Courses are delivered through digital downloads (PDFs). Real Estate Continuing Education courses are simple, straightforward and easy to follow online quizzes are offered open book with answers provided after completing. Final examinations are offered open book and require 70% to pass each topic.
Legal Aspects of Real Estate, Agency, Ethics, Fair Housing, Management & Supervision, Risk Management and Trust Funds
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. This course is approved for thirty (30) hours of Consumer Protection for license renewal.
Title: Legal Aspects of Real Estate Textbook/Outline; Author: Michelle North; Copyright Date: Egghead Publishers, LLC - 2016; Pages: 319.
This course in Agency includes, as the primary focus of the course, coverage of agency relationships in a modern brokerage practice, review of duties, required disclosures and confidences and required forms, including those specified under Civil Code Section 2295 et seq., as related to: in-house sales, cooperative sales, dual agency, and buyer's brokerage. (Other agency topics of current interest that are related to the activities of California real estate licensees are included in this course.)
This course also discusses the legal relationship whereby a principal appoints an agent to act on his/her behalf. The student will learn: agents have broad or limited power; how agencies are created; full disclosure; fiduciary responsibility; due care and loyalty. Also covered in this course are implied power and express authority. This course is approved for three (3) hours in the Agency category for license renewal.
Title: Agency Textbook; Author: Michelle North; Copyright Date: Egghead Publishers, LLC - 2015; Pages: 39.
The Ethics course includes three hours of extensive coverage of ethical practices, and where appropriate by way of example, unethical conduct involving real estate licensees that could be considered a violation of one or more subsections of B&P Code Sections 10176 and/or 10177.
This course also covers the ethical standards of real estate professional organizations, institutes, societies, etc., as well as specialized areas of real estate practice, e.g., commercial, industrial, business opportunities, mortgage lending, etc., and appropriate court decisions and practical examples and/or case studies as related to real estate practice and ethical behavior.
Laws set the minimum standard of acceptable human behavior. Ethics go far beyond the law and determine not if an action is legal, but whether it is right or just. Ethics, in fact, precede the law. Ethics, in fact, precede the law. Actions that formerly were legal but unethical are not often illegal. Court decisions have been applying the precepts of ethics to activities of real estate and determining that legal duties exist where no duties formerly were recognized. This course is approved for three (3) hours in the Ethics category for license renewal.
Title: Ethics Textbook; Author: Michelle North; Copyright Date: Egghead Publishers, LLC - 2015; Pages: 51.
The Fair Housing course should provide real estate licensees with: knowledge of Federal and State fair housing laws relating to the sale and rental of real estate; knowledge of selected Federal and State civil rights and anti-discrimination laws relating to real property transactions and business establishments; the ability to avoid practices that could be considered discriminatory in commercial and residential transactions and facilities; an understanding of the Voluntary Affirmative Marketing Agreement (VAMA) and its application in the real estate industry; and the desire to commit to affirmative compliance with the fair housing laws.
The main emphasis of this course will be on covering the Federal and State fair housing laws relating to the sale and rental of real property. By covering these laws, subtopics such as redlining, advertising, refusing to show property, blockbusting, etc., will be addressed.
This course covers the laws concerning discrimination such as California Fair Housing Laws, Fair Employment and Housing Act, Unruh Civil Rights Act, California Business and Professions Code, California Real Estate Commissioners Regulations, Americans with Disabilities Act, and any laws, statutes, or regulations related to fair housing. This course is approved for three (3) hours in the Fair Housing category for license renewal.
Title: Fair Housing Textbook; Author: Michelle North; Copyright Date: Egghead Publishers, LLC - 2015; Pages; 58.
The Management & Supervision course provides the real estate broker and licensee knowledge of broker management and supervision to fulfill the requirements set forth under Business & Professions Code §10159.2, and Commissioner's Regulations 2724, 2725, 2725.5, 2726 and 2743. Topics include: how to establish policies, rules, and procedures including systems to review, inspect and manage offices; supervision of all transactions involving a real estate licensee; retaining and reviewing documents which may have a material effect upon the rights or obligations of a party in a transaction; the proper filing, storage and maintenance of documents; and proper handling of trust funds.
The course also covers: advertising of any service for which a license is required; familiarizing salespersons with the requirements of federal and state laws relating to the prohibition of discrimination; regular and consistent reports of licensed activities of salespersons.; the role and responsibilities of branch or division managers; the responsibilities of a broker to ensure salespersons working as "teams" are in compliance with B&P §10159.7; and supervision over restricted licensees. This course is approved for three (3) hours in the Management & Supervision category for license renewal.
Title: Management & Supervision Textbook; Author: Michelle North; Copyright Date: Egghead Publishers, LLC - 2016; Pages; 102.
The Risk Management course should provide the student with knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures calculated to avoid errors and omissions in the practice of real estate licensed activities, and the ability to recognize and resolve issues, and appropriately handle situations that most frequently result in litigation.
Risk Management can be applied to a wide range of functions and activities including negligence, negligent misrepresentation, intentional misrepresentation, fraud, constructive fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, violation of Business and Professionals Code Section 17200 et seq., breach of duties pursuant to Civil Code Sections 1102 and 2079, etc. This course is approved for three (3) hours in the Risk Management category for license renewal.
Title: Risk Management Textbook; Author: Michelle North; Copyright Date: Egghead Publishers, LLC - 2015; Pages; 118.
The Trust Funds course provides the student with knowledge of the legal requirements for receiving and handling trust funds in real estate transactions, as set forth in the Legal Aspects of Real Estate and the Regulations of the Real Estate Commissioner. The course describes the requisites for maintaining a trust fund account. Further, the course explains and illustrates trust fund record keeping requirements.
Topics included in the course are: trust funds vs. non-trust funds; trust fund handling requirements; identifying the owner(s) of the funds; advance fee trust funds; trust fund bank accounts; accounting records; reconciliation of accounting records; documentation requirements; audits and examinations; consequences of trust funds conversion; and sample transactions to explain use of records. This course is approved for three (3) hours in the Trust Funds category for license renewal.
Title: Trust Funds Textbook; Author: Michelle North; Copyright Date: Egghead Publishers, LLC - 2015; Pages: 39.
Course material and incremental assessments/quiz questions are provided in a static print format and can be downloaded, printed and completed manually in accordance with DRE Regulation:3(j)(1). Students are required to read the course material and complete the incremental assessments/quizzes before proceeding to the final examination. (DRE Regulation 3006(p) Answers and explanations will be available after students answer the course quiz questions.
All quiz questions are provided in an open book multiple choice format. Students are NOT required to pass the quizzes with any particular passing score. Students may retake the quizzes indefinitely until the continuing education course expires or is completed.
For correspondence courses that use static print delivered in electronic media, a maximum of eight (8) hours reading time per day shall be utilized in calculating the number of days that must lapse from the time the participant has had access to the course material until the final examination can be accessed. (DRE Regulation 3006(g))
Final examinations are also provided in an open book multiple choice format. Students are allowed One (1) minute per question, collectively, to complete and pass any continuing education final examination. For instance a 15 question final examination would allow a maximum time of 15 minutes to complete and pass. A 100 question final examination would allow a maximum time of 100 minutes to complete and pass.
No final examination questions can be duplicates of any incremental assessments/quiz questions. (DRE Regulation 3007.3(l)) It is against the California Department of Real Estate regulations to download or print any final examination; in part or its entirety. (DRE Regulation 3007.3(a) (DRE Regulation 3006(o)
DRE Regulations require a minimum score of 70% on any final examination to pass a continuing education course. (DRE Regulation 3007.3(o).
Students will not be given the correct answer to any final examination question. Students will learn their score upon completion of each final examination. The program will not direct you specifically to where you can locate the answer to any question in a final examination.
Students are limited to completing no more than 15 credit hours of any final examination in a 24 hour period. The maximum time to complete any continuing education course is one (1) year from the date of enrollment. Any course final examination must be taken and passed before midnight of your course expiration date. (DRE Regulation 3007.3(c))
If you fail a final examination, you will be provided one (1) opportunity to take a second final examination. The questions on the second final examination will be different from those on the first exam. (DRE Regulation 3007.3(k))
If you fail a second final examination, DRE Regulation 3007.3(k) requires you start the course over. Starting the course over will require minimum time frames to restart.
The California Department of Real Estate requires students ensure by written statement, signed under penalty of perjury, that the participant enrolled is the person completing the required course hours of study and taking the final examination. (DRE Regulation 3006(o)
A participant shall provide one of the following forms of identification immediately before enrolling in an online presentation of an offering or, immediately before the administration of the final examination.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Qualified refunds will be processed within 45 days of the Notice of Cancellation.