How to renew your California real estate license and choose the correct continuing education courses.
California requires 45 hours of continuing education classes (CE) for all real estate licensees. The California Department of Real Estate (DRE) requires different topics based on your license status.
Courses can also be taken individually following the DRE's real estate education requirements, or as part of a convenient 45-hour package.
If this is the first time you have ever renewed your real estate license, the DRE wants you to take 5 required fundamental courses, 18 hours of consumer protection courses, and the remainder on either consumer protection or consumer services courses.
Requirements for renewing for the second or subsequent time are similar to first-time renewals. However, you may choose to take an Eight Hour Survey course that covers the five basic subjects in one survey course instead of taking each one individually.
Each course you complete will provide a certificate of completion with a date and authentication number. After completing 45 hours of courses, you can renew your California real estate license by using the DRE's eLicensing system, or by mailing in your renewal application.
We strongly recommend that you use the online eLicensing system. Attempting to renew by mail is slow and error prone.
For more info on the process, forms, and fees involved, visit the Renewing Your License page at the California Department of Real Estate website.
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The California real estate license renewal courses are available in downloadable PDF and ePub formats. Exams are delivered through your web browser. 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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Our California real estate license renewal program has been reviewed, approved, and authorized for real estate continuing education by the California Department of Real Estate (DRE). Our real estate continuing education courses are authored in-house by experienced real estate brokers and industry professionals.
Every California real estate continuing education course at OnlineEd is written by OnlineEd. Because of this, we save on overhead licensing costs. We can pass those savings on to you.
After you finish a course, you will be able to print your own course completion certificate that has everything needed to verify your completed continuing education with DRE. You can also verify completion online through the eLicensing site.
Having a mastery-based course mean no on-page timers. While the DRE still has limits on how fast courses can be taken, our California CE courses stand out from the competition:
Get complete packages or specific courses as needed. With our California real estate continuing education courses, you can pick and choose what you need or grab everything in one convenient package.
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