How Many Times Can You Take The California Real Estate Exam?

How Many Times Can You Take The California Real Estate Exam?

Published by Kartik Subramaniam

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How Many Times Can You Take The California Real Estate Exam?

Starting your career in real estate and getting your real estate license in California is an exciting journey. Still, it often begins with a common question from some nervous new students:

How many times can I retake the California real estate exam if I don’t pass on my first try?

Understanding the process for retaking the exam is crucial for aspiring real estate professionals. In this article, I will guide you through the key points you need to know.

Understanding the Retake Policy:

The California Department of Real Estate (DRE) sets clear guidelines for retaking the real estate exam. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Wait for Your Results:
  • Before making any plans to retake the exam, wait until you receive your initial test results. It’s important not to submit a new application or fee or attempt to secure a new exam date before getting your results. Doing so can lead to your exam record being flagged and your results being withheld. Additionally, rescheduling before receiving your exam results can lead to changes, delays, or cancellations in any new dates obtained.
  • Applying to Retake the Exam:
  • If you do not pass the exam, you can reapply using the eLicensing online system for quicker processing.
  • No Limit Within Two Years:
  • There’s no limit on the number of times you can take the examination within the two years following the date of your original application. This offers ample opportunity for candidates to prepare and reattempt the exam.
  • Beyond Two Years:
  • You must submit a new application if you wish to retake the exam after two years. Additionally, you’ll have to requalify by meeting all statutory requirements and pay the appropriate fee.

Tips for Success:

  • Study and Prepare:
  • Utilize study materials, take practice exams, and consider enrolling in our real estate crash course.
  • Understand Your Weaknesses:
  • If you didn’t pass the exam on your first try, focus on the areas where you need improvement. If you don’t pass the real estate exam, your exam notice will show how you scored in each section. You can use this to plan your studies.
  • Stay Informed:
  • Keep up with any changes in real estate laws and practices in California.

While retaking the California real estate exam might seem daunting, the DRE’s policies are designed to give candidates multiple opportunities to succeed. Remember, persistence and preparation are key. Our school is committed to providing the resources and support you need to achieve your real estate career goals.

TLDR: You have unlimited retake attempts during the two year period.

Kartik Subramaniam

Founder, Adhi Schools

Kartik Subramaniam is the Founder and CEO of ADHI Real Estate Schools, a leader in real estate education throughout California. Holding a degree from Cal Poly University, Subramaniam brings a wealth of experience in real estate sales, property management, and investment transactions. He is the author of nine books on real estate and countless real estate articles. With a track record of successfully completing hundreds of real estate transactions, he has equipped countless professionals to thrive in the industry.

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