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Real Estate

West Valley College offers all of the required courses that a student needs to take in order to obtain a Real Estate Salesperson’s license. The California Department of Real Estate (DRE) requires that an individual take three real estate-oriented classes and pass a state licensing exam before obtaining a renewable Real Estate Salesperson’s license. A Salesperson’s license is necessary in California for a person to be able to represent buyers and sellers of real estate.

We offer a variety of real estate courses to those seeking to obtain a Real Estate Broker license or a Real Estate Appraiser license.


Degree or Certificate ProgramAward TypeRequirements
Real Estate Broker License Certificate of Achievement 24 units
Real Estate Salesperson License Certificate of Achievement 9 units

The Faculty

Lance Shoemaker


Besides preparing you to take the state license exams, we also emphasize what it's really like to be a real estate professional working full-time. As any successful real estate professional will tell you, passing the exam is the easy part, developing your own business is a lot more work.

Career Options

  • Real Estate Agent
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Escrow Agent
  • Title Insurance Officer
  • Loan Officer
  • Mortgage Broker
  • Stager
  • Architect
  • Developer
  • Contractor
  • Transaction Coordinator
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Last Updated 1/18/24