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Broker Licensing Overview and Requirements

Minimum Requirements – Broker

Applicants wishing to secure a real estate broker’s license must qualify in two categories:

Education and/or Experience
Statutory courses

Education and/or Experience

Broker applicants must have a minimum of two years full-time salesperson’s experience within the last five years or a four-year degree from an accredited college or university that includes a major or minor in real estate – One or the other. Further information on this topic can be found on the DRE web site.

Statutory Courses

Applicants must have successfully completed at least eight statutory-required college level courses from the following list:

Five required courses
  • Real Estate Practice
  • Legal Aspects of Real Estate
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Appraisal
  • Real Estate Economics or General Accounting
Three of these courses*
  • Real Estate Principles
  • Real Estate Property Management
  • Real Estate Office Administration
  • Escrows
  • Business Law
  • Mortgage Loan Brokering & Lending
  • Advanced Legal Aspects of Real Estate
  • Advanced Real Estate Finance
  • Advance Real Estate Appraisal

* Only the courses in bold are offered by Chamberlin Real Estate School by Home Study.
** If applicant completes both Accounting and Economics, only two courses from second group are required.