Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What else should I know?

How long does it take to earn a certificate in real estate?

You can typically complete the classes for the Certificate of Achievement in 2-3 semesters.

Skills certificates take 1-2 semesters.

To start practicing real estate, you must also pass an examination given by the State of California, Department of Real Estate. For more information, see (

Are there any pre-requisites?

No, there are no requirements or prerequisites to start. However, good working English is essential.

How do I get started?

To get started, you need to enroll at College of Marin and should meet with a career counselor (who can help you with planning your education, direct you to financial alternatives, and more!)

See (Enrollment Tab)

Contact a Counselor today at

  • (510)436-2475.