Broker Salesperson
Real Estate Sales License Requirements - continued
Members of any other State Bar as well as individuals holding an LL.B or J.D. degree who are not members of any State Bar, including CA, may generally qualify on the basis of education. These applicants are required to submit evidence of a LL.B. or J.D. degree from a college or university accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (or comparable regional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education) for evaluation.
Courses must consist of three semester-units or four quarter-units at the college level. 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.
Foreign Education Information (RE 223)
Continuing education offerings do not satisfy the college-level course requirements for the salesperson examination.
Copies of official transcripts are generally acceptable evidence of completed courses. Transcripts of equivalent courses submitted as potential equivalent course of study in lieu of the statutory courses listed above must be accompanied by an official course or catalog description in order to be evaluated for equivalency.
If you intend to request a review for acceptance of a course that is titled differently from the list of required courses, a copy of your official transcript should be submitted with your examination application and a copy of the course syllabus or a copy of the college’s catalog description (from the year of attendance for the course).
Experience
None required.
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Do's and Don'ts for Examination Applicants
Do's and Don'ts for Examination Applicants
Do complete the application form correctly and fully, using your legal name. Any misrepresentations or missing items may result in a delay in being scheduled for examination or disqualification from the examination. If you have completed the required education courses, submit transcripts with your application. The name listed on your transcripts should match your name listed on your examination application. If a name change has occurred, supporting documentation such as a marriage certificate or copy of your driver's license must be submitted.
Do submit your application once only. Submitting duplicate applications by mail, fax and/or eLicensing may result in extra fees and delays.
Do use the eLicensing online system to inform the DRE of any change in your examination mailing address. Changes may also be submitted in writing at the examination site; using the Salesperson Examination Change Application (RE 415A) or the Broker Change Application (RE 415B).
Do check available examination dates and view a list of examination sites on the DRE Web site to find out when and where the DRE is scheduling examinations. Please keep in mind that a particular examination may be filled by the time your application is processed.
Do wait the amount of time indicated on the DRE Web site to receive notification of your examination date, time and location. If you have not received your notice within the application processing timeframes listed on the DRE Web site, please check to see if an examination has been scheduled for you using eLicensing. If you have been scheduled but have not received, lost or misplaced your Examination Schedule Notice (RE 401A).