Following a wave of new laws passed to address systemic racism, California’s legislature has updated a 2021 law ensuring equal treatment is cultivated by real estate professionals.

Beginning January 1, 2024, Senate Bill (SB) 1495 will require real estate course providers to include implicit bias and fair housing education within licensing courses required to obtain a real estate broker or sales agent license. Further, the implicit bias and fair housing components will be offered within the Real Estate Practice course only.

While continuing education courses are already required to include implicit bias and fair housing training in 2023, the delay for licensing courses stems from implementation issues of the bill itself.

The additional year provides real estate educators sufficient time to revise statutory courses with the newly required implicit bias and fair housing components. In turn, this guarantees students will be educated within implicit bias and fair housing practices.

For current real estate licensees, continuing education requirements remain the same.

Real estate licensees will need to complete 45-hours of continuing education every four years, including the additional two-hour implicit bias course to renew their license.

In case you missed it

firsttuesday’s two-hour Implicit Bias training is now available for current and unenrolled students.

Current firsttuesday students may access their required course by logging into their existing accounts. Students who are not yet enrolled may visit the order page. Or give our customer service team a call at 951-781-7300.

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Firsttuesday’s Prep App — the only mobile app designed by a California real estate school — is now available for download in both the App Store and Google Play for Apple and Android mobile devices.

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Receive instant feedback on your practice exam performance and focus your studies on the areas which need improvement — all through the convenience of your mobile device.

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The new Implicit Bias and expanded Fair Housing course are available for your 2023 California real estate license renewal