Prior to applying for the exam and license, individuals pursuing the license must complete specific industry-related classes.  Courses must be three semester-units or four quarter-units at the college level. Courses must be completed at an institution of higher learning accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges or by a comparable regional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, or by a private real estate school which has had its courses approved by the California Real Estate Commissioner. Each course approved by the Bureau of Real Estate is a minimum of 45 hours in length.

Salesperson’s License Course Requirements

Completion of three college-level courses is required to qualify for a real estate salesperson. For a list of required course offerings, log onto

  • Real Estate Principles
  • Real Estate Practice

And one of the following:

  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Appraisal
  • Real Estate Economics
  • Property Management
  • Legal Aspects of Real Estate
  • Real Estate Office Administration
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