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California Broker


Broker General Requirements

California requires 8 California specific real estate pre licensing courses prior to applying for the California Broker licensing exam/ license. Pacific Real Estate School provides the 8 courses via home study / online. Students who enroll in the CA pre licensing package will be provided with the course digital text and online study material. Once the material is received, the student is to review the content for a minimum of 18 days per course per CA law. The student may test through the school website in open book / course format to obtain a course certificate after the minimum time frame has passed and the student is comfortable with the curriculum. Broker applicants may waive portions of the 8 course requirement through previous college education in business specific college level classes. Experience cannot be used in substitution of the 8 course topics or any part of. Students who seek to waive portions of the 8 course pack may contact the school admissions office to have their credentials evaluated. Once the 8 courses or equivalent thereof has been completed, the student should submit the 8 course certificates with California Department of Real Estate form 436 to apply for the California Broker exam and Broker license.

· Age: You must be 18 years of age or older to be issued a license.

· Residence: Click here to view the California requirements pertaining to residence. CA residency is not required

· Experience: A minimum of two years full-time licensed salesperson experience within the last five years or the equivalent is required. For further information, see Documenting Experience Requirements for the Broker Examination.

Applicants for a real estate broker license examination must have successfully completed the following eight statutorily required college-level courses:

Successful completion of three courses is required to qualify for a real estate salesperson examination:

Real Estate Practice,
Legal Aspects of Real Estate
Real Estate Finance / Real Estate Appraisal /Real Estate Economics

Three courses from the following list

MOST POPULAR – Click on any of the courses above to enroll in independent course offerings OR use the link below to enroll in the more popular 8 course Broker pre licensing package. Packages of any increment can also be selected within our package pricing page.