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California Real Estate License Courses Online

Start a career you’ll love in a state that makes dreams happen. As a California real estate agent, be your own boss and enjoy unlimited earning potential. Enroll today in California online real estate courses.

Colibri Real Estate operates as Real Estate Express in California (DRE Approval S0410).

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California Real Estate License School

Self-paced California real estate license course packages

For learners who require more time while juggling work and family demands, move through pre-licensing courses at your own pace. Even better? Listen to the entire course with a read-along, audio learning option. Plus, track your course progress with our award-winning student dashboard.

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Ultimate Learning

This all-inclusive package offers professional growth opportunities to expand your career and industry influence.
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Pre-license CourseCompuCram Exam Prep
  • Simulated Exams
  • Flashcards
  • Readiness Assessment
  • Audio Review Guides
Live & Interactive Instruction
  • Exam Crammer Webinar Series
  • Instructor Q&A
Career Booster Pack (1-year access)
  • 20+ real estate “how-to” videos
  • Job aids for new agents
  • Buyer and seller checklists
  • Customizable action plan templates
Textbook Included

Exam Preparation Plus

Includes live Q&A with local instructors for a personal, guided approach to passing your exam.
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  • Readiness Assessment
  • Audio Review Guides
Live & Interactive Instruction
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  • Instructor Q&A

Exam Preparation

Enter exam day with confidence. With exam prep, take tests that simulate the real deal and master exam topics.
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The Basics

Where real estate passion and career meet: Disciplined self-starters, here are the essentials.
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Pre-license Course

Preview your California State Education

Why choose Colibri for your Real Estate Pre-licensing classes in California?

Learn from local experts

California real estate experts develop all of your pre-licensing course content. For students enrolled in livestream, local California instructors also teach your classes.

Pass your exam on the first try

On exam day, you deserve to feel poised and ready, which is why we offer industry-leading exam prep. Pass the California real estate exam on your first try, or your original purchase price is on us.

Enjoy flexible learning options

To accommodate your unique schedule, we offer multiple ways to complete California pre-licensing. Take California real estate classes online at your own pace or in a virtual livestream setting.

Boost your career confidence

Your dream job awaits. Start a career you love with tools, support, and a dedicated partner at your side. Join thousands of other California real estate students who got their start with us.

3 Steps to Getting Your California Real Estate License

Complete pre-licensing education.

As a prospective agent, you must take pre-licensing courses from an approved real estate licensing school. Upon completion, obtain your official transcripts or certificate; this is required to finalize your license application.

Pass your real estate exam.

Once you’ve passed the final pre-licensing exam, schedule your state licensing real estate exam. Likely, you’ll encounter questions not covered in pre-licensing curriculum, so look for exam prep programs that highlight practice questions for your state.

Launch your real estate career.

Congratulations! You’re officially a real estate agent! Now you can begin working with a broker who will put you on solid ground, ensuring success right out of the gates.

A leading real estate school in California for over 520,000 students — and counting.

To set our students up for success, we provide industry-leading real estate courses, resources, and expertise. Hear what our students have to say about our California real estate classes and more:

Signing up was quick and easy! Plus, the website was extremely easy to access and very thorough and provided all the answers for questions that I had.

Carolyn R.


Very straightforward and easily accessible for anyone! The ‘go at your own pace’ strategy is one that I very much prefer and think that it’s much easier to study and learn whenever and wherever I may be.

Matthew D.


This has been an awesome experience. Lots of reading but definitely well worth it.

Alexis M.


Exclusive Partnership

Colibri Real Estate is proud partners with Buffini & Company, the largest North American coaching company, Buffini & Company has trained more than 3 million business professionals.

Colibri Real Estate students have exclusive access to Buffini & Company’s:

  • Comprehensive career coaching videos that provide relateble, useful insights and real-world examples of what it takes to succeed in this fast-growing industry.
  • New Agent Starter Kit, arming them with additional career tools, tips and content.


What is Pass or Don’t Pay Guarantee?

If a student does not pass the California real estate license exam within 30 days of completing the exam prep course, we’ll reimburse the original cost of either your pre-licensing package or the exclusive exam prep you purchased.* For reimbursement, email us at [email protected] with a copy of your exam results, including the date of the exams, within 30 days of the failed exam attempt.  
*Specific state laws or regulations prohibit some students from qualifying. For example, Florida, Michigan, Tennessee, and New Jersey do not permit guarantees to passing the real estate licensing exam. 

What if I miss a livestream class?

Just as if you were in a classroom, attending all sessions from start to finish are crucial to earn credit. We understand some things are out of your control! Please review your welcome letter, located on your student dashboard for more attendance details.

Can I take both online and livestream?

Each class must be completed in the format it was started to receive credit.

How much does a real estate license cost in California?

A real estate license in California can cost between $544-$1065 depending on your preferred real estate school and course. The cost of a real estate license course or package in California at Colibri is between $84-$456.
Here is a breakdown of the various fees and expenses included in the total cost of a real estate license in California:

Course / Package Fees: $84-$456
Background Check: $49-$56
Salesperson License Fees: $245
Examination Fees: $60

What is the duration of a real estate license course in California?

In California, a student or licensee is expected to spend at least 18 days in an accredited real estate licensing course or program. The courses at Colibri are available for durations between 18 days and 6 months.

Can you attend real estate pre-licensing classes online in California?

Yes, you can! Colibri offers students or licensees to attend classes and complete their pre-licensing course fully online with livestream and flexible self-paced packages.

Does California offer real estate license reciprocity?

No, California does not have reciprocity for real estate licenses.

Can you take the California real estate exam without classes?

No, you cannot take the exam without completing your real estate pre-licensing course in California.

How long does it take to get a California real estate license?

On average, it takes between five (5) and six (6) months to get a California real estate license depending on the pace in which you complete the 135 hours of pre-licensing courses and pass your licensing examination, the time it takes you to complete the application process and find a sponsoring broker, and application processing times.

What are the requirements to get a real estate license in California?

To get your real estate license in California you must be at least 18 years old and possess honesty and truthfulness, as failure to disclose any criminal violation or disciplinary action may result in the denial of a license. The process involves completing an approved 135 hours of pre-licensing education and applying for the salesperson examination. You must also submit fingerprints for a criminal background check and successfully pass the California real estate licensing exam with a score of 70% or higher. Following this, you need to obtain sponsorship from a licensed California broker and complete the California Real Estate License application.

Read more about the California real estate license requirements.

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Estoy interesado en obtener la licencia de Real State en el Estado de la Florida, Soy Abogado en el Ecuador, pero estoy por recibir mis papeles de residente en USA y soy dispacitado, como podria hacer para obtener la licencia

Asked by: FERMU2266
FL requiere 63 horas de educación junto con aprobar su examen de licencia antes de que pueda solicitar su licencia. Podemos ayudarlo con esta educación. Sin embargo, consulte con ellos acerca de los requisitos de residencia (tiempo de vida en FL, etc.), así como cualquier otra documentación que puedan necesitar ya que usted viene de Ecuador. Definitivamente, vea si su título o estado de derecho será reconocido aquí en los EE. UU., Ya que esto posiblemente le ahorrará tiempo y dinero en los requisitos. Sin embargo, solo el estado puede aclarar esto. Su número de contacto y sitio web son: (850) 487-1395
Answered by: bella
Date published: 2021-02-14

soy abogado en Peru,mi pregunta es – estoy exonerada del curso para la precalificacion? gracias

Asked by: Fanny
¿En qué estado está interesado en obtener una licencia?
Answered by: bella
Date published: 2021-04-23
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