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As of July 7, 2008, the following information is believed to be true and accurate, yet we suggest you also visit the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) at http://www.dre.ca.gov/lic_renew.html for the most up to date information regarding real estate licensing.

Completion of the GRI program will satisfy the State of California continuing education requirements for all salesperson and broker license renewals, provided the new GRI Risk Management Course is included in your curriculum. All real estate licenses are issued for a four-year period and are renewable without an examination if the appropriate fees and evidence of completion of the required continuing education is submitted on time:


Salespersons Renewing for the First Time

Brokers Renewing for the First Time

Salespersons and Brokers - Second & Subsequent Renewals

  Salespersons Renewing for the First Time
Real estate salespersons who were licensed prior to 10/1/2007, and are renewing an original license for the first time, must complete five separate three-hour DRE-approved continuing education courses in Ethics, Agency, Trust Fund Handling, Fair Housing and Risk Management.
  • The GRI series includes 20 hours of continuing education for the Mandatory Courses: 3 hours each of Agency, Ethics, Trust Funds, Fair Housing and Risk Management.  Completion of the GRI program will satisfy the requirements for a salesperson’s first four year license renewal if licensed prior to 10/1/2007. 
Those licensees who were licensed on or after 10/1/2007, and were required to have all three statutory/pre-licenses courses (RE Principles, RE Practice, and one additional course), must complete 45 clock hours of DRE-approved continuing education consisting of:
  • Five separate three-hour courses in the following subjects: Ethics, Agency, Trust Fund Handling, Fair Housing, and Risk Management;

  • A minimum of 18 clock hours of consumer protection courses; and

  • The remaining clock hours required to complete the 45 hours of continuing education may be related to either consumer service or consumer protection courses.

    • As of July 1, 2008 the GRI series consists of 64 hours of D.R.E. approved Consumer Protection courses, 8 hours of Consumer Service courses and 20 hours of D.R.E Mandatory Courses: 3 hours each of Agency, Ethics, Trust Funds, Fair Housing and 8 hours of Risk Management. Completion of the GRI program will satisfy the requirements for a salesperson’s first four year license renewal if licensed after 10/1/2007.
 

Brokers Renewing for the First Time

Real estate brokers renewing an original license for the first time must complete 45 clock hours of DRE-approved continuing education consisting of:

  • Five separate three-hour courses in the following subjects: Ethics, Agency, Trust Fund Handling, Fair Housing, and Risk Management;

  • A minimum of 18 clock hours of consumer protection courses; and

  • The remaining clock hours required to complete the 45 hours of continuing education may be related to either consumer service or consumer protection courses.

    • As of July 1, 2008 the GRI series consists of 64 hours of D.R.E. approved Consumer Protection courses, 8 hours of Consumer Service courses and 20 hours of D.R.E Mandatory Courses: 3 hours each of Agency, Ethics, Trust Funds, Fair Housing and 8 hours of Risk Management.  Completion of the GRI program will satisfy the requirements for a broker's renewal for the first time.
 

Salespersons and Brokers - Second & Subsequent Renewals

For subsequent renewals, all real estate brokers and salespersons must complete 45 clock hours of DRE-approved continuing education consisting of:
  • Either 12 hours of continuing education courses in the following subjects: (Ethics, Agency, Trust Fund Handling, and Fair Housing) OR one six-hour course that covers the four mandatory subjects (Ethics, Agency, Trust Fund Handling, and Fair Housing);

  • One three-hour course in Risk Management; and

  • At least 18 clock hours of consumer protection courses; and

  • The remaining clock hours required to complete the 45 hours of continuing education may be related to either consumer service or consumer protection courses.

    • As of July 1, 2008 the GRI series consists of 64 hours of D.R.E. approved Consumer Protection courses, 8 hours of Consumer Service courses and 20 hours of D.R.E Mandatory Courses: 3 hours each of Agency, Ethics, Trust Funds, Fair Housing and 8 hours of Risk Management.  Completion of the GRI program will satisfy the requirements for a salesperson and brokers second and subsequent renewals.





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