Daily Archives: October 7, 2022

New California Continuing Education (CE) Requirements For Real Estate

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This easy-to-use guide clarifies which CE courses you need to take. Simply skip to the paragraph heading below that best describes your license type and renewal status!

The essential components of these new requirements are the 3-hour fair housing course and the 2-hour implicit bias course

License Type: Salesperson

Status: Renewing for the first time, if your renewal date is on or after January 1, 2023

  • If your renewal date is before 1/1/23, the old renewal requirements apply, instead of the ones below, as long as you submit your certificate before 1/1/23
  • If you submit after 1/1/23 (even though your renewal date is before 1/1/23), you will be required to follow the new requirements listed below
  • If your renewal date is after 1/1/23, but you completed your CE already with the old requirements, you still must take the new two-hour implicit bias training course, and the new three-hour fair housing course
  • If your renewal date is before 1/1/23, and you submit before 1/1/23, you may follow these new requirements below if you choose to, and these will be accepted. You may also follow the old requirements instead
NEW REQUIREMENTS: You must complete 45 clock hours of DRE-approved CE that includes:

 

1) A two-hour implicit bias training course

2) A three-hour fair housing course that includes an interactive, participatory component during which the licensee will role-play as both a consumer and as a real estate professional

3) Four separate three-hour courses in ethics, agency, trust fund handling, and risk management

4) At least 18 hours of consumer protection courses 

5) The remaining education to complete the total 45-hour requirement must be on the topics of consumer service or consumer protection

Get all of this CE in one place by clicking here!

License Type: Broker 

Status: Renewing for the first time, if your renewal date is on or after January 1, 2023

If your renewal date is before 1/1/23, the old renewal requirements apply, instead of the ones below, as long as you submit your certificate before 1/1/23

If you submit after 1/1/23 (even though your renewal date is before 1/1/23), you will be required to follow the new requirements listed below

If your renewal date is after 1/1/23, but you completed your CE already with the old requirements, you still must take the new two-hour implicit bias training course, and the new three-hour fair housing course

If your renewal date is before 1/1/23, and you submit before 1/1/23, you may follow these new requirements below if you choose to, and these will be accepted. You may also follow the old requirements instead

NEW REQUIREMENTS: You must complete 45 clock hours of DRE-approved CE that includes:

1) A two-hour course in implicit bias training 

2) A three-hour fair housing course that includes an interactive, participatory component during which the licensee will role-play as both a consumer and as a real estate professional

3) Five separate three-hour courses in ethics, agency, trust fund handling, risk management, management and supervision

4) At least 18 hours of consumer protection courses 

5) The remaining education to complete the total 45-hour requirement must be on the topics of consumer service or consumer protection

Get all of this CE in one place by clicking here!

License Type: All Licensees (except for first-time renewals)

Status: Renewing for the second or subsequent time, if your renewal date is on or after January 1, 2023 

  • If your renewal date is before 1/1/23, the old renewal requirements apply, instead of the ones below, as long as you submit your certificate before 1/1/23
  • If you submit after 1/1/23 (even though your renewal date is before 1/1/23), you will be required to follow the new requirements listed below
  • If your renewal date is after 1/1/23, but you completed your CE already with the old requirements, you still must take the new two-hour implicit bias training course, and the new three-hour fair housing course
  • If your renewal date is before 1/1/23, and you submit before 1/1/23, you may follow these new requirements below if you choose to, and these will be accepted. You may also follow the old requirements instead

NEW REQUIREMENTS: You must complete 45 clock hours of DRE-approved CE that includes:

1) Individual courses in each of the following mandatory topics: ethics, agency, trust fund handling, risk management, management and supervision, fair housing and implicit bias training. Alternatively, you may complete a nine-hour survey course covering all of these topics

2) At least 18 hours of consumer protection courses

3) The remaining education to complete the total 45-hour requirement must be on the topics of consumer service or consumer protection

Get all of this CE in one place by clicking here!

NOTE: Our 45-hour course packages are the same for both broker first-time renewals and for all licensees second or subsequent renewalsThis is because we have structured the 45-hour package to meet all requirements for both, without adding any extra time.