Advance your career with a Broker's License!

Experience Requirements

You need a minimum of two years full-time licensed real estate salesperson experience in the last five years or a four-year degree from an accredited college or university including a major or minor in real estate.
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Education Requirements

You need to complete 8 licensing courses. You completed 3 courses to become a sales agent, so you need to complete 5 more courses. Click here for Department of Real Estate course requirements.

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Get Your Fingerprints Scanned

All California real estate broker applicants are required to submit a complete set of fingerprints through an approved Live Scan provider with their Broker License Application.
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Apply for the Broker State Exam and License

You may either apply for the State Exam and license at the same time to cut processing time; or apply to take the State Exam first and on passing the exam, apply for a license.

DRE processing time is approximtely 3-6 weeks. After you apply, you have 2 years to pass the State Exam
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Take Your State Exam

You may only take your current government-issued photo ID into the testing room. You will receive your exam results immediately upon completion.