California Real Estate License CE Requirement:

All license renewal applicants must prove compliance with the continuing education (CE) requirements. Real estate salespersons who were licensed or who qualified for their license by passing the salesperson exam and submitted a license application prior to 10/1/2007, and are renewing an original license for the first time, must complete five separate three-hour DRE-approved continuing education courses in Ethics, Agency, Trust Fund Handling, Fair Housing, and Risk Management. All other renewal applicants must satisfactorily complete a total of 45 clock-hours of approved offerings within the four-year period immediately preceding license renewal. See Section 10170, et seq. of the Code. Current information on the specific CE requirements for brokers and salespersons who do not fall into the category above is available at DRE’s web site, on the Continuing Education Verification Form (RE 251), and in the most recent edition of the Instructions to License Applicants pamphlet. A licensee may also contact DRE’s Licensing Information Section [P.O. Box 187000, Sacramento, CA 95818-7000, (877) 373-4542.]”

Exclusion from CE Requirement:

An individual who has been a licensee in good standing for 30 continuous years in this State and who is 70 years of age or older is exempt from the CE requirement. Holding a license in good standing means that for the 30 year period in question, in addition to not having any disciplinary action of record, a license must have been renewed without expiration or renewed within a two-year late renewal grace period after expiration without re-qualification through an examination.

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