California Continuing Education Requirements
California real estate Salespersons and Brokers must complete 45 hours of approved continuing education courses in the appropriate categories during the 4 years immediately preceding license renewal. Select the relevant link to view the requirements for your license type.
Please note, the requirements changed for licensees expiring after 12/31/2022 so please read carefully to ensure you are completing all the courses you need!
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|Total Hours:||45||Final Exam:||Yes|
|Mandatory Hours:||Varies||Passing Score:||70%|
|Elective Hours:||Varies||Max Final Exam Attempts:||2|
|Mandatory Topic(s):||Varies||Seat Timer:||No|
|Education Completed By:||License Expiration Date|
License Expiration Date
You can find the expiration date for your license or whether this is your first renewal by using the California Department of Real Estate's License Information Database.
If your license expired within the last 2 years, you have the same continuing education and renewal requirements as if the license had not expired. The one exception is that you will need to pay a higher Late Renewal fee to the California Department of Real Estate when renewing your license.
The cost for your continuing education courses from Empire Learning is the same regardless of whether your license is expired. You cannot perform any activities requiring a real estate license until your license has been renewed.
After completing the continuing education, you may renew your license with the DRE anytime within 90 days of license expiration. Renew online using DRE eLicensing (learn to use eLicensing here) or by mail. Mail-in renewal forms can be found here: