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Real Estate Broker License Requirements

AGE: Applicants must be 18 years or older.

HONESTY: Applicants must provide be honest and truthful. Conviction of a crime may result in the denial of a real estate license. Failure to disclose any criminal violation or disciplinary action in an applicant's history may result in the denial of a license. For further information, see Help Avoid Denial of Your License Application and Application Eligibility Information (RE 222).

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Effective January 1, 2013, real estate broker applicants must have a minimum of two years full time real estate salesperson experience within the last five years.In place of real estate salesperson experience, applicants may have a four year degree from an accredited college or university with a major or minor in real estate.


Five (5) Required Courses

  • Real Estate Practice
  • Legal Aspects of Real Estate
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Appraisal
  • Real Estate Economics or General Accounting

Three (3) from These Electives

  • Real Estate Principles
  • Real Estate Property Management
  • Real Estate Office Administration
  • Mortgage Loan Brokering and Lending
  • Business Law
  • Escrows
  • Advanced Legal Aspects of Real Estate
  • Advanced Real Estate Finance
  • Advance Real Estate Appraisal

Real EstateBroker qualification courses must be completed at an institution of higher learning accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges or by a comparable regional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, or by a private real estate school which has had its courses approved by the California Real Estate Commissioner.

Courses completed through foreign institutions of higher learning must be evaluated by a foreign credentials evaluation service approved by the Department of Real Estate. See Examination Applicant Foreign Education Information (RE 223).

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