Currently the State of California will allow enrollment or completion of the 45 hour course, “Real Estate Principles”, before applying for their test date. Completion must be absolute prior to obtaining the license.
After September 30, 2007 a total of 135 hours of licensing coursework in Real Estate Principles, Real Estate Practice and a third elective course approved by the DRE, must be completed, “and” certificates of completion must be submitted when applying for the CA Real Estate Salespersons License Examination.
It is anticipated that this process will triple the amount of time it takes for recruits to complete their pre-licensing education.
Here is the links to our State Real Estate Commission: https://www.dre.cahwnet.gov/