Start Your California Real Estate Career!

We've built the most affordable way for you to get your California Real Estate License. Attend at least 1 interview scheduled by an AgentAdvice recruiter after passing the state exam, and we'll reimburse you for the entire cost of the course that you purchase from us.

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RealEstateU - Full California Course Advantage
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We will reimburse the cost of your course once you've interviewed with a participating partner brokerage.

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Course Details

100,000+ students have attended this real estate school!

There has never been a better time to get into real estate!  It’s a rewarding career where you can set your own hours and determine your own success.

RealEstateU is an audio course, meaning you can listen to it on your own time.  Online audio courses are significantly more affordable than classroom-based courses, and you can complete the courses whenever you want instead of on someone else’s schedule.  RealEstateU is one of the most affordable and flexible courses in California, and you can take it anywhere using a computer, smartphone, or tablet.

By purchasing your course on, you also get the AgentAdvice Advantage (at no extra cost), which includes benefits not available from real estate schools, such as free test prep provided by PrepAgent ($100 value), a full refund if you fail the state exam, warm introductions to hiring brokerages, and a video library to help you jumpstart your career in real estate once you’ve received your license.

RealEstateU coupled with the AgentAdvice Advantage is hands down the best deal in California pre-license education.

Have additional questions?  Let us know – we’re here to help you!  Email our dedicated California Enrollment Advisor –

What people say about RealEstateU – Full California Course

"Those who have taken the courses find them to be very thorough and can get through them quickly. Students love the low price, and find it very convenient if they have a busy schedule."

Michael B.

"Students find it very easy to use, and reviews also show that students agree that the quizzes were a great prep for the exam."

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AgentAdvice and RealEstateU have paired up to offer you this amazing course.  It’s one of the most popular real estate courses in California and comes with the following:

  1. 45 Hour Real Estate Principles Course 
  2. 45 Hour Real Estate Practices Course
  3. 45 Hour Real Estate Finance Course

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In addition, you can enjoy these course features:

  • 24/7 access to listen to courses on-the-go whenever you want
  • 12 months to complete the courses on your own schedule
  • 29 beautifully designed infographics that explain key concepts in the courses
  • A course workbook that helps you take notes; includes outlines of each lesson and key terms
  • A course glossary as a downloadable PDF that will help you review and study key terms without having to log into the courses
  • Downloadable supporting documents discussed throughout the course
  • A quiz following each chapter that tests how much you have retained 

A California real estate license can help you in a wide range of professions:

  • Property management
  • Real estate investment
  • Real estate analysis
  • Appraisals
  • Loan underwriting 

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What you need to know about the licensing exam: 

  • Each final exam consists of 60 multiple-choice questions.
  • Passing Grade: 70%
  • You have 120 minutes to complete each exam.
  • The exam is NOT open book.
  • In order to access the final exam, a proctoring password is required.  You will have to reserve your exam date with ProctorU who will then enter the proctoring password at the time of your exam.
  • Rather than having students drive to a proctoring location for each exam, they can take their exams from home with the services of ProctorU. The online proctoring services ultimately provide students with much more convenience, as they don’t have to physically travel for each exam.
  • The State only allows up to 2 attempts at the final exam. If you do not pass the final exam on the second attempt, you must retake the 30-hour course (that the final pertains to) before being able to retake your final exam. The state requires you to wait at least 72 hour before retaking the final exam.

How long does it take? 

Students can finish the course in as little as 18 days. However, students are required to finish in a 12 month period.

This course includes our special AgentAdvice Advantage, which will help get your real estate career off to a great start by giving you access to free test prep provided by market leaders. 

The AgentAdvice Advantage also includes extras not available anywhere else including opportunities to connect with hiring brokerages, as well as a video library once you’ve received your license, that can help you get up-to-speed on real estate quicker.

Cancellation/Return Policy: 

AgentAdvice offers the best return policy available for this course.  If you change your mind during the first 30 days after purchase, you’re able to contact us for a full refund (as long as you’re not more than 50% of the way finished).  We make cancellation easy – just email us ( with the student name and account number that’s tied to the course that you want to cancel.  No need to call us or wait in a phone queue. Advantage

  • Pass or Your Money Back

    If you don’t pass the state licensing exam, we’ll fully refund you. To be eligible, students must purchase a package via the AgentAdvice website. You must attempt to pass the state licensing exam at least twice within 45 days of completing the course material. Just let us know after failing the exam the first time, so we can help provide you with additional help. If you still don’t pass, you will receive a full refund.

  • Broker Placement

    We have partnerships with brokers. By enrolling in this course, you have a guaranteed position waiting for you at a partner brokerage. Real estate agents are 1099 contractors - you are still your own boss.

  • Best Test Prep on the Market Included ($100 value!)

    Get instant access to live online group webinars, e-books, online training tools, and thousands of state-specific practice questions. PrepAgent also comes with study materials and free practice exams.

Scholarship Details

How are we able to offer a scholarship?

We get this question a lot.  Here at AgentAdvice, transparency is important to us, so we’re happy to share with you how we can afford to reimburse students.  We’re recruiters that work with the best and fastest growing brokerages in the country, and when we help place agents with brokerages, they will often pay us a placement fee.  So we’re betting on you being a great agent prospect, and if we can make obtaining your real estate license more affordable, then hopefully you’ll return the favor and come back to us every time you’re ready for a new brokerage.  It’s that simple, and we’re happy to invest in you.

How does the reimbursement work?

Email us ( once you receive confirmation from the state that you’ve passed the state exam, and one of our recruiters will reach out to you to get to know you and determine which of our brokerage partners would best fit your career goals.  We’ll schedule the interview at a time that works for you.  All you have to do is attend the interview, and our support team will reimburse your credit card for the amount that you’ve paid us within 2 business days. We’re pretty good at matching agents to brokerages, but we will reimburse you even if you choose to work for a different brokerage.  No other strings attached.

Tip:  If you’ve already started a different course at your own expense, or prefer to pick your own school at your own expense, we’d still love to help you.  Just reach back out when you’re licensed, and we can connect you with our hiring team, however, we’re unable to reimburse your course costs at this time unless you purchase the course directly from us. is not the provider of the course, and all state certifications, ongoing support questions, etc. will be provided by and fulfilled directly through the school.

About the Opportunity

We partner with brokerages like Keller Williams, RE/Max, and EXP Realty who are looking to add new agents to their brokerages. We are looking for mainly full-time agents, though some of our brokerages are also hiring for part-time agents. As an agent, you’ll set your own hours and ultimately drive your own success. If you have strong people skills, a positive attitude, and a desire to succeed, real estate may be a great fit for you.

Once you’ve completed your course, please contact your recruiter for partner options in your area.

Real estate agents are independent contractors, which means your income potential is unlimited. Unlike other “jobs” where you just get the same paycheck each week, you are your own boss of your own business.

Generally, full-time real estate agents in our program make $40,000 – $60,000 in their first 1-2 years, while our experienced and top real estate agents can make $200,000+.

How to Get a California Real Estate License

To get your real estate license, you need to take a pre-licensing course, and pass the California real estate exam.

All courses must be completed through a “regionally accredited college or university” or an approved real estate school.  The good news is you going to physical classrooms isn’t required – you can take the course online through an approved real estate school.

Most real estate schools allow you to buy a single package with everything you need to become an agent.  As far as the official state requirements, you’ll need to take these courses:

  1. Real Estate Principles (mandatory)
  2. Real Estate Practice (mandatory)
  3. And one elective of the following courses:
    • Accounting
    • Business Law
    • Common Interest Developments
    • Escrows
    • Legal Aspects of Real Estate
    • Mortgage Loan Brokering & Lending
    • Property Management
    • Real Estate Appraisal
    • Real Estate Economics
    • Real Estate Finance
    • Real Estate Office Administration

All applicants for a California real estate license must be 18 years of age and submit to mandatory electronic fingerprint identification.

Getting your license is easy!

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  • The possibilities for growth are limitless
  • You don’t need years of school to become a real estate agent
  • In fact, you can get your license in as little as 2 weeks
  • Real estate is a great career option during times of financial unrest
  • It puts you one step closer to becoming your own boss

RealEstateU – Full California Course (Scholarship) Reviews

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It was the best. I liked that I was able to do everything on my own time. If you are better off learning on your own than a classroom, I highly recommend it. I thought it was a pretty easy program to get through, especially with my real estate background, but it might be difficult online for someone without the background. One thing I think they should improve is instead of printing out their media, I think they should provide their users with a book. I thought it was a good program, and it was very affordable.

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RealEstateU was very informative and user friendly. The only thing I did not like about it was the time it took to complete the program, it was very long! I also think it was a bit time consuming having so many quizzes after every single chapter. It was overall good but very time-consuming.

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RealEstateU was convenient, and they had all the information that was required to pass the exams. They also provided other helpful resources, and the instructors were the best. Everything on the curriculum was easy to follow, but I do wish they would provide live instructors from time to time. That would be very helpful. If you choose online courses, just know you need to be disciplined, stay focused, and manage your time.

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This was the cheapest program I could find. Alot of other people complain that there are no videos or images, but they clearly must not have even read what they were buying. The course is kind of dry but it is better than just reading a text book.

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The first few chapters are hard to get into, but once you’ve gotten started it gets easier. It’s pretty easy all things considered!

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