How do I start a career in real estate?

First Team launches more new careers than any other company! Our program consists of training and personal career counselors to guide you through the entire licensing process. Get started today! 877-845-1997

Licensing School Overview


What kind of classes do you offer?

To get your California real estate license, you need to complete 3 classes – Real Estate Principles, Real Estate Practice, & Real Estate Law. We offer Principles class in 8 locations and Practice and Legal tutorials in Irvine & Anaheim Hills. The classes are flexible, so you can start at anytime!

I want to get this done quickly. How fast can I complete licensing school?

The fastest you can complete licensing school is approximately 8 weeks or 54 days with Live or online classes. This meets the current BRE regulations. Your course enrollment is valid for one full year. If you need assistance, counselors can customize a schedule for you!


What happens when I’m done with licensing school?

You can meet with First Team Concierge to complete the DRE’s application process. We will send your application certified mail and register for the Crash Courses. Also, we will show you how to get your test date as quickly as possible. You are also invited to attend Free Series 101 Training on Thursdays in the Irvine Office.

How much does the Bureau of Real Estate (BRE) charge for the state exam and license?

The total cost for the exam and license is $305. The state charges $60 for the exam and $245 for the license.

How and Where Is the State Exam Scheduled?

Detailed information will be shared at your application appointment. Once an application has been submitted it can take 5-7 weeks for your application to be processed. Once it has been processed, you will be able to schedule your state exam date through E-Licensing on the DRE’s website. Examination availability is subject to the seating capacity of the facility and the demand for the date and time. Please visit for more information.


Am I able to work with First Team as an agent once I get my license?

Yes! First Team offers exclusive Power Curve training and mentorship programs. After you have completed licensing school, you will be invited to meet with local First Team Branch Managers. Each manager will review First Team’s marketing, technology platforms and extensive training programs. Once you decide on the office you would like to join, you may begin attending meetings and trainings. After you pass the state exam and receive your license number, you will be registered for Power Curve training and begin your new career!

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Course Textbooks

California Real Estate Principles

by Charles O. Stapleton III and Martha R. Williams
SOFTCOVER, 490 PAGES, 8 1/2 X 11″

This textbook is the most comprehensive introduction to the California real estate business. It will serve as an excellent introductory course for the new licensee. A highly readable portrait of the entire field, it covers every area of professional specialization, the intricacies of real property ownership and the fine points of the field.

CONTENTS: The Business of Real Estate – Real Property – Ownership – Transferring Real Estate – Encumbrances – Agency Contracts – Financing Real Estate – Government Sponsored and Other Financing – Escrow and Title Insurance – Taxation – Landlord and Tenant – Appraising – Residential Design and Construction – Land Use – Math – Appendix – Glossary – Index

California Real Estate Practice

By Lowell Anderson, Daniel S. Otto and William H. Pivar
SOFTCOVER, 476 PAGES, 8 1/2 X 11″

Our latest edition of California Real Estate Practice offers practical how to information for the real estate salesperson and broker. Prospecting methods, sample “comp” presentations and the newest listing contracts and disclosure forms are only some of the features of this textbook.

CONTENTS: Getting Started in Real Estate – Ethics and Fair Housing – Mandatory Disclosures – Prospecting – Listing Presentations – Servicing the Listing – Advertising – The Buyer and the Property Showing – Obtaining the Purchase Offer – From Offer to Closing – Real Estate Financing – Escrow and Title Insurance – Taxation – Property Management and Leasing – Glossary – Index

California Real Estate Law

By William Pivar and Robert J. Bruss
SOFTCOVER, 526 PAGES, 8 1/2 X 11″

California Real Estate Law is an introduction to the vast body of law that governs real estate transactions in California. It will help you recognize situations in which legal counsel should be sought and help you understand rights and obligations under the law.

CONTENTS: Sources Of Law and the Judicial System – Law Of Agency – Duties and Responsibilities Of Licensees – Regulation Of Licensees – Law Of Contracts – Real Estate Contracts – Property, Estates and Recording – Ownership Of Real Property – Acquisitions and Conveyances – Real Property Security Devices – Involuntary Liens and Homesteads – Adjacent Property Rights – Land Use Controls – Escrows and Title Insurance – Landlord/Tenant Law – Glossary – Index of Cases – Subject Index of Cases – General Index

Licensing School Locations

Anaheim Hills

8028 E. Santa Ana Canyon Road
Anaheim Hills, CA 92808
Mon/Weds 6pm-10pm



20234 State Road
Cerritos, CA 90703
Mon/Wed 6pm-10pm


Diamond Bar

1550 Valley Vista Drive Suite 210,
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
Tues/Thurs 6pm-10pm


Huntington Beach

20100 Brookhurst Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Mon/Wed 6pm-10pm


Irvine - FT Corporate

108 Pacifica, Suite 300
Irvine, CA 92618
Sat/Sun 9am-5pm


Mission Viejo

27451 Los Altos, Suite 100
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Tues/Thurs 6pm-10pm


Rancho Cucamonga

8311 Haven Ave, Suite 180
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Tues/Thurs 6pm-10pm


Seal Beach-Rossmoor

12501 Seal Beach Blvd. #150
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Tues/Thurs 6pm-10pm



29121 Overland Drive
Temecula, CA 92591
Sat/Sun 9am-5pm


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