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(DRE Sponsor No.2758 and DRE Statutory No. S0017)

You may have questions before, after, and even during your enrollment in one of Allied's California real estate license courses. Please refer to the questions below to get the information you need about your career training.

If you have any additional questions that are not addressed in this section, please complete a request for information form and an Admissions Representative will contact you.

Can I enroll right now?

Yes, we have open enrollment. This means that you can enroll in one of our real estate license courses at any time. We have quality, up-to-date distance education courses available to suit any of your real estate needs. Start your real estate career today!  

What is the difference between the online California Real Estate Principles Course and the traditional distance education course?

The online version of the California Real Estate Principles Course enables you to immediately access all of the course material over the Internet. The traditional distance education version provides you with an actual textbook and live copies of the course material. The course material includes: the 15-chapter California Real Estate Principles textbook, 15 detailed chapter summaries, 15 quizzes, and the 100-question open-book final exam.

What are the benefits of choosing the online version of the California Real Estate Principles Course?

The online version of the California Real Estate Principles Course provides you with a fast, convenient and flexible way to learn.

  • The 18-day minimum time requirement begins the minute you enroll.
  • You immediately get all of the course material.
  • You can view a list of the work you've finished, with the date of completion and score.
  • You can get immediate feedback on your quizzes and final exam.
  • You take the final exam in the comfort of your own home - there is no need for a proctor.
  • You instantly receive a Certificate of Completion upon passing the final exam.
How do I get my real estate license?

Simply follow three steps to get your real estate license:

Step 1: Select the Allied FAST TRACK licensing program that fits your needs.

The FAST TRACK programs teach you everything you need to know to pass the state exam while satisfying all of the state requirements.

Step 2: Take the state real estate license exam.

Once you feel comfortable with the subject matter, you're ready to take the state exam. Allied has a high pass rate on this test. Please note: You must complete all of the California real estate courses before you can apply for a real estate license.

Step 3: Fill out an application for a state real estate license.

Once you pass the California real estate license exam, you will get a license application, which must be submitted to and approved by the Department of Real Estate (DRE).

Does Allied's courses meet all of the state requirements?

Yes, Allied meets the educational requirements for the all of its California real estate courses as set forth by the California Department of Real Estate (DRE). The textbooks are based on the most relevant, up-to-date information.

Do I already qualify to be a Real Estate Broker?

If you meet any of the following criteria, you may be able to skip the salesperson's state license exam and go directly to the broker's state license exam:

  • You have a four-year college degree with a major or minor in real estate.
  • You have two (2) full years of experience within the last five (5) year period as an escrow officer, title officer, loan officer, or loan underwriter in a capacity directly related to the financing or conveying of real property, or experience as a real property appraiser.

Please call us for additional details.

How can I learn a little about the course before I sign up?

There are two ways to learn more about the California real estate license course before you enroll.

  • Please navigate our web site and learn more about Allied Schools. This includes information about our credentials, available programs, benefits of distance education, state exam and license requirements, and more.
  • Please call one of our admissions representatives or student service specialists. They are available to answer any questions regarding the course content, state license requirements, procedures, and more. You will get a live person to help you anytime Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (PST) when you call (888) 751-2286.
How do I decide which FAST TRACK Program best suits my needs?
  • California Real Estate License FAST TRACK Program Premium is ideal if you are new, or have very little experience, in the real estate industry. The real estate courses give you a solid real estate foundation. The extensive exam prepartion materials reinforce your knowledge through hands-on review..
  • California Real Estate License FAST TRACK Program is ideal if you already have a working knowledge of the real estate industry. The real estate program is designed to build or refresh your understanding of real estate concepts and help prepare you for the state exam with practice questions.. 

If you have any questions about the available programs, please contact an admissions representative. Our staff members have extensive training and are knowledgeable about in the real estate field!

Would a classroom-type course be better for me?

Distance education is a win-win situation. Not only do you get a quality education, but you can complete the course in a flexible, convenient and fast manner. You have some of the benefits of a traditional classroom, relevant course material and ongoing student support – with the added benefits of learning from home.

Below is a list of just some of the differences:

Drive to class and sit in a classroom vs. Learn from the comfort of your home
Learn limited amount of material in class vs. Learn as quick as you want from home
Take your final exam at school vs. Take your final exam online from your home or office
Balance work/family issues vs. Choose to learn when it’s convenient

Allied’s distance education options let you choose where, when and how to learn.

Where do I take the final exam?

If you choose the online option, you will take your final exams online. Please note: You must be enrolled for a minimum of 18 days (DRE requirement) before you can take the test.

If you choose the correspondence option, you may take the final exams in the presence of a proctor at any company office location. Your proctor can be anyone not related to you. There is a form in the student instruction’s package which must be filled out and sent to Allied Schools. It informs you where to send the final exam.
In order to get credit for the course, you must pass the open-book, 100-item multiple-choice exam with a score of 70% or higher.

How long will it take me to fulfill the requirements to get my license either online or by correspondence?

The average time for a student to complete all of the requirements in one of the real estate programs is from six to eight weeks. This is from the day you enroll to the day you take the state license exam.

What is the Risk Management Course requirement for DRE license renewals?

The Risk Management Course is a DRE requirement for California real estate agents and brokers who have license expiration dates were later than 6/30/07.  At that time, the 12 hour renewal course expanded to 15-hours to include Risk Management.  The 45-hour renewal includes Risk Management.

The following students will be required to take Risk Management:

  • Agents or brokers who have completed Allied’s renewal course but have an expiration date of 6/30/07 or later (Stand Alone 3-hr)
  • Agents or brokers who have not completed any renewal course and have an expiration date of 6/30/07 or later (new 15/45-hr course)
  • Agents or Brokers whose expiration date was before 6/30/07, but renew late (Stand Alone 3-hr)

For agents or brokers who have not completed any renewal course and have an expiration date of 6/30/07 or later, please enroll in our current renewal package plus the risk management stand alone course. 

How long will it take me to fulfill the requirements to get my license either online or by correspondence?

To be eligible to apply for the real estate salesperson license in California, you must meet the California state requirements. Click here to find out how to get California real estate license.


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