California Real Estate License State Requirements
Getting Your Real Estate License In California is Not Difficult… But there is a procedure you must follow as directed by the California Division of Real Estate. Your studies will begin with the California Principles course, as available online here at RealEstateExpress.com. But we recommend that you review all the requirements first. The following information is provided by the CA DRE and is taken from their legal publications posted online. To visit the CA DRE site directly, go to the California Department of Real Estate.
Minimum Requirements to Apply for the California Salesperson Exam and License:
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 Help Avoid Denial of Your License Application and Application Eligibility Information (RE 222).
Experience: None required.
Education: Successful completion of the following college-level courses is required to become a real estate salesperson:
Three 45-hour courses are required to sit for the state salesperson exam:
45-hour Real Estate Principles
Applicants who submit evidence of having completed the eight statutory college-level courses required for the broker examination and license are eligible to take the salesperson examination without submitting further evidence of experience or education. Contact the California Department of Real Estate (CDRE) for additional information.
Completion of the three 45-hour courses qualifies you to sit for the state licensing exam. Once you have completed all of the required education, you may apply for the Salesperson Exam by clicking here and following the instructions on the DRE website.
After you pass the examination you may apply for your license:
For the license exam application and license application requirements, go to: http://www.dre.ca.gov/exm_home.html
For information on broker licensing, go to: http://www.dre.ca.gov/exm_broker.html