CA Real Estate License F.A.Q.

Answers to your real estate license questions

How do I become eligible for the California salesperson exam?
To become eligible to apply for the state exam, you must show proof that you have completed all (three) pre-licensing final exams. Students should read each course thoroughly. At the end of each course, you will take an open-book, online test consisting of 100 questions. You may not take you first final exam any sooner than 18 days from date of enrollment. You must score at least 60% to pass the final exam. Upon passing each final exam, you may print your certificate of completion. You must complete all three subjects; California Real Estate Principles, California Real Estate Practice and California Real Estate Finance. There is an 18 day minimum wait between all course final exams. After completing all (three) course final exams, attach the three certificates of completion to the California Salespersons examination application (400A) and send your application to the California Bureau of Real Estate along with a check for $60. You will receive your test appointment shortly thereafter. Your state exam appointment is generally about one month from the date they receive your application.
What are the California Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE) requirements and fees?
To obtain a California real estate sales license you must be 18 years of age. (No residency or citizenship is required.) Also, you must complete three 3-unit college-level courses in real estate: Real Estate Principles, Real Estate Practice and a 3rd course as an elective. We chose California Real Estate Finance because we believe this course is the most useful in today’s real estate conditions. All three courses must be completed BEFORE you can apply for the state exam.
What are the state-exam fees and where do I apply?
To become eligible to apply for the state exam, you must show proof that you have completed all (three) pre-licensing final exams. Students should read each course thoroughly. At the end of each course, you will take an open-book, online test consisting of 100 questions. You may not take you first final exam any sooner than 18 days from date of enrollment. You must score at least 60% to pass the final exam. Upon passing each final exam, you may print your certificate of completion. You must complete all three subjects; California Real Estate Principles, California Real Estate Practice and California Real Estate Finance. There is an 18 day minimum wait between all course final exams. After completing all (three) course final exams, attach the three certificates of completion to the California Salespersons examination application (400A) and send your application to the California Bureau of Real Estate along with a check for $60. You will receive your test appointment shortly thereafter. Your state exam appointment is generally about one month from the date they receive your application.
How do I get a refund for your real estate courses?
Students may apply in writing to License Solution, Inc., mailing address, 2700 Neilson Way unit #730 within 15 days from the date of enrollment to cancel and receive a refund for the full tuition. All License Solution, Inc. materials must be returned in good condition at the time of cancellation; the materials should not be soiled, torn or marked upon (if book materials were shipped and part of your order). Refunds are not allowed if any work has been submitted.
What is the California Bureau of Real Estate?
How do I become eligible for the California salesperson exam?
When I pass the state-exam for my California real estate license, what happens next?
Upon being notified that you passed, you must get fingerprinted and apply for your license within one year or you will have to retest. The CalBRE will send you the License Application forms to complete. The fee for a 4 year sales license is $245.00. Your license is good anywhere in the state of California. There are no specialty licenses required such as loan broker, industrial, commercial, property manager.
How do I get started?
Choose a real estate agent license package that you feel would provide you with the best opportunity for learning the material needed to pass the exams. We provide three high quality education packages to help you learn the real estate concepts quickly.