California Occupational License

License Title:
    Real Estate Salesperson
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Licensing Agency:
     Department of Consumer Affairs
     Bureau of Real Estate

Licensing Agency Contact Information:
     Address: 1651 Exposition Blvd
Sacramento,  CA  95815

     Phone Number: (877) 373-2542
     Fax Number: (916) 263-8943

     Internet Address:

License Requirements, Fees, and Examination Information:
Real estate agents' activities for compensation.

Fees: Examination: $60; License: $245 with evidence of completion of three college level courses in specified areas.
Fingerprint processing: $49 for out-of-state applicants who use fingerprint cards.

Examination Frequency: Daily.

Exam Locations: Sacramento, Fresno, Oakland, Los Angeles, San Diego.

Experience Requirement: Three semester units (college level) in real estate principles, real estate practice, and one additional specified real estate course prior to taking the examination.

Average Time to Process Application: 4 weeks.

Renewal Period: 4 years.

Special License Requirements: Fingerprints

Comments: Licensee must meet continuing education requirement of 45 clock hours of specified courses prior to renewal of license.

Real estate salespersons who perform residential mortgage loan origination activities are required to obtain an Mortgage Loan Originator license endorsement to their real estate license.

Authority: Business and Professions Code, Section 10130 through 10171.6; 10200 through 10226.
Occupations To Which This License Applies:
Occupation TitleSOC Code
Real Estate Sales Agents 419022