Everything You Need to Know About Renewing Your California Real Estate License
If you are new to the real estate industry and need to renew your California real estate license, you might have plenty of questions. How long do you have to renew What can’t you do with your expired license When do you need to renew it by If any of these questions sound familiar, then this article is exactly what you need! We’ve compiled answers to all your questions about how to renew your CA real estate license below so that you don’t run into any trouble while working toward obtaining or maintaining your state-issued credentials!
What should I know about my license?
In order to renew your license, you must complete 18 hours of continuing education (CE) every two years. Of those 18 hours, 3 must be in ethics. Additionally, you must pay a $45 renewal fee to the California Bureau of Real Estate.
You can renew your license up to 60 days before it expires, and you will have a grace period of 30 days after it expires to renew without incurring any late fees. If you let your license lapse for more than 30 days, you will have to retake the real estate exam in order to reactivate your license.
If you are inactive but wish to reactivate your license, you must also complete 18 hours of CE within the last two years and pay a $300 reactivation fee.
What classes do I need to take
To renew your license, you must complete 18 hours of continuing education, including
-A 3-hour mandatory course on ethics
-A 2-hour mandatory course on legal updates
-An additional 13 hours of elective courses
You can find a list of approved courses on the California Department of Real Estate website. Once you’ve completed your courses, you’ll need to submit a renewal application and fee to the DRE.
If you let your license lapse, you’ll need to retake the original licensure exam before you can renew. However, if you’re an active licensee in good standing in another state, you may be eligible for reciprocity.
When does my renewal start
Your renewal date is set by the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) and is usually two years from the date your original license was issued. The DRE will send you a renewal notice at least 60 days before your renewal is due.
You must complete your continuing education (CE) requirements before you can renew your license. Your CE must be completed by your renewal date or you will not be able to renew. It is important that you find out about how many hours are required for your type of license and take care of this requirement early in order to avoid any issues when it comes time to renew. It’s also important that you know what type of CE is required for your type of license because if it isn’t approved, then you cannot receive credit for it. Once the course has been taken, make sure that it meets all the qualifications necessary for approval so that there are no problems later on. Remember, continuing education does not need to just be courses-you can receive credit for many other things as well such as taking an exam, attending seminars, lectures, etc.
How long do I have before my renewal expires
You have four years from the date your current license expires to renew it. However, if you let your license lapse for more than two years, you’ll have to retake the real estate exam.
If you’re renewing your license for the first time, you’ll need to complete continuing education courses. The number of hours required depends on how long it’s been since you’ve taken courses.
You can renew your license online, by mail, or in person. If you renew online, you’ll need to create an account with the California Department of Real Estate.
To renew by mail, send in a completed renewal form along with a check for the renewal fee.
Where can I get my continuing education credits
No. As long as you complete the required continuing education and submit your renewal application before your license expires, you will be able to renew your license without any issues. If you have not completed the CE credits, or submitted your renewal application by then, you will need to go through a reinstatement process. The most popular method of obtaining CE credits is through live presentations. There are many different providers of CE events in California, so it’s important that you do some research before committing to a provider. It’s also important that you verify with them if they are approved by CREA – if they are not approved by CREA, their credits won’t count towards your total CE requirement for licensure.
Do I need experience hours in order to renew
No, you cannot apply for a provisional broker license if you already have an active broker license. However, if your broker license has been inactive for more than four years, you may be eligible for a provisional broker license. To be eligible, you must complete the education requirements and pass the exams. The Department of Real Estate offers three options online courses with one-on-one tutoring; classroom courses with instructor-led labs; or a hybrid course that combines online modules with hands-on learning in the classroom. All these options are available at convenient times so you can choose whichever suits your needs best. If you’re interested in finding out which option is right for you, feel free to contact us today!
Can I apply for a provisional broker license if I already have an active broker license
No. As long as you have completed the necessary coursework and submitted the required documentation, you will be able to renew your license. However, if you do not renew your license before it expires, you will have to retake the real estate licensing exam.
What are the consequences of not renewing my license on time (two sentences)
If you do not renew your license on time, you will have to retake the real estate licensing exam. Additionally, you will not be able to practice real estate until your license is renewed.