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FAQs for Executive Orders N-52-20 and N-69-20 Impacting Applicants and Licensees

Updated June 16, 2020


The purpose of these FAQs is to provide information in response to some of the most commonly posed questions relating to Governor Gavin Newsom's Executive Order N-52-20 and N-69-20. Please note that this is a rapidly evolving situation and guidance can change accordingly.

1.

My license expired during the period identified in Governor Gavin Newsom's
Executive Order N-52-20 issued April 16, 2020. What does the new Executive Order N-69-20 issued June 15, 2020 mean for me?

If your license expired during the 60-day period between April 16, 2020 and June 14, 2020 identified in Executive Order N-52-20, you have been granted an additional 60-day extension to submit your renewal application, fee and continuing education requirements.

2.

My license expires during the period identified in Governor Gavin Newsom's Executive Order N-69-20 issued June 15, 2020. What does this mean for me?

If your license is set to expire during this period, you have been granted a 60-day extension to submit your renewal application, fee and continuing education requirements.

3.

How do I request an extension?

DRE is in the process of identifying all licensees whose license expiration dates fall within the 60 days identified in the Executive Order, therefore it will not be necessary to request an extension.

4.

How long will this extension last?

The Executive Order extends for another 60 days certain deadlines that expire during the 60-day period between April 16, 2020 and June 14, 2020.

5.

Will licensees have to complete continuing education requirements after the extension has expired?

Yes. The extension applies only to certain deadlines that expire during the periods identified in the Executive Orders between April 16, 2020 and August 14, 2020. If the deadline for a licensee to complete their continuing education requirements falls after August 14, 2020, then the licensee must complete their requirements by their stated deadline since the Executive Order does not apply to them.

6.

Will this extension change my expiration date going forward?

No. This will not change your expiration date going forward since the 60-day extension extends the application period and not the term of the license.

7.

I am already ready to submit my renewal application and do not need an extension. Do I have to wait to submit my renewal application?

No. If you do not need the extension, you may still use eLicensing to renew your license as usual or submit the renewal application by mail.

8.

My license is already expired. Can I use this extension to renew?

All licensees are allowed two years beyond their expiration date to renew their license on a late basis. The Executive Order extends the two year grace period for an additional 60 days from the date of the order if the two-year grace period is set to expire between June 15, 2020 and August 14, 2020.

9.

My examination application is set to expire in the next few weeks. Does the Executive Order apply to me?

Yes. The Executive Order extends the examination application deadline for an additional 60 days from the date of the order.

10.

I passed the salesperson (or broker) examination and the one year deadline to apply for the license expires within the next 60 days. Does the Executive Order extend my date?

Yes. The Executive Order will extend the deadline to apply for the license for an additional 60 days from the date of the order.


Timeframes / Deadlines Executive Order
N-52-20
Executive Order
N-69-20
Total
April 16, 2020 through June 14, 2020:
  • timeframes associated with examination application expiration dates
  • timeframes associated with license expiration dates
  • deadlines related to the payment of license application fees
  • deadlines related to the payment of license renewal fees
  • deadlines related to completing continuing education requirements for expiring licensees
  • deadlines specified in existing Orders issued by the Real Estate Commissioner
60 day extension Additional 60 day extension 120 day extension
June 15, 2020 through August 14, 2020:
  • timeframes associated with examination application expiration dates
  • timeframes associated with license expiration dates
  • deadlines related to the payment of license application fees
  • deadlines related to the payment of license renewal fees
  • deadlines related to completing continuing education requirements for expiring licensees
  • deadlines specified in existing Orders issued by the Real Estate Commissioner
N/A 60 day extension 60 day extension

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