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Days 1-54

Complete Your Real Estate Courses

The State of California requires 135 hours of DRE-approved college level real estate courses to include unit quizzes and a pass rate of 60% or higher on final exams for proof of completion to submit your application for a Salesperson License. We offer three courses that fulfill these requirements: Real Estate Principles, Real Estate Practice, and Legal Aspects of Real Estate.

Note: Each course requires a minimum 18 days of study


Enrollment Expiration

It takes as soon as 54 days to complete your courses. This isn’t always the case as life may get in the way and other responsibilities are prioritized. Therefore, the DRE allows a maximum of one year, from the date of enrollment, to complete all real estate courses. Course completion includes taking and passing the course final exam with a score of 60% or higher before the course expiration.

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Day 55

Apply for Your License & State Exam

You may check if you’re eligible to apply for a real estate salesperson license here.

Once you’ve completed your courses, it’s time to apply for the state examination and your salesperson license. You will need the following 3 documents:

  • Form RE435 (Exam/Salesperson Application) Combined application for both State Exam and
  • Form RE237 (Live Scan Request) Fees separate from exam/license application

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Option to submit after passing the state exam or with/after submitting exam application

  • Form RE909 (Credit Card Authorization) Accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover

A complete package for submission to the Department of Real Estate will include RE435 (Exam/Salesperson), RE237 (Live Scan), RE 909 (Credit Card Authorization), and your completion certificates.

You are welcome to schedule a 1:1 DRE application appointment either in person or by phone. We are happy to assist you in the completion of your DRE application package personally.

Two Important links to reference:

Note: Veterans are eligible for expedited processing

Days 56-98

Waiting for Your Test Date

Processing times are 6-8 weeks. Once your paperwork has been processed by the DRE, you will receive a notification that you are eligible to schedule your exam date and register on the e-licensing portal to confirm details or re-schedule test date.


Schedule Your 1-Day Prep Course

Use this time wisely to effectively study for the state exam by reviewing key concepts and the most common exam topics. Our recommendation for passing the state exam the first and only time is to take this course within 24-48 hours of your exam date.

Note: Free with purchase of Fast Track or Group Study


Take and Pass Your State Exam

The California State Exam allows you 3 hours to complete 150 multiple choice questions at a passing score rate of 70% or better to get your license.

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Day 100

Get Your License & Join A Brokerage

You’re officially licensed! Now it’s time to join the brokerage of your choice and dominate the real estate world. Keep in mind that if you decide to join a participating Keller Williams brokerage near you, the cost of your program will be 100% fully reimbursable from your first closing.

*This is an estimate. Timeline may vary

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