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How do I get my California Real Estate license?

To earn your real estate license in California, you must be at least 18 years old, successfully complete the 135-hour prelicensing education requirement with an approved school, be fingerprinted, and pass the California salesperson licensing exam. While the process to become a real estate agent is similar in most states, each state has its unique steps that must be adhered to. The four steps to becoming a California real estate agent are as follows:

Requirements to Obtain Your California Salesperson License

Step 1: Must be at least 18 years of age.

Step 2: Register for and complete 135 hours of required education.

In order to apply for the California Real Estate License Exam, the state requires you to complete 135 hours of BRE-approved college level real estate courses. We offer four education options that fulfill the 135-hour requirement. Your courses are offered by Brightwood College | San Antonio (Ingram).

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Step 3: Apply for your Salesperson Exam/License Application,  including fingerprinting and background check.

Once you have completed your required education, you can apply for your license exam.

Step 4: Take the California Salesperson License Exam.

To pass the California Salesperson License Exam you will need a score of 70% or better.

Go into exam day knowing you are fully prepared for success. Enroll in our 2-Day Exam Prep Course, the ideal way to wrap up your required education with a review of key concepts and 'Hot Topic' subject areas.

To learn how to get your California Broker’s License, go to www.dre.ca.gov/examinees/applybroker.html