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REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON PRE-LICENSE

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5 Simple Steps to Get Your California Salesperson License

Meet the CAREC requirements by following the steps below.

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    Complete 135 hours of pre-licensing education.

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    Pass the course final exam.

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    Pass the california salesperson licensing exam.

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    Choose a sponsoring broker.

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    Complete your licensing application.

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Complete 135 hours of Pre-Licensing education.

You must first take and pass 135 hours of Pre-Licensing coursework, which consists of three courses, including:

  • Real Estate Principles (45 hours)
  • Real Estate Practices (45 hours)
  • Real Estate Finance (45 hours)

Estimated Cost:

$129 (included in package)

Estimated Time:

135-Hours

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Pass the course final exam.

Once you complete each Pre-Licensing course, you must take a final exam. You have two attempts to pass each final exam, and you're allotted one minute per question. The passing score for each of these final exams is 70%, and a proctor is not required.

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Pass the California salesperson licensing exam.

After you pass your course final exams, you'll take the California licensing exam. This exam consists of 150 multiple-choice questions with a time limit of 3 hours and 15 minutes, and the minimum passing score is 70%.

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Choose a Sponsoring Broker.

To begin your new career, you must be sponsored by an active California real estate broker. It’s important to find a good fit when picking a Broker to work with and it’s a key factor to becoming a successful California real estate agent. Here are some questions to consider when searching for the right Broker:

  • What is their reputation, both locally and nationally?
  • What kind of real estate agents are they looking for?
  • Are they technologically advanced and up-to-date with the latest systems?
  • How do they support their agents with education and training?
  • What kind of commission structure do they offer?
  • Do they offer benefits?
  • Do they provide their agents with leads and marketing material?
  • Is there room to grow with the brokerage?
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Complete your licensing application.

After you pass the examination, and if you have not filed a License Combo Application, then you will be sent a Salesperson License Application (RE 202). This form must be completed and returned along with the appropriate fee within one year of passing the examination. A license cannot be issued until DRE receives fingerprint response information. See Fingerprint Requirements for further information. Evidence of completion of Real Estate Principles, Real Estate Practice, and one additional course from the course requirements list must be on file before your license is issued. Out-of-state applicants must also submit a completed and notarized Consent to Service of Process (RE 234). See Out-of-State Applicants for further information. Once your application is approved by the state, DRE will issue your California Real Estate Salesperson license. You can look up your new real estate license on DRE's eLicensing Online website here.

135-Hr. California Real Estate Salesperson License Package

Here’s a glimpse of what you get with our Salesperson License Package

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Three CAREC Approved Courses

California requires three courses to get your real estate license: a 45-Hour Principles course, a 45-Hour Practice course, and a 45-Hour Finance course

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Multiple Training Delivery Methods

We understand the need for convenience, ease and flexibility. You can choose from any of the delivery method; In-person Classes, Virtual Classroom, Online Self-paced, and Online Interactive to fit your learning style.

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Passing Exam in the First Attempt

Fortune Academy has the highest pass rates in the state for last several decades. We assure passing your class and state exam in the first attempt or you get your money back - guaranteed.

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24/7 EXPERT CONNECT

You can connect with a Real Estate guru at any time to ask any question or seek help with your training program. We are available 24/7 via phone, email and chat to provide support for your career success.

Individual Real Estate Courses for CA Salespersons

All of the individual courses listed below are required by the CAREC to get a state compliant license. They can be purchased either separately or with the bundles listed above.

State-of-the-art Delivery Methods

Our instructor-led classes provide complete support and equip you with the right information for your license acquisition.

In-person Classroom

The best option for aspirants who prefer to study in a learning environment with a batch of other aspirants.

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Virtual Classroom

Learn from the comfort of your home and at your own pace. Learn from highly tenured instructor in an online environment.

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Online Interactive NEW!

Take quizzes, get assignments, and learn from tenured real estate experts all from the comfort of your home in an interactive class experience.

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Online Self-Paced

Online self-paced is a pre-recorded format with videos of the class which you can watch at your own ease and pace and if you have questions, you got 24/7 support through emails.

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We succeed when you do! If you do not get the license in your first attempt, we will refund 100% of the payment you made because we are certain that all our students clear in the first attempt.

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Through commitment and expertise, we make sure you pass on the first attempt. We have had the highest pass rates for the last several years.

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We provide complete support to our students through calls, emails, and chat. So, you are in safe hands at all times.

All our courses are approved by CAREC to meet the licensing requirements.

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Frequently Asked Question

Have questions regarding the CA real estate Salesperson course? We got you covered.

Candidates must be at least 18 years or older, complete 135 hours of required Pre-Licensing education, and find a licensed CA real estate broker to work under. Next, you must apply for the state Salesperson Exam and submit an application for a license, which includes fingerprinting and a background check. Upon successful completion of the California Salesperson License Exam, you are eligible for licensing.

Due to mandatory educational waiting periods combined with other requirements, the entirety of the process generally takes anywhere from five to six months. However, the time it takes to get a California real estate license can vary depending upon a number of factors. It may take a few months to complete the required 135 hours of Pre-Licensing coursework, find a sponsoring broker, go through the application process, and take the California Salesperson examination.

Due to mandatory educational waiting periods combined with other requirements, the entirety of the process generally takes anywhere from five to six months. However, the time it takes to get a California real estate license can vary depending upon a number of factors. It may take a few months to complete the required 135 hours of Pre-Licensing coursework, find a sponsoring broker, go through the application process, and take the California Salesperson examination. California state fees to become a real estate salesperson include a $60 exam fee and $245 licensing fee. Other costs include Pre-Licensing course tuition, which can range anywhere from $125 up to $700 depending on the package and the provider. Note: These costs are subject to be changed by the state at any time.

Examinations are generally administered throughout the state and include locations in Fresno, San Diego, the Los Angeles vicinity, Oakland, and Sacramento. For more information about times and locations, go to the California’s Department of Real Estate here.

Every California salesperson must complete 45 hours of real estate instruction approved by the California Department of Real Estate. California CE credits must be completed every four-year license renewal period. Brokers in California are also required to complete 45 hours of Continuing Education every four-year license renewal period.

There are three 45-hour courses that make up the required 135 hours of Pre-Licensing coursework. Those three courses are Real Estate Principals, Real Estate Practices, and Real Estate Finance.

Future salespersons in California are able to earn their real estate license online.

Prior to licensing, the California Department of Real Estate conducts a detailed background check on all applicants. Being convicted of a crime might impact your ability to become licensed. The California Department of Real Estate has more information on getting a real estate license with criminal convictions.

Multiple factors are taken into account when calculating average real estate salaries, including the number of real estate transactions per year and commission fees. On average, a full-time real estate salesperson in California can expect to make about $80k per year, according to ZipRecruiter.com. Among higher earners, a California real estate salesperson can earn over six figures annually.

You must be 18 years old to attain a California real estate license.

A high school diploma or GED is not required to apply for a real estate license in California. The only requirement is that you are at least 18 years of age or older.

California does not have real estate license reciprocity with any other states. Read our guide to learn which states do offer reciprocity for agents.