Information for the License:

Manuf. Home, Mobilehome, Commercial Modular Salesperson License

Licensing Agency:

Agency or Department Name:  California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)
Board or Council Name:  Division of Codes and Standards
Division Name: Occupational Licensing Program
Telephone:  (916) 323-9803
Agency Web Address:

License Description:
     (Always confirm this information with the licensing agency.)

Required for all salespersons selling manufactured homes, mobilehomes, or commercial modular structures. 

Fees: NOTE: Fees subject to change, Original Application: $219 for each applicant (two-year increments), plus $25 for the Manufactured Home Recovery fund from manufactured home/mobilehome applicants; Renewal of License: $150.

Verification of the applicant’s U.S. citizenship or alien status has a one-time fee of $13 for each applicant (Not applicable to businesses owned under partnerships or corporations).

Examination Frequency:  Salespersons for manufactured homes, mobilehomes or commercial modulars must pass an examination. The examination may be repeated as often as needed to pass; however, the $86 fee applies to each examination taken. A Study Guide is available at a cost of $29 for only at HCD's HQ office as noted in the Locations Section.  The Study Guide is available as a free download at:

Exam Locations: See Information and Applications Section.  Note: San Jose location has been closed.

Experience Requirement: Completion of six (6) hours preliminary education before examination and continuing education after licensure for manufactured home/multifamily manufactured home/mobilehome applicants.

Average Time to Process Application: Within one week of submittal of a complete application, a temporary permit may be issued allowing operation up to 120 days while the department investigates and processes the license.

Renewal Period: Licenses will be issued for a two-year period expiring on the last day of the month in which the temporary permit or license was issued. Applications to renew licenses must be delivered to the department before the date of license expiration, or if mailed, must bear a postmark date on or before the expiration date.

Authority: Health and Safety Code, Division 13, Part 2 and California Code of Regulations, Title 25, Chapter 4.  Reference HSC 18045.