Can I use college classes to meet any of the requirements for the salesperson license?
If you took Real Estate Principles, or Real Estate Practice you can certainly use them. Similarly, if you took an economics, accounting, or business law class in college, you can use any one of these classes meet the elective requirement. Just be sure that the courses you’ve taken were completed at an accredited school in the US.
I took courses at a university in another country; can I use them to meet the requirements? Possibly, but you’ll need to have your transcripts evaluated by a credentialing service chosen by the Department of Real Estate. See http://www.dre.ca.gov/files/pdf/forms/re223.pdf, for more information, including a list of credentialing services.
How long does it take to get a real estate license?
The average time it takes to obtain a real estate salesperson license process is 4-6 month. The DRE requires that you spend at least 18 days on each home study course, so the fastest you can complete the home study courses is 54 days; most people spend about a month on each course. After that, you’ll send your application to the DRE for processing, which takes about a month. Then, you’ll choose a test date (usually another lag of couple of weeks), take and pass the test, and you’ll be a licensed real estate agent.
I finished my home study classes, now what?
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How long is my real estate salesperson’s license valid?
The DRE issues licenses for four years. At the end of that period you need to complete continuing education requirements to renew your license for another four years.