Broker Salesperson
Real Estate Broker License Requirements - continued
3) Salespersons who claim full-time employment for 40 hours per week, but who are employed as full-time employees in another industry, will not, ordinarily, be credited in excess of 20 hours per week maximum (or halftime employment in the real estate business).
Education in lieu of experience 1) Major or minor in Real Estate. An applicant who has earned a degree from a four-year college or university by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (or an accredited comparable regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education) whose course of study includes a minor or major in real estate may be exempt from the two-year salesperson experience requirement. This may be verified by submitting a copy of the transcript showing the degree earned with the minor or major in real estate. Regardless of the degree, the applicant must show evidence (transcripts) of having completed the eight required college-level courses atr the time of filing the application. Courses completed or degrees earned through foreign institutions of higher learning must be evaluated by a foreign credentials evaluation service approved by the CalBRE. See Examination Applicant Foreign Education Information (RE 223).
2) Other educational substitutes for experience Members of the California State Bar are statutorily exempt from the college-level course requirements. Evidence of admission to practice Law in California must be furnished, such as photocopy of both sides of a California State Bar membership card. Members of the State Bar still need to demonstrate that they have satisfied the two years full-time licensed salesperson experience requirement or have at least two years of real estate related experience while practicing law in California. Members of the State Bar using equivalent experience should submit a Equivalent Experience Verification (RE 227)form outlining experience along with their broker exam or broker exam/license combination application.
Equivalent activities in lieu of experience 1) General information A claim of equivalent experience, in lieu of the two years of sales experience required for the broker examination, may be based on any combination of salesperson experience and equivalent experience, which considered as a whole, would satisfy the intent of the law.
An applicant who has not been active as a licensed real estate salesperson may be eligible for the broker examination, provided Equivalent Experience Verification (RE 227) form(s) showing real estate-related experience is submitted. The Equivalent
Experience Verification (RE 227) form(s) must be completed in full and must have two verifying signatures on each form.
When submitting the Equivalent Experience Verification (RE 227) form(s), it is important that you provide sufficient detail to enable the Bureau to perform an evaluation. The Bureau may conduct further inquiry when evaluating equivalent experience.
Regardless of the experience claimed, the eight college-level courses required for a broker's license must be completed and cannot be waived based on the equivalent experience.
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Help Avoid Denial of Your License Application
Prior to license issuance, the DRE completes detailed background checks on all license applicants. This includes the receipt and review of fingerprint reports from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The DRE also receives reports on criminal violations committed after license issuance, which may result in disciplinary action being taken against the real estate license.
Failure to disclose any pertinent information may result in denial of your license application and/or delays.
License applicants must provide accurate, complete and detailed information regarding:
Any disciplinary action taken against a business or professional license EVER; and
Any criminal convictions (includes DUIs, misdemeanors, felonies, etc.) EVER; and Any criminal charges pending at the time you submit your application.
Answer truthfully and completely!
Read the questions on the application carefully and answer truthfully and completely. Provide ALL information requested. Failure to disclose disciplinary actions or crimes which occurred in your entire history may be considered an attempt to obtain a license by fraud or misrepresentation and could result in the denial of your license application. Irrespective of any advice that may be received from others, the license applicant alone is responsible for disclosing accurate and complete information.
When in doubt, disclose!
In the event you have one or more offenses to report, please take extra care to disclose all actions and convictions regardless of how long ago they occurred, or whether or not a conviction has been expunged under Penal Code Section 1203.4, or a similar statute. The failure to disclose charges/convictions will result in substantial delays in the processing of your application and may also result in denial of the license application.
"Convicted" includes a verdict of guilty by a judge or jury, a plea of guilty, a plea of nolo contendre, or a for feiture of bail in the courts (including military courts) of any state, commonwealth possession or country). All convictions must be disclosed no matter how long ago they occurred, even if the plea or verdict was set aside, the conviction was dismissed or expunged or you have been pardoned. Convictions occurring while you were a minor (under 18 years of age) must be disclosed unless the record has been sealed under Section 1203.45 of the California Penal Code or Section 781 of the California Welfare and Institutions Code.
Carefully review your entire history and provide complete and accurate information.