D.R.E. License Information
Licenses are issued for a four-year period by the Department of Real Estate (DRE) and should be renewed prior to the expiration date listed on the license. As a reminder, the DRE mails a renewal form to the licensee’s mailing address of record approximately 90 days prior to the license expiration date. The form is sent as a courtesy only and non-reciept of the form does not relieve the licensee from the responsibility of renewing the license.
To ensure accuracy of updated information for Fees, Forms and Additional information on Renewing your DRE license, please visit the DRE’s official website at www.dre.gov
DRE Sacramento Phone number: (877) 373-4542
Note: You can not perform activities requiring a real estate license until your license has been renewed. Check your license status with the Department of Real Estate to verify your license has been renewed.
Broker License (New)
Effective January 1, 2013, qualifying educational requirements for broker
examination applicants change – AB1718. Click here for requirements
Brokers – First Renewal After Original License Issuance
1.) Complete 45 hours of DRE-approved continuing education consisting of:
- Each of the following 3-hour mandated courses:
- Trust Fund Handling
- Fair Housing
- Risk Management
2.) A minimum of 18 hours of courses approved under the category of consumer protection (includes financing, land use regulation, disclosure, agency, capital formation for development, fair practices, appraisal and valuation, landlord/tenant, energy conservation, environmental regulation, tax, probate, governmental programs, business opportunities and mineral, oil and gas conveyancing) and
3.) Remaining 12 hours related to consumer services and/or consumer protection.
(cal. Bus. Prof. Code 10170.5(a) 1-6)
Continuing Education options
Brokers (and Salesperson) – Second and Subsequent Renewals
Must complete 45 hours of DRE-approved continuing education consisting of:
1.) Either 12 hours of continuing education courses in the following subjects: (Ethics, Agency, Trust Fund Handling, and Fair Housing OR one six-hour course that covers the four mandatory subjects (Ethics, Agency, Trust Fund Handling, and Fair Housing);
2.) One three-hour course in Risk Management; and
3.) A minimum of 18 hours of consumer protection courses; and
4.)The remaining clock hours required to complete the 45-hours of continuing education related to either consumer service or consumer protection courses.
Continuing Education options
Brokers (and Salesperson)
70 years or older in “good standing” for 30 continuous years.
Real Estate licensees that are 70 years of age or older and have been licensees in good standing for 30 continuous years in California are exempt from the continuing education requirements for license renewal. To request a continuing education exemption complete and Exemption Request (RE213)
(Cal.Bus. & Prof. Code 10170.8)