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Real Estate Broker License

Certificate of Completion

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 are in real estate sales, property management, mortgage lending industry, title insurance, escrow, real estate office administration, and development.

Program Requirements (384-432 hours)

Course NumberCourse TitleHours
NCRL091Real Estate Practice48 - 54 hours
NCRL092Real Estate Economics48 - 54 hours
NCRL093ALegal Aspects of Real Estate I48 - 54 hours
NCRL094CReal Estate Appraisal Principles and Procedures48 - 54 hours
NCRL095AReal Estate Finance48 - 54 hours
NCRL090Principles of Real Estate48 - 54 hours
NCRL096AReal Estate Investment I48 - 54 hours
NCRL099Property Management48 - 54 hours

Total Certificate Hours: 384-432 hours

Certificates are listed as hours rather than college credit (units). Students must pass and complete the minimum number of hours required.

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

  • 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 license.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the rights and obligations of a real estate professional under the law.
  • 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 understand of the variety of career options available to those with a real estate background and a Broker license.
Last Updated 7/19/23