Noncredit Certificate: Real Estate Exam Preparation

RE 900A and 900B are the last steps in preparing students for success on the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) licensing examination. In these free noncredit courses, students learn how to approach the DRE licensing exam, techniques for success on the exam, and different types of material that are on the exam.  

Tuition-free! | Class begins February 9!

Course Synonym Course Title Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Days Location
RE900A 085250 Real Estate Exam
Preparation I
2/09/21 5/20/21 6:30 PM 8:30 PM TTh Zoom


After completing RE900A, students will be able to:    

  1. Summarize property ownership principals and land use controls in order to understand the implications of ownership principals and land use controls as they relate to State of Calif. DRE licensing requirements. 
  2. Explain laws of agency in order to fully understand agency laws and how they are implicated throughout the Calif. DRE licensing exam. 
  3. Describe valuation and market analysis in order to be able to connect the principals of valuation and appraisal that pertain to the State of Calif. DRE real estate licensing requirements. 

This course will cover the requisite topics addressed on the 150 question licensing exam, including:

  • Property Ownership and Land Use Controls and Regulations   
  • Laws of Agency         
  • Valuation and Market Analysis (Appraisal) 



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RE 900B (Coming Soon!)
After completing RE900B, students will be able to:

  1. Identify different types of real estate contracts in order to be able to successfully respond to real estate contract material contained within the State of Calif. DRE real estate licensing examination. 
  2. Explain the two mortgage markets in order to successfully differentiate between the two on related questions posed on the State of Calif. DRE licensing exam. 
  3. Recognize mandated disclosures in order to respond successfully to mandated disclosure related examination questions on the State of Calif. DRE licensure examination. 

This course will cover the requisite topics addressed on the 150 question licensing exam, including:         

  • Financing
  • Transfer of Property
  • Practice of Real Estate and Mandated disclosures        
  • Contracts

Meet Your Instructor: Jay Mumford

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Professor Mumford attended Western Michigan University receiving his bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis on real estate. After graduating, he embarked upon a successful career in real estate. Before beginning to teach in 2002 at the community college level, Jay worked for several national real estate companies in various markets including Chicago, Denver, San Francisco and Walnut Creek over the course of 15 years.

Jay has taught all the real estate courses required for Calif. DRE agent and broker licensing as well as several business courses.

Here's what one recent student had to say about class with Mr. Mumford:
“Jay is an amazing teacher. He cares and wants you to succeed. I call this type of teacher a 'helper in this world.' No questions are dumb. He listens and then answers and provides real life examples. As an older returning student, his style of communication was most welcome.”

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