California State Requirements
Requirements for a California Real Estate Broker License
(DRE Sponsor No.2758 and DRE Statutory No. S0017)
Get the information you need to get a broker license in California
You might have questions about taking the California broker exam and applying for a license. We have made it easy for you! You will find information from the Department of Real Estate (DRE) in one convenient place. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact an Admissions Representative at (800) 617-3513.
What are the prerequisites for the California broker license exam?
Before you can obtain your real estate broker license, you must first qualify for and pass the broker license exam. Allied can help you prepare! Prerequisites include:
- Age – You must be at least 18 years old.
- Residence – You must reside within the U.S. (If you are not a California resident, there are special circumstances for out-of-state applicants.)
- Experience – You must have a minimum of two years experience as a full-time licensed salesperson within the last five years.
- Education – You must successfully complete eight (8) courses to become a licensed broker. Allied has all of the courses you need! The five (5) mandatory courses include: Real Estate Practice, Legal Aspects of Real Estate, Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Appraisal, and Real Estate Economics or Accounting. Three (3) additional classes need to be completed from the following group:
- Real Estate Principles
- Business Law
- Property Management
- Real Estate Office Administration
- Mortgage Loan Brokering and Lending
- Advanced Legal Aspects of Real Estate
- Advanced Real Estate Finance
- Advanced Real Estate Appraisal
- Computer Applications in Real Estate
- Common Interest Developments
How do I apply for the broker examination?
It’s easy to apply for the exam. Simply follow six easy steps!
- Complete the broker examination application.
- Determine the appropriate fees. You can pay the fees by check, money order or credit card.
- Obtain transcripts. You need to show successful completion of the college-level real estate courses.
- Document employment experience. You need to verify your experience as a licensed salesperson.
- Mail or fax the above documents. Allied will provide you with all of the necessary contact information.
You need to wait at least six weeks from the date your application is mailed or faxed to the DRE to receive notification of your examination date, time, and location.
How do I get my broker’s license?
Once you pass the broker examination, you will be sent an application for your broker’s license. This form must be completed and returned along with the appropriate fee and fingerprint requirements within one year after passing the examination.
Congratulations! When you complete all of the steps, you will be ready to start a new career.
Be sure to return to Allied for your broker license renewal needs. We will keep you up to date and at the top of your industry.