California Real Estate CE License Renewal Requirements
Brokers renewing for the first time

45 clock hours every 4 years consisting of: Six three-hour courses in: Ethics, Agency, Trust Fund Handling, Fair Housing, Risk Management and Management and Supervision; 18 clock hours of consumer protection courses and the remaining clock hours may be consumer service or consumer protection courses.


Salespersons or Broker second and subsequent renewals

45 clock hours every 4 years consisting of: 8 hour survey course covering the six mandatory subjects (Ethics, Agency, Fair Housing, Trust Fund Handling, Risk Management, and Management and Supervision) OR licensees can take each of the 6 mandatory subjects separately; 18 clock hours of consumer protection courses and the remaining clock hours may be consumer service or consumer protection courses.


Salespersons renewing for the first time

45 clock hours every 4 years consisting of: Five three-hour courses in: Ethics, Agency, Trust Fund Handling, Fair Housing, and Risk Management; 18 clock hours of consumer protection courses and the remaining clock hours may be consumer service or consumer protection courses.


Renewal Cycle:

Every 4 years from the licensed year on actual date licensed was issued

Inactive: No CE is required while license is inactive. CE must be completed to return to active status. License can only be inactive for 2 years from license expiration date, after that state exam must be retaken.

Exempt: 70/30 Continuing Education Exemption. Pursuant to Business and Professions (B&P) Code Section 10170.8, real estate licensees who submit satisfactory evidence to the Commissioner that they are 70 years of age or older and have been "licensees in good standing" for 30 continuous years in California are exempt from the continuing education requirements for license renewal. A "licensee in good standing" is one who holds an active license which has not been suspended, revoked or restricted as a result of disciplinary action. To request a continuing education exemption please contact CalBRE.

45 hours Salespersons - First Time Renewal Package
This package meets the requirements for real estate salespersons who are renewing a licenses for the first time. This package is approved for 30.0 Consumer Protection Hours, 3.0 Agency Hours, 3.0 Risk Management Hours, 3.0 Fair Housing Hours, 3.0 Trust Fund Handing Hours and 3.0 Ethics Hours.

This renewal package contains the following 7 courses:
  1. Mortgage Fraud and Finance
  2. Ethics
  3. Risk Management
  4. Fair Housing
  5. Trust Fund Handling
  6. Agency
  7. Structures and Disclosures

45 hours Brokers - First Time Renewal Package
This package meets the requirements for real estate brokers who are renewing a licenses for the first time. This package is approved for 27.0 Consumer Protection Hours, 3.0 Ethics Hours, 3.0 Management and Supervision Hours, 3.0 Trust Fund Handing Hours, 3.0 Fair Housing Hours, 3.0 Risk Management Hours and 3.0 Agency Hours.

This renewal package contains the following 8 courses:
  1. Mortgage Fraud and Finance
  2. Ethics
  3. Risk Management
  4. Fair Housing
  5. Trust Fund Handling
  6. Agency
  7. Common Mistakes
  8. Management and Supervision

45 hours Brokers or Salespersons - Second & Subsequent Renewal Package
This package meets the requirements for real estate brokers or salespersons who are renewing a licenses for the second or subsequent renewal. This package is approved for 27.0 Consumer Protection Hours, 3.0 Management and Supervision Hours, 3.0 Ethics Hours, 3.0 Agency Hours, 3.0 Fair Housing Hours, 3.0 Trust Fund Handing Hours and 3.0 Risk Management Hours.

This renewal package contains the following 8 courses:
  1. Mortgage Fraud and Finance
  2. Ethics
  3. Risk Management
  4. Fair Housing
  5. Trust Fund Handling
  6. Agency
  7. Common Mistakes
  8. Management and Supervision
Single Courses  
Approved for 3.0 Management and Supervision Hours.
Approved for 3.0 Agency Hours.
Approved for 3.0 Trust Fund Handing Hours.
Approved for 3.0 Fair Housing Hours.
Approved for 3.0 Risk Management Hours.
Approved for 3.0 Ethics Hours.
Approved for 12.0 Consumer Protection Hours.
Approved for 15.0 Consumer Protection Hours.
Approved for 15.0 Consumer Protection Hours.