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All pre-license students are assigned a “Personal Instructor” to answer content-related questions. Instructors are licensed real estate professionals with real-world experience.

California Experts

Since 1949, we have delivered California specific content and exam prep to help you pass the state exam. This intense focus provides our students the most success in the state!

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100% satisfaction is our goal. Try the courses for 30 days, and if you are not satisfied, we will process a refund. There is no risk for signing up!

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Delivered via a state-of-the-art Power Point presentation, our 1-day Zoom webinar crash course is packed with information to help you pass the state salesperson or broker exam the FIRST TIME! This class will cover the most common subjects covered on the state exam. *Included in our Pre-License Package


Besides being among the most sought-after speakers in the real estate industry, our instructors are seasoned real estate brokers with years of experience. We’re sure you will enjoy their lively teaching styles and the real world experience they bring to this one-of-a-kind course.


Saturday Only
8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

  • Exam-taking Hints
  • Memorization Aids
  • Power Point Slides on Concepts
  • Expert Licensed Instructor
  • Hot Questions Handout


– The Chamberlin online courses will better prepare you to take and pass the California State Examination as compared to other home-study offerings.

– Sample questions similar to those you will encounter on the state exam are drawn from our database and distributed throughout the courses.

– These online courses use the same high quality content you would expect from a college level textbook. The content is then delivered  through an engaging and interactive format.

Real Estate License Packages

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Essential Package

(Save $57)
$ 260
  • Courses + Exam Prep with over a thousand questions and concept explanations.
  • Complete 135-Hour Course
  • California Exam Prep
  • Instructor Support
  • 12 months Access to Course
  • Exam Application Assistance

Career Package

(Save $116)
$ 350
  • Most popular package to learn and pass the state exam on the first try!
  • Complete 135-Hour Course
  • California Exam Prep
  • Live 1-day Webinar Crash Course with Hot Questions
  • Instructor Support
  • 12 months Access to Course
  • Exam Application Assistance

Premier Package

(Save $131)
$ 440
  • Courses + Exam Prep along with three textbooks for those who like to take notes.
  • Complete 135-Hour Course
  • California Exam Prep
  • Live 1-day Webinar Crash Course with Hot Questions
  • Three Physical Textbooks (No Shipping Fee)
  • Instructor Support
  • 12 months Access to Course
  • Exam Application Assistance

Our 100% No-Risk Money Back Guarantee! 

If you don’t like the courses over the next 30 days, we will happily refund your purchase.
No questions asked.

First – our courses work and have been trusted since 1949. We have proven to be the best at helping students prepare and study for the California state exam with our Exam Prep and Crash Course. 

Second – part of our core values here at Chamberlin is that we put people first – ALWAYS – and we strive for your success.

I believe it, the team believes it, and I’m confident you will believe it too.

Thanks, and I hope we can be a part of your journey.


Marty Zankich
Owner, Chamberlin Real Estate School

Common Questions

Age – You must be 18 years of age or older to be issued a license.

Residence – A California resident and no paperwork is required. If you are an out-of-state resident, you need to fill out a Consent to Service of Process From (RE 234) with the California Department of Real Estate.

Honesty – Applicants must be honest and truthful. Conviction of a crime may result in the denial of a license.

Education – Must complete three approved pre-license real estate courses:

    1. Real Estate Principles
    2. Real Estate Practice
    3. One Elective course for you to choose.

The minimum time to complete courses according to the Department of Real Estate (DRE) is 18 calendar days per course.  The minimum time to complete three courses would 54 days from your enrollment date.

The maximum time allowed for completion of your course is 1 year from the date of enrollment. Completion of the course means taking and passing the course final examination.

The Department of Real Estate (DRE) allows you to take a final exam 18 calendar days after enrollment. Three courses are required, so the minimum time to complete all three would be 54 days. 

After three courses are complete, an application must be submitted to the DRE to take the state exam. It can take 6-8 weeks for an application to be approved, and then you can choose a test date & time provided by the DRE.

The maximum time allowed by the Department of Real Estate (DRE) for completion of your courses is 1 year from the date of enrollment. Completion of the course means taking and passing the course final examination.

Chamberlin allows the maximum of 1 year. Many schools only allow 6 months to complete courses and then charge you an extension fee. Look for this when doing your research and choosing an education provider.

Yes, all Chamberlin California courses are approved by the California Department of Real Estate (DRE). Once completed, and you have applied with the DRE, you are eligible to sit for the California Real Estate License Exam. Approval # S0692

  • Access courses 24/7 from any device
  • Course progress is saved as you go
  • Each course has 15 chapter quizzes which are 10 questions each. (You must pass with a 60%)
  • You CANNOT take the final exam until all quizzes are complete.

How the Final Exam Works

  • 100 multiple choice final exam
  • You must pass with a 60%
  • 2.5 hours to complete

If you fail the Final Exam you are eligible to take it again immediately. We recommend going back and studying the course before re-trying. If you fail a 2nd time you will need to wait 2-1/2 weeks (18 days) before re-taking the Final again and will need to also re-take the quizzes. This is a DRE regulation.

Yes, California pre-license courses are open book for the final examination.

There are numerous jobs which require a CA real estate license that many people don’t know about. Some of these include:

  1. Residential Sales Agent
  2. Commercial Real Estate Agent
  3. Referral Sales Agent
  4. Property Manager
  5. Real Estate Broker
  6. Business Broker (Sell businesses)
  7. Sales Assistant
  8. Leasing Agent
  9. Real Estate Instructor
  10. Real Estate Transaction Coordinatoor
  11. Real Estate Consultant
  12. Real Estate Investor (Single Family, Apartments, etc..)

No, these courses are designed for beginners just entering the real estate profession or switching from another career. The most successful students we see follow the Chamberlin outline of courses, exam prep, and crash course to earn their real estate license on the first try.

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