45Hours Package

CalBRE Sponsor No. 4295

Our 45-hour self-study package provides all the continuing education (CE) needed to renew any California real estate license (salesperson, broker, or corporation and for first-time and subsquent renewals).  It is entirely online; course materials are provided as eBooks (in PDF format).  Quizzes and final exams are administered online.


If you want to see how our online program works, register for our Demonstration Course.  Pass our Demo before you register to earn a  15% discount  when you register for this package.


“This course was TREMENDOUS.”

Walter Moore, Real Estate Broker & Attorney;
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Our 45-hour package consists of eight courses.  Six are three-hour courses each of which covers topics required by CalBRE, namely:  (1) Ethics, (2) Agency, (3) Trust Funds, (4) Fair Housing, (5) Risk Management, (6) Management & Supervision


Your course, in particular the Consumer Protection Reader portion, is profoundly relevant and helpful for practicing day to day!  It is truly the best content and style I have ever seen for helping agents have an overview of what they need to know to be a helpful and efficient to our clients.  I think it should be mandatory reading for any agent, especially as a new agent license requirement.”

 Pam Sorter, Prudential California Real Estate
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In addition to the required courses, we provide two consumer protection courses:  (1) Consumer Protection Reader, Part 1 (12 hours), and (2) Consumer Protection Reader, Part 2 (15 hours).  These two courses use the same 250-page textbook.  This textbook has two sections.  The first is “Defensive Real Estate” which is an extension of our three-hour Risk Management course and, as such, provides additional tips on how to avoid disputes with your clients.

The second section is “Consumer Protection Articles.“  It contains over 100 articles most of which are from two sources:  (1) the CalBRE’s Real Estate Bulletin and (2) RealtyTimes.com.  Taken together, these articles give you a thorough review of changes affecting California residential real estate brokerage over the preceding four years (the book is updated annually).  Areas covered include law, taxes, industry, financing, mortgages, settlement, risk management, and home ownership.


HOW IT WORKS:  For each course, you read its textbook (details), take its quiz (details), and pass its final exam (details).   (We do not log your time online.)

We enforce CalBRE’s scheduling rules:  (1) You may not take your first exam any sooner than four days after you register (details) and (2) you may not complete more than 15 hours of CE in any one day (details).  Taken together, these two rules mean that you may not complete a 45-hour package any sooner than a little over six days after registration. (details)

To earn credit for any course, you must pass one of its two final exams:  an initial exam and, should you fail it, a “retake” exam (details).  Should you fail the retake exam, you must start over for that course.

“Starting over” means that you must complete the study period for that course (see column labeled “Study Period” in below table); retake its quiz, and pass one of its two final exams (details).  (Unlike some other CE sponsors, we do not charge you an additional fee should you need to repeat a course.)

When you have passed all eight courses you print your certificate and follow our instructions for renewing your license (details).

The following table summarizes the eight courses comprising our 45-Hour Package:
 

  CalBRE Category CE
Hrs
Study
Period
No. of
Questions
Pages in
Textbook
18-Hours (Mandatory topics) Ethics
Agency
Trust Funds
Fair Housing
Risk Management
Management & Supervision
3
3
3
3
3
3
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
16
16
16
16
16
16
30
30
30
30
30
60
Consumer Protection Reader, 2017; Part 1/2
Consumer Protection Reader, 2017; Part 2/2
Consumer Protection
Consumer Protection
12
15
2 days
2 days
30
40
110
140
Total   45   166 460


IMPORTANT:  In compliance with CalBRE regulations, we require at least four days for study after paid registration before we permit you take any final exam; and we limit the number of course-hours you may complete to 15-hours in any 24-hour period.  Therefore, the minimum number of days needed to pass all courses assuming you do not fail any course is a little over six days.  For a detailed explanation of how you may pass all eight courses in the 45-hour package in six days, click here.

DOUBLY IMPORTANT:  You have two chances to pass the exam for any course.  Should you fail its first exam, you may immediately attempt to pass a second exam composed of different questions.  Should you fail the second exam, you must start from the beginning for that course; that is, you must re-read its course material,  retake its quiz, and wait for its study period to pass (see above table) before making another attempt to pass the course (or any other course).  The study period for the 45-hour package’s six, three-hour courses (see above table) is just three hours; but the study period for each of our two consumer protection courses (see above table) is two days!

We guarantee that CalBRE will accept the CE credits you earn providing you complete the package within one year.  We also guarantee that our CE package will provide all the CE you need to renew your license no matter how you are licensed (salesperson, broker, corporation) and no matter if you are renewing for the first time or subsequently.

$38.25 if you pass our Demo first.

Register      (Please read the yellow box above before registering.)

After you pass your exams, we provide a “certificate.”  It lists the CalBRE-assigned “certificate number” for each course.  You will enter these eight numbers when prompted by CalBRE’s license renewal site (eLicensing).  We provide renewal instructions and a link to CalBRE’s renewal site once you have completed all courses.