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Real Estate General Information

Course Information

Simi Institute for Careers & Education

1880 Blackstock Avenue

Simi Valley, CA  93065

805-579-6200

Web: SimiInstitute.org

E-Mail: melvin.vines@simivalleyusd.org

DRE Sponsor ID: S0310

 

Important Instructions: Please Read Carefully Before You Proceed

 

Course Titles

Your course(s) are comprised of one or more of the following course titles:

Course Title Hours (Category) Quizzes Final Exam Time Allowed Fee
Real Estate Principles 45 (Pre-License Education) 15 100 M/C 3 Hours $285
Real Estate Practice 45 (Pre-License Education) 15 100 M/C 3 Hours $280
Property Management 45 (Pre-License Education) 15 100 M/C 3 Hours $295

Method of Delivery

Live lecture. Textbook included in course fee.

Course Structure

The course design is dictated by the Department of Real Estate (DRE) and requires you to demonstrate mastery of the subject matter in one chapter of the course before progressing to the next. This means:

  1.  The chapter and quizzes are mandatory.
  2. You must advance through the chapter quizzes in a linear fashion and cannot advance to the next chapter quiz until the previous chapter’s reading assignment chapter quiz has been completed.
  3. You cannot access the course final examination and complete the course until all reading assignments and chapter quizzes have been completed.

Course Descriptions

Real Estate Principles: Textbook: California Real Estate Principles; Stapleton, Williams; 2017; 10th Edition. 45-hour live course. Required by the Department of Real Estate (DRE) and meets the pre-licensing required for real estate and/or broker license. Covers every area of professional specialization and reviews all aspects of real property ownership.

Real Estate Practice: Textbook: California Real Estate Practice; Pivar, Anderson, Otto; 2022; 11th Edition. 45-hour live course. This is the practical application of real estate knowledge to meet the needs of buyers, sellers, lessors, and lessees. Mandatory pre-license course for sales license applicants.

Property Management: Textbook: Property Management; Kyle, Spodek; 2023; 11th Edition. 45-hour live course. Teaches basics of residential property management including preparing property for rent, advertising property, written leases and other legal aspects including eviction and tenant landlord laws. Also basics about retail, commercial and industrial property management. Students receive certificate upon completion of this course.

Course Completion

Completion of a course includes taking and passing the course final examination. The final examination must be taken no later than the last day of completion of the course.

Time to Complete

The course is comprised of 15 classes, 3 hours each.

Attendance Policy

For live courses, students must attend a minimum of 90% of the approved course hours to be eligible to receive DRE pre-license course credit.

Refund Policy

For live courses, full refunds will only be made if a course is closed by the Simi Institute or if the days and/or times of the class are changed and the student cannot attend. Original receipts must be provided and a refund request form must be completed before a refund can be given. Refunds are typically processed in two to six weeks. Unless specifically noted, registration processing fee of $75.00 is withheld from all refunds.

Final Examination & Passing the Course

In order for you to pass this course, you will be required to take and pass a final examination (100 multiple choice, 2.5 hours, 60% or better to pass).

What happens if you fail an exam?

If you do not pass the final exam on the first try, you may take the written in class final exam one more time.

Course Completion Certificate

All certificates are provided in person to the student at the last class upon passing the final exam.

Live Course Identification Statement

Participants shall provide one of the following forms of identification below immediately before admittance to a live presentation of an offering:

  • 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 governmental 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

Correspondence Course Identification Statement

Participants shall provide one of the following forms of identification below immediately before admittance to a live presentation of an offering:

  • 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 governmental 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

Identification for Final Exam

Participants shall provide one of the following forms of identification below immediately before admittance to a live presentation of an offering:

  • 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 governmental 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

Course Provider Complaint Statement

A course provider complaint form is available on the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) website at www.dre.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.

Online Evaluation Statement

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

DRE Disclaimer Statement

This course is approved for per-license education credit by the California Department of Real Estate. However, this approval does not constitute and endorsement of the views or opinions which are expressed by the course sponsor, instructors, authors, or lecturers.

Department of Real Estate Course Evaluation

The purpose of this evaluation is to assist the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) in better serving the educational needs of real estate licensees. Each student may access the DRE Course Evaluation form at www.dre.ca.gov.