Real Estate Education

AMERICNA, 835 N. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029

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Pre-enrollment Package:

 

Requirements to Apply for a Real Estate Salesperson License

To obtain a real estate salesperson license, you must first qualify for and pass a written examination. Those who pass the examination are provided a license application which must be submitted to and approved by the DRE.

This license is required of individuals who conduct licensed real estate activities as described in the Real Estate Law under the supervision of a licensed broker. A license may also be obtained by a person who does not immediately intend to be employed by a broker. However, a salesperson without an employing broker may not perform acts requiring a real estate license.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

·         Age: You must be 18 years of age or older to be issued a license.

·         Residence: Proof of Legal Presence in the United States is required. If you are not a California resident, see Out-of-State Applicants.

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

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Successful completion of three college-level courses is required to qualify for a real estate salesperson examination:

1.     Real Estate Principles, and

2.     Real Estate Practice, and

3.     One course from the following list:


o    Real Estate Appraisal

o    Property Management

o    Real Estate Finance

o    Real Estate Economics

o    Legal Aspects of Real Estate

o    Real Estate Office Administration

o    General Accounting

o    Business Law

o    Escrows

o    Mortgage Loan Brokering and Lending

o    Computer Applications in Real Estate

o    Common Interest Developments

            These are the real estate classes that Americana has

o    Real estate Principles 

o    Real Estate Practice 

o    Real Estate Appraisal

o    Property Management

o    Real Estate Finance

o    Real Estate Economics

o    Legal Aspects of Real Estate  

o    Mortgage Loan Brokering and Lending

Copies of official transcripts are generally acceptable evidence of completed courses. Transcripts of equivalent courses submitted as substitutes for the college-level courses listed above must be supported by an official course or catalog description in order to be evaluated for equivalency.

           

Requirements to Apply for a Real Estate Broker License

To obtain a real estate broker license, you must first qualify for and pass a written examination. Those who pass the examination are provided a license application which must be submitted to and approved by the DRE.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

·         Age: You must be 18 years of age or older to be issued a license.

·         Residence: Proof of Legal Presence in the United States is required. If you are not a California resident, see Out-of-State Applicants.

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

·         Experience: A minimum of two years full-time licensed salesperson experience within the last five years or the equivalent is required. For further information, seeDocumenting Experience Requirements for the Broker Examination.

Note: If both Real Estate Economics and Accounting are taken, only two courses from the above group are required.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

·         Continuing education offerings do not satisfy the college-level course requirements for this examination.

·         Members of the California State Bar are statutorily exempt from the college-level course requirements. Evidence of admission to practice Law in California must be furnished, such as a photocopy of both sides of a California State Bar membership card.

·         Members of any other State Bar as well as individuals holding an LL.B or J.D. degree who are not members of any State Bar, including CA, may generally qualify on the basis of education. These applicants are required to submit evidence of an LL.B. or J.D. Degree from a college or university accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (or comparable regional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education) for evaluation, as well as proof of successful completion of a three semester or four quarter unit college-level courses in Real Estate Finance and Real Estate Appraisal.

·         Courses must be three semester-units or four quarter-units at the college level. Courses must be completed prior to being scheduled for an examination. Copies of official transcripts are generally acceptable evidence of completed courses. Transcripts of other courses, submitted as equivalent course of study in lieu of the statutory courses, must be accompanied by an official course or catalog description in order to be evaluated.

·         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 Department of Real Estate. See Examination Applicant Foreign Education Information (RE 223) .

·         Applicants who have completed the eight college-level courses statutorily required for the broker examination and license are eligible to take the salesperson examination without providing further evidence of education or experience.

 

 

Final Examination:

 

The final exam will be administered in the school or outside using a proctor. The exam is open book. Passing grade is 60%.  There are 100 questions in the exam and 2.5 hrs is allowed to finish the exam.  The students may request a convenient date and may suggest a proctor who is not related to the person; who is not related by blood, marriage, domestic partnership, or any other relationship to the person taking the exam.  The exam is never furnished directly to the student. Proctors will be getting instructions along with the final exam.

 

Student Enrollment:

 

A. The student enrollment will follow the following guide lines:

           

            1.         The minimum time to finish a course is 2.5 weeks

            2.         No more than 2 classes may be finished in a 5 week period             

            3.         The school is allowed to issue completion certificates or transcripts upon completion of the time frame listed below:

                       

                        Number of Courses                 Min. Completion time(from the date final exam is successfully passed

   

Number of Courses

Min. Completion time(from the date final exam is successfully passed

1

2.5 weeks

2

5 weeks

3

7.5 weeks

4

10  weeks

8

20 weeks

 

 on-line evaluation of courses and instructors are available at www.dre.ca.gov.

 

 

Please initialize that you have received a copy of your pre enrollment package on your enrollment sheet and mail, fax or email it to us:   

AMERICNA, 835 N. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029

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