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Become a California Real Estate Broker
In order to become a Real Estate Broker in the state of California you are required to successfully complete eight DRE-approved courses and then pass the Broker State Exam. See the Real Estate Broker License Requirements at the bottom of this page for more detailed information and check your records to determine which, if any, of the courses you may have already completed during the Salesperson licensing process or in college. DRE Sponsor ID: S0204
Broker Upgrade Package
If you are upgrading from a Salesperson to a Broker license then you have most likely completed three of the required courses when getting your Salesperson License and therefore only need five of the eight courses required to get a Broker License. This package includes all 5 courses as well as the Broker State Exam Crash Course and the Online CompuTrainer!
CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 OPERATIONS UPDATE: In accordance with California's Stay-at-Home order our administrative staff is working remotely to serve you! There will be a bit of a delay with shipping textbooks during this time so we encourage our students to enroll with digital/online textbooks.
REAL ESTATE BROKER LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
Real Estate Brokers are licensed by the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) to represent the public in the purchase, sale, or lease of real property, or a business opportunity, for compensation.
In order to get a Broker license you must pass the DRE-administered Broker State Exam. In order to qualify for the Broker State Exam, you must have either two years of full-time experience as a Salesperson within the last 5 years, or a 4-year degree (major or minor) in Real Estate. Additionally, you must complete a total of eight courses. (Real Estate Trainers offers the bold-typed courses.)
Real Estate Practice
Legal Aspects of Real Estate
Real Estate Finance
Real Estate Appraisal
Either Real Estate Economicsor Accounting*
Plus, any three of the following electives:
Escrow and Title
Real Estate Office Administration
Real Estate Principles
Mortgage Loan Brokering & Lending
Adv. Legal Aspects of Real Estate
Adv. Real Estate Finance
Adv. Real Estate Appraisal
Common Interest Developments
Computer Applications in Real Estate
In many cases students have already completed several courses during the Salesperson pre-license education, or in college.
*If you completed both Real Estate Economics, and Accounting, then you only need to complete two elective courses.
Members of the California State Bar are exempt from the course requirements, but must meet the 2 years of experience or a 4-year college degree with a major or minor in real estate.
Once you complete the pre-license requirements, you can apply for the Broker State Exam. It can take up to six weeks for the DRE to process your application.