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California Department of Real Estate
Category - Government Agencies - State Real Estate Agencies

Real Estate Salesperson:   Applicant must be at least 18 years of age, must provide proof that they are a legal resident of the United States, and proof that they are honest and truthful and fingerprints are required. Three real estate courses must be completed either before taking the examination or within 18 months afterwards.

Continued education:   Real estate salespersons that were licensed prior to 10/1/2007, and are renewing an original license for the first time, must complete five separate three-hour DRE-approved continuing education courses in Ethics, Agency, Trust Fund Handling, Fair Housing and Risk Management.  Those licensees who were licensed on or after 10/1/2007, and were required to have all three statutory/pre-licenses courses (RE Principles, RE Practice, and one additional course), must complete 45 clock hours of DRE-approved continuing education consisting of:  Five separate three-hour courses in the following subjects: Ethics, Agency, Trust Fund Handling, Fair Housing, and Risk Management; A minimum of 18 clock hours of consumer protection courses; and The remaining clock hours required to complete the 45 hours of continuing education may be related to either consumer service or consumer protection courses. Broker applicants renewing for the first time must complete 45 clock hours of DRE-approved continuing education.  See other renewal details on the website.

Broker applicant:   Applicant must also be at least 18 years of age and provide proof of legal residence, need a minimum of two full years, full time, during the last five years as a real estate salesperson.

Reciprocal license recognition & Non-residents:  Residency in California is not required in order to hold a California real estate license. California does not have a reciprocity agreement with any other state to allow a waiver of any of the requirements. Out-of-state residents must file a Consent to Service of Process (RE 234) with the Department of Real Estate, and also provide fingerprints.



External Links
http://www.dre.ca.gov
 
 
Category(s)
Government Agencies - State Real Estate Agencies
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