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Time To Complete

The California Department of Real Estate allows a course to be completed in a minimum time of 2 1/2 weeks (18 calendar days) from the date you receive your material. The maximum time allowed for completion of your course(s) is 1 year from the date of enrollment. Completion of the course means taking and passing the course final examination on or before the expiration date of the course. Courses may be completed within the time frames listed below:

Number of Courses

1 Course2 Courses3 Courses4 Courses5 Courses6 Courses7 Courses8 Courses

Minimum Completion Time

2 ½ weeks5 weeks7 ½ weeks10 weeks12 ½ weeks15 weeks17 ½ weeks20 weeks

Once you have successfully completed the eight required courses, you will then be ready to apply for the state exam. It takes approximately 6 to 8 weeks for DRE to process your application and schedule your test date. The state exam is administered at several locations throughout the state (Oakland, Sacramento, Fresno, Los Angeles, and San Diego). The state exam consists of 200 multiple choice questions. You must score 75% or better to pass.