How many courses do I need to take before applying for the State Exam?
You must complete three courses, Real Estate Principles, Real Estate Practice and an elective before you can apply for the State Exam.

How long will it take for me to be fully licensed?
If you complete the courses in the minimum amount of time and don’t have any delays, you can be licensed in about 4 months.

Where is the state exam given and can I chose my location?
The state exam is offered in Fresno, Los Angeles vicinity, Oakland, Sacramento or San Diego. Yes, you do get to specify which of these locations you would like to take your test.

Can I choose my State Exam date?
Yes. You will be able to use the Department of Real Estate's eLicensing system to choose your own examination date. This option is given to you on the Salesperson Examination Application form RE 400A, item 9.

Will I know my test score right away?
Fresno, Los Angeles vincity, Oakland and San Diego offer the exams electronically. You will know your test score immediately. Sacramento offers the exam by paper and pencil. Should you choose this location, you will know your test score in 5-7 business days.

What will the DRE charge me to be licensed?
The CalDRE will charge an examination fee of $60 and a license fee of $245. These fees are paid as you move on to each individual step of the process. You have the option of applying for both the examination and license at the same time, using the Salesperson Exam/License Application form RE 435. Should you choose to use this form, the fee will be $305.

How longe before I have to renew my license?
You will have to renew your license every 4 years. To do so, you must complete 45 hour of continued education.

Must have 3 hours of the following: Agency, Ethics, Fair Housing, Trust Fund Handling and Risk Management
PLUS: Must have 15 hours of Consumer Service and 18 hours of Consumer Protection
– or – 33 hours must be Consumer Protection