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If you have any questions regarding original course
application requirements or “renewal procedures” for a
course about to expire, please contact the Education Section
at the above address or by telephone at (916) 576-3366.
Additional information and forms are available on DRE’s
Web site www.dre.ca.gov.
WHAT TO SUBMIT
A completed application must be submitted to the Department
not less than 90 days before the proposed commencement
date of the offering (see Commissioner’s Regulation 3007).
Offerings may not be promoted as being DRE-approved until
actual approval is issued.
A separate application (RE 315), course fee and related
material must be submitted for each offering.
Incomplete applications will delay processing. If your
of approval will be issued.
All approved offerings are listed on the DRE Web site at
www.dre.ca.gov. The sponsor’s name, address, and telephone
number, along with the course name, category, number of
credit hours, and method of delivery are included on the
Basic Application Required
CE Offering Approval Application (RE 315)
Note: Minimum length of course is one hour. Credit is
granted only in full one-hour increments. Method
of presentation may be either live instruction or
by correspondence/home study/internet; a separate
application and fee are required for each.
Additional Documents Required
Course Outline - All continuing education offerings
require a Course Outline with each topic, subtopic,
quizzes (if correspondence course), and nal exam
annotated with its allocated time in minutes.
For all live courses, a sponsor shall provide a written
course outline that is a narrative outline consisting of not
less than three (3) pages per credit-hour. Each page shall
contain an average of 200 words.
Course Materials — Copies of all instructional materials,
student materials, textbooks, case studies, sample forms,
CDs, DVDs, etc., to be used as a part of the offering.
Course Completion Certicate — Submit a course
General Information Page — Prior to registration for
a course, a General Information page must be provided
to the student which contains all course requirements
included on form RE 308.
Copyright Authorization — A copyright authorization
from the copyright holder specifying the material that
may be used and to whom the authorization has been
granted is required if copyrighted material will be used
in a manner that would be in violation of the copyright
CE Instructor Certication (RE 335) and supporting
qualification documentation for each instructor is
required for all course offerings.
Fictitious Business Name Statement — Sponsor operating
under a “doing business as” (“DBA”) name must include
a Fictitious Business Name Statement that has been
ledwith thecounty recorderin thecounty wherethe
Sponsor maintains their principal place of business or in
Sacramento County if the Sponsor does not maintain a
place of business in California.
Final Exam (Instructor Version) — Submit a copy of the
includes an answer key that references where the answers
can be found within the course material. DRE requires a
Final Exam (Student Version) — Submit a copy of the
an exact copy of what the student will see.
Final Exam Instructions — Submit a copy of exam
instructions that will be provided to the student explaining
all exam requirements.
Online Course/Final Exams — Upon submitting an
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internet, the sponsor shall provide:
information exactly how a student views the material.
Incremental Assessments — For correspondence
courses, provide copies of the incremental assessments
(i.e. case studies, quizzes or other form of exercises)
and answers to be utilized after each logical unit of
instruction or chapter and a statement detailing the
method of providing remediation to the participant
after each assessment has been completed.
Proctored Examinations — Final examinations for
a correspondence course may be administered by a
proctor designated by the Sponsor who is not related
by blood, marriage, domestic partnership, or any
other relationship, i.e. future employing broker, to
the participant taking the examination which might
the exam. Proctor/Monitor Instructions must include a
that the proctor complied with all examination rules
during the administration of the examination.
Notes: Participants must attend at least 90% of the approved
clock hours in order to qualify for continuing education credit.
Form RE 349 is a sample attendance form. All offerings
shall require completion within one year from the date of
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