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Real Estate Broker License

Certificate of Achievement

West Valley College offers students an opportunity to take all of the courses needed to obtain a Real Estate Broker License in California. The California Department of Real Estate (DRE) requires license applicants to take eight real estate classes before taking the Real Estate Broker exam, which must be passed in order to obtain a renewable real estate Broker License. A Broker License is necessary in California for a person to be able to buy or sell real estate on another's behalf and to open one's own real estate firm. Upon completion of the Certificate requirements, students will be eligible to take the Real Estate Broker exam. A student can take this exam once the student has demonstrated to the DRE that the student has completed the required coursework. Certificate holders will have a strong educational background that will help them succeed in passing the exam. Upon passage of this exam, the Certificate holder will be issued a California Real Estate Broker License. Potential careers in this field are real estate sales, property management, mortgage lending industry, title insurance, escrow, real estate office administration, and development.

Core Requirements (15 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
RLST091Real Estate Practice3 units
RLST092Real Estate Economics3 units
RLST093ALegal Aspects of Real Estate I3 units
RLST094CReal Estate Appraisal Principles and Procedures3 units
RLST095AReal Estate Finance3 units

Electives (9 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
BUSN028Business Law3 units
RLST090Principles of Real Estate3 units
RLST096AReal Estate Investment I3 units
RLST099Property Management3 units

Total Certificate Units: 24 units

To be awarded a certificate, a student must:

  1. Complete all the program requirements.
  2. Earn a grade of “C” (or "P") or better for all required courses.

Upon successful completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the legal and ethical obligations of real estate agents.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of a real estate transaction
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the variety of career options available to those with a real estate background and a Broker license.
  • Demonstrate to the DRE that they have completed all of the required classes necessary to be eligible to take the state licensing exam for the Real Estate Broker prepare students to take and pass the California Real Estate Broker Exam
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the rights and obligations of a real estate professional under the law.
Last Updated 6/28/24