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License Renewal

Easily renew your real estate license with the FREE 45 hour online license renewal package from C.A.R.

Designations / Certifications

Distinguish yourself by learning how to build a business that specializes in niche markets to nearly double your earning potential in various real estate sectors

Course Calendar

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How to Become a Real Estate Agent in California

Prepare to earn your real estate license with our online courses

NMLS Approved Education for California Mortgage Licensees

Complete your eight-hour NMLS license renewal requirement through our NMLS-approved provider, OnlineEd

C.A.R. Board of Directors and Committees

The main Business Meetings page includes important links for Directors and Committee Members. The next regularly scheduled C.A.R. Business Meeting takes place April 29-May 2, 2024 in Sacramento. 

NAR Meetings

Check out NAR's upcoming meetings and conference schedule.


Learn how to schedule a C.A.R. outreach speaker for your next event and access presentations from previous outreaches.

Virtual Events

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For Your Clients

A one-stop shop for tools and and resources to educate consumers about the intricacies of buying and selling a home and how a REALTOR® can help.

Down Payment Resource Directory Infographics One Cool Thing Tax Reform One Sheets Fire Insurance
Digital Tools

Marketing tools from C.A.R.'s consumer advertising campaign

For Brokers/Managers

This information is designed for Real Estate Brokers and Office Managers to assist you in supporting your real estate business. 

Center for California Real Estate

CCRE's mission is to advance industry knowledge and innovation with an emphasis on convening key experts and influence-makers.

Tax Reform FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Multimedia Library

From webinars to videos and podcasts to blogs, C.A.R. keeps you in the know.

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C.A.R. publishes four magazine issues and various newsletters throughout the year.

Newsletters California Real Estate Magazine

California Human Resource Law for Brokers

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Course description: This course will go over the difference between employees and independent contractors along with situations that brokerages and teams may be subject to employment laws, such as assistants and team relationship. The course then discusses the best practices, prohibited practices and other aspects of the interviewing and hiring processes.  This course will inform brokers, office managers and other employers about the basics of California employment law that they might need to apply to their office or employer-employee relationships



Online Anytime:  To purchase this course online anytime, available 24/7, visit store.car.org.

Certification:  This is a required course toward earning the Office Management Certification (OMC) and the Team Leader Certification (TLC).  For more information about these certifications, please visit the Certifications/Designation Page


Online Anytime




How you will benefit from this course:

  • Gain a broad understanding of the legal framework governing the employment relationship in California
  • Describe rules and regulations governing employers with respect to compliance with the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and similar California laws regarding minimum wage, rest periods, overtime, and paychecks
  • Understand the several types of employee benefit plans and related legal compliance
  • Outline other California laws and regulations governing employers
  • Learn the various leave laws such as the FMLA, CFRA, PDL, and ADA, and how they interrelate and “play” together
  • Describe insurance requirements applicable to employers
  • Understand what actions and relationships can create an employer-employee relationship, and compare those to an independent contractor relationship
  • Know how to appropriately document various aspects of the employment relationship, including the hiring process, personnel files, pay stubs, etc.
  • Understand the payroll process and requirements
  • Know how to spot potential legal issues and pitfalls relating to the employment relationship

Content Disclaimer: This course is intended to provide you with general information about employment relationships in California and is not a substitute for specific advice about individual legal, business, or other questions. This course is not intended to, and does not provide legal advice to you, your brokerage or anyone else, nor does it create an attorney-client relationship with the course author, instructor or any other person. If you desire legal advice for yourself or on behalf of your broker or office, you are advised to talk to an attorney hired to provide advice on your specific situation.

Who should attend:

Any REALTOR®or broker looking to hire employees.  This course will describe the laws and other information associated with hiring, benefits, termination, and more.

Buy the Team Leader Certification (TLC) Bundle:

The TLC Certification can be earned by taking 6 (six) of the courses listed above.  Buy all TLC courses in one bundle and save $$$ NOW!

Successfully complete all 6 courses and you will be eligible to receive the Team Leader Certification (TLC) Certificate - Learn more about the TLC here!


Team Leader 6-Course Bundle



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