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Requirements for Obtaining a Broker License in California

California Bureau of Real Estate New License Applicant Information

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Effective January 1, 2013, qualifying educational requirements for broker
examination applicants change – AB1718. Click here for requirements

CalBRE License Information

Licenses are issued for a four-year period by the California Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE) and should be renewed prior to the expiration date listed on the license. As a reminder, the CalBRE 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-receipt 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 CalBRE license, please visit the CalBRE’s official website at www.bre.ca.gov
CalBRE 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 California Bureau of Real Estate to verify your license has been renewed.

Brokers – First Renewal After Original License Issuance

1.) Complete 45 hours of CalBRE-approved continuing education consisting of:

  • Each of the following 3-hour mandated courses:
    • Ethics
    • Agency
    • Trust Fund Handling
    • Fair Housing
    • Risk Management
    • Management and Supervision

2.) A minimum of 18 hours of courses approved under the category of consumer protection

3.) Remaining 9 hours related to consumer services and/or consumer protection.
(CalBRE Bus. Prof. Code 10170.5)

Continuing Education options

Broker License Renewal (Home Study and Online)

Brokers (and Salesperson) – Second and Subsequent Renewals

Must complete 45 hours of CalBRE-approved continuing education consisting of:

1.) Either 18 hours of continuing education courses in the following subjects: (Ethics, Agency, Trust Fund Handling, Fair Housing, Risk Management, and Management and Supervision OR one eight-hour course that covers the six mandatory subjects (Ethics, Agency, Trust Fund Handling, Fair Housing, Risk Management, and Management and Supervision);
2.) A minimum of 18 hours of consumer protection courses; and
3.)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

Broker License Renewal (Home Study and Online)

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)
http://www.bre.ca.gov/Licensees/CEExemption.html

(Cal.Bus. & Prof. Code 10170.8)

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