Get Your California Contractor's License

Our Contractor’s School offers the best home study courses you can buy.  The courses are frequently updated and are printed to order to ensure you have the most relevant information.

Contractor School

Get Your California Real Estate License

At Academy License Center you can take California BRE Approved Pre-License courses or if you are ready, prepare for your state Salesperson or Broker examinations.  Find our more in our Real Estate School.

Real Estate School

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Download one of our information books on obtaining your California License below:

Contact Us

You can call Academy License Center Monday through Friday 9AM-5PM toll-free at 1-877-327-6144

Our FAX number is: (626) 628-8399

Our mailing address is:
Academy License Center
PO Box 7711
Alhambra, CA  91802

Click below for more information, including frequently answered questions and an email form.

Thank you for your interest.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the shipping fees on orders from the shop?

Delivery charges are based on your location, the size of your order, and the speed at which you would like to obtain your materials.  Course materials contain printed items which can be of substantial weight.  We also have a minimum shipping charge which will be applied to small orders.

You can find out the shipping charge for your order before paying by entering your shipping address during checkout.

What payment methods are accepted?

We accept card payments through Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and PayPal.

How long will delivery take?

Delivery to locations in California typically take less than 5 business days.  Shipments outside of California may take longer.  We also offer expedited shipping which can be as fast as 2 business days.

How secure is shopping in the online store? Is my data protected?

In order to protect our customers, we use a Comodo Verified SSL certificate on our servers.  Additionally we don’t directly handle or store your financial information on our web site, instead we use certified secured payment gateways featuring bank level encryption technology.  Please ensure that your web browser shows a secured connection with our web site.  This usually appears as a padlock icon in the address bar of your browser (this may vary from browser to browser; see your browser’s documentation for more details).

What exactly happens after ordering?

All orders are processed in the order in which they are received on a “first come, first served” basis.  Normally processing and shipping takes approximately 5-6 business days from the time your order is placed until the time you receive your materials.

Each course order is customized and processed by hand for quality control and to insure your course materials include all of the latest information.

Do I receive a receipt for my order?

Yes, a receipt will be emailed to you after your purchase.

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About Us

Academy License Center (ALC) Contractors & Real Estate School offers independent home study courses for all applicants who are interested in learning the information they will be asked to successfully pass their California State Exams.

How we’ve changed over the years:

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Back when you could order your course on VHS or cassette.

Academy Website of 2008


Academy got its first web makeover.

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We changed from to and modernized the site.