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FAQ: What are the continuing education requirements in CA?

What are the continuing education requirements in CA?

For the second or subsequent renewal of your California real estate salespersons license, you must complete the following continuing education requirements within each four-year renewal period:

  • Complete 45-hours of DRE-approved continuing education consisting of the following:
    • One eight-hour survey course covering the six mandatory subjects (Ethics, Agency, Fair Housing, Trust Fund Handling, Risk Management, and Management and Supervision); and,
    • A minimum of 18-hours of consumer protection courses; and,
    • The remaining clock hours required to complete the 45-hours of CE may be related to either consumer service or consumer protection courses.

Related Questions

What happens if my license is expired for more than 2 years?

​If you fail to renew your license within two years of your license expiration date, you will have to retake the state licensing exam and re-apply for a new real estate license.

How long does it take the DRE to process my renewal application?

​It typically takes the DRE at least 6 weeks to process your renewal application. However, your license renewal will be considered on-time if your eLicensing renewal submission is completed, or your application is postmarked before midnight of your license expiration date.

What happens if I do not renew my license on-time?

​If you fail to renew your real estate license on time, your license will be considered inactive and you will not be able to perform any activities requiring a real estate license. However, the DRE does allow you up to two years to renew your license after your license expiration date.

How soon can I renew my California real estate license?

​You can renew your California real estate salespersons license up to 90 days prior to the expiration date listed on your license. As a courtesy, the DRE will mail you a renewal reminder around 60 days prior to your license expiration date.

What are the CE requirements for first-time renewals?

First-time renewals must complete 45-hours of CE. This includes 5 separate 3-hour courses in Ethics, Agency, Trust Fund Handling, Fair Housing, and Risk Management; a minimum of 18-hours of consumer protection courses; and the remaining hours may be related to consumer service or consumer protection courses.

What are the continuing education requirements in CA?

​For the second or subsequent renewal of your real estate license, you must complete 45-hours of CE consisting of: 1, 8-hour survey course covering the six mandatory subjects. A minimum of 18-hours of consumer protection courses. The remaining hours may be related to consumer service or consumer protection courses.

How often do I have to renew my CA real estate license?

A California real estate license must be renewed every four years.

How much does it cost to renew my CA real estate license?

​If you renew your license on-time, the renewal fee is $245. If you are late to renew your license (within 2 years after your license expiration date), the renewal fee is $367.

How do I renew my California real estate license?

​The DRE recommends that you submit your renewal application online using the eLicensing Online System. You also have the option of mailing in a completed Salesperson Renewal Application. You must submit a Continuing Education Course Verification form and pay the required renewal fee.

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