Complete Your Real Estate Courses
For your first 54 days, the state of California requires 135 hours of DRE-approved college real estate courses. These courses include quizzes with a pass rate of 60% or higher on final exams for proof of completion. Once that’s done, you may submit your application for a Salesperson License. Our program offers three courses that fulfill all these requirements: Real Estate Principles, Real Estate Practice, and the Legal Aspects of Real Estate.
Note: Each course requires a minimum 18 days of study
It can take as little as 54 days to complete your courses. However, we understand that sometimes life and other responsibilities can inevitably get in the way. Fortunately, the DRE allows a one-year maximum starting from your enrollment date, to complete all real estate courses!
Apply for Your License & State Exam
You may check if you’re eligible to apply for a real estate salesperson license here.
Once you’ve completed your courses, it’s time to apply for the state examination and your salesperson license. You will need the following 3 documents:
- Form RE435 (Exam/Salesperson Application) Combined application for both State Exam and
- Form RE237 (Live Scan Request) Fees separate from exam/license application
Search for “live scan operator near me” to get fingerprints done
Option to submit after passing the state exam or with/after submitting exam application
- For RE909 (Credit Card Authorization) Accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover
A complete package for submission to the Department of Real Estate will include RE435 (Exam/Salesperson), RE237 (Live Scan), RE 909 (Credit Card Authorization), and your completion certificates.
You are welcome to schedule a 1:1 DRE application appointment either in person or by phone. We are happy to assist you in the completion of your DRE application package personally.
Two Important links to reference:
Note: Veterans are eligible for expedited processing
Waiting for Your Test Date
Processing times are 6 to 8 weeks. As soon as your paperwork has been processed by the DRE, you will receive a notification telling you that you are eligible to schedule your exam date and register on the e-licensing portal to confirm details or re-schedule test date.
Schedule Your 1-Day Prep Course
This time should be used wisely for you to effectively study for the state exam by reviewing all key concepts and exam topics. We strongly recommend in order to pass the state exam for the first and only time that you complete this course within 24 to 48 hours of your exam date.
Note: Free with purchase of Fast Track or Group Study
Take and Pass Your State Exam
The California State Exam allows you 3 hours to complete 150 multiple choice questions at a passing score rate of 70% or better to get your license.
Get Your License & Join A Brokerage
Congratulations! You are now officially licensed! Now you can join a brokerage of your choice and conquer the world of real estate! But, keep in mind that if you decide to join a participating Keller Williams brokerage near you, the cost of your program will be 100% fully reimbursable from your first closing.
*This is an estimate. Timeline may vary