General Information

Chamberlin Real Estate School

1270 Winchester Blvd., Suite 100
San Jose, CA 95128
Phone: 408-378-4400
DRE Sponsor No. S0692

Your course(s) are comprised of one or more of the following course titles. Course Descriptions follow. You will make any remaining course selections on a subsequent screen.

Course Name Hours (Category) Quizzes Final Exam Time Allowed Price
Real Estate Principles 45 (Pre-license Education) 15 100 M/C 2.5 HRS $89
Real Estate Practice 45 (Pre-license Education) 15 100 M/C 2.5 HRS $89
Legal Aspects of Real Estate 45 (Pre-license Education) 15 100 M/C 2.5 HRS $89
Real Estate Finance 45 (Pre-license Education) 15 100 M/C 2.5 HRS $89
Real Estate Appraisal 45 (Pre-license Education) 16 100 M/C 2.5 HRS $89
Property Management 45 (Pre-license Education) 14 100 M/C 2.5 HRS $89
Real Estate Economics 45 (Pre-license Education) 17 100 M/C 2.5 HRS $89
Real Estate Office Administration 45 (Pre-license Education) 18 100 M/C 2.5 HRS $89
Escrows 45 (Pre-license Education) 18 100 M/C 2.5 HRS $89

Pre-license Package: $350 (+15 shipping with textbooks)

Method of Delivery

Online course with no physical textbook (course content, unit quizzes, and final exam delivered online)

Maximum Time to Complete

The MAXIMUM time allowed for completion of the course(s) is one year from the date of enrollment. If you do not complete all of the courses in your package within one year, re-enrollment for another year would be required at the full course fee to continue.*

*Textbooks Are Subject To Change Without Notice: Periodically, the textbook publisher comes out with a new edition of an existing textbook. You will be required to purchase the current textbook(s) if you exceed the maximum one year enrollment period and wish to re-enroll.

Refund Policy

If for any reason you decide to cancel your enrollment, we will issue a refund (less a $25 registration fee and shipping & handling) if cancellation occurs by midnight of the 30th business day after the date of enrollment. No refund will be issued after the above mentioned time period. If you paid by credit card, your account will be credited within 30 days. All textbooks, if ordered, must be returned to the school, in good and usable condition*, within 10 days of the date of cancellation. If you do not return the material supplied by the school within this 10-day period, the school may keep an amount out of what you paid that equals the price of the textbooks for the course. The school will refund any amount over that as provided above.

*Good and usable condition means that the textbook is unmarked and undamaged by shipping. It shall be the student’s responsibility to package and ship the course material in such a manner as to assure compliance.

Re-Enrollment Policy

Online course(s) must be completed within one (1) year of the date of enrollment, (for any reason, no exceptions). After that, re-enrollment for another year would be required for any incomplete courses at the full original price. All progress for incomplete course(s) will be reset to the beginning.

Periodically, the textbook publisher comes out with a new edition of an existing textbook. Per DRE regulations, if a textbook edition has changed, you are required to re-enroll in the new edition, complete that course from the beginning and wait 18 calendar days before accessing the final exam (Textbooks are subject to change without notice).

Minimum Time to Complete

The DRE allows each course to be completed in a MINIMUM time of 2.5 weeks (18 calendar days) per course from the date you receive the course material.

The 2.5 week rule dictates how quickly you can take the final exam and complete each course. For example, the absolute fastest you can complete two courses is 5 weeks. The rule is: 2.5 weeks (18 calendar days) per course from the date you receive the material. If you still have questions about how fast you can complete your course(s), please call the school for clarification.

Final Examination And Passing The Course

In order for you to pass this course, you will be required to take and pass an online final examination (100 multiple-choice, 2.5 hours, 60% or better to pass, open book).

Course Structure

The course design is dictated by the Department of Real Estate and requires you to demonstrate mastery of the subject matter in one chapter of the course before progressing to the next. This means:

  1. The online chapter quizzes are mandatory.
  2. You must advance through the online chapter quizzes in a linear fashion and you cannot advance to the next chapter quiz until the previous chapter’s reading assignment and chapter quiz has been completed.
  3. You cannot access the course final examination and complete the course until all chapter quizzes have been completed and the minimum time* has elapsed. When you complete the last chapter quiz you receive a link to the Final Examination.

What Happens If You Fail A Final Exam?

If you do not pass the final exam on the first try, DRE allows you one re-take immediately. Be aware that the questions on the re-take exam will be completely different from the questions on the original final exam. A second failure would require you to complete the instructional portion of the course again and wait 2.5 weeks (18 calendar days) before being allowed to take the final exam again.

Course Completion

Completion of a course includes taking and passing the course final examination. The final examination must be taken no later than the last day of the course enrollment period.

Course Completion Certificate

If you are enrolled in more than one course, we will email one course completion certificate at the conclusion of your last course, showing all courses completed. If you would like individual completion certificates or otherwise need your completion certificates prior to finishing all the courses in the package, we would be happy to issue your certificates immediately upon request.

Identification for Final Exam

A participant shall present one of the following forms of identification immediately before admittance to a live presentation of an offering or, immediately before the administration of the final examination for a correspondence offering:

  1. A current California driver license.
  2. A current identification card described in Section 13000 of the California Vehicle Code.
  3. Any identification of the participant issued by a governmental agency or a recognized real estate related trade organization within the immediately preceding five years which bears a photograph, signature and identification number of the participant.

Note: Authority cited: Sections 10080 and 10170.4, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 10170.4, Business and Professions Code.

By entering one of the above forms of identification you are affirming, under penalty of perjury, that you are the student registered for this course and that you personally will complete the final examination. Any violation of this section will result in revocation of the completion certificate for this course and will be reported to the Department of Real Estate.

Disclaimer Statement

Although every effort has been made to provide accurate and current information in this text, the ideas, suggestions, general principles and conclusions presented in this text are subject to local, state and federal laws and regulations, court cases and any revisions of same. The author and/or publisher is not engaged in rendering legal, tax, or other professional services. The reader is thus urged to consult with his/her employing broker and/or seek legal counsel regarding any points of law. This publication should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice.

This course is approved for pre-license education credit by the Department of Real Estate. However, this approval does not constitute an endorsement of the views or opinions which are expressed by the course sponsor, instructor, authors or lecturers.

Course Provider Evaluation Form

The final examination results page for each course contains a link to an online course evaluation. Your responses to this evaluation will help us make improvements to our courses and other services.

Department of Real Estate Course and Instructor Evaluation

The Department of Real Estate Course and Instructor Evaluation is available on the Department of Real Estate (DRE) website at Access this form by typing in “RE 318A” in the search box located in the upper right corner of the DRE home page. The purpose of this evaluation is to assist the DRE in better serving the educational needs of real estate licensees. Students may access the DRE Course Evaluation form at:

Course Provider Complaint Statement

A course provider complaint form is available on the Department of Real Estate (DRE) website at Access this form by typing in “RE 340” in the search box located in the upper right corner of the home page. An informational form regarding course provider complaints, “RE 340A” is also available.

Course Descriptions

Course: Real Estate Principles
Textbook: California Real Estate Principles 12th Edition by Charle O. Stapleton III & Martha R. Williams, JD, 530 pages, © 2022

This textbook is the most comprehensive introduction to the California real estate business. It will serve as an excellent introductory course for the new licensee. A highly readable portrait of the entire field, it covers every area of professional specialization, the intricacies of real property ownership and the fine points of the field.

CONTENTS: The Business of Real Estate – The Nature of Real Property – Ownership of Real Property – Transferring Real Estate – Encumbrances – Law of Agency – Contracts – Financing Real Estate – Government Sponsored and Other Financing – Escrow and Title Insurance – Real Estate Taxation – Landlord and Tenant – Real Estate Appraising – Residential Design and Construction – Government Control of Land Use – Appendix – Glossary – Answer Key – Index

Course: Real Estate Practice
Textbook: California Real Estate Practice 11th Edition by Lowell Anderson (author), William H. Pivar (author), Daniel S. Otto (author), and Kartik Subramaniam (Editor), 490 pages, © 2022

Our latest edition of California Real Estate Practice offers practical how to information for the real estate
salesperson and broker. Prospecting methods, sample “comp” presentations and the newest listing
contracts and disclosure forms are only some of the features of this textbook. The online course includes
the fair housing and implicit bias interactive participatory elements as required by CA Senate Bill 1495.

CONTENTS: Getting Started in Real Estate – Ethics and Fair Housing – Mandatory Disclosures –
Prospecting – Listing Presentations – Servicing the Listing – Advertising – The Buyer and the Property
Showing – Obtaining the Purchase Offer – From Offer to Closing – Real Estate Financing – Escrow and
Title Insurance – Taxation – Property Management and Leasing – Glossary – Index

Course: Legal Aspects of Real Estate
Textbook: California Legal Aspects of Real Estate 11th Edition by William H. Pivar & Robert J. Bruss, 612 pages, © 2022

California Real Estate Law is an introduction to the vast body of law that governs real estate transactions in California. It will help you recognize situations in which legal counsel should be sought and help you understand rights and obligations under the law.

CONTENTS: Sources Of Law and the Judicial System – Law Of Agency – Duties and Responsibilities Of Licensees – Regulation Of Licensees – Law Of Contracts – Real Estate Contracts – Property, Estates and Recording – Ownership Of Real Property – Acquisitions and Conveyances – Real Property Security Devices – Involuntary Liens and Homesteads – Adjacent Property Rights – Land Use Controls – Escrows and Title Insurance – Landlord/Tenant Law – Glossary – Index of Cases – Subject Index of Cases – General Index

Course: Real Estate Finance
Textbook: California Real Estate Finance 10th Edition by Minnie Lush & David Sirota, 512 pages, © 2020

This clearly written introduction to the world of real estate finance in California lays the ground work for understanding how real estate loans get made. It brings you up-to-date coverage of the latest tax law changes, Cal-Vet, FHA and VA guidelines. Electronic loan processing and other elements of the evolving California mortgage industry are discussed throughout the text.

CONTENTS: Nature and Cycle of California Real Estate Finance – Money and the Monetary System – Fiduciary Sources for Real Estate Finance – Semi-fiduciary and Non-fiduciary sources for Real Estate Finance – Conventional, Insured and Guaranteed Loans – Federal and State Financial Regulations and Lending Programs – Junior Real Estate Finance – Contemporary Real Estate Finance – Instruments of Real Estate Finance – Real Estate Loan Underwriting – Processing Real Estate Loans – The Secondary Mortgage and Trust Deed Markets – Defaults and Foreclosures – Investment Financing Strategies – Mathematics of Real Estate Finance – Glossary – Index

Course: Real Estate Economics
Textbook: California Real Estate Economics 6th Edition by Ignacio Gonzalez, 503 pages, © 2020

California Real Estate Economics discusses economic theory relating to the real estate industry and emphasizes the factors that cause real estate value to change. To present this complex subject in a practical manner, the author has simplified this text so it is ideal for real estate students who have little or no background in formal economics.

CONTENTS: Introduction to Economic Systems and Principles – Supply and Demand – Economic Change Analysis – Money and Monetary Policy – The Real Estate Market – The U.S. Housing Market – California’s Economic Profile – The California Real Estate Market – Land Use Planning Development – Fair Housing and Environmental Regulations – Financing and Taxation – The Economics of Real Estate Investment – The Economics of Appraisal – Analyzing Residential Income Property – Analyzing Commercial Investment Property – Real Estate Trends in California – Understanding and Using Economic Data – California Facts – Glossary – Index

Course: Property Management
Textbook: Property Management 11th Edition by Robert C. Kyle & Maria S. Spodek, 512 pages, © 2022

This updated edition of Property Management holds all the tools you need for success in todays competitive and ever-changing environment! Inside you’ll find a complete offering of management techniques designed for a variety of properties — from apartment and office buildings to retail and industrial properties.

CONTENTS: Professional Property Management – Property Management Economics and Planning – Managing Owner Relations – Marketing Management – Managing Leases – Managing Lease Negotiations – Managing Tenant Relations – Managing Maintenance and Construction – Managing Reports and Insurance – Managing the Office and Computers – Managing Residential Property – Managing Cooperative, Condominium and Subsidized Property – Managing Office Property – Managing Retail Property – Managing Industrial Property – Managing Life Safety and Environmental Issues – Glossary – Index

Course: Real Estate Office Administration
Textbook: Real Estate Brokerage: A Management Guide 10th Edition by Erica Rasmus, 435 pages, © 2021

Survival in the radically changing business environment of real estate brokerage requires sound management. This updated edition of Real Estate Brokerage: A Management Guide, will show you not only how to set up a sound business, but also how to make it flourish! Using a generally accepted business management model, this guidebook provides the five success steps to follow in establishing and keeping a brokerage on course.

CONTENTS: The Challenge of Change – Analyzing the Business Climate – Analyzing the Market – Developing a Plan – Structuring Your Organization – Structuring Your Business Systems – Structuring Your Finances – Business Policies and Procedures – Marketing and Advertising – Recruiting, Selecting and Hiring the Staff – Professional Development for Your Staff – Coaching Your Staff – Monitoring Your Operations – Managing Risk – Becoming a Leader – Developing as a Manager – Being a Communicator – Appendix – Glossary – Bibliography – Index

Course: Real Estate Appraisal
Textbook: Fundamentals of Real Estate Appraisal 14th Edition by William L. Ventolo, Jr. & Martha R. Williams,JD, 446 pages, © 2022

This new edition addresses the changes in the appraisal industry, their impact on real estate transactions, and their practical application for appraisers, real estate professionals, lenders and consumers.

CONTENTS: Importance and Purposes of Appraisals – Nature and Characteristics of Property and Value – Principles Controlling Real Estate Value – Economic Analysis – The Appraisal Process – Considerations in Site Analysis – Fundamentals of Site Evaluation – Construction Methods and Materials – Architectural Styles and Utility – Cost Approach vs Replacement Cost – Cost Approach: Accrued Depreciation Analysis – Sales Comparison, or Market Data Approach – Income Approach: Income Expense Analysis – Income Approach: Capitalization Theory and Techniques – Reconciliation and Final Value Estimate Appraisal Statistical Concepts – Writing the Report – Computerization of the Appraisal Process – Considerations in Appraising Other Types of Single-Family Residences – Special Purpose Appraising – Professional Opportunities in Real Estate Appraising – License and State Examination Requirements, Lender Appraisal Guidelines, and Common Errors and Omissions – Appendix, Glossary, Index

Course: Escrows
Textbook: California Real Estate Escrow and Title 2nd Edition by George W. Lawrence, 482 pages, © 2020

Real Estate Escrow provides a comprehensive study of escrow and title insurance principles, from early America’s escrow practices to transferring title in today’s high-tech environment.

CONTENTS: Property Rights – Transfer of Interests – Elements of Escrow – Title Insurance Basics – Title Insurance Politics – Contracts – Real Estate Practice – Opening Escrow – The Escrow Instructions – Northern and Southern California Regional Variations and Practices – Preclosing – Escrow Accounting – Lending and the Escrow Process – Protecting the Consumer – Apartment Buildings, Commercial properties, and Exchanges – Specialty Escrow Transactions – Advanced Title Insurance Underwriting – Default, Foreclosure, and the Title Insurer – California Laws – How to Read a Preliminary Title Report – Glossary – Index