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California Real Estate Salesperson License Training

The education you need to start your California real estate career.

Get Your California Real Estate License!

No books or CDs, everything you need is right here!

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You don't need books, CDs, or special software to get a California real estate license. With OnlineEd, the California real estate license training courses can be taken entirely online!

Real estate courses and exams are all delivered through your web browser. Materials are available in downloadable PDF and ePub formats. You will be able to access your account from any computer or mobile device with an internet connection. The OnlineEd system is compatible with all major browsers and operating systems.

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All of our courses have been reviewed and approved by the California Department of Real Estate (DRE).

In-house Authored Online Real Estate Courses

Our real estate courses are authored in-house by experienced professionals and approved by the DRE.

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Our program has been reviewed, approved, and authorized for real estate license training by the California Department of Real Estate. Our online real estate salesperson pre-license course is authored in-house by experienced brokers and industry professionals.

Every online California real estate salesperson course at OnlineEd is written by OnlineEd. Because of this, we save on overhead licensing costs and can pass those savings on to you!

Classes are available when you are, where you are, online via your mobile device.

Mobile Friendly

Complete courses on the go using your tablet or smart phone.

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Our California real estate license online courses adapt to devices of all sizes and does not rely on proprietary software. It works anywhere online!

These California pre-licensure classes are mastery-based, so you don't have to deal with time limits.

No Time Monitoring

Mastery-based courses. Advance once you understand the material.

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The course is mastery-based, so you can work at your own pace. Some students may take more or less time than each course is rated for. California Real Estate License course access is available for one year from the day of enrollment. Extensions can be made available on request.

Note: The California salesperson course is broken into three 45-hour courses. The California DRE limits students to one of these courses every 2-1/2 weeks. Please plan accordingly.

Instructors are there to help you each step of the way.

Instructors Available to Help

Have someone available to answer your questions throughout the course.

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Self-paced learning is great, but where can you turn when you have a question? With a personal instructor, just pick up the phone or send a quick email and get a friendly response.

Upon enrollment, you will be assigned a course instructor. You can contact your instructor if you need assistance understanding the material, have questions, or need help getting through the course. In addition, the instructor will review and (if necessary) comment on each quiz and final exam to assist you in understanding course concepts better.

Note: Instructors are only available in silver or gold packages, or courses purchased individually.

Print your own completion certificates after finishing each course.

Printable Certificates

Instant. No waiting for anything in the mail.

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After you finish a course, you will be able to print your own certificate that has everything needed to verify completion with the DRE and schedule your CA real estate licensing exam.

Essential state exam prep tools to help you pass.

Real Estate Exam Prep Materials

Points to remember and sample questions to assist you in preparing for the California real estate exam.

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Includes a summary of points in each chapter that are necessary for passing the state exam and sample questions that are organized by topic. These questions are very similar to those that may appear on the California real estate exam. A good working knowledge of these materials can be essential in getting your California salesperson license.

Note: Real estate exam prep is only included with "silver" and "gold" packages.

California sales license courses available individually or in packages.

Bundled or Separate

Get complete packages or specific courses as needed.

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Our real estate salesperson education course is available in several convenient packages. You can choose to purchase all three pre-license courses bundled together, or buy each 45-hour course separately. We also offer the option to supplement the online courses with physical textbooks, for students who prefer to study using a book rather than a computer monitor.

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How to Get Your Real Estate Salesperson License in California

You need to meet basic requirements before qualifying for a real estate license in California.


You must be 18 or older, a legal resident, honest and truthful.

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You must be 18 or older and have proof of legal presence in the United States.

Being convicted of a crime can result in your application being denied. Not disclosing any criminal violations or disciplinary action in your entire history can also result in denial. For further information, see Avoid Potential Denial of Your License Application at the California Department of Real Estate.

Three required courses need to be taken.

Complete the Required Courses

Real Estate Principles, Real Estate Practice, and Legal Aspects of Real Estate (or a correspondence elective course).

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You must complete three 45-hour courses for a total of 135-hours. Two of the courses are required, and the third is an elective.

Our salesperson license training package contains everything that you need to complete your training online:

California Real Estate Salesperson Pre-License Training

To choose courses individually, click here.

You may want to choose courses individually and replace the online elective course, Legal Aspects of Real Estate, with a correspondence course. The correspondence courses are textbook courses with online tests and final exams.

The required courses are:

The elective course may be one of the following:

Each course has a final exam that requires a 75% or better score to pass. Once you pass the exam, a course completion certificate will be mailed to you on the next business day. Your salesperson training is complete when you have passed all three courses.

The California real estate exam must be taken, fingerprints provided, salesperson application submitted.

Schedule a Salesperson CA Real Estate Exam

Apply for real estate exam and salesperson license, then submit fingerprints.

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Complete an application for a salesperson examination and license. See full instructions at how to apply for the Salesperson Exam.

After passing the exam, submit a set of fingerprints to the State Department of Justice. A CA real estate license cannot be issued until the DRE receives fingerprint response information. See full instructions on Fingerprint Requirements.

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Start With A Great Education

The first thing you need to get a California real estate salesperson license is the necessary pre-license education. Shop for an education package that's right for you.

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