California Real Estate License RequirementsBy
To achieve current; California Real Estate License Requirements, you must first qualify for and pass a written examination. Those who pass the examination are provided a license application which must be submitted to and approved by the CalDRE.
This license is required of individuals who conduct licensed real estate activities as described in the Real Estate Law under the supervision of a licensed broker. A license may also be obtained by a person who does not immediately intend to be employed by a broker. However, a salesperson without an employing broker may not perform acts requiring a real estate license.
Listed Below are the General Requirements as stated on the DRE.CA.gov Website. (Details and Information on our website is as of 3/14/19)
- Age: You must be 18 years of age or older to be issued a license.
- Residence: If you are not a California resident, see Out-of-State Applicants.
- Honesty: Applicants must be honest and truthful. Conviction of a crime may result in the denial of a license. Failure to disclose any criminal violation or disciplinary action in an applicant’s entire history may also result in the denial of a license. For further information, see Avoid Potential Denial of Your License Application (RE 229) and Application Eligibility Information (RE 222) .
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Successful completion of 3 college-level courses is required to qualify for a Real Estate Salesperson examination:
- Real Estate Principles, and
- Real Estate Practice, and
- One course from the following list:
- Real Estate Appraisal
- Property Management
- Real Estate Finance
- Real Estate Economics
- Legal Aspects of Real Estate
- Real Estate Office Administration
- General Accounting
- Business Law
- Mortgage Loan Brokering and Lending
- Computer Applications in Real Estate
- Common Interest Developments