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Requirements for a Salesperson's License


To obtain a real estate salesperson license, you must first qualify for and pass a written examination. Those who pass the examination are provided a license application which must be submitted to and approved by the DRE.

Age: You must be 18 years of age or older to be licensed.

Residence: Proof of Legal Presence in the United States is required.

Experience: None required.

Education: Successful completion of the following college-level courses is required to become a real estate salesperson:

1. Real Estate Principles (must be completed or in progress to apply for examination and must be completed prior to applying for a license); and
2. Real Estate Practice (must be completed prior to applying for a license or within 18 months of license issuance); and
3. One course from the following list (must be completed prior to applying for a license or within 18 months of license issuance):

* Real Estate Appraisal
* Property Management
* Real Estate Finance
* Real Estate Economics
* Legal Aspects of Real Estate
* Real Estate Office Administration
* General Accounting
* Business Law
* Escrows
* Mortgage Loan Brokering and Lending
* Computer Applications in Real Estate
* Common Interest Developments

Requirements for a Broker's License

Minimum Requirements to Apply for the Broker Exam and License

To obtain a real estate broker license, you must first qualify for and pass a written examination. Those who pass the examination are provided a license application which must be submitted to and approved by the DRE.

Age: To apply for a license, you must be 18 years of age or older.

Residence: License applicants must provide Proof of Legal Presence in the U.S.

Experience: A minimum of two years full-time licensed salesperson experience within the last five years or the equivalent is required. For further information, see Documenting Experience Requirements for the Broker Examination.

Education: Applicants for a real estate broker license examination must have successfully completed the following eight statutorily required college-level courses:

* Real Estate Practice
* Legal Aspects of Real Estate
* Real Estate Finance
* Real Estate Appraisal
* Real Estate Economics or Accounting
* And three* courses from the following group:

o Real Estate Principles
o Business Law
o Property Management
o Escrows
o Real Estate Office Administration
o Mortgage Loan Brokering and Lending
o Advanced Legal Aspects of Real Estate
o Advanced Real Estate Finance
o Advanced Real Estate Appraisal
o Computer Applications in Real Estate
o Common Interest Developments

* If both Real Estate Economics and Accounting are taken, only two courses from the above group are required.

Courses Required For Salesperson

Real Estate Principles

Real Estate Practice

One of the Following:

* Real Estate Appraisal
* Property Management
* Real Estate Finance
* Real Estate Economics
* Legal Aspects of Real Estate
* Real Estate Office Administration
* General Accounting
* Business Law
* Escrows
* Mortgage Loan Brokering and Lending
* Computer Applications in Real Estate
* Common Interest Developments

 

Courses Required For Broker

Real Estate Principles

Real Estate Practice

One of the Following:

* Real Estate Appraisal
* Property Management
* Real Estate Finance
* Real Estate Economics
* Legal Aspects of Real Estate
* Real Estate Office Administration
* General Accounting
* Business Law
* Escrows
* Mortgage Loan Brokering and Lending
* Computer Applications in Real Estate
* Common Interest Developments