Why do business with
Television Education?

A family owned publishing company with over 40 years of experience and a commitment to customers.

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How we started:

A teaching foundation with Real Estate and Construction experience.

Television Education, Inc. was founded by the late Frank D. Corbett. Originally a credentialed high school math and blueprint reading teacher, Frank went on to work as a licensed real estate and insurance broker before obtaining his contractor's license and starting a highly successful general engineering and building construction firm.

After retiring, Frank and his wife Anne, also a credentialed teacher, opened a license exam prep school at the Sacramento Builders Exchange. The success of the school and its training programs led to other schools offering to purchase their curriculum. In 1975, Television Education, Inc., was incorporated and began publishing educational videos, manuals, and practice tests.

Jonathan Corbett, MBA, succeeded Frank as our CEO in 1988. Like Frank, Jonathan acquired several state licenses including real estate broker, insurance broker, and general building contractor.

Our current CEO Victoria Kruse served in various capacities, including business manager, during the past 30 years. Victoria monitors regulations and rules adopted by licensing agencies and supervises our team of writers, researchers, editors, graphic artists, video producers, and instructors.

Other 30+ year employees include instructors Bruce Ponce, MS, and Bill Redican, PhD. Bruce is a licensed General Building, Plumbing, and Electrical Contractor. Bill is a licensed Real Estate Agent and certified ICC B1 Residential Building Inspector.

Television Education, Inc., has been in business for 46 years and continues to produce the most comprehensive and innovative courses for California license exam prep schools.

Frank D. Corbett.  General Contractor and founder of Television Education, Inc. sitting in front of his work truck.

Frank D. Corbett (Left)

What we do best:

Contractors Licens Curriculum.  Print Books (manuals) and Online Tests displayed on a laptop.


  1. Exam prep courses that work.  Your students will pass their licensing and certification exams.
  2. We maintain a full time staff of researchers, writers, editors, and graphic artists who continuously update all of our courses.
  3. Customizable courses and branding.  Put your school's name on our products.
  4. Save time and resources by focusing on what makes your school money.
  5. We do the time consuming and specialized work of researching, writing, and updating curriculum.
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Business Support

  1. When you call us, you'll talk to a staff member immediately. No phone trees or waiting on hold. We answer the phones Monday through Friday.
  2. We make contacting us convenient. We're available by phone, text, email, Facebook, Messenger, etc.
  3. Our staff is both knowledeable and very experienced in the industry. Our managers have 14 and 26 years experience with the company. We will know what's going on and how to help you.
  4. Student support. If you have students with questions, we're happy to work with them.
  5. Product and sales support. Do you have a question about our products or the best options for your students? We're here to answer them.
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  1. Easy ordering, by email, fax, or phone. We're here to fit into your existing business processes.
  2. Inventory. We manage printing and inventory so you don't have to. Publications are always in stock. Free up money by ordering just what you need when you need it.
  3. Fast Shipping. We ship via UPS all day, 5 days a week. Our office is conveniently located across the street from the West Sacramento UPS distribution center.
  4. Drop Shipping. We can speed up the process even more by shipping courses directly to your students.
  5. Save money and time by letting us handle the printing, inventory and shipping.

Areas of expertise:

Publishers of Contractor License Exam Prep Courses for California. Including Law and Business, and all trade classifications.

Real Estate

Exam Preparation and license qualifying courses for Real Estate Salesperson and Broker's licenses.


B1 Residential Building Inspector Certification for the 2009, 2012, and 2015 code editions.

Online Tests

Give your students access to our specialized online Exam Prep System that features Flash Cards, Exam Simulations, and prewritten content. It is a turn-key addition for any trade school.

Contact Us

Television Education, Inc.
1439 Shore Street
West Sacramento, CA 95691
P: (916) 572-0762
F: (916) 572-0769

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About Us

Since 1975, Television Education has been a leader in educational publishing for Contractors.  In 1997 we introduced Real Estate, and in 2013 we added Building Inspector courses.

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