California Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers (BREA)
Community College Course Qualifications
For Appraisal Course Pre-license Qualification
Ensure your California community college courses qualify as pre-license, course appraisal education.
Sister Consumer Protection Office organizations oversee professional real estate and appraisal pre-license education. The California Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE) qualifies pre-license, real estate education courses. The California Bureau of Appraisers (BREA) qualifies pre-license appraisal education courses. These are separate processes. The two bureaus do not have reciprocity or cross-approve.
Community college courses approved by BREA can include (depending on content): Real Estate Principles, General Appraisal, Advanced Appraisal, Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Economics, Legal Aspects, and others. Note, accredited colleges are not required to pay the course provider and course accreditation fees. Send no money with your completed forms.
How to do it:
Go to website: www.brea.ca.gov
Select: Licensing & Registration
Select: Course Provider Information
Here you will find the three course provider forms to complete:
- REA 3013 – Course Provider Accreditation (pdf)
- REA 3014 – Course Accreditation and Description (pdf)
- BREA Topic Matrix Addendum (pdf)
You may wish to download the Course Provider Handbook, too:
When you really need help and want to speak to a real human being, contact Elena Corral at email: Elena.Corral@orea.ca.gov or call her at BREA, Sacramento: 916-552-9013
Join the California Real Estate Education Association (CREEA) to boost your professional standing in the field. Click this link for a membership application. Annual dues are only $35.00.
Hot off the press is the new California Bureau of Real Estate Form 425 outlining the new subject matter weighting of topic areas on both the Salesperson and Broker real estate examinations. You will want to include this new information in your Fall 2015 Real Estate Principles syllabus. The direct link to this form is: www.dre.ca.gov/pdf_docs/forms/re425.pdf
The quality real estate education available in the community colleges is important to all Californians for the health and benefit of our great state. Watch this brief presentation to learn why a “Quality Real Estate Education is Important Now More Than Ever!”
Real Estate Education: Now More than Ever
Real Estate programs are always seeking ways to add value to their class offerings. Appraisal is an important part of vocational education in all California Community Colleges. View this succinct powerpoint slide presentation to learn how your college can include your general appraisal, advance apprasial, and real estate economics classes to the California Office of Real Estate Appraisal data base. The application process is easy and free for accredited community colleges like yours. Help draw more students to your vocational pre-licnese appraisal classes using these easy steps. For more information on how to become a licensed California Real Estate Appraiser go to: CalBRE