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Essential Package

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$ 260
  • Courses + 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

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Why Choose Chamberlin?


100% satisfaction is our goal. Try the courses for 30 days, and if you are not satisfied, we will process a refund. There is no risk for signing up!

Accredited School

Chamberlin is accredited by the Department of Real Estate (DRE) in California for both pre-license education and continuing education. DRE Sponsor No. S0692 and CE Sponsor No. 6354.

Instructor Support

All pre-license students are assigned a “Personal Instructor” to answer content-related questions. Instructors are licensed real estate professionals with real-world experience.

 Sacramento Real Estate Overview


Sacramento, California, is a diverse and vibrant city that is home to a variety of neighborhoods, each with its own unique character and attractions. Commercial or residential agents will find the growing communities surrounding the area a perfect place to be to find clients or listings. Here’s a brief overview of some of the neighborhoods within Sacramento and the nearby towns where you could be working:

Neighborhoods in Sacramento:

  1. Downtown: Downtown Sacramento offers a unique urban lifestyle with a mix of historic and modern architecture. It’s a hub for entertainment, dining, and cultural events, making it attractive for those who enjoy a lively city atmosphere. Attend a River Cats baseball game with the stadium right on the Sacramento River! As a real estate agent, you can specialize in urban properties, catering to professionals, artists, and those seeking a central location.

  2. East Sacramento: Known for its well-preserved homes, tree-lined streets, and sense of community, East Sacramento appeals to families and individuals who value charm and tranquility. Real estate agents can focus on assisting clients in finding homes with character and a strong neighborhood feel.

  3. Midtown: Midtown is a haven for the arts, offering cute boutiques, galleries, and a tasty culinary scene. The neighborhood’s walkability and trendy vibe attract a wide mix of residents. Real estate agents focusing on Midtown can connect with artists, young professionals, and those seeking a contemporary lifestyle.

  4. Natomas: Natomas provides a family suburban environment with parks, schools, and planned communities. It’s ideal for families looking for newer homes and amenities. Real estate agents can help clients find spacious houses and emphasize the neighborhood’s community-oriented appeal.

  5. Land Park: With larger homes and proximity to William Land Park, this area is perfect for those who appreciate green spaces and a close-knit community. Real estate agents can showcase the family-oriented environment and promote the benefits of a serene suburb lifestyle.

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Cities Surrounding Sacramento:

  1. Roseville: Roseville’s excellent schools, safe amenities, and city events make it a prime choice for families. Real estate agents can tap into the demand for suburban living and guide clients through a range of housing options.

  2. Folsom: Folsom’s blend of comfort and recreational opportunities are appealing to a wide audience. Its Historic Folsom district adds character, and as a real estate agent, you can highlight the city’s balanced lifestyle, close proximity to Folsom Lake, and strong sense of community.

  3. Elk Grove: Rapid growth and a diverse population define Elk Grove. Its modern neighborhoods, schools, and parks make it an attractive option for families and professionals alike. Real estate agents can specialize in assisting clients in navigating this expanding community which has an easy commute to either Sacramento or Stockton.

  4. Davis: Davis, with its strong ties to UC Davis and bike-friendly culture, draws academics, students, and families. Real estate agents can cater to this ecclectic demographic and highlight the benefits of a college-town atmosphere.

  5. West Sacramento: This city’s development opportunities and different neighborhoods present an exciting market for real estate agents. From modern apartments to established communities, agents can offer a range of choices to help clients find a forever home.

  6. Rocklin and Lincoln: These suburbs provide a comfortable lifestyle with good schools and amenities. Real estate agents can serve a growing client base seeking quality living in peaceful neighborhoods. You’ll also be close for weekend getaways to North Lake Tahoe!

  7. Redding – Also known as the “Trails Capital” of the state and located farther north up the Sacramento River. Getting a real estate license in Redding would allow you to have an enjoyable career while living in an outdoor recreation mecca.

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. One Elective course for you to choose.

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.