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California Residential Purchase Agreement (RPA-CA) and Related Forms

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 4 hours of Continuing Education (CE) 

This course is Department of Real Estate (DRE) accredited for 4 hours of Continuing Education (CE) in Consumer Protection. when taken as a live lecture course, or a LearnMyWay® webinar. Credits may be achieved after spending the required time in the course and subsequently passing a final exam with an overall score of 70% or better.

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Course Description:

The California Residential Purchase Agreement (RPA) form is the cornerstone of every successful real estate transaction in the state of California and there are several essential concepts, principles, and facts about this form that all REALTORS® should know. Get detailed instruction about how to properly complete and use the RPA form step-by-step to better serve and protect yourself and YOUR CLIENTS!



Live or LearnMyWay:  To register for a webinar or a live course near you, visit the C.A.R. Education Calendar.

Online Anytime:  To register for this course online, visit store.car.org

Certification:  This course counts as an elective toward earning  the Certified Transaction Coordinator (CTC) Certification.  For more information about these certifications, please visit the Certifications/Designation Page


 Live or LearnMyWay®               Online Anytime


How you will benefit from taking the live lecture course:

  • Learn the new approach to addressing wood destroying pests

  • Understand changes regarding how to deal with personal property items

  • Learn how to write offers without deposit checks

  • Familiarize yourself with dozens of other changes to the RPA contract

  • Complete all mandatory and recommended disclosures

  • Learn how to create, modify, cancel, or close a transaction

  • Ensure all commissions are paid in full and on time

This course covers:

  • Detailed instructions on how to use the RPA form.

  • Instruction on how to use related forms such as:
    o       Buyer's Inspection Advisory (BIA)
    o       Requests for Repairs (RR)
    o       Receipt for Reports (RFR)
    o       Contingency Removal (CR)
    o       Notice to Buyer to Perform (NBP)
    o       Notice to Seller to Perform (NSP)
    o       Supplemental Statutory and Contractual Disclosures (SSD)
    o       Wood Destroying Pest Inspection and Allocation of Cost Addendum (WPA)
    o       Contingency for Sale or Purchase of Other Property (COP)
    o       Purchase Agreement Addendum (PAA)
    o       Seller Financing Addendum and Disclosure (SFA)
    o       Cooperating Broker Compensation Agreement and Escrow Instructions (CBC)
    o       Residential Listing Agreement - Exclusive (RLA)
    o       Seller's Advisory (SA)

  • Relevant provisions in the RPA form and related forms.

  • Principal preparation of an offer made using the RPA and related forms.

  • Principal response to an offer made using the RPA and related forms.

  • Answers to legal questions from a buyer or seller client concerning language in the RPA and related forms.

  • Guidance for a buyer or seller client concerning the application of RPA and related forms to their particular transaction.

Who should attend:
Every REALTOR® in the state of California who has any involvement in the purchase agreement process.


Gov Hutchinson, C.A.R. Assistant General Counsel
Howard Fallman, C.A.R. Managing Senior Counsel
Neil Kalin, C.A.R. Assistant General Counsel


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Earn the Certified Transaction Coordinator (CTC) Certification:

The CTC Certification can be earned by taking four or five of the courses we offer for the Certification.  Visit the Certifications/Designation Page for more info. 

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