REQUIREMENTS TO OBTAIN YOUR CALIFORNIA SALESPERSON LICENSE
1. Must be at least 18 years of age.
2. Register for and complete 135 hours of required education.In order to apply for the California Real Estate License Exam, the state requires
you to complete 135 hours of DRE-approved college level real estate courses. We offer two education options that fulfill the 135-hour requirement.
3. Apply for your Salesperson Exam/License Application, including fingerprinting and background check.
4. Take the California Salesperson License Exam.To pass the California Salesperson License Exam you will need a score of 70% or better.
Once you have completed your required education, you can apply for your license exam.
HOW TO APPLY FOR REAL ESTATE LICENSE
Combined Salesperson Exam and License Application Process
Individuals may apply and pay for their real estate salesperson examination and license at the same time by submitting one application form, Salesperson Exam/License Application (RE 435) , and both the exam and licensee fees. See Requirements to Apply for a Real Estate Salesperson License.
Once submitted, the fee may not be refunded or transferred to another application. The applicant must successfully pass the examination within two years of the date the application is filed. If those steps are not completed within the two-year time limit, the application and fee will lapse.
Examination candidates who currently have a valid examination application on file can submit the appropriate combined form and the license fee to initiate the review of their license application.
First time applicants must submit:
Applicants may get their fingerprints taken at the time they submit their Examination/License application or any time thereafter, however, results from the fingerprint process must still be received before a real estate license can be issued.
Fingerprint processing fees are not refundable under any circumstances, including failure to qualify by examination for a license.
Successful completion of three college-level courses is required to qualify for a real estate salesperson examination.
Missing requirements may be submitted anytime within a two year period following DRE receipt of a combination application and fee. Additionally, if a significant period of time elapses between the time the examination/license application is filed and the date the examinee passes the test, the DRE will require a written update of pertinent information before the license can be issued.