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Easily renew your real estate license with the FREE 45 hour online license renewal package from C.A.R.

Designations / Certifications

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Course Calendar

Browse our class schedule to find when and where to take real estate courses.

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Pre-License Training

Prepare to earn your real estate license with our online courses

NMLS Approved Education for California Mortgage Licensees

Complete your eight-hour NMLS license renewal requirement through our NMLS-approved provider, OnlineEd

C.A.R. Board of Directors and Committees

The main Business Meetings page includes important links for Directors and Committee Members. The next regularly scheduled C.A.R. Business Meeting takes place February 13-16, 2024 in Monterey. 

NAR Meetings

Check out NAR's upcoming meetings and conference schedule.


Learn how to schedule a C.A.R. outreach speaker for your next event and access presentations from previous outreaches.

Virtual Events

View C.A.R's upcoming and past virtual events.

For Your Clients

A one-stop shop for tools and and resources to educate consumers about the intricacies of buying and selling a home and how a REALTOR® can help.

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Digital Tools

Marketing tools from C.A.R.'s consumer advertising campaign

For Brokers/Managers

This information is designed for Real Estate Brokers and Office Managers to assist you in supporting your real estate business. 

Center for California Real Estate

CCRE's mission is to advance industry knowledge and innovation with an emphasis on convening key experts and influence-makers.

Tax Reform FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Multimedia Library

From webinars to videos and podcasts to blogs, C.A.R. keeps you in the know.

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C.A.R. publishes eight magazine issues and various newsletters throughout the year.

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FREE 45-Hour CE Package for C.A.R. Members
Join the thousands of members who have already claimed their free license renewal package!

Have you already claimed and started your classes? Log in directly at www.OnlineEd.com or click below:


Claim your FREE CE 45-Hour Package of Online CE Courses for your License Renewal. All packages meet DRE requirements for mandatory subjects and course categories.  All packages below include an ethics course that also fulfills the REALTOR® Code of Ethics Training Requirement for NAR.


Register here to access the necessary 45 hours of Continuing Education for Salespersons who are reactivating their licenses. If this is your first time renewing your license, click FIRST-TIME below. All other Salesperson Licensees should click on SUBSEQUENT. Licenses must be renewed every four years.



Brokers may enroll for license renewals (first-time or subsequent) by clicking RENEWALS below to fulfill the CA Department of Real Estate requirement to take 45 hours of Continuing Education every four years.  



The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS® requires members to take an Ethics course of at least 2.5 hours every 3 years. This course emphasizes that the standards of ethical conduct in the practice of real estate are based upon the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS'® Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice and upon federal and state laws governing conduct applicable to the practice of real estate.





  • Users should review the California Continuing Education Help Page before starting classes. 
  • The DRE requires salesperson licensees to take 45 hours of continuing education every 4 years. 
  • Users will have access to the courses for up to 12 months after registering for a course package.
  • Each package is designed so that all classes included must be completed to meet DRE requirements. 
  • Students may not study course materials for more than 8 hours per day. Your final exam will be locked until it has been determined (automatically) that you have been allowed the necessary study time.
  • You can take the courses within these packages up to 4 years before your license expiration date. However, you cannot upload your renewal information to the DRE until 90 days prior to your expiration date.
  • Licensees in the state of California are now required (beginning 1/1/23) to take an Implicit Bias course and an Interactive Fair Housing course as part of their 45 hours of CE. The packages on this page include these 2 requirements.


Students may not take more than 15 hours of final exam credits in one day. This means that you may not study for all of the courses and then cram 45 credit hours of testing into one day. However, students are free to either study and test over each course at a time, or they may study all the courses and take the tests afterward over the course of several days.

What members are saying:

"My license renewal deadline was approaching and I was headed out of town for a family visit across country with one course remaining for renewal. Thanks to C.A.R. and Online Ed, I was able to complete my last required course on the plane! I passed my exam and submitted all my courses to DRE from 30,000 feet. Thanks C.A.R., these 45 free hours are the best, both in content and accessibility!"

    - Julie Hoskins

"Just finished the course and renewed my Broker's license and want to compliment the CAR program. The on-line system and its courses worked very well for me. Thank you."
    - Don

"The full 45 hour series was very good in its detail to the important topics of disclosure and agency. I would recommend all agents take this series as a refresher in addition to license renewal."
- Patrick Rooney

"Keep up the good work. In my personal experience of renewing the broker's license every five years, this system is the best, informative, real and practical education tool for the licensees; and in my opinion, it's better than all any other courses I took before! Good job! and Thank you!"
   - Dora

"Quizzes and final exams are definitely not easy. They require much focus and comprehension. Nonetheless, info in materials offered is very effective."
   - Erik Ruiz

These are online CE courses authored by Online Ed and brought to you by C.A.R. Education as a C.A.R. Member Benefit.  OnlineEd DRE Sponsor No. 6347  

For more information about renewal requirements, please visit DRE License Resources.

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