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45-Hr CalBRE Continuing Education

— Broker and Sales Agent Renewal

CalBRE requires you to complete 45 hours of continuing education to renew your license. Six 3-hour CE courses are mandated topics and 27 hours of Consumer Protection.

Continuing Education Preamble
Critical Aspects What to expect from your first tuesday course enrollment
Testing Procedures Final exam procedures for your courses
Professional Services Extensive first tuesday services for your professional use

Is this course for you?

Forming Real Estate Syndicates
Legal Edit 2015

Forming Real Estate Syndicates
Creating Carryback Financing
Legal Edit 2016

Buying Homes in Foreclosure & Creating Carryback Financing
Office Management & Supervision
Legal Edit 2015

Office Management and Supervision
Agency, Fair Housing, Trust Funds, Ethics and Risk Management
Legal Edit 2013

Office Management and Supervision
27 hours of Consumer Protection
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.

18 hours of Agency, Fair Housing, Trust Funds, Ethics, Risk Management and Office Management & Supervision

Agency and representation are synonymous in real estate transactions. A broker, by accepting employment from a client, undertakes the task of aggressively using "due diligence" to represent the client - to meet the client's purpose for retaining the broker.

Fair Housing

Fair Housing focuses on the federal and state housing laws which relate to the sale and rental of property, such as prohibitions against redlining, discriminatory advertisement, refusing to show properties and blockbusting.

Trust Funds

Funds belonging to others, which a broker handles in the course of his business, are called trust funds. Trust funds must never be treated casually.


The public, through the oversight of the California Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE), is assured real estate licensees will be honest, truthful and of good reputation - in a word, ethical.

Risk Management

Recognize, handle and effectively resolve the risk of liability inherent in the practice of real estate related activities. The correct use of forms to make disclosures and present analyses is crucial in order to avoid the errors and omissions which place liability on the broker and their agents.

Office Management & Supervision

A critical analysis of how real estate brokers are to establish policies, rules and procedures for managing their offices and limit their exposure to risk.

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Review this chart for your enrollment options

Compare Your Study Methods
You have options when enrolling to choose the study method you want for reading your course material
PDF, online,
no timer

printed, PDF, online, no timer
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 time to complete course 6 Days 6 Days
Printed books, no timer  
e-book/PDF [downloadable], no timer
Online reading WITH timer    
Online quizzes and exams
Printed quizzes and exams available  
Test on max of 15 CE hours per 24-hour period
Downloadable certificate

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Critical aspects of your first tuesday CE courses
  • These courses are homestudy correspondence courses;
    California Specific content, updated online monthly
  • All-inclusive Pricing — taxes and shipping, everything included
  • All course materials delivered in print, e-book or HTML
  • Online access is immediate; printed books arrive via USPS in 5-7 business days
  • Your course testing procedures; comprehensive quizzes
  • For online reading WITHOUT a reading timer, please choose a Multimedia or e-book enrollment.
  • After ordering, there is a $17.50 charge to upgrade from e-book to Multimedia.
  • There is an additional charge to switch from one package topic to another after ordering.
  • For best comprehension, course content is fully linked to RPI forms and provisions
  • Have a question on 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;
    90 days for prep materials

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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 have a minimum 1 week study time following your course enrollment date before you may complete the course, unless you are on the 45-hour login timer. You may test on no more than 15 credit hours of continuing education during a 24-hour period.

STEP 3: Take the quizzes

To be eligible to take your first exam you first complete your quizzes, as mandated.
You may begin taking quizzes online immediately after enrollment. Quizzes are not timed, have no minimum passing score and you have unlimited quiz attempts. You take the quizzes online. You receive immediate feedback on your quiz performance and answers as you complete each quiz.

STEP 4: Take the final exams

You need a score of 70% on all exams to receive 45 hours of continuing education credit for renewal of your license. The exam(s) for each section becomes available online on expiration of the minimum study time and your completion of the section's quizzes.

You can test on only one section during any 24-hour period.

The maximum time allowed per exam is equal to 1 minute per question. Exams are multiple choice and open book. Exams are graded instantly upon completion online.

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;

  • three days when you fail Section 1 or 2 exams;
  • five 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 CalBRE license

On passing all your course exams, the Certificate of Completion is immediately available online. You report your course completion to CalBRE. CalBRE doesn't accept course completion information directly from schools. CalBRE forms, fees, addresses and application instructions are available online at your student account.

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Professional Services
— You receive due to your enrollment

Looking beyond your Exams or licensing, first tuesday supports your development as an active agent, broker associate, or broker without further charge. Included with your enrollment as an alumni of first tuesday education programs, you receive numerous professional goods and services of great annual value as part of your enrollment.

  • 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.
  • Broker Search Search for an employer.
  • Career Guide Your practice built on "Who you are" - branding by assessable achievements.

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How first tuesday CE Courses Work:

Click on the infographic to see how our 45-hour CalBRE continuing education courses work and what you get from us.

You CHOOSE ONE PACKAGEwith the study topic most interesting to you.

  • Each study package meets the CalBRE's 45-hour CE license renewal requirements for both brokers and agents
  • Each 45-hour study package includes 27 hours of Consumer Protection and the 6 mandatory 3-hour courses of Office Management, Agency, Fair Housing, Trust Funds, Ethics and Risk Management
  • FREE test re-takes during your one year enrollment

We offer three types of enrollments - Multimedia,
e-book and Online-only.

  • With a Multimedia enrollment, you receive the materials in print and e-book without a reading timer
  • With an e-book enrollment, you receive the materials online in PDF and HTML format without a reading timer
  • With an Online-only enrollment, you receive the materials online in HTML format with a reading timer, and you need to log a total of 45 hours of reading online

All orders are shipped via USPS

After ordering, there is a $17.50 charge to upgrade from e-book to Multimedia.

There is an additional charge to switch from one package topic to another after ordering.

Questions about Course Instructions?

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Student testimonials

This was painless. It was helpful. The course work was right on target. This is pure perfection.

Greg D.
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.

Theresa H.
DRE Sales Agent
on Package #901

Very professional overall. The website and licensing course materials are very well organized and easy to navigate.

Gary G.
on Package #901

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

David M.
CalBRE Sales Agent
on Package #405

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

Lynne W.
DRE Broker
on Package #901

I felt like the material was well organized and easy to use.

Julianne S.
DRE Sales Agent
on Package #603

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