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California Continuing Education Requirements:

Total Hours Specific Elective Hours
You Need: 45 18 27
We Offer: 45 18 27
LICENSE RENEWAL PERIOD: 4 YEARS

BRE Disclaimer: The courses in this California catalog are approved for continuing education by the California Bureau of Real Estate. However, these course approvals do not constitute an endorsement of the views or opinions which are expressed by the course sponsor, instructor, authors, or lecturers.

The CE Shop is an approved BRE Sponsor in California: #4883

Renewal Date: Every four years

Hours required: 45 hours

  • CA Brokers and Salespersons renewing an original license for the first time refer to Post Licensing section below.
  • CA Brokers and Salespersons in their second or subsequent renewal cycle must complete 45 hours of BRE approved CE courses consisting of:     
    • 15 mandatory clock hours which is comprised of five separate three-hour courses in each of the following subjects: Ethics, Agency, Trust Fund Handling, Fair Housing, and Risk Management OR one eight-hour survey course that covers the five mandatory subjects; AND
    • 18 clock hours of consumer protection courses; AND
    • 12 clock hours of courses related to either consumer service or consumer protection

The CE Shop's Offering: 45 hours

Seat time: Pursuant to Article 25 – Section 3007.3 (p) a licensee must spend 50 minutes for every hour the course is approved for in the course. The course timing mechanism will keep track of your course time.

Reporting: The state does not have schools report CE hours.

Max hours in 24-hr. period: Per California Bureau of Real Estate Regulation 3007.3 (c), California Real Estate Licensees are not allowed to complete more than 15 hours of courses in a 24-hour period. Licensees should monitor this and ensure they are not completing more than 15 total hours in a 24-hour period. The date the course is electronically signed is the date the course is completed. For example, if your certificate says you completed a course for 6 hours of CE on June 1st, then you have taken 6 of your allowed 15 hours on June 1st regardless if you’ve taken part of the course on May 31st. Course completion dates are recorded using Central Standard Time. Please note that the date on your certificates of completion will reflect this. The CE Shop is unable to alter the completion dates on your certificates of completion. 

Expiration date of course: Course expiration dates vary by course but are generally one year after order date. Each individual course will have an expiration date listed in your account. 

Post Licensing: 

  • CA Brokers and Salespersons renewing an original license for the first time must complete 45 hours of BRE approved CE courses consisting of:  
    • 15 mandatory clock hours which is comprised of five separate three-hour courses in each of the following subjects: Ethics, Agency, Trust Fund Handling, Fair Housing, and Risk Management; AND
    • 18 clock hours of consumer protection courses; AND 
    • 12 clock hours of courses related to either consumer service or consumer protection

Final Exams:  Online courses are required to have a timing mechanism. In addition, pursuant to Article 25 – Section 3007.3 (f)(k)(o) licensees will be allotted 1 minute per question on the final exam at the end of the course. A licensee has two (2) attempts on the final exam. If the exam is not passed the second time, the licensee must repurchase and retake the entire course, including the final exam. Passing score is 70%.

Certificates: Immediately upon real estate course completion, The CE Shop will provide students with an electronic copy of the course Certificate of Completion. Certificates will remain in your account for a minimum of five (5) years, should you need additional copies at a later time. Please refer to your renewal application to determine if you need to submit your Certificate(s) of Completion with your renewal. Course completion dates are recorded using Central Standard Time. Please note that the date on your certificates of completion will reflect this.

Please enter your individual license number correctly and fully when prompted in the registration process.

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Street Address: 1651 Exposition Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95815

Telephone: 877.373.4542

Fax: 916.263.8943

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