Published: June 12, 2018
If you pay the application fee with a personal check it will delay the processing. Paying by cashiers’ check, money order, or credit card will expedite processing. For fastest service, use the combination Salesperson Exam/License Application form (DRE number RE435) and select yes on item #14 to self-schedule your examination date using the eLicensing system on the DRE website once your application is processed and you are notified.
You will receive a notification by email when your combination application has been processed and you are able to use the eLicensing online system to schedule your examination date, typically within one to two days, depending upon seat availability. Qualified examinees can now schedule themselves into an available exam via eLicensing as late as 6:00 a.m. on the day of the exam.
Examinations are conducted in the following locations in an electronic format (subject to change):
Cell phone use and/or mere possession of a cell phone during an exam is strictly prohibited, including while out on break. All cell phones must be powered off and placed in an individual locker provided for your use. When individual lockers are unavailable, a Personal Belongings storage table will be set up for disallowed items. Failure to comply with examination administration rules will lead to your disqualification. DRE will not be responsible for lost or stolen items. If you value it, leave it at home or in your car.
To be admitted into an examination, you must show a valid form of photo identification issued within the past 5 years. Only the following forms of photo identification will be accepted:
If the examination format is electronic (computer based), your results will be provided to you upon completion of the exam. To pass the examination, you must correctly answer at least:
Examinees who PASS are not informed of their final score.
Examinees who DO NOT PASS are notified of the actual score and the percentage of questions answered correctly in each of the subject areas. Those who do not receive a passing grade may apply to re-take the examination.
There is no limitation on the number of examinations you may take during the two-year period following the date of the filing of your original application. If you wish to take additional examinations after the two-year period, you will be required to submit a new application and pay the appropriate fee.