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Essential Package

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$ 260
  • Courses + California 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

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$ 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

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$ 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.

Let me tell you why we offer this guarantee to you.

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. If you are not sure, take some time to read our reviews and see what students are saying about us!

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

What Our Students Say

Loan Stafford AvatarLoan Stafford
They made it so simple to register and do the online courses.
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Michael Peno AvatarMichael Peno
I first used Chamberlin Real Estate School when I attempted the state exam in the early 90's With the help of the great courses at Chamberlin and a one day free Sure pass seminar, I comfortably passed the exam. Since then , I've always used Chamberlin to keep me current. The continuing education is well written and very simple to complete at home. Anytime I have questions, Chamberlins staff is always friendly and kind. Thanks for the many years of your service.
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Christina Kokologiannakis AvatarChristina Kokologiannakis
I am no stranger to Chamberlin Real Estate School. I used them to take my real estate course almost 8 years ago and the 2 day crash course to pass the exam. I used them on my first renewal and now on my second. I have referred countless people to them. I really like how they do everything. They just make the process easy. I will continue to use them and I recommend you do as well.
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Linda Lu AvatarLinda Lu
I got my real estate license 20 years ago after taking online classes from Chamberlin School. Since then, I always do continuing education from Chamberlin School to renew my license every 4 years. It's easy and convenient. Highly recommend!
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Marcia Zigler AvatarMarcia Zigler
Coursework is straightforward and the customer service is great. Highly recommend Chamberlin for CE and original coursework to obtain your Real Estate license.
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Ray Shafazand AvatarRay Shafazand
Best Real Estate school in California. Live webinars are a must and once you take it you will pass your exam. P.s Gene the instructor is a genius in helping the students pass the exam.
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Gabe Melendres AvatarGabe Melendres
Great Value. Got the job done and quickly.
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Julie Keeler AvatarJulie Keeler
I can't say enough good things about Chamberlin. What a great school.
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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. Legal Aspects of Real Estate – This can be switched to another elective course of your choice. Call or email office.

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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