Complete Real Estate Principles:
Either correspondence (online, around $150 - $300) or local JC.
You have one year to complete the correspondence courses, but many have finished it in less than a few months.
Apply for and prepare for State Real Estate Exam:
Application fee for exam: $60
Exam prep materials: $150 to $250
Practice tests (book or online) and/or
Live one or two day courses
It can take 3-5 weeks to get a test date after you request one, and the test date can be 3-6 weeks beyond that.
Upon passing, you will receive the license application:
You need to be fingerprinted, and get copy of birth certificate.
After receiving your completed application and fee, it can take BRE 2-4 weeks to process it and issue you your license.
Choose Real Estate brokerage to work for:
Interview at least 3 brokers, but end up choosing Country Air Properties!
Interview other agents.
Join Association of Realtors
Many options, but some we highly recommend include:
Country Air Properties's Success Express (16 classes for $199)
Graduate of Realtors Institute (GRI, 12 courses at $149 per class)