You can pay the $60 exam fee using a credit card, cashiers' check, money order, or check.
Checks or money orders must be made payable to: Department of Real Estate.
If you want to pay using a credit card, you must complete a Credit Card Payment form.
The payment should be mailed to the following address along with your exam application:
Department of State
P.O. Box 137001
Sacramento, CA 95813-7001
To schedule your state exam, create a Real Estate eLicensing System account, submit an exam application, pay the appropriate fee, include copies of your course Certificates, and a reasonable accommodation request (if applicable). Once the DRE approves the application, you will receive an Examination Schedule Notice.Read More
The California Salesperson Examination fee is $60. You can see a full breakdown of all costs here.Read More
You can pay the $60 exam fee using a credit card, cashiers' check, money order, or check. Checks or money orders must be made payable to: Department of Real Estate. If you want to pay using a credit card, you must complete a Credit Card Payment Form.Read More
You can take the state licensing exam at one of five proctoring locations throughout the State of California. The five proctoring locations include the following: Fresno, San Diego, Los Angeles Vicinity, Oakland, and Sacramento.Read More
When it comes time to submit your state exam application, the DRE requires you to include copies of your three Course Completion Certificates (one for each of the 3, 45-hour pre-license courses). The DRE will use these Certificates as evidence that you have completed the 135-hour education requirement.Read More
No, the school will not transmit any of your information to the DRE. Instead, the DRE requires the student to submit copies of their three Course Completion Certificates as part of their exam application. The DRE will use the Certificates as evidence that you have completed their education requirements.Read More
Yes. Since California does not offer reciprocity with any other state, you will have to complete the licensing process just like any other applicant. You must complete the 135-hours of pre-license education and pass the state exam.Read More
Yes, you do not need a sponsoring broker to schedule and take the state licensing exam. You only need a sponsoring broker if you opt to submit a Combined Salesperson Exam/License Application.Read More
You can change or cancel your exam date by using the eLicensing Online System. You can also submit a Salesperson Exam Change Application.Read More
The DRE charges the following rescheduling fees for the state exam: First-time rescheduling fee: $15. Any additional rescheduling requests: $30 per request.Read More
The Combined Salesperson Exam and License Application allows you to apply for your state exam and your real estate license at the same time. Once you pass the state licensing exam, the DRE will go ahead and issue your real estate license. This will allow you to save several weeks of time during the licensing process.Read More
You should file the Combined Salesperson Exam and License Application in the eLicensing system after you have completed the 3, 45-hour pre-licensing courses. Please note that you can only file a Combined application if you have a sponsoring broker lined up by the time you are ready to take the state exam.Read More
The Salesperson Examination Application is used to apply to take the state licensing exam. You should file the Salesperson Examination Application after you have completed the 3, 45-hour pre-licensing courses.Read More
The DRE generally takes six weeks to process your exam application. You can click here to see the DRE's current application timeframes.Read More
You have two years to pass the state licensing exam from the date your exam application is received by the DRE. If you do not pass the state exam within two years, you must submit a new exam application and pay the exam fee again.Read More
If you wish to schedule your state exam location and date yourself, you must select 'Yes' under section #11 of the Salesperson Examination Application, or section #14 of the Combined Exam/License Application. The DRE will then notify you via email when you are qualified to schedule your state exam using eLicensing.Read More
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