This post was last modified on January 26, 2024.

Are you considering a career in real estate? If so, you’re in the right place! Getting your real estate license in California is a significant step, and understanding what’s included in the courses is crucial. Let’s explore what these courses are all about, and how they can set you on the path to success.

Time to Complete the Courses

Home-Study Flexibility: The beauty of the courses offered by Chamberlin Real Estate School is their home-study nature. This means you can progress at your own pace, fitting your learning around your schedule.

Minimum Time Guidelines: Set by the California Department of Real Estate, here’s a breakdown:

  • 1 Course: 2 1/2 weeks
  • 2 Courses: 5 weeks
  • 3 Courses: 7 1/2 weeks (Yes, you can finish in just 54 days!)

Maximum Time: You have up to a year from your enrollment date to complete your course.

Typical Timeline for Licensing

Embarking on this journey requires a roadmap. Here’s a typical timeline:

  • Course Completion: 7 1/2 weeks minimum.
  • DRE Application & State Exam Date: Approximately 6 to 8 weeks. This can vary based on the number of applicants.
  • License Issuance: It’s almost instant if you submit the combined application RE435.
  • Total Time: On average, you’re looking at 14-16 weeks from start to finish.

How the Online Courses Work

Chamberlin’s online real estate courses are a game-changer. Developed via a collaboration between and Dearborn Real Estate Education (the nation’s leading real estate curriculum developer), they offer:

  • Immediate Start: Enroll and dive right in!
  • Progress Tracking: No need to remember where you left off.
  • Final Examination: It’s online and open book.
  • Support: From personal instructor support to toll-free technical assistance, you’re never alone.

Course Descriptions and Content

Everyone likes variety, so we purposely offer multiple courses to fit what you are interested in learning:

  1. California Real Estate Principles (REQUIRED): A comprehensive introduction covering every area of professional specialization.
  2. California Real Estate Practice (REQUIRED): From prospecting methods to the latest listing contracts, this course has it all.
  3. California Real Estate Finance: Stay updated with the latest tax law changes, Cal-Vet, FHA, and VA guidelines.
  4. California Real Estate Law: Understand your rights and obligations under Californian law.
  5. California Real Estate Economics: A simplified text ideal for those new to formal economics.
  6. Property Management: Dive into management techniques for various properties.
  7. Real Estate Office Administration: Learn how to set up and flourish in a real estate brokerage.
  8. California Real Estate Appraisal: Address the changes in the appraisal industry.
  9. California Real Estate Escrow and Title: A deep dive into escrow and title insurance principles.

Our website provides details on the required and elective courses for real estate agent licenses.

Purchasing Options

Whether you’re looking to buy individual courses or bundle them up, there are options tailored to your needs. And with discounts available for multiple course enrollments, there’s value at every turn.

Practice Questions and Exam Preparation

Boost your confidence with online practice questions designed for the DRE State Licensing Exam. With over 1,000 questions, automatic grading, and links to an extensive glossary, you’re well-equipped for success.

1-Day Live Zoom Webinar Crash Course

Feeling overwhelmed? We’ve got your back! Our real estate exam crash course is designed to ensure you’re exam-ready. With key terminology, expert instructors, and “hot questions” handouts, you’re in safe hands.


Embarking on a career in real estate in California is an exciting journey. With the right courses and resources, success is within reach. So, are you ready to take the plunge? If so, click here to take the first step!

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