California Real Estate and Financial Services License List

Together, the Department of Real Estate, the Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers, the Department of Corporations and the Department of Financial Institutions regulate most of the real estate and financial services in California. Following is a list of license types along with the responsible department. To check the status of a license, click on the license type in the list below. To visit the department's Web site, click on the name of the department in the list below.

License Type Department
Banks Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI)
Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisers Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI)
California Finance Lenders Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI)
Check Sellers, Bill Payers and Proraters
Credit Unions Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI)
Deferred Deposit Originators (Payday Lenders) Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI)
Foreign (Other Nation) Banks Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI)
Foreign (Other Nation) Banks Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI)
Industrial Banks Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI)
Mineral, Oil and Gas Brokers Department of Real Estate (DRE)
Mortgage Brokers (DRE) Department of Real Estate (DRE)
Premium Finance Companies Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI)
Prepaid Rental Listing Services Department of Real Estate (DRE)
Real Estate Appraisers Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers (CalBREA)
Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons Department of Real Estate (DRE)
Residential Mortgage Lenders Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI)
Trust Companies Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI)
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