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Obtaining your Sales Agent License

After Completing Your Licensing Courses

Sales Agent State Exam applications are only accepted by mail; the BRE does not accept online applications for the Sales Agent State Exam. It is your responsibility to submit your Certificates of Completion for all your licensing courses to the BRE, as the BRE does not accept Certificates of Completion directly from education providers. To download your Certificates of Completion, log in to your Student Homepage or call us at 800.794.0494.

What to Send to the BRE - Exam Application

  • Original Certificate of Completion for Real Estate Principles Course
  • Original Certificate of Completion for Real Estate Practice Course
  • Original Certificate of Completion or transcript for the Elective Course
  • RE 400A - Application for Salesperson Exam, completed and signed
    • Tip: If you want to schedule your own state exam, check "YES" under Question #9. The BRE will notify you when you are eligible to schedule.
  • (If paying with check) A cashier's check, check or money order for $60 exam fee payable to the Bureau of Real Estate
  • (If paying with credit card) RE 909 - Credit Card Payment Form

Mail To:

Bureau of Real Estate
Examination Section
PO Box 137001
Sacramento, CA 95813-7001

Other BRE Fees (if applicable):

Exam Reschedule Fee: $15 (First reschedule) / $30 (All other reschedules)
Re-examination Fee: $60

After you pass your state exam

Congratulations! Once you've passed the state exam, you apply for your sales agent license. The first step is to complete your fingerprinting requirement.

Live Scan Fingerprinting

Print three copies of the RE 237, and fill out Part 2 on all three forms. Find a Live Scan service provider in your area. Take the filled out RE 237, and have your fingerprints taken. The Live Scan provider will send a copy of RE 237 to the Department of Justice. You keep one copy for your records. The third copy goes to the BRE (see below).

LiveScan Rolling Fee (varies by provider): $20-$40

What to Send to the BRE - License Application

  • RE 202 - Salesperson License Application, completed and signed. The mailing address is on the form.
    • Note: this form is not available online. It is sent by the BRE after you pass the state exam.
  • RE 205 - Citizenship or Alien Status, completed and signed with proof of legal presence
  • RE 237 - Fingerprint Operator Service
  • (If paying with check) A cashier's check, check or money order for $245 payable to the Bureau of Real Estate.*
  • (If paying with credit card) RE 909 - Credit Card Payment Form
  • * Original license or examination applicants who reside in California will pay a $49 fingerprint processing fee directly to the live scan fingerprint service provider. Original license applicants who reside out of state should submit the $49 fingerprint processing fee to the CalBRE with their application and license fee.

To see current BRE processing times for all applications, click here.

Sales Agent State Exam

Questions: 150 Multiple Choice
Time Limit: 3 hours and 15 minutes
Passing Score: 70%

Contacting the BRE

The BRE's main phone number is 877.373.4542, but they are often difficult to reach. Have a question? Try calling us first at 800.794.0494 - chances are, we'll be able to assist you.

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