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Real Estate Licensure

Overview

There are many reasons to choose a career in real estate: set your own schedule, be your own boss, knowledgeably invest in properties, form relationships with other agents, and collect commissions for home sales that you manage.

To help students prepare for the real estate license exam, and in response to ongoing employment growth in the real estate field, we have collaborated with real estate industry professionals to develop the Real Estate Licensure Certificate Program. Coursework is modeled after the curriculum created by the California Department of Real Estate (CalDRE), and the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Official transcripts are a required document for the CalDRE Salesperson Exam/License Application. Official UCI DCE transcripts can be purchased through your DCE web account.

Who Should Enroll

This program is ideal for you if you:

  • Are interested in pursuing a real estate license and meeting the other requirements outlined by the CalDRE
  • Need to satisfy the educational requirements to sit for the real estate license exam
  • Are seeking continuing education to fulfill educational requirements to sit for the broker’s license exam
  • Wish to learn more about personal investments and property acquisition

Career Insight

Occupational summary for Real Estate Sales Agent in the U.S. Source: Lightcast™ 2022

191,957
Annual Job Openings
(2021)
15.3%
Projected Growth
(2021-2031)
$103k
Salary for Highly Experienced Professionals
(Median Salary $49k)

Program Benefits

  • Demonstrate and apply the content mandated by the CalDRE
  • Satisfy the 135 hour education requirement necessary to sit for the Real Estate License exam
  • Exhibit knowledge of agency and fiduciary responsibility, and an understanding of real estate opportunities and risk
  • Improve your chance of passing the license exam with optional real estate license exam preparation course
  • UC Irvine is fully accredited by the Senior Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Course Schedule

Required Courses

TitleWinterSpringSummerFall
MGMT X485.2
Real Estate Principles (4.50 Units)
MGMT X485.2
Online Online to be scheduled to be scheduled
MGMT X485.23
Real Estate Finance (4.50 Units)
MGMT X485.23
Online Online to be scheduled to be scheduled
MGMT X485.22
Real Estate Practice (4.50 Units)
MGMT X485.22
Online Online to be scheduled to be scheduled

Course schedules are subject to change. Individual courses may be taken without enrolling in the full program.

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Academic Calendar

Event Winter 2023 Spring 2023 Summer 2023 Fall 2023
Registration Begins (after 2pm PT) Oct 20 Jan 19 Apr 20 Jul 13
Courses Begin* (week of) Jan 3 Mar 27 Jun 20 Sep 25
Courses End* (week of) Mar 13 Jun 5 Sep 5 Dec 11
Administrative Holidays Dec 22-31, Jan 1-3, Jan 16, Feb 20 Mar 31, May 29 Jun 19, Jul 4, Sep 4 Nov 10, Nov 23-24, Dec 25-26, Jan 1-2

*Actual dates may vary by program.

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Certificate Eligibility and Requirements

A certificate is awarded upon completion of the three required courses for 13.5 units (135 hours) of instruction, with a letter grade of “C” or better. To become an official candidate in the program, students pursuing the certificate must submit a Declaration of Candidacy with a non-refundable $125 application fee. Students are encouraged to declare candidacy as soon as possible, but no later than after the third course in the program. To receive the digital certificate after completing all program requirements, students must submit a Request for Certificate. All requirements must be completed within five (5) years after the student enrolls in his/her first course. Students not pursuing a certificate are welcome to take as many individual courses as they wish.

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On-site Training Available

Our Corporate Training specialists can deliver this program or customize one that fits your organization’s specific needs. Visit Corporate Training or call (949) 824-1847 for information.

English Proficiency Requirement
All certificate programs at UCI Division of Continuing Education (classroom and online formats) require professional-level English language proficiency in listening and note-taking, reading comprehension and vocabulary, written expression, and oral presentation.