Minimum Requirements
License Fees
Course Description
State Exam Preparation Courses
How To Order



Getting Licensed:

What is required to obtain a Broker License?

1- Education:
To obtain a real estate broker license a person must complete 8 college-level courses; The California Department of Real Estate mandates five courses and three are elective courses. The five mandated courses are asterisked. The elective courses may be chosen from the remaining courses listed. Note: if a student has credit for general Accounting and Economics, only two other electives are required.

Legal Aspects of Real Estate* The courses in bold type are offered online by Clare Institute.
Real Estate Appraisal*
Real Estate Finance*
Real Estate Economics*
or General Accounting
Real Estate Practice* * courses mandated by the California Department of Real Estate
Property Management
Real Estate Principles
General Accounting
Business Law
Real Estate Office Administration
Computer Applications in RE
Common Interest Developments

In addition to the education requirement, you must have 2 years full-time (or 4 years part-time) experience as a salesperson or experience the California Department of Real Estate recognizes as equivalent experience.

3-Broker License Examination:
You must successfully pass the Real Estate Broker examination with a score of 75% or better.

While there is no minimum age requirement for taking the college level courses, you must 18 years of age to apply for the Broker License.

Residency in the state of California is not a requirement. However, the applicant must meet the educational and experience requirements, and successfully pass the California Broker License Examination.

License application must be honest and truthful. Conviction of a crime that is either a felony or involves moral turpitude may result in denial of a license. Failure to reveal a criminal conviction on an original license applicant may result in the denial of a license.



What are the license fees?




All of the courses offered at Clare Institute meet the education requirements for the CA Department of Real Estate.

Our Broker Licensing packages are geared towards RE Salespeople with 2 years' experience who wish to pursue the courses to obtain their Broker License.

If your situation is different, please call Clare Institute @ 619-794-0055 for an evaluation of what courses you need.

We offer Real Estate Principles, Real Estate Practice, Real Estate Finance, Legal Aspects of Real Estate, Real Estate Appraisal, Office Administration, Property Management, and Real Estate Economics as online courses, fully self-contained with all reading material online. 

Online Course with all Textbook/Reading, Quizzes & Final Exams Online

Our new online courses are delivered entirely over the Internet through an engaging and interactive format. All reading, quizzes & the final exam are done online. These new online courses use the same high-quality content you would expect from a college level textbook, without having to carry it around. It is all online at your fingertips!


Features of our Online Course:

  • Start immediately upon enrollment
  • Keeps track of your progress
  • Brings you back to where you left off
  • Final examination online 
  • Finish in only 2 1/2 weeks per course
  • Glossary of real estate terms in text and audio
  • Links to real estate-related web sites
  • Instant graded responses
  • Personal instructor support
  • Toll free technical support

Online Broker Course Packages

 One Single Online Course with all Textbook Reading/Material Online - $89*
    • Real Estate Principles Online (purchase) $89
    • Real Estate Practice Online (purchase) $89
    • Real Estate Finance Online (purchase) $89
    • Legal Aspects of Real Estate Online (purchase) $89
    • Real Estate Appraisal Online (purchase) $89
    • Real Estate Economics (purchase) $89
    • Real Estate Office Administration Online (purchase) $89
    • Property Management Online (purchase) $89
    • Escrow Online (purchase) $89
2 Online Courses with all Textbook Reading/Material Online - $154*
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3 Online Courses with all Textbook Reading/Material Online - $219*
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4 Online Courses with all Textbook Reading/Material Online - $284*
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5 Online Courses with all Textbook Reading/Material Online - $325*
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*While physical textbooks are not necessary for any of our online courses, they may be ordered as an off-line study option for an additional $30 each, per course, plus shipping.
You also may call Clare Institute to enroll @ 619-794-0055.


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