Continuing Education Requirements

Salespersons Renewing for the First Time

Picture of a classroom Real estate salespersons who qualified by passing the examination 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 CalBRE-approved continuing education courses in Ethics, Agency, Trust Fund Handling, Fair Housing and Risk Management.

Real estate salespersons who qualified by passing the examination and/or submitted a license application on or after 10/1/2007, and are renewing an original license for the first time, must complete 45 clock hours of CalBRE-approved continuing education consisting of:





  • Five separate three-hour courses in the following subjects: Ethics, Agency, Trust Fund Handling, Fair Housing, and Risk Management; and
  • A minimum of 18 clock hours of consumer protection courses; and
  • The remaining clock hours required to complete the 45 hours of continuing education may be related to either consumer service or consumer protection courses.

Brokers Renewing for the First Time

Real estate brokers renewing an original license for the first time must complete 45 clock hours of CalBRE-approved continuing education consisting of:

  • Five separate three-hour courses in the following subjects: Ethics, Agency, Trust Fund Handling, Fair Housing, and Risk Management;
  • A minimum of 18 clock hours of consumer protection courses; and
  • The remaining clock hours required to complete the 45 hours of continuing education may be related to either consumer service or consumer protection courses.

Salespersons and Brokers - Second & Subsequent Renewals

For subsequent renewals, all real estate brokers and salespersons must complete 45 clock hours of CalBRE-approved continuing education consisting of:

  • Either 15 hours of continuing education courses in 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 (Ethics, Agency, Trust Fund Handling, Fair Housing, and Risk Management);
  • At least 18 clock hours of consumer protection courses; and
  • The remaining clock hours required to complete the 45 hours of continuing education may be related to either consumer service or consumer protection courses.

Equivalent Activity Petition Information

Notice: Pursuant to Regulation 3011.4 Denotes a PDF document. you may be able to receive continuing education credit for courses that have not been approved by the CalBRE for continuing education (CE). Real estate related course work completed at a college or university, including junior colleges, that are not used to satisfy the prerequisite courses for the real estate salesperson or broker license may qualify for CE credit. See RE 332 Denotes a PDF document. for more information on the CE Equivalent Activity Petition Process.

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