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Upgrade your status to Broker! Study at your own pace and convenience. This elearning Broker License Program provides simple, easy to follow etextbooks with engaging material, open book quizzes and open book final exams.

Complete the required DRE broker license college level courses with ease. You only need 60% on any course open book final exam to pass each qualification course.

Pass the State Broker License Exam on your first try! We offer a proven online Target Test Prep program with 1200 practice questions organized into the seven (7) DRE state exam sections. This program will help you target the questions you miss to improve your chances of passing your first time. 700 additional practice questions are included in an online "flash card power slide" program.

  • Eight (8) DRE required broker license college level courses.
  • Convenient etextbooks
  • Online open book quizzes with answers
  • Online open book final exams
  • 1200 online Target Test Prep questions
  • 700 online Flashpoint "flash card power slides" practice questions with answers and in depth explanations
  • 1400+ glossary terms and definitions
  • 150+ acronyms with definitions

License Requirements

AGE: Applicants must be 18 years or older.

HONESTY: Applicants must provide be honest and truthful. Conviction of a crime may result in the denial of a real estate license. Failure to disclose any criminal violation or disciplinary action in an applicant's history may result in the denial of a license. For further information, see Help Avoid Denial of Your License Application and Application Eligibility Information (RE 222).

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Effective January 1, 2013, real estate broker applicants must have a minimum of two years full time real estate salesperson experience within the last five years. In place of real estate salesperson experience, applicants may have a four year degree from an accredited college or university with a major or minor in real estate.


Five (5) Required Courses

  • Real Estate Practice
  • Legal Aspects of Real Estate
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Appraisal
  • Real Estate Economics or General Accounting

Three (3) from These Electives

  • Real Estate Principles
  • Real Estate Property Management
  • Real Estate Office Administration
  • Mortgage Loan Brokering and Lending
  • Business Law
  • Escrows
  • Advanced Legal Aspects of Real Estate
  • Advanced Real Estate Finance
  • Advance Real Estate Appraisal

Real Estate Broker qualification courses must be completed at an institution of higher learning accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges or by a comparable regional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, or by a private real estate school which has had its courses approved by the California Real Estate Commissioner.

Courses completed through foreign institutions of higher learning must be evaluated by a foreign credentials evaluation service approved by the Bureau of Real Estate. See Examination Applicant Foreign Education Information (RE 223).

Time to Complete

The California Department of Real Estate (DRE) allows a course to be completed in a minimum time of 2 1/2 weeks (18 calendar days) from the date you have access to your online material. The maximum time allowed for completion of your course(s) is 1 year from the date of enrollment. Completion of the course means taking and passing the course final examination on or before the expiration date of the course. Courses may be completed within the time frames listed below:

Number of Courses Minimum Completion Time
1 Course 2.5 weeks
2 Courses 5 weeks
3 Courses 7.5 weeks
4 Courses 10 weeks
5 Courses 12.5 weeks
6 Courses 15 weeks
7 Courses 17.5 weeks
8 Courses 20 weeks

After you have successfully completed the eight (8) required courses and met DRE broker qualifications, you will be ready to apply for the California real estate broker license exam. The real estate broker exam is administered at several locations throughout the state (Oakland, Sacramento, Fresno, Los Angeles, and San Diego). The real estate broker exam consists of 200 multiple choice questions. You must score 75% or better to pass.

Course Descriptions

Names of Courses

California Business Law, Legal Aspects of Real Estate, Mortgage Loan Brokering and Lending, Real Estate Appraisal, Real Estate Economics, Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Practice, and Real Estate Principles.

Brief Descriptions of Courses

California Business Law
California Business Law covers important areas of the law relating to California consumers and business persons. A comprehensive look at information about what the student really needs to know - covering California Court System, contracts, sales laws, agency, California Code Sections and vocabulary definitions

Legal Aspects of Real Estate
No other subject is as important to both the real estate practitioner and layman alike as the Legal Aspects of Real Estate. Methods of property ownership, elements of contracts, marketability of title, complications of easements, types of encumbrances, essentials of a valid escrow, landlord/tenant law, effects of taxation and assessments, and agency relationships are but a few of the many subjects covered in depth. This course is offered entirely online.

Mortgage Loan Brokering and Lending
Mortgage Loan Brokering is designed to provide students with broad technical knowledge of State and Federal laws, which govern mortgage loan brokerage and lending in the State of California. This course is offered entirely online.

Real Estate Appraisal
l Estate Appraisal is a basic study of residential appraisal in California, which delineates specific factors, methods, techniques, and standards of valuation. It details construction techniques, styles of architecture, functional floor plans, site evaluation, capitalization theory, and appraisal techniques in clear, non-technical language for the beginning appraisal student. Special purpose appraisals are explained, and examples of appraisal reports are included.

Real Estate Economics
Real Estate Economics is about money and its effect on real estate values. The approach is both direct and practical, combining principles from general economics and residential real estate practices in order to study changes in real estate activity. The main focus is to help real estate professionals become aware of emerging trends and their probable impact on local real estate values.

Real Estate Finance
Real Estate Finance is designed to explore the alternatives in financing through the use of a combination of theories and current practices related to real estate. The loan process is discussed in practical terms from application to closing, including explanations of default and foreclosure. The latest information has been included on FHA, DVA, and Cal-Vet loans. Details on the National Housing Acts, Regulation Z, and other important laws, as they impact the financial market have been provided. This course is offered entirely online.

Real Estate Practice
The Real Estate Practice course is designed as a practical guide to basic, everyday activities of the real estate broker and sales associate from setting up the office, electing and training agents, obtaining and advertising listings, through closing the transactions. Covering all aspects of the field, it is an ideal working course for the real estate professional. This course is offered entirely online.

Real Estate Principles
This course provides a comprehensive and systematic introduction to the methods and practices currently used in the California real estate industry. Offering fundamentals for a sound working knowledge, it is an ideal course for license candidates and real estate professionals, as well as for anyone with an interest in real property ownership and transfer. This course is offered entirely online.

How Courses Work

Our online Real Estate license courses will better prepare you to take and pass the California state examination than traditional home-study offerings. Physical textbooks are not necessary. EBooks, course outlines and/or reference manuals are available online as highly effective study tools. You can complete each course in less than a few weeks. Students can simultaneously begin training to pass the real estate license state examination while completing the course requirements.

Features of our new online courses:

  • Keeps track of your progress
  • Brings you back to where you left off
  • Final examination online - Open book
  • Finish in only 2 ½ weeks per course
  • Glossary of real estate terms in text and audio
  • Instant graded responses
  • Certified Instructor Support
  • Toll free technical support

Course Completion Requirements

  1. Complete a simple 150 multiple choice quiz; open book.
  2. Pass a comprehensive 100 multiple choice final exam; open book.

Test Preparation

Our real estate school offers numerous state exam test preparation training tools. Our real estate test preparation programs include online practice tests, web based flash cards and audio crash courses.

Real estate test preparation programs can be purchased separately or in packages.


FLASHPOINT - Flashpoint is a unique and innovative approach to mastering vital real estate concepts and test taking techniques. Slides in Flashpoint are designed to work similar to an online "flash card" system, proven to enhance the student's comprehension. Flashpoint combines two approaches to passing. Both online flash card approaches are tablet and mobile device compatible.

LAUNCH - provides an in-depth overview of the 7 topics featured in the state examination. Our real estate school brings the highest quality, professionally designed content and graphics, delivered in an engaging and highly effective power slide format. 700 slides introduce the student to the real estate industry and techniques needed to pass the state test.

PASSMASTER - offers slides with 700 questions, answers and explanations which help Students train to both memorize and learn why questions have specific answers. Passing the state exam requires repetition, recognition and understanding. Passmaster provides all 3 through this well designed and professionally written real estate test preparation flash card system.

TARGET TEST PREP - features 1200 interactive simulated real estate practice questions organized into the 7 real estate categories of the California real estate sales and/or real estate broker license examination. Target Test Prep utilizes color retention reinforcement to help you master each practice question. In addition, your score will update with every 5 questions completed. Upon completion of each category, your score will reflect your strength or weakness. The Target Test Prep will track your score and allow you to retake each category indefinitely. Each time, you will be able to compare scores to follow your progress. In addition, students can discard questions answered correctly and repeat questions answered incorrectly to focus on areas of weakness. The TTP is a highly effective real estate test preparation training tool with a proven track record. Target Test Prep is tablet and mobile device compatible.

Disclaimer: Executive Programs Real Estate School refrains from any unauthorized reproduction of any portion of the actual Bureau of Real Estate license examinations. No materials were improperly removed from any actual license examination. All instructional materials are written and copyrighted by, and are the property of Executive Programs Real Estate School, and are used for the sole purpose of education and training.

Audio Crash Course

Executive Programs Real Estate School offers a comprehensive streaming Audio Library featuring 20 hours of LIVE CRASH COURSE presentation. Over 1400 glossary terms and 160 plus acronyms will help individuals learn the language of real estate before studying simulated state test practice questions. While mastering crucial real estate vocabulary, candidates can listen and learn to pass the state exam while walking, driving or just relaxing. Audio Crash Course Launch provides an in depth streaming audio overview of the 7 DRE topics featured on the state license examination. Audio Crash Course Passmaster offers 700 simulated audio state test practice questions with answers and thorough expert verbal explanations.

Audio Acronyms

The Real Estate industry operates with its own language. It is critical you learn all the important terms and definitions frequently used by real estate professionals. An important part of the language of real estate includes real estate acronyms. Acronyms are shortened words or a series of letters, pronounced as a word or a series of letters, representing real estate terms or organizations. These real estate acronyms are key to learning the language of real estate. We offer Audio Acronyms through streaming Audio Library Program. Learn the real estate acronyms while you drive, exercise or simply relaxing.

Audio Glossary

Absorb the language of real estate in a relaxed and flexible format. Master over 1400 frequently used real estate terms and definitions. Knowing key words and their meanings is crucial to learning the DRE required courses, passing the state exam and performing your real estate duties as a consummate professional. Learn these key terms through the Audio Glossary while walking, relaxing, shopping or driving.

Audio Crash Course - Launch

Audio Crash Course - Launch features an in-depth streaming audio overview of the 7 topics featured in the Flashpoint Launch program. If you are an "audio learner", the Audio Crash Course - Launch program will enhance your comprehension of the 700 test preparation online flash card slides. Listen to each Launch slide, professionally presented, at your own convenience. Listen while you walk, drive, shop or simply relax.

Audio Crash Course - Passmaster

Audio Crash Course - Passmaster offers a streaming audio presentation of the 1400 Passmaster online flash cards which include 700 state exam simulated practice questions, answers and full explanations. Passing the state exam requires complete comprehension, repetition and recognition. The Audio Crash Course - Passmaster provides all three through this professionally recorded streaming traditional Audio Crash Course. Most crash courses offer only 100 - 200 questions and answers. The Audio Crash Course - Passmaster delivers 700 simulated state exam questions, answers with in depth explanations. Audio learn to pass the state sales or broker license exam on your first try!

Disclaimer: Executive Programs Real Estate School refrains from any unauthorized reproduction of any portion of the actual Bureau of Real Estate license examinations. No materials were improperly removed from any actual license examination. All instructional materials are written and copyrighted by, and are the property of Executive Programs Real Estate School, and are used for the sole purpose of education and training.

Refund Policy

Tuition includes all course service; static reading material delivered electronically, online final examination and certification of course completion. You have eight (8) calendar days from the date of enrollment to cancel any and all agreements and charges. Cancellation must be made in writing. Students can fax, email or mail their written cancellation. The date of the fax, email or postmark will determine the date of cancellation. Cancellations will not be accepted on the ninth (9th) day. In addition to written cancellation within eight (8) days, students may not have undertaken any course work. Refunds will be processed within 45 days of compliance with the above. Test Preparation products will not be eligible for any refund. All education evaluations are good faith estimates made by Executive Programs Advisors based on information provided by prospective students. No guarantees or warranties are given concerning the accuracy of the evaluation. Additional course(s) or exchange of courses may be required upon final determination made by the California Department of Real Estate. This could result in additional tuition Executive Programs has provision for cancellation and refund or transfer of registration. You may transfer fees to any other program offered by the school and/or transfer fees to another student at no additional charge.

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