45-Hr CalBRE Continuing Education
— Broker and Sales Agent Renewal
CalBRE requires you to complete 45 hours of continuing education to renew your license. Six 3-hour CE courses are mandated topics and 27 hours of Consumer Protection.
Continuing Education Preamble
|Critical Aspects||What to expect from your first tuesday course enrollment|
|Testing Procedures||Final exam procedures for your courses|
|Professional Services||Extensive first tuesday services for your professional use|
27 hours of Consumer Protection
Forming Real Estate Syndicates & Creating Carryback Financing
Discover how to create investment groups and control large income properties structured as an LLC providing a liability shield for all participants. Learn the financial benefits, risks, legal consequences and the deferred tax impact of carryback financing arrangements.
18 hours of Agency, Fair Housing, Trust Funds, Ethics, Risk Management and Office Management & Supervision
Agency and representation are synonymous in real estate transactions. A broker, by accepting employment from a client, undertakes the task of aggressively using "due diligence" to represent the client - to meet the client's purpose for retaining the broker.
Fair Housing focuses on the federal and state housing laws which relate to the sale and rental of property, such as prohibitions against redlining, discriminatory advertisement, refusing to show properties and blockbusting.
Funds belonging to others, which a broker handles in the course of his business, are called trust funds. Trust funds must never be treated casually.
The public, through the oversight of the California Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE), is assured real estate licensees will be honest, truthful and of good reputation - in a word, ethical.
Recognize, handle and effectively resolve the risk of liability inherent in the practice of real estate related activities. The correct use of forms to make disclosures and present analyses is crucial in order to avoid the errors and omissions which place liability on the broker and their agents.
Office Management & Supervision
A critical analysis of how real estate brokers are to establish policies, rules and procedures for managing their offices and limit their exposure to risk.
Review this chart for your enrollment options
printed, PDF, online, no timer
|45 hours of CE, including 27 hours of Consumer Protection, and 3 hours each of Office Management, Agency, Fair Housing, Trust Funds, Ethics and Risk Management|
|Meets CE requirements for first or subsequent renewals|
|Immediate online access|
|Minimum time to complete course||6 Days||6 Days|
|Printed books, no timer|
|e-book/PDF [downloadable], no timer|
|Online reading WITH timer|
|Online quizzes and exams|
|Printed quizzes and exams available|
|Test on max of 15 CE hours per 24-hour period|
Critical aspects of your first tuesday CE courses
- These courses are homestudy correspondence courses; California Specific content, updated online monthly
- All-inclusive Pricing — taxes and shipping, everything included
- All course materials delivered in print, e-book or HTML
- Online access is immediate; printed books arrive via USPS in 5-7 business days
- Your course testing procedures; comprehensive quizzes
- For online reading WITHOUT a reading timer, please choose a Multimedia or e-book enrollment.
- After ordering, there is a $17.50 charge to upgrade from e-book to Multimedia.
- There is an additional charge to switch from one package topic to another after ordering.
- For best comprehension, course content is fully linked to RPI forms and provisions
- Have a question on content? Next day answer, all via email
- Print your Certificate of Completion on passing all courses
- You have one year to complete the courses
- You receive email reminders to complete before course expiration
- 100% Money Back Guarantee during enrollment before any testing; 90 days for prep materials
Your Course Testing Procedures
STEP 1: Your course outline
Your 45-hour continuing education package is divided into 3 sections. Each section has its own quizzes and exam(s). To complete your 45 hours, follow your personalized course outline online.
STEP 2: Your minimum study time before taking exams
On enrollment, your course reading materials are immediately available online. You have a minimum 1 week study time following your course enrollment date before you may complete the course, unless you are on the 45-hour login timer. You may test on no more than 15 credit hours of continuing education during a 24-hour period.
STEP 3: Take the quizzes
To be eligible to take your first exam you first complete your quizzes, as mandated.
You may begin taking quizzes online immediately after enrollment. Quizzes are not timed, have no minimum passing score and you have unlimited quiz attempts. You take the quizzes online. You receive immediate feedback on your quiz performance and answers as you complete each quiz.
STEP 4: Take the final exams
You need a score of 70% on all exams to receive 45 hours of continuing education credit for renewal of your license. The exam(s) for each section becomes available online on expiration of the minimum study time and your completion of the section's quizzes.
You can test on only one section during any 24-hour period.
The maximum time allowed per exam is equal to 1 minute per question. Exams are multiple choice and open book. Exams are graded instantly upon completion online.
When you fail any exam a backup exam is immediately available online. If you also fail the backup exam, the section automatically resets requiring you to repeat the study and exam process. For Sections 1, 2 and 3 resets, you retake the quizzes and wait the minimum study time before receiving 2 more attempts to pass the section exam.
Minimum study times for reset sections vary;
- three days when you fail Section 1 or 2 exams;
- five days when you fail both sections 1 and 2 exams; and
- for Section 3, you wait 3 hours per failed exam.
You incur no charge for retakes on resets during your 1-year enrollment.
NOTICE: Students enrolled in 45 hour CE packages other than #203 and 702, have their scores for exams on Sections 1 and 2 averaged. When your averaged score is less than 70%, both Sections 1 and 2 reset.
STEP 5: Receive your certificate and renew your CalBRE license
On passing all your course exams, the Certificate of Completion is immediately available online. You report your course completion to CalBRE. CalBRE doesn't accept course completion information directly from schools. CalBRE forms, fees, addresses and application instructions are available online at your student account.
— You receive due to your enrollment
Looking beyond your Exams or licensing, first tuesday supports your development as an active agent, broker associate, or broker without further charge. Included with your enrollment as an alumni of first tuesday education programs, you receive numerous professional goods and services of great annual value as part of your enrollment.
- Customer Service Fast, friendly, LIVE customer service on first ring 8:30AM - 5:00PM, Monday-Friday.
- Dictionary An online dictionary of real estate words and jargon to help you on the State Exam.
- Books In Print & Online Highest-quality, California-specific materials published by first tuesday/RPI.
- 400+ Real Estate Forms first tuesday real estate forms online — visual application of rules in practice.
- The first tuesday Journal Our online real estate news with market trends, legislation, regulations, and cases. 50,000+ unique readers monthly
- Realtipedia 16 e-book volumes for enhanced comprehension and professional reference.
- 200+ FARM Letters FARM letter templates and copy to market your practice; create your brand.
- Client Q&A Marketing Flyers Download FREE Client Q&A Flyers for marketing your practice.
- Broker Search Search for an employer.
- Career Guide Your practice built on "Who you are" - branding by assessable achievements.