To obtain a real estate salesperson license, you must first qualify for and pass a written examination. Those who pass the examination are provided a license application which must be submitted to and approved by the CalBRE.

Course Requirements

Successful completion of three college-level courses is required to qualify for a real estate salesperson examination:

Real Estate Principles, and
Real Estate Practice, and
One course from the following list:

Real Estate Appraisal
Property Management
Real Estate Finance
Real Estate Economics
Legal Aspects of Real Estate
Real Estate Office Administration
General Accounting
Business Law
Mortgage Loan Brokering and Lending
Computer Applications in Real Estate
Common Interest Developments

Completion time: Minimum, 2-1/2 weeks per each course taken, which must be taken apart from each other (example: minimum time period to complete 3 courses would be 7-1/2 weeks). Also if a student enrolls and 7-1/2 weeks have passed without taking a course final, student would then be eligible to take all 3 finals at once or when desired after that time period. Maximum, one (1) year from date of enrollment.

The Final Examination For Each Course. The final examination for each course final may be taken anytime 2-1/2 weeks from date of enrollment. Students will have up to 2-1/2 hours to complete the final exam which will consist of 100 multiple choice quiz questions. The final is OPEN BOOK and only requires a 60% grade or better to pass. (taken ONLINE or with MONITOR) Once completed, students will be given immediate results whether they passed or failed (the school is not allowed to give out a percentage grade). Failures are nearly non-existent, however if one does a occur, students are eligible at "anytime" within the enrollment period to take a second final. If failing a second time, by regulation requirements the course is considered as being "failed" and the student would have to re-enroll in the program.

Applying For State Exam Testing Date. When completing all the required courses, You can apply to the Bureau Of Real Estate for a testing date by sending in all the certificates along with an application.

It will usually take between 4 to 6 weeks [after finishing the coursework] before you take your State Exam. In the meanwhile you will want to start preparation.

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