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Real Estate Salesperson License Preparation

Photo: Public DomainA Real Estate Salesperson license is required of individuals who are to be employed as salespersons under the control and supervision of a licensed real estate broker. Minimum Requirements to qualify to take the Real Estate Salesperson examination:

Age – 18 years of age or older.

Residence – Must be a legal resident of California.

Honesty – License applicants must be honest and truthful.

Education – Applicants must provide evidence of successful completion of three courses: Real Estate Principles, Real Estate Practice, and one additional elective course listed below. Completion of the Real Estate Salesperson License Preparation Certificate satisfies the California Department of Real Estate-mandated pre-license requirements.

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Real Estate Salesperson License Preparation Requirements

CourseUnitsOfferedPre-Req
Requirements:
RE 1003Fall, Spr, SumNone
RE 1153Fall, Spr , SumNone
Electives (select 3-7):
ACCT 2014Fall, Spr, SumNone
BUS 115 or BUS 1173Fall, Spr, SumNone
RE 1053FallNone
RE 1103Fall, SumNone
RE 1203Spring only
Face to face class
None
RE 1403Fall, SprNone

All online courses may have an in-person orientation;
but online orientation will be available as well.

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Real Estate Broker License Preparation

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To obtain a real estate broker license, you must first qualify for and pass a written Bureau of Real Estate examination. General program requirements:

Age: You must be 18 years of age or older to be issued a license.

Residence: Proof of Legal Presence in the United States is required. If you are not a California resident, go to www.brea.ca.gov for more information.

Honesty: Applicants must be honest and truthful. Conviction of a crime may result in the denial of a license.

Experience: A minimum of two years full-time licensed salesperson experience within the last five years or the equivalent is required. For further information, see Documenting Experience Requirements for the Broker Examination at www.brea.ca.gov.

Resources and Info

Palomar's Online Real Estate Program is in the Top Ten in the Country, view the rankings.

Real Estate Broker License Preparation Requirements

CourseUnitsOfferedPre-Req
RE 1003Fa, Spr, SumNone
RE 1053FallNone
RE 1103Fall, SumNone
RE 1153Fall, Spr, SumNone
RE 1203Spring only - face to face classNone
ACCT 201
or RE 130
4, or 3Fall, SprNone

All online courses may have an in-person orientation;
but online orientation will be available as well.

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Real Estate Appraisal License Preparation

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Real Estate Appraiser Trainee license is required of individuals who are to be employed as appraisers under the control and supervision of licensed or certified real estate appraisers. A license may be obtained by a person who does not immediately intend to be employed by an appraiser. However, no real estate appraisal activity may be performed unless the trainee is in the employ of a licensed or certified real estate appraiser, view more details.

Resources and Info

Palomar's Online Real Estate Program is in the Top Ten in the Country, view the rankings.

Real Estate Appraisal License Preparation Requirements

CourseUnitsOfferedPre-Req
RE 1003Fa, Spr, SumNone
RE 1103Fa, SumNone
RE 1113SprNone
RE 1153Fall, Spr, SumNone
RE 1503SprNone

An applicant to take the Real Estate Appraisal examination must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age or older.
  • Meet minimum Educational requirements: Applicants for the Trainee or Residential license must provide evidence of successful completion of 150 hours of real estate appraisal education, including 15 hours of US-PAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice). Applicants for the Certified Residential license must provide proof of completion of 200 hours of real estate appraisal education (including 15 hours of USPAP). Palomar College does NOT provide further training that will prepare a student to take the Certified General License.
  • Have the appropriate Experience: No experience is required before obtaining the Real Estate Appraiser Trainee license. 2,000 hours and encompassing no less than 12 months of acceptable appraisal experience is required before obtaining the residential license. 2,500 hours and encompassing no less than 2.5 years of acceptable appraisal experience is required before obtaining the Certified Residential License. This program is designed to meet the educational requirements of two licensing levels of the Office of Real Estate Appraisers (Trainee, and Residential). RE 105, RE 115 or RE 130 is recommended to meet the additional requirements of the Certified Residential License. The program does NOT meet the requirements to prepare a student for the Certified General License.

All online courses may have an in-person orientation;
but online orientation will be available as well.

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