Frequently Asked Questions

California License F.A.Q.


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What are the requirements to apply for the California Real Estate Salesperson license?

To be eligible to take the California Real Estate License Exam to become a California Salesperson, you must enroll in 135 hours of CalBRE approved courses and present proof of completion certificates for California Real Estate Principles, California Real Estate Practice, and an elective course. We include California Real Estate Finance as that elective course.

How do I take the course exams? How do the online, open-book exams work? How do I obtain my course certificates?

Immediately after you enroll in our CA Real Estate License program, you will be able to access your course by going to www.mycoursepage.com and entering your email address and password. You will use your email and password to access our free online real estate license test center. In California, it is a state requirement that you wait a minimum of 18 days before having access to your first exam and 18 days before each subsequent exam. Our course exams are online, open-book exams. Simply score 60% or better out of 100 multiple choice questions and you will receive immediate notification that you passed. You will be able to print out your course certificate immediately after you have passed your exam.

How long do I have to finish the California Real Estate Prelicense courses?

You can complete a California Real Estate Prelicense course in as little as 54 days (3 courses at 18 days each) if you wish, however, California License gives you up to six months from the date of enrollment to complete the course.

How long is my California Real Estate Prelicense course certificate valid?

The California Real Estate Prelicense course certificates are good for life. There is no expiration date and no deadline required to be met before you apply to take the California State Exam.

Are California License's Real Estate Courses approved by the state?

Yes, all of California License's Real Estate courses have been vigorously reviewed and approved by the California Bureau of Real Estate. You can enroll in all of our Online California Real Estate License courses with the confidence of knowing that all of our courses are CalBRE approved!

How many questions are on the state exam? How much time to I have to complete the state exam? May I bring a calculator or notes to the state exam?

The California State Exam has 150 multiple choice questions, and you have 3 hours and 15 minutes to complete them. You may not bring notes, however, you may bring a simple four-function calculator.

Do you offer anything to help me prepare for the California Real Estate License state exam?

Yes. We recommend you use our state-of-the-art California Real Estate License Exam Prep to prepare for the California State Exam. The Exam Prep is included in many of our packages, however if you already have completed the California Real Estate License Prelicense course, you may order the Exam Prep separately.

Q&A for California Real Estate Broker License


Do I qualify for the California Real Estate Broker License? What are the requirements?

If you have a 4 year real estate college degree or have been an active agent for 2 years (in the last 5 years). Applicants applying to be a Broker must have successfully completed 360 hours of approved education

If I went to college in a foreign country is my experience valid for the California Real Estate Brokers Exam?

Yes, typically courses from a college in a foreign country will be valid for the California Real Estate Brokers Exam. However, courses completed through a foreign institution of higher learning must be evaluated by a foreign credentials evaluation service approved by the CalBRE Office.