We do not; our forms ask for that as an optional field, purely for the convenience of managing customer records.
We offer duplicate certificates for $25. To order duplicates, please give us a call.
No, you cannot practice without an active license, although you do have a 2 year grace period to renew your license.
There are three main ways to contact the DRE;
You can get electronic PDF versions of DRE forms on the California DRE website at dre.ca.gov.
You can either renew online (dre.ca.gov) or mail forms to the Sacramento DRE.
Since they change frequently, please contact the DRE directly for the most updated info.
DRE requires you to complete 3 statutory courses, including Real Estate Practice, Real Estate Principles (which are mandatory), plus an elective from the list of DRE approved statutory courses (see our Beginner Program for a prepared solution we offer to meet the salesperson license requirements). You may then schedule a date to take the state exam with the DRE. We offer these courses on a self study basis.
DRE requires you complete 8 statutory courses from the list of DRE approved statutory courses (see our Broker Program for the courses we offer to meet the broker license requirements). You may then schedule a date to take the state exam with the DRE. We offer these courses on a self study basis.
“Statutory” courses are for getting a license only. “Continuing education” courses are for license renewal only. You can’t mix and match, so please note the difference!
No. DRE requirements now specify minimum study periods between exams, which is why all of our renewal programs require a minimum of 6 days to complete (DRE allows for a maximum of 15 study hours in any 24 hour period). Don't wait until the last minute; start your continuing education early!
No, “statutory” courses are only for obtaining a license. You must only take “continuing education” courses for license renewal.
The DRE allows 2 attempts to pass each exam (70% is passing). If you fail both attempts, you are required to re-purchase the course in question.
If you purchased one of our renewal programs, failing a course does not mean you have to re-purchase the entire program; you can simply re-purchase the course(s) you failed.
Yes, but DRE will require two different fees.
They require proof of completion for 45 DRE-approved continuing education credit hours (48 hours for 1st time renewing Brokers), as well as payment of renewal fees.
No, you are responsible for renewing your license. We provide you the certificate(s) of completion for continuing education courses, after which you must complete DRE renewal forms via the internet (DRE website) or U.S. mail. Do not send your certificate(s) to the DRE. Keep it filed for your own records.
Yes, two years.
You should renew ASAP. There will be an additional DRE late fee to renew if your license expiration date has passed.
You have a 2 year grace period that commences on your expiration date. If you fail to renew during the grace period, you will have the take the state exam again.
If you renew within the grace period, the commencement date of your license is the date your application is renewed by the DRE, and your license is good for 4 years from that date.
You can take them anytime during the 4 year licensure.
The DRE will not process your renewal more than 90 days prior to your expiration date.