California Department of Real Estate Broker License Renewal

Dan Harkey is an entrepreneur who founded three investment companies providing private money financing and trust deed investment services. Currently president and CEO at CalComm Capital, Inc., Dan Harkey holds a broker license with the California Department of Real Estate.

According to the California Department of Real Estate and Section 10170.5 of the Business and Professions Code, real estate licensees must fulfill 45 hours of continuing education requirements to maintain their licenses. Renewals subsequent to January 1, 1996 require courses in fair housing, ethics, agency, and trust fund handling.

Individuals renewing their licenses must also complete 18 additional hours of consumer protection coursework. Consumer protection covers topics ranging from land use regulation and control, to taxation in real estate transactions. In addition, courses on the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act fall under this category of continuing education.

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