California Real Estate Licensing and Continuing Education Courses

We’re with You Every Step of Your Real Estate Career

Kaplan Real Estate Education is one of California’s top real estate schools. We provide state-approved, online, California real estate courses in licensing, exam prep, and continuing educationKaplan's wide array of educational coursework spans your full career from obtaining your first salesperson or broker license through your first renewal and subsequent renewals in years to come. Launch your California real estate career, and keep yourself in compliance seamlessly with Kaplan.


New to the Real Estate Licensing Process?
View our steps to California licensing to help get you started.

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Review the Real Estate Licensing and Continuing Education Requirements for California
See California state requirements for salespersons and brokers.

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California Real Estate Licensing and Continuing Education Catalog
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Complete Your California First Renewal Salesperson CE
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Why Kaplan?

Rely on Kaplan to ensure that your real estate education is convenient and, most importantly, meets California’s regulations. We work directly with the California Department of Real Estate to develop comprehensive courses that are state-approved. You can schedule and participate in Kaplan's stimulating courses at your own pace and be confident knowing you've made a great investment in your career.

Three Ways to Learn: Live Online, Online Video, or Home Study

Kaplan offers a broad selection of course formats to help you fulfill your California real estate license and continuing education requirements. Designed with leading-edge technology for the highest level of convenience and success in mind, there is a format to suit every learning style.


Live Online

Experience the benefits of interactive instruction in a live classroom setting from anywhere you are able to be online. Kaplan delivers expert instructors and high-quality course material directly to you in real time.

Online Video

Prefer to study on your own terms? Kaplan's prerecorded, instructor-led video courses are just what you need. Learn from charismatic, respected instructors while being able to stop, start, and resume your real estate courses as needed. If you have a reliable internet connection, you have access to all your California real estate courses.

Home Study

Complete courses when and where it is convenient for you using this textbook-based format. This option is perfect for anyone looking to learn and study offline.


Maximize Your Potential with Professional Development Courses

Advance your career with Kaplan’s Professional Development courses. You'll gain the knowledge you need to diversify your skill set, expand your client base, and surpass your competition. Invest in your future now to reap the benefits throughout your real estate career. 

California General Information Pages

Frequently Asked Questions
Getting a real estate license in California can take 5 to 6 months depending on how long it takes the student to complete the 135 hours of required pre-licensing courses and pass the real estate salesperson exam.
You can either take courses toward your California real estate license online through online video courses or Live Online Classroom option. Our Live Online classroom courses allow you to experience the benefits of a classroom setting from your home or office. Also, available are Textbook Home Study courses for those who like to study independently.
The California real estate salesperson exam is not difficult for organized students who prepare adequately. Average pass rates for this exam are around 50%.
Real estate is a rewarding career path for individuals who appreciate unlimited income potential, being their own boss, a flexible work schedule, and a dynamic work environment; working from home, at the office with their team, and meeting with clients on-site at viewings and open house events.

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