (USD)
+ $12.00 NMLS Credit Banking Fee
Credit Hours: 45
Category: Mortgage > Continuing Education > California
Purpose: Meets both 8-hour NMLS and 45-hour real estate license renewal requirements
Features: online video, printable certificate, PDF eBook

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Purchase of this package requires that you read and acknowledge a Terms of Service agreement before receiving credit for any courses contained in this package. Please review the following:


Courses Included In This Package:

Fair Housing

DRE Sponsor Number: 4056

Credit Hours Provided: 3

Category: Fair Housing

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Brief Course Description

This course is designed to give a historical overview of the federal Fair Housing Laws and an in-depth discussion of the individual laws and their application to the practice of real estate. A discussion of the State of California Fair Housing laws is also included.

The course emphasizes anti-discriminatory conduct which all licensees should practice. The course concludes by discussing the voluntary affirmative action marketing program (VAMA) and why promoting fair housing laws is a positive force at work in California and throughout the nation.

This course has no prerequisites.

Method of Course Presentation

  • Presentation: Correspondence/Internet
  • Course Category: Fair Housing
  • Credit Hours: 3

Course Fees

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

Course Materials

  • Title: Fair Housing
  • Authors: Sorg & Spaan, LLC
  • Copyright date: 2005-2020
  • Pages: 56

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.

Access

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: Two
  • 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, instructor, 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 http://www.dre.ca.gov/files/pdf/forms/re318a.pdf.

Course Provider Complaint Statement

A course provider complaint form is available on the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) website at www.dre.ca.gov. 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 herein.

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

Agency

DRE Sponsor Number: 4056

Credit Hours Provided: 3

Category: Agency

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Brief Course Description

This course is designed to give the licensee a comprehensive understanding of the law of agency as it applies to the practice of real estate in today's market. The basic concepts of agency law are presented. The discussion of agency law is based upon both the Common Law concepts of agency and also the California codification and expansion of agency law concepts. The fiduciary duties of the licensee are emphasized.

Attention is also focused on the historical development of agency as it applies to the real estate industry. In this discussion, the concepts of seller representation, buyer representation, and dual agency are examined in the context of modern brokerage practice. The specific requirements of the California Agency disclosure law and procedures are also presented.

This course has no prerequisites.

Method of Course Presentation

  • Presentation: Correspondence/Internet
  • Course Category: Agency
  • Credit Hours: 3

Course Fees

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

Course Materials

  • Title: Agency
  • Authors: Sorg & Spaan, LLC
  • Copyright date: 2005-2020
  • Pages: 42

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.

Access

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: Two
  • 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, instructor, 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 http://www.dre.ca.gov/files/pdf/forms/re318a.pdf.

Course Provider Complaint Statement

A course provider complaint form is available on the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) website at www.dre.ca.gov. 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 herein.

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

Ethics

DRE Sponsor Number: 4056

Credit Hours Provided: 3

Category: Ethics

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Brief Course Description

The course emphasizes that the standards of ethical conduct in the practice of real estate are based upon the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice and upon federal and state laws governing conduct applicable to the practice of real estate. The concept of misrepresentation and all of its implications to the daily practice of real estate is discussed in detail. This course is an article-by-article dissection of the Code of Ethics, organized in three major topic areas:

  1. The licensee's ethical conduct with respect to clients and customers
  2. The licensee's duty to the public
  3. The licensee's duties to fellow REALTORS®.

A detailed discussion of specific ethical conduct under each of these three general categories will give the licensee an excellent basis upon which to conduct an ethical practice of real estate.

NAR members are required to complete 2.5 hours of Ethics training every three years. This course qualifies towards your good membership standing with NAR. NAR members must now take an ethics course or training equivalency from a local, state, or national REALTOR® association to receive credit towards their Code of Ethics training requirement.

This course has no prerequisites.

Method of Course Presentation

  • Presentation: Correspondence/Internet
  • Course Category: Ethics
  • Credit Hours: 3

Course Fees

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

Course Materials

  • Title: Ethics
  • Authors: Sorg & Spaan, LLC
  • Copyright date: 2005-2020
  • Pages: 82

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.

Access

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 http://www.dre.ca.gov/files/pdf/forms/re318a.pdf.

Course Provider Complaint Statement

A course provider complaint form is available on the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) website at www.dre.ca.gov. 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 herein.

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

Risk Management

DRE Sponsor Number: 4056

Credit Hours Provided: 3

Category: Risk Management

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Brief Course Description

This course is designed to demonstrate that risk management should be viewed as a positive strategy that will provide for increased profits. Any risk that develops into a problem will necessarily cost money to solve.

The course introduces the student to the concept of risk and potential consequences that risk presents if not managed properly. The student is introduced to the three main areas of legal liability: contract, tort, and violation of law. Then the specific major areas of risk are discussed in detail. These risks are grouped for discussion purposes under agency, fair housing, environmental issues and anti-trust law. The course also provides the student with a strategy, which if followed, will assist the licensee in minimizing risk, thereby increasing profit.

This course has no prerequisites.

Method of Course Presentation

  • Presentation: Correspondence/Internet
  • Course Category: Risk Management
  • Credit Hours: 3

Delivery

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 Fees

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

Course Materials

  • Title: Risk Management
  • Authors: Sorg & Spaan, LLC
  • Copyright date: 2005-2020
  • Pages: 92

Access

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, instructor, 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 http://www.dre.ca.gov/files/pdf/forms/re318a.pdf.

Course Provider Complaint Statement

A course provider complaint form is available on the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) website at www.dre.ca.gov. 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 herein.

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

Advanced Contract Law

DRE Sponsor Number: 4056

Credit Hours Provided: 4

Category: Consumer Services

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Brief Course Description

All licensees involved in the practice of real estate are necessarily involved in the preparation and negotiation of contracts. This advanced contract law course builds upon the basic principles of contract law. In this advanced contracts course, the licensee will build upon their basic contract law knowledge to include concepts beyond the basics. The licensee will be introduced to the numerous problems which may arise in the formation, interpretation, and performance of a contract which may affect its validity. The licensee will also learn how the concepts of assignment and delegation may apply to a real estate related contract.

Conditions and contingencies are involved in most real estate transactions. In the discussion of conditions and contingencies the licensee will be introduced to how conditions impact most contracts. The licensee will also learn how to draft contingencies and their implications in the typical real estate transaction.

Finally, the licensee will be introduced to the concept of breach of contract and will learn the resulting consequences of a contract breach along with the many possible remedies available to the injured party. The licensee will also be introduced to the concept of tort liability as it applies to the breach of contracts and its impact on potential litigation in which a licensee may become involved.

Method of Course Presentation

  • Presentation: Correspondence/Internet
  • Course Category: Consumer Services
  • Credit Hours: 4

Course Fees

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

Prerequisites

This course has no prerequisites.

Course Materials

  • Title: Advanced Contract Law
  • Authors: Sorg & Spaan, LLC
  • Copyright date: 2005-2020
  • Pages: 56

Access

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, instructor, 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 http://www.dre.ca.gov/files/pdf/forms/re318a.pdf.

Course Provider Complaint Statement

A course provider complaint form is available on the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) website at www.dre.ca.gov. 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 herein.

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

Broker Management and Supervision of Salespersons

DRE Sponsor Number: 4056

Credit Hours Provided: 3

Category: Management and Supervision

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Brief Course Description

California real estate law requires responsible brokers to supervise the activities of the salespersons associated with the broker's license. As of January 1, 2016, all California real estate brokers who are renewing their broker license must complete a three-hour course on the management of real estate offices and the supervision of real estate licensed activities. The required course is to re-enforce the broker's supervisory role as well as remind the broker of the extra duties that come with the responsibility. 

This course will cover three important topics that brokers must be aware of:

  1. their managerial position over the salespersons in their office,
  2. fair housing laws that brokers must ensure their salespersons are in compliance with, and
  3. the importance of properly maintaining funds that belong to others (i.e., trust funds).

Real estate salespersons who are renewing their license for the second or subsequent time must also take a course in Management and Supervision. This can be completed by taking an Eight Hour Survey course that contains the required category or by taking six separate 3-hour courses in each of the required categories (Ethics, Agency, Trust Funds, Fair Housing, Risk Management, and Management and Supervision).

Method of Course Presentation

  • Presentation: Correspondence/Internet
  • Course Category: Management and Supervision
  • Credit Hours: 3

Course Fees

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

Course Materials

  • Title: Broker Management and Supervision of Salespersons
  • Authors: Sorg & Spaan, LLC
  • Copyright date: 2005-2020
  • Pages: 54

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.

Access

Course must be completed within one year of enrollment.

This course has no prerequisites.

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, instructor, 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 http://www.dre.ca.gov/files/pdf/forms/re318a.pdf.

Course Provider Complaint Statement

A course provider complaint form is available on the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) website at www.dre.ca.gov. 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 herein.

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

Trust Funds

DRE Sponsor Number: 4056

Credit Hours Provided: 3

Category: Trust Funds

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Brief Course Description

This course is designed to give the licensee a comprehensive understanding of California law relating to the handling of client trust funds. The concept of trust funds is discussed along with the rules and regulations relating to the handling of such trust funds. Specific attention is focused on the trust fund account and the liability associated with managing the account.

Particular attention is placed on trust fund violations relating to commingling and trust fund conversion. A detailed discussion of the various types of permitted trust fund accounting records is presented along with suggested good record keeping procedures.

Since the majority of California Department of Real Estate (DRE) audit violations relate to trust funds, a great deal of attention is focused on the DRE audit and the possible penalties for violation of the California Real Estate Law and the Commissioner's Regulations relating to trust funds.

Finally, the student is presented with a series of trust fund transactions in the form of a case study. The case study outlines the various steps in properly recording the trust fund transactions and demonstrates how the transactions are entered on DRE columnar system forms. Once a student has completed this course, a working knowledge of trust fund handling and record keeping requirements will assist the student in staying in compliance with the California trust funds laws.

This course has no prerequisites.

Method of Course Presentation

  • Presentation: Correspondence/Internet
  • Course Category: Trust Funds
  • Credit Hours: 3

Course Fees

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

Course Materials

  • Title: Trust Funds
  • Authors: Sorg & Spaan, LLC
  • Copyright date: 2005-2020
  • Pages: 66

Access

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: Two
  • 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, instructor, 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 http://www.dre.ca.gov/files/pdf/forms/re318a.pdf.

Course Provider Complaint Statement

A course provider complaint form is available on the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) website at www.dre.ca.gov. 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 herein.

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

Buyer Agency

DRE Sponsor Number: 4056

Credit Hours Provided: 3

Category: Consumer Protection

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Brief Course Description

This course is designed to give the licensee a comprehensive overview of buyer agency. The history of the shift from mandatory sub-agency to buyer representation that converted the buyer from a customer to a client is discussed in great detail.

Once the buyer was given client status, the agent representing the buyer was required to perform his/her duties according to the high fiduciary standards of agency law. These fiduciary duties are discussed along with the duties the buyer's agent owes to third parties.

Brokerage company agency policy options are evaluated in the context of buyer agency. The California Agency Disclosure law is also presented to ensure the licensee understands the details of agent disclosure compliance.

Buyer Representation Agreements are discussed along with the various stages that a buyer's agent must necessarily go through during the representation of a buyer-client. Finally, a brief discussion regarding the marketing of a buyer's agent services is presented.

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: Buyer Agency
  • Authors: Sorg & Spaan, LLC
  • Copyright date: 2005-2020
  • Pages: 54

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.

Access

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, instructor, 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 http://www.dre.ca.gov/files/pdf/forms/re318a.pdf.

Course Provider Complaint Statement

A course provider complaint form is available on the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) website at www.dre.ca.gov. 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 herein.

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

California Water Rights, Rules, and Regulations

DRE Sponsor Number: 4056

Credit Hours Provided: 3

Category: Consumer Protection

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Course Description

In this course, we will cover the information that a real estate agent should know about surface and groundwater. The course is aimed at real estate professionals working in California and will focus on understanding the laws, regulations, and unique situations of that state.

The course will be broken into several parts:

  1. The Origin of Water Rights
  2. Water Supply Problems on the Pacific Coast
  3. Regulations in California
  4. Miscellaneous Water Issues

By the end of this course, you should have a working knowledge of basic water law in California. You should broadly know why water law is relevant to your practice and what looming problems there may be in your state. In general, your client will look to your knowledge as an indicator of how knowledgeable you are on the subject, so continue familiarizing yourself with the finer details and region-specific information as you practice. Lastly, you will have a working understanding of groundwater issues such as how to obtain a well log, how to check the well for contaminants, and the expenses involved in renovating or digging a new well.

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: California Water Rights, Rules, and Regulations
  • Authors: Sorg & Spaan, LLC
  • Copyright date: 2019-2020
  • Pages: 31

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.

Access

Course must be completed within one year of enrollment.

This course has no prerequisites.

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, instructor, 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 http://www.dre.ca.gov/files/pdf/forms/re318a.pdf.

Course Provider Complaint Statement

A course provider complaint form is available on the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) website at www.dre.ca.gov. 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 herein.

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

Green Real Estate

DRE Sponsor Number: 4056

Credit Hours Provided: 3

Category: Consumer Protection

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Brief Course Description

Home buyers, states, and governments have all begun to push harder and harder for environmentalism, sustainability, and renewability; particularly in housing where nearly 40% of electricity is used. There are a large number of tools, methods, and strategies that can be used to meet this demand for sustainability, and many scholars believe that the most important step is ensuring real estate professionals can convey the benefits and importance of sustainability in housing. This course will describe why “going Green” matters, the different kinds of green certification labels, what a green label can do for a home, the basic descriptions and benefits of a handful of green improvements, what the costs and benefits of green certified housing are, and what resources both the licensee and their customers can use to dive deeper into the world of sustainable housing and real estate.

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: Green Real Estate
  • Authors: Sorg & Spaan, LLC
  • Copyright date: 2019-2020
  • Pages: 36

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.

Access

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: Two
  • 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, instructor, 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 http://www.dre.ca.gov/files/pdf/forms/re318a.pdf.

Course Provider Complaint Statement

A course provider complaint form is available on the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) website at www.dre.ca.gov. 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 herein.

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

Environmental Hazards

DRE Sponsor Number: 4056

Credit Hours Provided: 6

Category: Consumer Protection

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Course Description

This course is designed to give the licensee a comprehensive understanding of the many environmental issues that frequently arise in today's residential real estate transaction. A discussion of lead, asbestos, radon, molds and fungi, VOCs, potable water supply, clandestine drug labs, and underground storage tanks informs the student of the nature of the environmental hazard, the methods available to detect the hazard, and possible abatement methods and procedures.Included in the discussion of each environmental hazard are practice tips which will assist the licensee in dealing with the specific hazard in the residential transaction.

This course has no prerequisites.

Method of Course Presentation

  • Presentation: Correspondence/Internet
  • Course Category: Consumer Protection
  • Credit Hours: 6

Course Fees

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

Course Materials

  • Title: Environmental Hazards
  • Authors: Sorg & Spaan, LLC
  • Copyright date: 2005-2020
  • Pages: 94

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.

Access

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: 25
  • Types of questions: multiple choice
  • Time: 25 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, instructor, 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 http://www.dre.ca.gov/files/pdf/forms/re318a.pdf.

Course Provider Complaint Statement

A course provider complaint form is available on the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) website at www.dre.ca.gov. 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 herein.

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

8 Hour SAFE Comprehensive: 2020 Originator Essentials

DRE Sponsor Number: 4056

NMLS Course ID: 11655

NMLS Sponsor ID: 1400327

Credit Hours Provided: 8

Category: Consumer Protection

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GENERAL INFORMATION PAGE

This California Real Estate Originator License Course provides 8 hours of credit for both:

  • Mortgage loan originator license renewal through the NMLS, and
  • Real estate license renewal through the California Department of Real Estate (DRE).

This course does NOT provide the 1-hour elective required of persons licensed through the California Department of Business Oversight (DBO), however this is available as a separate package for those that need it.

Please read the included syllabus / general information page for full details before making your purchase.

Course Description

This course will instruct mortgage loan originators on a number of regulations that they will have to comply with while taking part in their mortgage loan origination activities. Rules, such as those implemented by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, are set in place to protect the interest and well-being of consumers who apply for mortgages to purchase or refinance their properties. To ensure that their business practices satisfy the regulations adopted by federal laws, mortgage loan originators need to keep current on the guidelines published by entities such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

Topics and Learning Objectives

This course consists of four sections:

  1. Federal Mortgage-Related Laws
  2. Ethical Practices and Common Fraud Schemes
  3. The Fannie Mae HomeStyle® Renovation Loan
  4. Fair Housing in Today's Market

Total study time: 8 hours 

Module 1: Federal Mortgage Related Laws

Study Time: 3 credit hours (150 minutes of federal law)

  • The Truth in Lending Act (55 minutes)
  • The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (20 minutes)
  • The Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) (45 minutes)
  • Privacy of Consumer Financial Information (GLBA) (20 minutes)
  • E-Sign Act (10 minutes)

Each year, the NMLS receives feedback from various agencies on problems and errors occurring in the mortgage industry. This feedback is then incorporated into your annual continuing education requirements. This module will cover a variety of conduct issues related to federal laws that are among the most frequently cited by examiners as industry problems.

When you have completed this section, you will be able to:

  • identify the required disclosures to be given to consumers under the Truth in Lending Act.
  • define the fees that qualify or are exempt from the TILA definition of finance charges.
  • describe the delivery time requirements for the Loan Estimate and the Closing Disclosure.
  • list the tolerance limitations on certain fees and whether those charges are made in good faith by the creditor.
  • identify advertisement trigger terms that require additional disclosures 
  • explain the steps a creditor will take to ensure the consumer has the ability to repay the transaction.
  • paraphrase RESPA's regulations on prohibited kickbacks and unearned fees.
  • reproduce the categories that creditors may and may not consider when evaluating the creditworthiness of an applicant.
  • outline what actions under ECOA will require an adverse action notification disclosure to be sent to an applicant.
  • describe a consumer's right to receive written items of valuation that were created in connection with their loan application.
  • recognize a financial institution's responsibility to provide a clear and conspicuous notice to costumers regarding their privacy policies and practices.
  • outline how consumers must give their consent to receive electronic versions of their records.

Module 2: Ethical Practices and Common Fraud Schemes

Study Time: 2 credit hours (100 minutes of ethics, fraud, and consumer protection)

  • Ethical Mortgage Lending Practices (50 minutes)
  • Mortgage Fraud (50 minutes)

In this section we will review ethics in mortgage lending and how they affect the mortgage industry. We'll discusses ethical practices and consumer protection responsibilities of the mortgage loan originator, and outline various ethical standards as they relate to a compliance approach of ethical lending. This section will provide you with checklists of possible red flags of mortgage fraud.

The second half of this section will outline a variety of mortgage fraud schemes. Many of the cases outlined in this section cost millions of dollars in losses for lenders, resulted in property foreclosures, and caused stress for those who were victims of these schemes. Some of these dubious plans involved mortgage loan originators and others in the industry, while others were perpetrated by loan applicants who recruited unsuspecting buyers. Reviewing various types of fraud that occurred in our industry may help you recognize it if a suspicious application ever crosses your desk.

When you have completed this section, you will be able to:

  • list and explain the fiduciary duties of a loan originator.
  • recognize unethical behavior in mortgage advertising, daily business, and processing of loans.
  • list the various red flags to potential money laundering or fraud.
  • identify specific types of mortgage fraud from case studies and examples.

Module 3: The Fannie Mae HomeStyle® Renovation Loan

Study Time: 2 credit hours (100 minutes of non-traditional mortgage)

In this module, we are going to explore mortgage rehabilitation loan products. This includes the FHA 203(k) Rehab Loan, the Fannie Mae HomeStyle® Rehab loan, and alternatives. We will discuss aspects of each program and how they compare to each other.

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • recognize the HSR qualifications for borrowers and property types.
  • describe how a lender can apply with Fannie Mae to offer the HomeStyle Renovation loan.
  • outline the steps necessary for a HomeStyle Renovation loan, from beginning to final inspection.
  • utilize the Maximum Mortgage Worksheet to apply for a HomeStyle Renovation loan.
  • compare the HSR loan to the FHA's 203(k), Streamlined 203(k), and Energy Efficient Mortgage.

Module 4: Fair Housing in Today's Market

Study Time: 1 credit hour (50 minutes of elective topics)

In this module, we will cover fair housing laws designed to protect consumers, your company, and yourself from discriminatory lending practices. Specifically, we are going to explore relevant provisions of fair housing and take a look at a few issues found in fair housing Law.

At the conclusion of this module, you will be able to:

  • identify discriminatory practices in the mortgage industry.
  • list the protected classes of individuals protected by fair housing.
  • define what is required to comply with fair lending in the mortgage industry.

NMLS ID Required

You must have an NMLS ID to receive credit for this course. You will need this number before you begin the course.

If you already have an NMLS ID but don't remember what it is:

  • Login into NMLS
  • Click on the Composite View tab.
  • Click View Individual on the sub-header row.
  • The number that appears in parentheses after your name is your NMLS ID number.

If you do not have an NMLS ID and need to obtain one, use the instructions available in the NMLS Resource Center

Method of Course Presentation

  • Presentation: Internet
  • Course Category: Consumer Protection
  • Credit Hours: 8

Course Fees

Course fees consist of the initial enrollment fee and a NMLS credit banking fee of $1.50 per credit hour.

Course Materials

  • Title: 8 Hour SAFE Comprehensive: 2020 Originator Essentials
  • Authors: Sorg & Spaan, LLC
  • Copyright date: 2005-2020
  • Pages: 158

Access

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: 25
  • Types of questions: multiple choice
  • Time: 25 minutes
  • How many final exam attempts are allowed: 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, instructor, 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 http://www.dre.ca.gov/files/pdf/forms/re318a.pdf.

Course Provider Complaint Statement

A course provider complaint form is available on the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) website at www.dre.ca.gov. 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 herein.

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

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