Your 45 hour continuing education course package is comprised of the following course titles. (Course descriptions will follow.)
|Course Title||Hours||Category||Quizzes||Final Exam||Time Allowed|
|Legal Aspects of Real Estate||30||Consumer Protection||150||100 M/C||100 Min.|
|Agency||3||Agency||40||15 M/C||15 Min.|
|Ethics||3||Ethics||40||15 M/C||15 Min.|
|Fair Housing||3||Fair Housing||40||15 M/C||15 Min.|
|Management & Supervision||3||Management & Supervision||40||15 M/C||15 Min.|
|Risk Management||3||Risk Management||40||15 M/C||15 Min.|
|Trust Funds||3||Trust Fund Handling||40||15 M/C||15 Min.|
Correspondence - Static print via digital documents (PDFs).
DRE course approval guidelines require us to control the student's navigation through the course content to ensure the completion time is appropriate for the number of clock hours for which the course is approved. Incremental assessments (chapter quizzes) are now required to measure a participant's mastery of the course content after each logical unit of instruction or reading.
This means you must advance through the course in a linear fashion, starting with the first chapter, and you cannot advance to the next chapter until the previous chapter's reading assignment and Chapter Quiz has been completed. As a result, you cannot access the course final examination until all reading assignments and Chapter quizzes have been completed. When you complete the last chapter quiz you receive a link to the Final Examination.
Commissioner's Regulation Section 3007.3 now states that students are limited to completion of a maximum of 15 credit hours during any one 24 hour period. The maximum time to complete the course(s) is one year from the date of enrollment. Completion of the course(s) includes taking and passing the final examination for each course. All course final examinations must be taken before midnight of your expiration date.
You will be required to take and pass an OPEN-BOOK final examination for each course. A passing score is 70% or better. Final exam questions are based upon the text material.
Final examinations are timed to allow no more than one minute per question collectively.
In compliance with DRE regulation 3007.05, you must enter a current driver's license number as a means of identification prior to accessing reading material, quizzes and the final examination. By entering your driver's license number you are affirming, under penalty of perjury, that you are the student registered for this course and that you personally will complete the final examination. Any violation of this section will result in revocation of the completion certificate for this course and will be reported to the California Department of Real Estate.
If you should fail the course final examination, you will be given one opportunity to take an alternate final examination. The questions in the re-examination will be different questions than those asked in the original final examination. A second failure would require reenrollment and completion of the instructional portion of the course.
If you are enrolled in our complete 45-hour package, we will email one course completion certificate at the conclusion of your last course, showing all courses completed. This completion certificate will contain an 8-digit course approval number for each course issued by the California Department of Real Estate.
These numbers must be supplied, by you, to the Bureau of Real Estate for the renewal of your license.
If you decide to cancel your enrollment, for any reason, we will issue a full refund (less a $25.00 registration fee) if cancellation occurs by midnight (PST) of the 8th calendar day after your date of enrollment. No refund will be issued after the above mentioned time period. You must notify us of cancellation by email to the following email address within the required time frame: firstname.lastname@example.org. Qualified refunds will be processed within 45 days of the Notice of Cancellation.
Although every effort has been made to provide accurate and current information in this text, the ideas, suggestions, general principles and conclusions presented in this text are subject to local, state and federal laws and regulations, court cases and any revisions of same. The author and/or publisher is not engaged in rendering legal, tax, or other professional services. The reader is thus urged to consult with his/her employing broker and/or seek legal counsel regarding any points of law. This publication should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice.
This course is approved for continuing education credit by the California Department of Real Estate. However, this approval does not constitute an endorsement of the views or opinions which are expressed by the course sponsor, instructor, authors or lecturers.
A course and instructor evaluation is available on the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) website at www.calbre.ca.gov. Access this form by typing in "RE 318A" in the search box located in the upper right corner of the home page.
The purpose of this evaluation is to assist the DRE in better serving the educational needs of real estate licensees. Each student may access the DRE Course Evaluation form at this link: calbre.ca.gov/files/pdf/forms/re318a.pdf
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 approved for thirty (30) hours of Consumer Protection for license renewal.
Title: Legal Aspects of Real Estate Textbook/Outline; Author: Michelle North; Copyright Date: Egghead Publishers, LLC - 2016; Pages: 319.
This course in Agency includes, as the primary focus of the course, coverage of agency relationships in a modern brokerage practice, review of duties, required disclosures and confidences and required forms, including those specified under Civil Code Section 2295 et seq., as related to: in-house sales, cooperative sales, dual agency, and buyer's brokerage. (Other agency topics of current interest that are related to the activities of California real estate licensees are included in this course.)
This course also discusses the legal relationship whereby a principal appoints an agent to act on his/her behalf. The student will learn: agents have broad or limited power; how agencies are created; full disclosure; fiduciary responsibility; due care and loyalty. Also covered in this course are implied power and express authority. This course is approved for three (3) hours in the Agency category for license renewal.
Title: Agency Textbook; Author: Michelle North; Copyright Date: Egghead Publishers, LLC - 2015; Pages: 39.
The Ethics course includes three hours of extensive coverage of ethical practices, and where appropriate by way of example, unethical conduct involving real estate licensees that could be considered a violation of one or more subsections of B&P Code Sections 10176 and/or 10177.
This course also covers the ethical standards of real estate professional organizations, institutes, societies, etc., as well as specialized areas of real estate practice, e.g., commercial, industrial, business opportunities, mortgage lending, etc., and appropriate court decisions and practical examples and/or case studies as related to real estate practice and ethical behavior.
Laws set the minimum standard of acceptable human behavior. Ethics go far beyond the law and determine not if an action is legal, but whether it is right or just. Ethics, in fact, precede the law. Ethics, in fact, precede the law. Actions that formerly were legal but unethical are not often illegal. Court decisions have been applying the precepts of ethics to activities of real estate and determining that legal duties exist where no duties formerly were recognized. This course is approved for three (3) hours in the Ethics category for license renewal.
Title: Ethics Textbook; Author: Michelle North; Copyright Date: Egghead Publishers, LLC - 2015; Pages: 51.
The Fair Housing course should provide real estate licensees with: knowledge of Federal and State fair housing laws relating to the sale and rental of real estate; knowledge of selected Federal and State civil rights and anti-discrimination laws relating to real property transactions and business establishments; the ability to avoid practices that could be considered discriminatory in commercial and residential transactions and facilities; an understanding of the Voluntary Affirmative Marketing Agreement (VAMA) and its application in the real estate industry; and the desire to commit to affirmative compliance with the fair housing laws.
The main emphasis of this course will be on covering the Federal and State fair housing laws relating to the sale and rental of real property. By covering these laws, subtopics such as redlining, advertising, refusing to show property, blockbusting, etc., will be addressed.
This course covers the laws concerning discrimination such as California Fair Housing Laws, Fair Employment and Housing Act, Unruh Civil Rights Act, California Business and Professions Code, California Real Estate Commissioners Regulations, Americans with Disabilities Act, and any laws, statutes, or regulations related to fair housing. This course is approved for three (3) hours in the Fair Housing category for license renewal.
Title: Fair Housing Textbook; Author: Michelle North; Copyright Date: Egghead Publishers, LLC - 2015; Pages; 58.
The Management & Supervision course provides the real estate broker and licensee knowledge of broker management and supervision to fulfill the requirements set forth under Business & Professions Code §10159.2, and Commissioner's Regulations 2724, 2725, 2725.5, 2726 and 2743. Topics include: how to establish policies, rules, and procedures including systems to review, inspect and manage offices; supervision of all transactions involving a real estate licensee; retaining and reviewing documents which may have a material effect upon the rights or obligations of a party in a transaction; the proper filing, storage and maintenance of documents; and proper handling of trust funds.
The course also covers: advertising of any service for which a license is required; familiarizing salespersons with the requirements of federal and state laws relating to the prohibition of discrimination; regular and consistent reports of licensed activities of salespersons.; the role and responsibilities of branch or division managers; the responsibilities of a broker to ensure salespersons working as "teams" are in compliance with B&P §10159.7; and supervision over restricted licensees. This course is approved for three (3) hours in the Management & Supervision category for license renewal.
Title: Management & Supervision Textbook; Author: Michelle North; Copyright Date: Egghead Publishers, LLC - 2016; Pages; 102.
The Risk Management course should provide the student with knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures calculated to avoid errors and omissions in the practice of real estate licensed activities, and the ability to recognize and resolve issues, and appropriately handle situations that most frequently result in litigation.
Risk Management can be applied to a wide range of functions and activities including negligence, negligent misrepresentation, intentional misrepresentation, fraud, constructive fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, violation of Business and Professionals Code Section 17200 et seq., breach of duties pursuant to Civil Code Sections 1102 and 2079, etc. This course is approved for three (3) hours in the Risk Management category for license renewal.
Title: Risk Management Textbook; Author: Michelle North; Copyright Date: Egghead Publishers, LLC - 2015; Pages; 118.
The Trust Funds course provides the student with knowledge of the legal requirements for receiving and handling trust funds in real estate transactions, as set forth in the Legal Aspects of Real Estate and the Regulations of the Real Estate Commissioner. The course describes the requisites for maintaining a trust fund account. Further, the course explains and illustrates trust fund record keeping requirements.
Topics included in the course are: trust funds vs. non-trust funds; trust fund handling requirements; identifying the owner(s) of the funds; advance fee trust funds; trust fund bank accounts; accounting records; reconciliation of accounting records; documentation requirements; audits and examinations; consequences of trust funds conversion; and sample transactions to explain use of records. This course is approved for three (3) hours in the Trust Funds category for license renewal.
Title: Trust Funds Textbook; Author: Michelle North; Copyright Date: Egghead Publishers, LLC - 2015; Pages: 39.