CA Real Estate License F.A.Q.

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Questions about pre-licensing requirements, preparing for the California state exam and our company can be found below. If you do not find an answer to your question you may call 888-714-0566 or email us at sales@licensesolution.com.

How do I become eligible for the California salesperson exam?

To become eligible to apply for the state exam, you must show proof that you have completed all (three) pre-licensing final exams. Students should read each course thoroughly. At the end of each course, you will take an open-book, online test consisting of 100 questions. You may not take you first final exam any sooner than 18 days from date of enrollment. You must score at least 60% to pass the final exam. Upon passing each final exam, you may print your certificate of completion. You must complete all three subjects; California Real Estate Principles, California Real Estate Practice and California Real Estate Finance. There is an 18 day minimum wait between all course final exams. After completing all (three) course final exams, attach the three certificates of completion to the California Salespersons examination application (400A) and send your application to the California Bureau of Real Estate along with a check for $60. You will receive your test appointment shortly thereafter. Your state exam appointment is generally about one month from the date they receive your application.

What are the California Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE) requirements and fees?

To obtain a California real estate sales license you must be 18 years of age. (No residency or citizenship is required.) Also, you must complete three 3-unit college-level courses in real estate: Real Estate Principles, Real Estate Practice and a 3rd course as an elective. We chose California Real Estate Finance because we believe this course is the most useful in today’s real estate conditions. All three courses must be completed BEFORE you can apply for the state exam.

What are the state-exam fees and where do I apply?

After completing all (three) course final exams, attach the three certificates of completion to the California Salespersons examination application located in your account and send your application to the California Bureau of Real Estate along with a check for $60. You will receive your test appointment shortly thereafter. Your state exam appointment is generally about one month from the date they receive your application. All of the instructions are available in the student account area. If you need assistance you can give us a call and we will be happy to help.

How do I become eligible for the California salesperson exam?

To become eligible to sit for the California state exam you must be 18 years of age or older, be honest and truthful, and pass three college-level courses. These courses include Real Estate Principles, Real Estate Practice and one elective course.

How do I get a refund for your real estate courses?

Students may apply in writing to License Solution, Inc., mailing address, 2700 Neilson Way unit #730 within 15 days from the date of enrollment to cancel and receive a refund for the full tuition. All License Solution, Inc. materials must be returned in good condition at the time of cancellation; the materials should not be soiled, torn or marked upon (if book materials were shipped and part of your order). Refunds are not allowed if any work has been submitted.

When I pass the state-exam for my California real estate license, what happens next?

Upon being notified that you passed, you must get fingerprinted and apply for your license within one year or you will have to retest. The CalBRE will send you the License Application forms to complete. The fee for a 4 year sales license is $245.00. Your license is good anywhere in the state of California. There are no specialty licenses required such as loan broker, industrial, commercial, property manager.

What are the requirements to become a broker in the state of California?

To become a broker in the state of California you must have 2 years of active real estate salesperson experience or you must have be a lawyer practicing in real estate. If you have been or currently are a broker in another state, that may also quality you to sit for the broker exam without having to become a salesperson first.

If you have been a salesperson in California, you will typically need to take an additional five courses before being eligible to sit for the broker exam. If you are an out-of-state broker you will need to take eight courses.

Are your courses compatible with an iPad or tablet?

Absolutely! You can complete our courses on a tablet as we designed them to be compatible with virtually all devices and operating systems.

Am I required to take and pass the end of chapter quizzes?

It is not required that you take the end of chapter quizzes. They are available to you for your convenience and as a tool to help you confirm that you understood the material you read in each chapter. If you choose to take the quizzes at the end of the chapters, you can do so online using the interactive quizzes or simply follow them in the books.

If I have questions or a problem with a course who can I contact?

You may contact our representatives between 7am and 7pm PST at 888-714-0566. You may also email us and we will respond quickly to your request.