West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

Real Estate Program

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Real Estate General Information

The Department of Business Administration and Real Estate at West Valley College offers all of the courses you need to obtain a California Real Estate Salesperson or Broker license.

Our courses offer the following benefits:

  • We cover all the topics you need to know to pass the state licensing exams for both the Salesperson and Broker licenses
  • Our courses will give you a realistic sense of what career options there are in real estate
  • Our teachers have years of diverse experience
  • We provide practical advice for anyone who wants to invest in real estate
  • Our classes are offered in the evenings and online to accommodate those with full time jobs
  • Each class is very affordable because we charge community college tuition

Career paths that you can pursue with a real estate license:

  • Residential real estate sales
  • Property management
  • Title insurance and/or the escrow industries
  • Managing a real estate sales office as a broker
  • Commercial real estate
  • Lending and mortgage brokering
  • Investing in real estate as a landlord
  • Staging
  • Real estate office administration

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West Valley College's Real Estate Program is approved by:

Bureau of Real Estate
1651 Exposition Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95815
Telephone: 1-877-373-4542

Submit complaints at: enforcement.bre.ca.gov/eocs/

Real Estate Salesperson License

West Valley College offers all of the required courses that a student needs to take in order to obtain a Real Estate Salesperson’s license. The California Bureau of Real Estate (BRE) requires that an individual take three real estate-oriented classes and pass a state licensing exam before obtaining a renewable Real Estate Salesperson’s license.  A Salesperson’s license is necessary in California for a person to be able to represent buyers and sellers of real estate.

Required Courses

In order to qualify to take the Real Estate Salesperson exam an individual must take the following two classes:

RLEST 90 Principles of Real Estate 3 units
RLEST 91 Real Estate Practice 3 units

And one of the following

BUS 28 Business Law 3 units
RLEST 92 Real Estate Economics 3 units
RLEST 93A Legal Aspects of Real Estate 3 units
RLEST 94C Real Estate Appraisal Principles & Procedures 3 units
RLEST 95A Real Estate Finance 3 units
RLEST 96A Real Estate Investment 3 units
RLEST 99 Property Management 3 units

When a student passes the two required classes and one of the electives, the student will be eligible to take the Real Estate Salesperson exam. The BRE will allow the student to take the exam upon showing completion of the required coursework.

West Valley Broker License Education

West Valley College in Saratoga offers a variety of real estate courses to those seeking to obtain a California Real Estate Salesperson license, a Real Estate Broker license, or a Real Estate Appraiser license.

Individuals seeking a California Real Estate Broker license must have successfully completed the following five state-required courses, all of which are offered at West Valley College:

RLEST 91 Real Estate Practices 3 units
RLEST 92 Real Estate Economics 3 units
RLEST 93A Legal Aspects of Real Estate 3 units
RLEST 94C Real Estate Appraisal Principles and Procedures 3 units
RLEST 95A Real Estate Finance 3 units

Broker license applicants must also successfully complete three additional courses. The following classes meet this additional educational requirement, and all of these courses are offered at West Valley College:

BUS 28 Business Law 3 units
RLEST 90 Principles of Real Estate 3 units
RLEST 96A Real Estate Investment 3 units
RLEST 99 Property Management 3 units


West Valley’s Real Estate courses are offered on weeknights and online. Our classes are designed to help working professionals attain their educational objectives without disrupting their professional careers.

For more information about all of the requirements to obtain a California Real Estate Broker license, consult the Bureau of Real Estate.

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