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Online Renewal Program For Online Continuing Education License Renewal

Would you like to satisfy all of your continuing education requirements without having to leave the comfort and convenience of your home or office?

Renew your real estate (salesperson or broker) license online with the Online Renewal Program and get back to business.

Courses Overview

Please note the following for taking the courses:

Our Course Offering

This program includes the following online courses (known as the 6 mandated courses):

  • Agency and Fiduciary Duties
  • Ethics
  • Deposits and Trust Funds
  • Fair Housing
  • Risk Management
  • Management and Supervision

Please note the following about the above courses:

  • There is a 2 day minimum study period (before exams for all 6 mandated courses are available) for the above courses.
  • Each of the 6 courses has 1 online assessment quiz that must be taken before that course’s exam.
  • Each of the 6 courses has 1 online exam, each of which can be attempted twice.
  • Each exam has 15 multiple choice questions, with a 15 minute time limit.
  • Once all the of above courses are completed, the below course becomes available.
  • Charlie Krackeler's Real Estate Review / Consumer Protection

Please note the following about the above course:

  • The above course is organized into 2 course halves.
  • There is a 2 day minimum study period (before exams are available) for each course half.
  • Each course half has online assessment quizzes that must be taken before the exams.
  • Each course half has 1 online exam, each of which can be attempted twice.
  • The course’s 2 exams have 35 multiple choice questions, with a 35 minute time limit.

General Information Page

“Agency Relationships”

 This mandated course topic explores Agency Relationships and how they apply in a practitioner’ day to day brokerage activities.  Many of the statutory definitions as well as case law definitions of Agency tend to be a little too “legal-ese” for many practitioners and therefore, not understandable.  It is important for practitioners to understand how agency relationships are:  created (either via express contracts or implied agreements.)  The Agency Disclosure Law went in to affect on January 1, 1988.  Much of it is quite simple, but not necessarily logical.  This course makes this topic understandable.

Course credit hours:  This course is approved for 3 hours of continuing education in the category of “Agency.”

Identification:  The participant shall present one of the following forms of identification immediately before admittance to a correspondence course, this shall occur immediately proceeding the administration of a final examination for a correspondence and internet course offering

(a)A current California driver license

(b)A current identification card described in Section 13000 of the California Vehicle Code.

(c)Any identification of the participant issued by a government agency or recognized real estate related issued trade organization with the immediately preceding five years which bears a photograph, signature and identification number of the participant.

Method of Course Presentation:  The method of course presentation for this course is a correspondence course where the written material is delivered to the participant and the course sponsor acts as the exam monitor at a designated location.  This course is also administered via the internet.

Course fee:  The fee for this course is $45.

Course Completion Time:  Per Commissioner’s Regulation:  3006(m); All offerings shall require completion within one year from the date of registration. 

Participants taking correspondence courses are limited to taking a maximum of 15 hours of credit testing in any one 24 hour period.

Refund Policy:  All sales are final.  Once the course is purchased by the participant, there are no refunds.

Attendance Record Policy:  The course sponsor, Charlie Krackeler Presents…, Inc., shall maintain a record of attendance of each participant, for a period of five years, sufficient to allow for the preparation of a duplicate certificate upon request by a participant, for a $25 administrative fee.  

Compliance Disclaimer:  Charlie Krackeler Presents…, Inc. fully complies with Continuing Education sections 3005 through 3012.2 and Business and Professions Code sections 10170 through 10170.6, without exception.  Please call (650) 941-4321 if you have any questions.

Textbook Information:  The written material required for this correspondence course is the following:

-Title:  “Agency Relationships”

-Author:  Charlie Krackeler, M.S., DREI

-Copyright Date:  2017

Exam Requirements:  The final examination for this course is open book.  It is  consistent for all participants.  While taking the final exam open book, the participant can only refer to the instructional material approved for the course.

The exam consists of 70 multiple choice questions.

Allotted time for the exam:  The time allotted for the exam is one minute per question.  Time involved in the final exam is included in the stated 3 clock hours of the offering of this correspondence course.

Grading criteria:  The final exam shall be corrected and the participant must get a score of a minimum of 70% in order to receive credit for the course.

Regulation 3007.3(k) and 3007.3(l):  This offering includes a provision for one retaking of the final examination by a participant who fails the original examination.  The questions on the alternate exam are all different than the original exam that the participant did not pass.  If the participant fails the re-exam, then s/he receives no credit for the course.  The participant may re-enroll and attempt completion of the same course, but must complete the credit hours and successfully complete the final exam in order to receive credit.

Online Evaluation Available:  A course and instructor evaluation is available on the California Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE) website at www.calbre.ca.gov.  Access this form by typing in “RE 318A” in the search box located in the upper right corner of the home page.

CalBRE Disclaimer Statement:  This course is approved for Continuing Education credit by the California Bureau of Real Estate.  However, this approval does not constitute an endorsement of the views or opinions which are expressed by the course sponsor, instructor, authors, or lecturers.

"Ethics"

Course Description:   This course covers both Ethics and Laws on both the California state level morality laws and laws on the Federal level.  The learning objectives are:

1.)   The (3) three categories in the Code of Ethics

2.)   The Former Commissioners Regulation 2785

3.)   Differentiate the Civil Rights Acts of 1866 and 1870 form the Federal Act in terms of whom it protects and what it prohibits.

4.)   Identify the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

5.)   The NAR Code of Ethics

6.)   Explain the effect of California Civil Code dealing with blind and other physically disabled persons on property owners.

7.)   The 17 Articles in the Code of Ethics

8.)   Recognize that discriminatory conduct is in violation of the CommissionerŐs Regulations, Business & Profession Code, and can be cause for license disciplinary action.

9.)   Explain the main provisions of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and the intent of the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act.

Method of course presentation:   This is a home study/correspondence course that can be taken online via the internet.

 Fee for the course:  The fee for the course is:  $25.  If any materials need to be sent there is a $5 shipping fee.

 Text book/Workbook:   ŇEthicsÓ by Charlie Krackeler.

 Refund/Cancellation Policy:  All sales final.  

 Final Exam:  The final exam is fifteen (15) multiple choice questions.  You have one minute per question or fifteen (15) minutes to complete the final exam.  The minimum passing score for the exam is: 70%.  If you fail the exam, you can re-take it ONE TIME.  If you fail it again (on the second try) you will be required to re-enroll in the course.

 California Bureau of Real Estate Disclaimer:

This course is approved for Continuing Education credit by the California Bureau of Real Estate.  However, this approval does not constitute an endorsement of the views or opinions that are expressed by the course sponsor, instructor, authors, or lecturers.

Correspondence Course Identification:  If you are taking this course (home study) using an outside proctor, you must present one of the following forms of identification:

1.)  A current California driver's license.

2.)  A current identification card described in Section 13000 of the California Vehicle Code.

3.)  Any identification of the participant issued by a government agency or a recognized real estate related trade organization within the immediately preceding five years which bears a photograph, signature and identification number of the participant.

Online Evaluation Statement:  A course and instructor evaluation is available on the California Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE) website at Access this form by typing  in ŇRE 318AÓ in the search box located in the upper right corner of the home page.

“Trust Fund Handling”

 Trust Fund Handling is a crucial topic for real estate practitioners to know and understand because it involves other people’s money.  Trust Fund money is the client’s money while non-Trust Fund Money is the broker’s money.  Keeping the client’s money (Trust Funds) segregated from the broker’s used to run his day to day brokerage operation (non-Trust Funds).  This course discusses the accounting requirements for broker’s to keep accurate records for many reasons including a Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE) audit.  This Trust Funds course will cover the important areas.

Course credit hours:  This course is approved for 3 hours of continuing education in the category of “Trust Fund Handling.”

Identification:  The participant shall present one of the following forms of identification immediately before admittance to a correspondence course, this shall occur immediately proceeding the administration of a final examination for a correspondence and internet course offering

(a)A current California driver license

(b)A current identification card described in Section 13000 of the California Vehicle Code.

(c)Any identification of the participant issued by a government agency or recognized real estate related issued trade organization with the immediately preceding five years which bears a photograph, signature and identification number of the participant.

Method of Course Presentation:  The method of course presentation for this course is a correspondence course where the written material is delivered to the participant and the course sponsor acts as the exam monitor at a designated location.  This course is also administered via the internet.

Course fee:  The fee for this course is $45.

Course Completion Time:  Per Commissioner’s Regulation:  3006(m); All offerings shall require completion within one year from the date of registration. 

Participants taking correspondence courses are limited to taking a maximum of 15 hours of credit testing in any one 24 hour period.

Refund Policy:  All sales are final.  Once the course is purchased by the participant, there are no refunds.

Attendance Record Policy:  The course sponsor, Charlie Krackeler Presents…, Inc., shall maintain a record of attendance of each participant, for a period of five years, sufficient to allow for the preparation of a duplicate certificate upon request by a participant, for a $25 administrative fee.  

Compliance Disclaimer:  Charlie Krackeler Presents…, Inc. fully complies with Continuing Education sections 3005 through 3012.2 and Business and Professions Code sections 10170 through 10170.6, without exception.  Please call (650) 941-4321 if you have any questions.

Textbook Information:  The written material required for this correspondence course is the following:

-Title:  “Trust Fund Handling”

-Author:  Charlie Krackeler, M.S., DREI

-Copyright Date:  2017

Exam Requirements:  The final examination for this course is open book.  It is  consistent for all participants.  While taking the final exam open book, the participant can only refer to the instructional material approved for the course.

The exam consists of 15 multiple choice questions.

Allotted time for the exam:  The time allotted for the exam is one minute per question.  Time involved in the final exam is included in the stated 3 clock hours of the offering of this correspondence course.

Grading criteria:  The final exam shall be corrected and the participant must get a score of a minimum of 70% in order to receive credit for the course.

Regulation 3007.3(k) and 3007.3(l):  This offering includes a provision for one retaking of the final examination by a participant who fails the original examination.  The questions on the alternate exam are all different than the original exam that the participant did not pass.  If the participant fails the re-exam, then s/he receives no credit for the course.  The participant may re-enroll and attempt completion of the same course, but must complete the credit hours and successfully complete the final exam in order to receive credit.

Online Evaluation Available:  A course and instructor evaluation is available on the California Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE) website at www.calbre.ca.gov.  Access this form by typing in “RE 318A” in the search box located in the upper right corner of the home page.

CalBRE Disclaimer Statement:  This course is approved for Continuing Education credit by the California Bureau of Real Estate.  However, this approval does not constitute an endorsement of the views or opinions which are expressed by the course sponsor, instructor, authors, or lecturers.

“Fair Housing” 

(Also in the Fair Housing Category) 3 DRE credits. 

Course Description:   This course covers Fair Housing Laws on both the California state level AND Fair Housing laws on the Federal level.  The learning objectives are:

Identify what classes are protected under the Federal Fair Housing Act and what acts are considered discriminatory under this law.
Recognize exemptions to the Fair Housing Act and appreciate the consequence of the violation of this law.
Differentiate the Civil Rights Acts of 1866 and 1870 form the Federal Fair Housing Act in terms of whom it protects and what it prohibits.
Identify the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Relate the Unruh Civil Rights Act to real estate offices, property management companies, and homeowner associations.
Explain the effect of California Civil Code dealing with blind and other physically disabled persons on property owners.
Identify acts that are unlawful and protected classes under the Rumford Act.
Recognize that discriminatory conduct is in violation of the Commissioner’s Regulations, Business & Profession Code, and can be cause for license disciplinary action.
Explain the main provisions of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and the intent of the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act.

Method of course presentation:   This is a home study/correspondence course that can be taken online via the internet.

Fee for the course:  The fee for the course is:  $25.  If any materials need to be sent there is a $5 shipping fee.

Text book/Workbook:   “Fair Housing” by Charlie Krackeler.

 Refund/Cancellation Policy:  All sales final.

 Final Exam:  The final exam is fifteen (15) multiple choice questions.  You have one minute per question or fifteen (15) minutes to complete the final exam.  The minimum passing score for the exam is: 70%.  If you fail the exam, you can re-take it ONE TIME.  If you fail it again (on the second try) you will be required to re-enroll in the course.

 California Bureau of Real Estate Disclaimer: This course is approved for Continuing Education credit by the California Bureau of Real Estate.  However, this approval does not constitute an endorsement of the views or opinions that are expressed by the course sponsor, instructor, authors, or lecturers.

 Correspondence Course Identification:  If you are taking this course (home study) using an outside proctor, you must present one of the following forms of identification:

1.)A current California driver’s license.

2.)A current identification card described in Section 13000 of the California Vehicle Code.

3.)Any identification of the participant issued by a government agency or a recognized real estate related trade organization within the immediately preceding five years which bears a photograph, signature and identification number of the participant.

 Online Evaluation Statement:  A course and instructor evaluation is available on the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) website at Access this form by typing  in “RE 318A” in the search box located in the upper right corner of the home page.

“Risk Management”

It has been said that “the entire real estate brokerage business is Risk Management.”  Only 3 hours of Risk Management education barely scratches the tip of the ice berg of what needs to be learned in order for this knowledge to be useful.  This Risk Management course is comprehensive in presenting information of disclosure of material facts, defects in a property and stigmas in a transaction, that is defined as a “non-defect material fact.”  Additionally, inspections whether they be roof, pest control, soils and any of the other crucial and necessary reports for practitioners to protect themselves in both a litigious business in a litigious day and age.

Course credit hours:  This course is approved for 3 hours of continuing education in the category of “Trust Fund Handling.”

Identification:  The participant shall present one of the following forms of identification immediately before admittance to a correspondence course, this shall occur immediately proceeding the administration of a final examination for a correspondence and internet course offering

(a)A current California driver license

(b)A current identification card described in Section 13000 of the California Vehicle Code.

(c)Any identification of the participant issued by a government agency or recognized real estate related issued trade organization with the immediately preceding five years which bears a photograph, signature and identification number of the participant.

Method of Course Presentation:  The method of course presentation for this course is a correspondence course where the written material is delivered to the participant and the course sponsor acts as the exam monitor at a designated location.  This course is also administered via the internet.

Course fee:  The fee for this course is $45.

Course Completion Time:  Per Commissioner’s Regulation:  3006(m); All offerings shall require completion within one year from the date of registration. 

Participants taking correspondence courses are limited to taking a maximum of 15 hours of credit testing in any one 24 hour period.

Refund Policy:  All sales are final.  Once the course is purchased by the participant, there are no refunds.

Attendance Record Policy:  The course sponsor, Charlie Krackeler Presents…, Inc., shall maintain a record of attendance of each participant, for a period of five years, sufficient to allow for the preparation of a duplicate certificate upon request by a participant, for a $25 administrative fee.  

Compliance Disclaimer:  Charlie Krackeler Presents…, Inc. fully complies with Continuing Education sections 3005 through 3012.2 and Business and Professions Code sections 10170 through 10170.6, without exception.  Please call (650) 941-4321 if you have any questions.

Textbook Information:  The written material required for this correspondence course is the following:

-Title:  “Trust Fund Handling”

-Author:  Charlie Krackeler, M.S., DREI

-Copyright Date:  2017

Exam Requirements:  The final examination for this course is open book.  It is  consistent for all participants.  While taking the final exam open book, the participant can only refer to the instructional material approved for the course.

The exam consists of 70 multiple choice questions.

Allotted time for the exam:  The time allotted for the exam is one minute per question.  Time involved in the final exam is included in the stated 3 clock hours of the offering of this correspondence course.

Grading criteria:  The final exam shall be corrected and the participant must get a score of a minimum of 70% in order to receive credit for the course.

Regulation 3007.3(k) and 3007.3(l):  This offering includes a provision for one retaking of the final examination by a participant who fails the original examination.  The questions on the alternate exam are all different than the original exam that the participant did not pass.  If the participant fails the re-exam, then s/he receives no credit for the course.  The participant may re-enroll and attempt completion of the same course, but must complete the credit hours and successfully complete the final exam in order to receive credit.

Online Evaluation Available:  A course and instructor evaluation is available on the California Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE) website at www.calbre.ca.gov.  Access this form by typing in “RE 318A” in the search box located in the upper right corner of the home page.

CalBRE Disclaimer Statement:  This course is approved for Continuing Education credit by the California Bureau of Real Estate.  However, this approval does not constitute an endorsement of the views or opinions which are expressed by the course sponsor, instructor, authors, or lecturers.

“Charlie Krackeler’s Management & Supervision”

 The purpose of this course is (1) to minimize the licensee’s risk of being audited by the California Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE), and (2) for those brokers who are audited, to come through with a clean bill of health of trust funds, and through understanding of management and supervision of a real estate office, agency duties, the Realtor® code of ethics, fair housing laws and crucial areas of risk management within a brokerage practice.  

The overall concept of the above mentioned categories is covered in this course.  Also discussed are prudent practices, which the licensee must follow in order to avoid the possibility of harsh results, stemming from an audit by the CalBRE.  The major requirements concerning the above mentioned categories is covered in this course.

Course credit hours:  This course is approved for three (3) hours of continuing education in the category of “Management & Supervision.”

Identification:  All participants shall present one of the following forms of identification immediately before the administration of the final examination:

  • A current California driver’s license.
  • A current identification card described in Section 13000 of the California Vehicle Code.
  • Any identification of the participant issued by a government agency or a recognized real estate related trade organization within the immediate preceding five years which bears a photograph, signature and identification number of the participant.

Method of Course Presentation:  The method of course presentation for this course is a correspondence/home study course.  The examination for the course is where the sponsor decides, is given to the participant at the agreed location.  And the exam will be sent to the exam proctor (chosen by the sponsor).  Sponsor will act as the exam monitor at the designated location, or, a proctor can be assigned by the course sponsor.

Course fee:  The fee for this course is $35.00 (no shipping or handling).

Course Completion Time:  This course must be completed by the participant within one year of registration of the course.  Participants taking correspondence and/(or live) courses are limited to taking a maximum of 15 hours of credit testing in any one 24 hour period.

Refund Policy:  All sales are final.  Once the course is purchased by the participant, there are no refunds.

Attendance Record Policy:  The course sponsor, Charlie Krackeler Presents…, Inc., shall maintain a record of attendance of each participant, for a period of five years, sufficient to allow for the preparation of a duplicate certificate upon request by a participant, for a $25 administrative fee.

CalBRE Sponsor Number:  2617  

Compliance Disclaimer:  Charlie Krackeler Presents…, Inc. fully complies with Continuing Education sections 3005 through 3012.2 and Business and Professions Code sections 10170 through 10170.6, without exception.  Please call (650) 941-4321 if you have any questions.

Written Course Material Information:  The written material required for this Correspondence/Home Study Course is the following:

Title:  “Charlie Krackeler’s Management & Supervision” 
Author:  Charlie Krackeler, M.S.
Published Date:  2016 (Self Published)

Exam Requirements:  The final examination for this course is open book.  It is consistent for all participants.  While taking the final exam open book, the participant can only refer to the instructional material approved for the course.

The exam consists of 15 multiple choice questions.

Allotted time for the exam:  The time allotted for the exam is one (1) minute per question (15 minutes).  Time involved in the final exam is included in the stated 3 clock hours of the offering of this live/seminar course.

Grading criteria:  The final exam shall be corrected and the participant must get a score of a minimum of 70% in order to receive credit for the course.

Regulation 3007.3(k) and 3007.3(l):  This offering does include a provision for the participant to retake the final examination if the participant fails the original examination.  If the participant does not pass the exam, s/he can take a second one, that has none of the same questions that the first exam does.  If the participant does not pass the second exam,   the participant may re-enroll and attempt completion of the same course, but must complete the credit hours (study and review the course written material) successfully complete the final exam in order to receive credit.  Therefore Regulation 3007.3(k) and 3007.3(l) does NOT apply.

Course Provider Complaint Statement:  A course provider complaint form is available on the California Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE) website at www.calbre.ca.gov.  Access this form by typing in “RE 340” in the search box located in the upper right corner of the home page. An informational form regarding course provider complaints, “RE 340A” is also available.

CalBRE Disclaimer Statement:  This course is approved for Continuing Education credit by the California Bureau of Real Estate.  However, this approval does not constitute an endorsement of the views or opinions which are expressed by the course sponsor, instructor, authors, or lecturers.

“Charlie Krackeler’s Real Estate Review”

This continuing education course examines the daily practice of real estate brokerage.  Understanding financing, agent liabilities, negotiating tactics, professional standards, government regulations, escrow procedures, ethical prospecting methods, people skills, buyers and sellers is all part of practicing as a reasonably competent, diligent real estate agent.  Since real estate practitioners are held to a standard that is higher than just reasonable, this course is essential for anyone who wants to protect both themselves and their client in a real estate transaction. 

Course credit hours:  This course is approved for 30 hours of continuing education in the category of “Consumer Protection.”

Identification:  The participant shall present one of the following forms of identification immediately before admittance to a correspondence course, this shall occur immediately proceeding the administration of a final  examination for a correspondence and internet course offering

(a)A current California driver license

(b)A current identification card described in Section 13000 of the California Vehicle Code.

(c)Any identification of the participant issued by a government agency or recognized real estate related issued trade organization with the immediately preceding five years which bears a photograph, signature and identification number of the participant.

Method of Course Presentation:  The method of course presentation for this course is a correspondence course where the written material is delivered to the participant and the course sponsor acts as the exam monitor at a designated location.  This course is also administered via the internet.

Course fee:  The fee for this course is $70.

Course Completion Time:  Per Commissioner’s Regulation:  3006(m); All offerings shall require completion within one year from the date of registration. 

Participants taking correspondence courses are limited to taking a maximum of 15 hours of credit testing in any one 24 hour period.

Refund Policy:  All sales are final.  Once the course is purchased by the participant, there are no refunds.

Attendance Record Policy:  The course sponsor, Charlie Krackeler Presents…, Inc., shall maintain a record of attendance of each participant, for a period of five years, sufficient to allow for the preparation of a duplicate certificate upon request by a participant, for a $25 administrative fee.  

Compliance Disclaimer:  Charlie Krackeler Presents…, Inc. fully complies with Continuing Education sections 3005 through 3012.2 and Business and Professions Code sections 10170 through 10170.6, without exception.  Please call (650) 941-4321 if you have any questions.

Textbook Information:  The written material required for this correspondence course is the following:

-Title:  “Charlie Krackeler’s Real Estate Review”

-Author:  Charlie Krackeler, M.S., DREI

-Copyright Date:  2017

Exam Requirements:  The final examination for this course is open book.  It is  consistent for all participants.  While taking the final exam open book, the participant can only refer to the instructional material approved for the course.

The exam consists of 70 multiple choice questions.

Allotted time for the exam:  The time allotted for the exam is one minute per question.  Time involved in the final exam is included in the stated 30 clock hours of the offering of this correspondence course.

Grading criteria:  The final exam shall be corrected and the participant must get a score of a minimum of 70% in order to receive credit for the course.

Regulation 3007.3(k) and 3007.3(l):  This offering includes a provision for one retaking of the final examination by a participant who fails the original examination.  The questions on the alternate exam are all different than the original exam that the participant did not pass.  If the participant fails the re-exam, then s/he receives no credit for the course.  The participant may re-enroll and attempt completion of the same course, but must complete the credit hours and successfully complete the final exam in order to receive credit.

Online Evaluation Available:  A course and instructor evaluation is available on the California Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE) website at www.calbre.ca.gov.  Access this form by typing in “RE 318A” in the search box located in the upper right corner of the home page.

CalBRE Disclaimer Statement:  This course is approved for Continuing Education credit by the California Bureau of Real Estate.  However, this approval does not constitute an endorsement of the views or opinions which are expressed by the course sponsor, instructor, authors, or lecturers.

This program is currently not available.