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For Renewing a License

In-Depth Instructions

Here we describe the exact steps you’ll need as you purchase, study for, and pass our courses and programs for Renewing a License. If you’re still confused about how to take our courses after reading the instructions below, please don’t hesitate to give us a call directly; our phone number is to the right.

  1. The online renewal program includes seven online courses; 6 mandated courses (Agency Relationships, Ethics, Trust Fund Handling, Fair Housing, Risk Management, Management and Supervision) and Real Estate Review / Consumer Protection (which is split into 2 halves).

    Six Mandated Courses (18 credit hours total)

    1. A CalBRE-mandated 2 day minimum study period is required from the date of purchase before you’re allowed to take the online exams for the 6 mandated courses.
      1. During the 2 day minimum study period, you must log into the Student Portal to review the electronic books (one for each mandated course) and take the 6 assessment quizzes (one for each mandated course), which contain questions in true/false format.
      2. While required, assessment quizzes are not graded (though correct answers are displayed), and can only be taken once.
    2. After the 2 day minimum study period is satisfied, log back into the Student Portal to take the exams for each mandated course.
      1. Each exam contains 15 multiple choice questions that must be completed within 15 minutes.
      2. You have two attempts to pass with a 70% (or higher) score.
      3. There is no minimum study period between exam attempts (after the initial 2 day minimum study period).
      4. Note that while we can provide your exact score, you’re not allowed to see which answers you get wrong.

    Real Estate Review / Consumer Protection (30 credit hours total)

    1. Once you pass all 6 mandated courses, there is a 2 day minimum study period before you’re allowed to take the online exam for the 1st half of the Consumer Protection course.
      1. During the 2 day minimum study period, you must log into the Student Portal to review the electronic book (one book for the full Consumer Protection course) and take the assessment quizzes (for the 1st half of Consumer Protection), which contain questions in true/false format.
      2. While required, assessment quizzes are not graded (though correct answers are displayed), and can only be taken once.
    2. After the 2 day minimum study period is satisfied, log back into the Student Portal to take the exam for the 1st half of the Consumer Protection course.
      1. The exam contains 35 multiple choice questions that must be completed within 35 minutes.
      2. You have two attempts to pass with a 70% (or higher) score.
      3. There is no minimum study period between exam attempts (after the initial 2 day minimum study period).
      4. Note that while we can provide your exact score, you’re not allowed to see which answers you get wrong.
    3. Once you pass the 1st half of the Consumer Protection course, please follow steps 3 and 4 for the 2nd half of the Consumer Protection course.

    Next Steps

    For next steps, please see the Follow Through section below. Learn more about what’s included in the Online Renewal Program:

  1. Please purchase the Panic Renewal Program at least 2 days in advance of the live seminar date you wish to attend. Registration may be done online or over the phone (650.941.4321).

    Live Seminar – Six Mandated Courses (15 credit hours total)

    1. The minimum 2 days between purchasing the program and attending the live seminar is considered the DRE-mandated 2 day minimum study period. During the study period, you must log into the Student Portal to review the electronic books (one for each mandated course).
    2. Attend the live seminar at the date, time, and location you specified during checkout.
      1. Please bring a government-issued photo ID.
      2. Charlie will review the materials for all courses of the program (including both the 6 mandated courses and both halves of the Consumer Protection course).
      3. You’ll take the 6 assessment quizzes (one for each mandated course), which contain questions in true/false format.
      4. You’ll also take the course exams at the live seminar. Each exam contains 35 multiple choice questions that must be completed within 35 minutes.
      5. If you complete quizzes and pass the exams, you will be issued a certificate (for 15 credit hours) at the end of the live seminar.

    Online Course – Real Estate Review / Consumer Protection (30 credit hours total)

    1. After the live seminar, there is a 2 day minimum study period before you’re allowed to take the online exam for the 1st half of the Consumer Protection course.
      1. During the 2 day minimum study period, you must log into the Student Portal to review the electronic book (one book for the full Consumer Protection course) and take the assessment quizzes (for the 1st half of Consumer Protection), which contain questions in true/false format.
      2. While required, assessment quizzes are not graded (though correct answers are displayed), and can only be taken once.
    2. After the 2 day minimum study period is satisfied, log back into the Student Portal to take the exam for the 1st half of the Consumer Protection course.
      1. The exam contains 35 multiple choice questions that must be completed within 35 minutes.
      2. You have two attempts to pass with a 70% (or higher) score.
      3. There is no minimum study period between exam attempts (after the initial 2 day minimum study period).
      4. Note that while we can provide your exact score, you’re not allowed to see which answers you get wrong.
    3. Once you pass the 1st half of the Consumer Protection course, please follow steps 3 and 4 for the 2nd half of the Consumer Protection course.

    Next Steps

    For next steps, please see the Follow Through section below. Learn more about what’s included in the Panic Renewal Program:

  1. Please purchase the specific courses, materials, and live seminars you desire on our Custom Ordering page.

    1. If you buy any/all courses, please read the instructions below (steps 1 through 5).
    2. If you buy Charlie Krackeler’s Real Estate Review (ebook for all six continuing education courses), it will be downloadable immediately in the My Account section.
    3. If you register for any of the live seminars, please show up (with a government-issued photo ID) at the date, time, and location you chose in checkout.

    Six Mandated Courses (18 credit hours total)

    This section applies only if you order any/all of the 6 mandated courses;

    1. A DRE-mandated minimum study period is required from the date of purchase before you’re allowed to take the online exam(s) for the each of the mandated courses you purchased.
      1. If you purchase 1-2 courses, the minimum study period is 1 day. If you purchase 3+ courses, the minimum study period is 2 days.
      2. During the 2 day minimum study period, you must log into the Student Portal to review the electronic book(s) (one for each mandated course) and take the assessment quiz(zes) (one for each mandated course), which contain questions in true/false format.
      3. While required, assessment quiz(zes) are not graded (though correct answers are displayed), and can only be taken once.
    2. After the 2 day minimum study period is satisfied, log back into the Student Portal to take the exam(s) for each mandated course you purchased.
      1. Each exam contains 15 multiple choice questions that must be completed within 15 minutes.
      2. You have two attempts to pass with a 70% (or higher) score.
      3. There is no minimum study period between exam attempts (after the initial 2 day minimum study period).
      4. Note that while we can provide your exact score, you’re not allowed to see which answers you get wrong.

    Real Estate Review / Consumer Protection (30 credit hours total)

    This section applies only if you order the Real Estate Review / Consumer Protection course.

    1. Once you pass the mandated course(s) you’ve purchased (or starting from the date of purchase if you haven’t purchased any mandated courses), there is a 2 day minimum study period before you’re allowed to take the online exam for the 1st half of the Consumer Protection course.
      1. During the 2 day minimum study period, you must log into the Student Portal to review the electronic book (one book for the full Consumer Protection course) and take the assessment quizzes (for the 1st half of Consumer Protection), which contain questions in true/false format.
      2. While required, assessment quizzes are not graded (though correct answers are displayed), and can only be taken once.
    2. After the 2 day minimum study period is satisfied, log back into the Student Portal to take the exam for 1st half of the Consumer Protection course.
      1. The exam contains 35 multiple choice questions that must be completed within 35 minutes.
      2. You have two attempts to pass with a 70% (or higher) score.
      3. There is no minimum study period between exam attempts (after the initial 2 day minimum study period).
      4. Note that while we can provide your exact score, you’re not allowed to see which answers you get wrong.
    3. Once you pass the 1st half of the Consumer Protection course, please follow steps 1 and 2 for the 2nd half of the Consumer Protection course.

    Next Steps

    For next steps, please see the Follow Through section below. Learn more about what’s available for custom ordering:

Need Support?

Call us at (650) 941-4321 or email support@charliekrackeler.com.

Follow Through

The following applies to all orders for courses and programs within the Renewing a License section;

  • DRE requires you to re-purchase any course(s) where you fail the exam twice.
  • You must pass the exams for all courses of a single order within 1 year of your purchase date. Failure to do so will require you to re-purchase the specific courses you did not complete.
  • Please transcribe all data from your certificate(s) (up to a possible 45 credit hours) onto DRE Form 251 and submit the form and renewal fee payment to the DRE.

For Further Information

Please visit the DRE’s website for further requirements and waiver possibilities, and contact them directly for answers on how they apply to your situation.

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