First Tuesday, the California Real Estate Educators logo
DRE Sponsor No. 0473 & S0110
NMLS Course Provider No. 1400986

To Renew your DRE License

Welcome to instructions for renewal of your DRE license,
by firsttuesday
  • For Sales Agent and Broker renewals
  • You have completed your CE courses
    • DRE does not accept Certificates directly from educators
    • Corporation and Officer licenses can be renewed online or by mail

To renew online - What you need

  • Our printed Certificates of Completion for your CE courses
    • You may download your Certificate of Completion from your firsttuesday
    • Student Homepage, or request one at 951.781.7300
  • Credit or Debit Card — Visa, Mastercard or American Express
  • If you are employed by a broker, include their email address for DRE verification of employment
    • Agents not employed by a broker are exempt from this email address requirement
  • Watch the salesperson renewal tutorial

  • Watch the broker renewal tutorial

  • The DRE's eLicensing Help Desk number is 916.576.8656
    • Or call the DRE direct at 877.373.4542
  • New to eLicensing? Watch how to register

To renew by mail — what you send to the DRE

  • When paying the renewal fee by check, use a personal check, cashier's check or money order made payable to the Department of Real Estate
  • When paying the renewal fee by credit card, use DRE Credit Card Payment Form RE 909

Mail To:

Department of Real Estate
P.O. Box 137003
Sacramento, CA 95813-7003

Fees Payable to the DRE

Sales Agent Fees
  • On-time renewal - $350
  • Late renewal - $525

Broker Fees - individual, officer, corporate
  • On-time renewal - $450
  • Late renewal - $675

License Renewal Timelines

  • Your DRE license is renewed every 4 years
  • You may take your CE renewal courses at any time during the four-year period prior to expiration of your license
  • You apply for an on-time renewal only during the 90 day period before your license expires
  • You have a two-year grace period after expiration of your license in which to apply for renewal
    • Renewing your license during the two-year grace period results in a late fee charge

Contacting the DRE

  • DRE's phone number is 877.373.4542
  • Or call firsttuesday at 951.781.7300

Helpful DRE Links

Share firsttuesday with a Friend

Translate This Page