Your program is comprised of one or more of the following course titles. (Course descriptions will follow.)
|Course Title||Hours||Quizzes||Final Exam||Time Allowed|
|Legal Aspects of Real Estate||45||15 / 10 Q ea||100 M/C||2.5 Hours|
|Real Estate Finance||45||15 / 10 Q ea||100 M/C||2.5 Hours|
|Mortgage Loan Brokering and Lending||45||15 / 10 Q ea||100 M/C||2.5 Hours|
|Real Estate Economics||45||15 / 10 Q ea||100 M/C||2.5 Hours|
|Real Estate Appraisal||45||15 / 10 Q ea||100 M/C||2.5 Hours|
|California Business Law||45||15 / 10 Q ea||100 M/C||2.5 Hours|
Format: Online with convenient etextbook (reading, quizzes, and final exam online.)
The course design is dictated by the California Department of Real Estate and requires you to demonstrate mastery of the subject matter in each chapter before progressing to the next. As a result,
The DRE requires a MINIMUM COMPLETION TIME of 2.5 weeks (18 calendar days) from the date you enroll and access the course material. The MAXIMUM TIME we allow for completion of any course is one (1) year from the date of enrollment.
You can complete one (1) course in a minimum of 2.5 weeks from the date you enroll and access the course material.
You can complete two (2) courses in a minimum of 5 weeks from the date you enroll and access the course material.
You can complete three (3) courses in a minimum of 7.5 weeks from the date you enroll and access the course material.
You can complete four (4) courses in a minimum of 10 weeks from the date you enroll and access the course material.
You can complete five (5) courses in a minimum of 12.5 weeks from the date you enroll and access the course material.
To pass each course, you will be required to take and pass an online open book final examination comprised of 100 multiple choice questions. You are allowed 2.5 hours to finish each final examination. A passing score of 60% is required to pass each course.
If you fail a final examination, you are allowed to take a second final exam. The second final exam will be comprised of different questions than the original final exam. If you fail the second final exam, you must re-enroll, complete all the credit hours, chapter review quizzes and pass the final exam to receive credit for the course.
Course completion includes completing each chapter quiz and passing the final examination. The final examination must be taken and passed no later than the last day of the course enrollment one (1) year period.
If you are enrolled in more than one (1) course, we will email your course completion certificate at the conclusion of your last course. Your completion certificate will show all courses completed.
You must enter a current driver's license number, as an acceptable means of identification by the DRE, prior to accessing any online reading material, chapter quizzes, or 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 requirement will result in revocation of the completion certificate for this course and will be reported to the DRE.
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: email@example.com. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Appraisal
Real 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.
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.