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45-Hr DRE Continuing Education

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Welcome to DRE License Renewal CE, by first tuesday
Continuing Education Preamble
Before enrolling, please click the following items to best set your expectations
What to expect from your enrollment
Final exam procedures
Services for your professional use
To start, click the method of study you want for your CE courses
 Printed book & e-book      e-book      Online-timed
       The prices given below are for the study method you select
Now select one of our 45-hour CE packages
Compare packages — diversified topics, different study methods and pricing
Pkg # 901 Economic Trends in California Real Estate — Most Popular
Includes revelations about the 25 game-changing market factors pushing and pulling our California real estate market. Numerous charts vividly display critical data shaping tomorrow's real estate transactions, with narration about the insight you need to anticipate future action in our real estate market.
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Pkg # 603 Landlords, Tenants and Property Management
Studying this course will dramatically increase your competency in handling the legal aspects of both residential and commercial landlord-tenant relationships under California law. Best of all, the long-term and recession-proof occupation of income property management and leasing is a consistent moneymaker.
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Pkg # 104 Real Estate Matters — Unique to California
A collection of today’s hot-button real estate issues currently affecting California real estate transactions. Topics include licensee conduct, conditions of purchase, buyer's contracts and contingencies, property management, real estate finance, current real estate economics, as well as controversial real estate myths obscuring California’s dynamic market today.
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Pkg # 505 California Mortgage Lending — Consumer & Commercial
A manual on the best practices for originating, servicing and foreclosing on consumer and business mortgages under state and federal rules. Topics include licensing and management, consumer mortgage practice and reports, types of mortgages, consumer protection laws, servicing, default and foreclosure and private lender mortgages.
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Pkg # 305 Income Property Brokerage — California Commercial
Learn how a commercial agent evaluates and arranges transactions on various income-producing properties for owner and investor clients. This book has vast scope in practice and offers compelling advice on leasing, property management, tax analysis and syndication.
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Pkg # 802 Due Diligence and Disclosures
Discover how you can expand and even perfect your ability as a real estate agent to document disclosures by using the correct forms. Forms are presented as checklists to assist you in the preparation of listing and purchase agreements to help you better understand all the contractual aspects of a California real estate sales transaction.
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Pkg # 405 Tax Benefits of Ownership
Attain the impressive ability to advise clients about today’s tax rules on any real estate sale or §1031 reinvestment transaction. The advice will help you to reduce your client's income taxes and build a more dedicated client base for yourself as an expert. No math, only concepts and their application in updated examples.
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Pkg # 203 Buying Homes in Foreclosure & Creating Carryback Financing
Discover how to prepare the proper documentation and advise investors on the purchase of seller-occupied, one-to-four unit residential property in foreclosure in California. Learn the financial benefits, risks, legal consequences and the deferred tax impact of carryback financing arrangements.
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Pkg # 702 Forming Real Estate Syndicates & Creating Carryback Financing
Discover how to create investment groups and control large income properties structured as an LLC providing a liability shield for all participants. Learn the financial benefits, risks, legal consequences and the deferred tax impact of carryback financing arrangements.
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Compare Your Study Methods
You have options when enrolling to choose the study method you want for reading your course material
no timer

e-book and Printed book
no timer

#104 only
45 hours of CE, including 27 hours of Consumer Protection, and 3 hours each of Office Management, Agency, Fair Housing, Trust Funds, Ethics and Risk Management
Meets CE requirements for first or subsequent renewals
Immediate online access
Minimum study time
before course completion
6-days after enrollment 6-days after enrollment Log 45 hours of online reading
Printed books, no timer    
e-book/PDF [downloadable], no timer  
Online reading WITH timer    
Online quizzes and exams
56 Videos covering your mandatory courses  
Printed quizzes and exams available    
Test on max of 15 CE hours per 24-hour period
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Critical aspects of your first tuesday CE courses
  • These courses are homestudy correspondence courses;
    - California Specific content by Realty Publications, Inc., updated online monthly
  • All-inclusive Pricing — taxes and shipping, everything is included
  • All course materials are delivered in print, e-book, video or HTML
  • Online access is immediate - printed books arrive via USPS in 5-7 business days
  • Videos by first tuesday bring the DRE-mandated topics to life — 2+ hours of viewing and
  • After ordering, a $17.50 charge is incurred to upgrade from e-book to a printed book
  • There is an additional charge to switch from one package topic to another after ordering
  • Course content is fully linked to RPI forms and provisions, for best comprehension
  • Have a question on course content? Next day answer, all via email
  • Print your Certificate of Completion on passing all courses
  • You have one year to complete the courses
  • You receive email reminders to complete before course expiration
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee during enrollment before any testing

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    Your Course Testing Procedures
    STEP 1: Your course outline

    Your 45-hour continuing education package is divided into 3 sections. Each section has its own quizzes and exam(s). To complete your 45 hours, follow your personalized course outline online.

    STEP 2: Your minimum study time before taking exams

    On enrollment, your course reading materials are immediately available online. You may complete your course in as little as 6 days, unless you are enrolled in the 45-hour online-timed course (104). You may test on no more than 15 credit hours of continuing education during a 24-hour period.

    STEP 3: Take the quizzes

    Quizzes are mandatory and available online immediately after enrollment. Quizzes are not timed and there is no minimum passing score. you have unlimited quiz attempts. Quizzes are taken online by clicking on "Take Quiz" link in your course outline. Feedback on your quiz performance and quiz answers are provided after you complete each quiz.

    STEP 4: Take the final exams

    Before reviewing any course material online, DRE requires you to acknowledge, under penalty of perjury, that you are the person enrolled, and you will be the only person to complete the course.

    You must pass all exams with a score of 70% to receive 45 hours of continuing education credit. Exams are multiple choice and open book. The exam(s) for each section become available only after you've met the minimum study time and taken the quizzes for that section. You may only test on 15 hours of continuing education (one section) per 24-hour period. Sections must be completed in sequential order. The maximum time allowed per exam is equal to 1 minute per question. Exams are available online by clicking on the "Take Exam" link in your course outline. Online exams are graded instantly upon completion.

    When you fail any exam a backup exam is immediately available online. If you also fail the backup exam, the section automatically resets requiring you to repeat the study and exam process. For Sections 1, 2 and 3 resets, you retake the quizzes and wait the minimum study time before receiving 2 more attempts to pass the section exam.

    Minimum study times for reset sections vary;

    • two days when you fail Section 1 or 2 exams;
    • four days when you fail both sections 1 and 2 exams; and
    • for Section 3, you wait 3 hours per failed exam.

    You incur no charge for retakes on resets during your 1-year enrollment.

    NOTICE: Students enrolled in 45 hour CE packages other than #203 and 702, have their scores for exams on Sections 1 and 2 averaged. When your averaged score is less than 70%, both Sections 1 and 2 reset.

    STEP 5: Receive your certificate and renew your DRE license

    Once you pass your course exams, the Certificate of Completion becomes available online under the "Certificate" section of your student account. You are responsible for reporting your course completion to DRE. DRE doesn't accept course completions directly from schools/ DRE forms, fees, addresses and application instructions are available under the "Renewal Forms and Instructions" section of your student account. Choose either "Sales Agent Renewal Forms and Instructions" or "Broker Renewal Forms and instructions."

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    Post-Licensing Services
    - As part of your enrollment, you receive numerous professional goods and services
    of great annual value
    - Looking beyond your State Exams and licensing as an agent, first tuesday supports your
    development as an active agent without further charge.

    • Customer Service Fast, friendly, LIVE customer service on first ring 8:30AM - 5:00PM, Monday-Friday
    • Dictionary An online dictionary of real estate words and jargon to help you on the State Exam
    • Books In Print & Online Highest-quality, California-specific materials published by first tuesday/RPI
    • 400+ Real Estate Forms first tuesday real estate forms online
      - visual application of rules in practice
    • The first tuesday Journal Our online real estate news with market trends, legislation, regulations, and cases, 50,000+ unique readers monthly
    • Realtipedia 16 e-book volumes for enhanced comprehension and professional reference
    • 200+ FARM Letters FARM letter templates and copy to market your practice, create your brand
    • Client Q&A Marketing Flyers Download FREE Client Q&A Flyers for marketing your practice as an advisor
    • Broker Search Search for an employing broker
    • Career Manual Your practice built on "Who you are"
      - branding by assessable achievements
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    How our CE Courses Work

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    Select one 45hr CE Package
    • Each 45hr CE package includes the mandated 18hrs comprising 3hr of Office Management, Agency, Fair Housing, Trust Funds, Ethics and Risk Management, and 27hrs of Consumer Protection
    • Pricing includes taxes, shipping and certificates
    • All orders shipped via USPS
    Select your reading method
    • Complete as soon as 6 days by selecting e-book and printed book or just e-book (no 45hr timer)
    • Complete within 3 days by selecting online-timed e-book requiring 45hrs of reading
    • After enrolling, you may switch to a different course or upgrade from e-book to printed book for an additional fee of $17.50

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    DRE Broker
    on Package #901

    The course was relevant to today's real estate market. It helped explain the practice and laws in real time.

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    DRE Sales Agent
    on Package #901

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    DRE Broker
    on Package #901

    I was able to learn a new concept that makes me more marketable in my profession.

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    on Package #405

    When I had questions, the first tuesday representatives were courteous and professional. Excellent customer service.

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