Real Estate License FAQ

 
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Hi everyone! As of January 5, 2009 the Department of Real Estate is processing examination applications received on or before December 18, 2009. Be patient!

Salesperson fees: $25 for state exam $120 for license issuance fee Total fees: $145 Broker license: $50 for state exam $165 for license issuance fee Total fees: $215 Just a heads up in terms of your budget as you start this new career!

How are you going to be paying the Department of Real Estate for your license fees? If you are going to be paying by check, make sure that you make the check out directly to the Department of Real Estate. If you are paying via credit card, please be sure to use the RE 909 form. The form is located here: https://dre.ca.gov/pdf_docs/forms/re909.pdf Let me know if you have any questions!

Salesperson fees: $25 for state exam $120 for license issuance fee Total fees: $145 Broker license: $50 for state exam $165 for license issuance fee Total fees: $215 Just a heads up in terms of your budget as you start this new career!

The address to mail your completed exam license application is: Bureau of Real Estate Examination Section P.O. Box 137001 Sacramento, CA 95813-7001 Good luck!

Here is a link to the Department of Real Estate public search database: http://www2.dre.ca.gov/PublicASP/pplinfo.asp Click the above to check the status of any real estate license in California. Want to check if your license came in? Type your name (last name first) in the box and click search!

The amount of time you get to complete the state examination depends on whether you are taking the brokers exam or the sales license exam. The brokers exam is 200 questions given in two sessions - a 100 question morning session and a 100 question afternoon session. You get 2 hours and 30 minutes for each session. A passing score is 75%. The sales license exam is 150 questions and you are given 3 hours and 15 minutes to complete the exam. A passing score is 70%. All questions are multiple choice with answer choices "A,B,C,D" and are qualifying in nature. In other words, you don't get a score on the exam unless you fail it. Good luck!

The DRE has implemented a new email system wherein licensing questions can be directed to the Department of Real Estate. You should receive a response within three to five business days. You can find the webpage to correspond with them here. It's good to see that the DRE is ahead of the curve by implementing a system like this. If you need to contact the Licensing division by phone, their phone number is 877-373-4542. I know many of you prefer email as a method of communication and this certainly helps! Let me know if you have any questions.

If you choose to take your course final exam via proctor, it is important to have your proctor mail BOTH the final exam itself AND the proctor certification back to our office. Any questions, please let us know