Real Estate Broker License » 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
- 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).