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

Pre-License Training

Prepare to earn your real estate license with our online courses

Career Path

Browse our courses by topic to find the training you need to build up your real estate business.

Designations / Certifications

Distinguish yourself by learning how to build a business that specializes in niche markets to nearly double your earning potential in various real estate sectors

Education Calendar

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

Course Catalog

Browse through the many courses we offer - listed in alphabetical order. 

Online Bundles
Risk and Education Management System

The REMS system allows brokers to deliver quality education to their agents and track their progress.


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.

Tentative Program Meeting Registration
REimagine! 2019

A new, all about connections and interactions, California REALTOR® event.

C.A.R. Women's Initiative

C.A.R.'s WomanUP!® conference is devoted to giving powerful women bold tools to take their careers to the next level.

NAR Meetings

NAR meeting information and materials.

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.

ClientDIRECT® Infographics One Cool Thing Tax Reform One Sheets
Charts & Graphs

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Digital Tools

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

Social Media Content

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For Brokers/Managers

From Conferences to Resources, this area is geared to brokers and managers.

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


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

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Legislative Update

C.A.R. will sponsor legislation to provide a tax credit to first-time homebuyers. As a result of the 2018 federal tax reform, C.A.R. convened a task force to minimize the adverse impact to existing homeowners, as well as to new homebuyers. This measure will provide relief to new homeowners and incentivize homeownership throughout the state by establishing a first-time homebuyer tax credit. This bill is pending introduction in the Legislature.

C.A.R. will sponsor legislation to further enhance disclosures for Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program assessments. In recent years, the Legislature has sought to enhance consumer protections for PACE programs. However, there is still need for more clear and straightforward disclosures of the key terms of PACE and the consequences of such financing to consumers.  This bill is pending introduction in the Legislature. 

C.A.R. will sponsor legislation to continue to further update and clarify the real estate law. In 2015, C.A.R. began its multi-year effort to update and clarify the real estate law with the enactment of AB 685 (Irwin). Subsequently, in 2017-18 C.A.R. successfully sponsored two measures, AB 1289 (Arambula) and AB 2884 (Irwin), both of which enacted various, more extensive changes to both the Civil Code (AB 1289) and to the Business and Profession Code (AB 2884). This bill is pending introduction in the Legislature.

C.A.R. will sponsor legislation to allow using bonds to fund the construction of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). ADUs provide for an alternative solution to increasing the supply of affordable housing especially in tight real estate markets within the state. Unfortunately, funding to build ADUs is not readily available in many jurisdictions. C.A.R. will seek legislation that will allow bonds to pay for the construction of ADUs which will help to address California’s housing crisis. This bill is pending introduction in the Legislature.

Split Roll in 2020 – What does it mean for the industry? 
Join the Public Policy Forum on Wednesday, January 30 at 3:45 p.m. in the Indian Wells Ballroom, Nopales/Ocotillo/Pinon Rooms – for a moderated panel discussion on the split roll initiative headed for the ballot in 2020. The panelists will discuss how the initiative differs from current law (Proposition 13) and discuss what impact, if any, split roll will have on residential property? For more information, contact Vanessa Lucero at (916) 492-5200 or vanessal@car.org.

Regulatory Update

Senate Bill 2 Planning Grant Program Year 1 Guidelines are finalized.
In 2017, the Governor signed SB 2 (Atkins) into law as a part of a 15-bill housing package aimed at addressing the state’s housing shortage and high housing costs. Specifically, SB 2 funds affordable housing programs by imposing a flat $75 per document recording fee on every real estate instrument, not part of a sales transaction. SB 2 dedicated 20% of the program funds to affordable owner-occupied workforce housing programs. In October 2018, the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) released draft guidelines explaining project eligibility and review requirements along with detailing minimum and maximum award amounts. Of particular concern to C.A.R., the Guidelines failed to include recommendations regarding the 20% allocation for affordable owner-occupied workforce housing. C.A.R. submitted comments requesting that DHCD define “affordable owner-occupied workforce housing” in the Guidelines to mean housing for households making 120% AMI, allowing consideration of a higher AMI for “high cost areas” and requested that DHCD make recommendations related to the allocation of program funds. While DHCD did not incorporate C.A.R.’s suggested definition in the finalized Guidelines, DHCD released a Draft Permanent Local Housing Allocation Program Framing Paper, which includes C.A.R.’s suggested definition of “affordable owner-occupied workforce housing” for local programs and projects seeking to secure State funds.

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