California Real Estate Exam Requirements
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Everything You Need to Qualify and Prepare for The State Exam
(Phase 1 & Phase 2, details below)
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Question: What’s the Soonest I Can Get Licensed?
Answer: Around 3 months on average
SALES AGENT LICENSE
The Qualification Program
Completion Time: Minimum, 2-1/2 weeks per each course taken, which must be taken apart from each other (example: minimum time period to complete 3 courses would be 7-1/2 weeks). If a student enrolls and 7-1/2 weeks have passed without taking a course final, student would then be eligible to take all 3 finals at once or anytime after. Maximum, (1) year from enrollment date.
California Real Estate Principles, Practice and Legal Aspects of Real Estate (Or elective of your choice). We provide the required courses through use of Department of Real Estate approved “Home Study” programs. These courses are by far the quickest and most convenient way to complete this portion of your studies. Each course is “self-paced” and can be completed in as little as 2-1/2 weeks.
We offer the newest editions of our textbooks as they are updated on consistent basis when needed. The DRE requires schools that have courses that only provide an e-book for study, track the student’s time online for the full 45 hours of time required to complete the course, opposed to schools like ours that also provide all of the hardcopy textbooks (no tracking is required). These textbooks contain much more information than what will be necessary for you to know for pass the state exam. We recommend spending just enough time on each course in order to assure yourself of passing the “Open Book Finals”. Our prep materials will focus you into the exact information you’ll need to pass your state exam.
Our “Open Book” final and 60% grade or better to pass, has provided our students with nearly a 100% Pass Rate!
How To Complete Courses:
Read Each Course Textbook. Hardcopy Textbook or E-book Online (Assignments at the end of each chapter are not required to be completed)
Take The Final Examination for Each Course. The final examination for each course final may be taken anytime 2-1/2 weeks from date of enrollment. Students will have up to 2-1/2 hours to complete the final exam which will consist of 100 multiple choice quiz questions. The final is OPEN BOOK and only requires a 60% grade or better to pass. (take finals ONLINE). Once completed, students will be given immediate results whether they passed or failed (the school is not allowed to give out a percentage grade). Failures are nearly non-existent, however if one does a occur, students are eligible at “anytime” within the enrollment period to take a second final. If failing a second time, by regulation requirements the course is considered as being “failed” and the student would have to re-enroll in the program.
Receiving the Certificates of Completions. Upon successful completion of each course, the school provides a CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION, identifying the course title & approval # . PRINT YOUR OWN CERTIFICATES.
Applying For State Exam Testing Date. When completing all the required courses, you can apply to the Department of Real Estate for a testing date by sending in all the certificates along with an application.
It will usually take between 4 to 6 weeks before you take your State Exam. At this moment you may want to start preparation.
Prepare For Your State Exam: In order to be successful, students will need to study information that is specific and focused to what will appear on the state exam. Students can use the minimal 4-6 weeks while waiting for state exam date.
Step 1. Review All The Focused Subject Matter
PowerPrep Online Program™
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Power Review Video | “We Bring The Classroom To You”
For over 35 years Don had taught a live weekend review. Classes had traditionally been taught and were held in all the major cities across California. Now students can benefit from this segment of learning conveniently in their home, office or anywhere on a personal computer (6+ hours)
The primary purpose of the “Class Review” has been to give a thorough review of the main topic areas students can expect to find on the State Exam. Instead of our students having to drive to a particular location to attend Don’s lecture, our students now have a chance to see his incredible presentation that was recorded ”live” in this special video series. The video format has the ability for students to fast forward, rewind or view any portion of the video when needed. Having the ability to view numerous times and being able to watch when students are alert and ready gives our them a huge advantage in memorizing the large scope of material. In addition to Don’s expertise in the licensing field and more importantly his outstanding teaching ability, shines through as in the video he shares true to life experiences as examples. This tends to help explain the information more effectively and grasp student’s attention, therefore making the viewing experience more enjoyable. Our Exam Review Guide, previously used to follow along in the classroom can now be used to accompany watching the video.
This includes TEST TAKING HINTS that can mean the difference between getting a PASSING or FAILING GRADE. Click Here For Sample Video
Exam Review Guide
(Also Used To Accompany Watching The Video)
No other school that we know of has completed the task of taking the vast amount information from the numerous course textbooks available and strategically narrowed it down to subject matter pertinent to the actual state exam. Our Exam Review Guide will take you through 178 pages of an “easy to read” outline. It contains the major topic areas you will be tested on for the state exam. Included will be a page revealing a percentage breakdown of topic areas covered on the state exam so you will know exactly where to place your focus. Also included in the back of the guide, is an additional General Information section, where we place the most updated information added to the state exam.
Step 2. Test Yourself On All Information
Online Practice Testing
Utilize Our Bank Of 900 Q&A’s w/ Auto Grading
These are the written form of a set of specially selected 300 questions and answers. Each of the questions and all answers are thoroughly explained and analyzed.
This particular set of practice exams contains 450 newest questions & answers. It introduces questions that reflect the most recent changes to the state exam.
Master Practice Exam
This Master Practice Exam (Mock State Exam) consists of 150 questions & answers.
Step 3. Last Minute Review Of All the Information
Lighting Review Audio
Listen To On the Way To The State Exam Testing Site. This “Powerful” Audio is designed to provide a “Quick” and “Effective” method of reviewing all the necessary subject matter prior to taking the actual exam. The closer to the exam date this is reviewed, the better retention of the information each student will have. After following the school’s suggested study procedure, we believe that the use of this audio will be the key to success in passing the state exam. (80 min)
MasterPrep Online Flashcards
Improve memory of important terms and definitions
Drive & Prep Audio Review
“The Most Valuable Time To Study Is While Driving”
This program allows time normally wasted while driving to now be used to properly prepare for the state exam…while preserving your time and normal lifestyle. Consists of audio from Power Review video (6+ hours) Q&A Analysis (4 hours) and the Lightning Review Audio (80 mins), nearly 12 hours of valuable information.
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Included with our programs…“YOUR OWN PRIVATE TUTOR”. All of our enrolled students will be provided access to our Head Instructor who will be available to students by telephone or email to answer any and all questions related to their studies as they go through the entire program. No other school offers this type of personalized attention!
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Includes: 2 DVD’s (6+ hours), Exam Review Guide Booklet, Practice Testing Booklet 900 Q&A’s, Lightning Review CD.
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