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Step-by-Step Process

Step-By-Step Process

Get your real estate license in 4 simple steps.


STEP 1: Complete Qualifying Courses

California Real Estate Principles, California Real Estate Practice, and one elective course (Legal Aspects of Real Estate recommended) from a list of courses required by the California Department of Real Estate prior to the state examination. These courses are designed to give you a basic understanding of the necessary subjects and a foundation of real estate terminology.


STEP 2: Apply for State Exam

Once you have successfully completed all three required courses, your course completion certificate will be emailed to you (if you do not receive it in your “Inbox” please check your “Spam” folder). 

Make sure your legal name appears on the completion certificate.

To apply by mail:

Print the application. You have two options:

  1. Apply for the state exam and license at the same time.  This is to your advantage since your license number will be issued at the state examination testing site after you have passed the state exam. Complete and submit the Salesperson Combined Exam & Licensing Application (Form RE 435), the $305 fee, proof of completion of all three required courses, and your completed Live Scan Service Request (Form RE 237).
  1. Apply for the state exam only.  Complete and submit the Salesperson Examination Application (Form RE 400A), the $60 fee and proof of completion of all three required courses.
  • We recommend you check “YES” to use elicensing to schedule your state exam once you are approved and notified by the DRE.
  • DRE processing time for state exam applications is anywhere between 4 to 8 weeks. You can get current times directly from the DRE website here: DRE Processing Times.

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STEP 3: Work on the Practice Tests

If you enrolled in our complete California real estate license package, you also received online practice questions which are called California Exam Prep in your course homepage. This is the most important phase of your studying. Once you have a foundation of knowledge from the pre-license courses, you will start studying the subject matter in more detail. Your goal is to take and retake these sample exams until you are scoring at 90 percent or better before taking the actual state examination.



STEP 4: Attend Our 1-Day Webinar Crash Course

If you enrolled in our salesperson package with the required real estate courses, you have prepaid for the live 1-day webinar crash course. Check our real estate crash course schedule and reserve a seat before you submit your state examination application to the California Department of Real Estate.

This 1-day Zoom webinar is specifically designed to help you pass the California Real Estate Exam. In addition to lecture on basic real estate subjects, this live webinar will include:

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