Multiple Department License Lookup

Together, the Department of Real Estate, the Office 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. This web page is provided as a one-stop resource for California real estate and financial services license information, laws and regulations.

To check the license records of all four departments at once, click the button below:

  • List of license types along with the responsible department

    Department of Real Estate (DRE)

    Go to the Department of Real Estate's Web site The DRE is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Real Estate Law and Subdivided Lands Law. Licensees include real estate brokers and salespersons, prepaid rental listing services and mineral, oil and gas brokers. Real estate brokers may also act as mortgage brokers.


    Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers (BREA)

    Go to the Office of Real Estate Appraisers' Web site BREA licenses real estate appraisers and ensures adherence to the national Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and the California Real Estate Appraisers Licensing and Certification Law and Regulations.


    Department of Corporations (CORP)

    Go to the Department of Corporation's Web site CORP licenses and regulates Residential Mortgage Lenders (RMLs); California Finance Lenders (CFLs); independent escrow companies; deferred deposit originators (payday lenders); check sellers, bill payers and proraters; securities brokers and dealers; investment advisers; and financial planners. The Department also regulates the offer and sales of securities, franchises, and off-exchange commodities.


    Department of Financial Institutions (DFI)

    Go to the Department of Financial Institutions' Web site DFI is responsible for administering state laws regulating state-licensed financial institutions: banks, credit unions, industrial banks, trust companies, offices of foreign banks, issuers of travelers checks and payment instruments (money orders), and transmitters of money abroad pursuant to the Financial Code and the Regulations of the Commissioner of Financial Institutions.


    Department of Insurance (CDI)

    Go to the Department of Insurance's Web site The California Department of Insurance is responsible for enforcing many of the insurance-related laws of the state. They are foremost a consumer protection agency. Their number one priority is to protect insurance consumers by regulating the industry's practices and encouraging a healthy marketplace, which is one of the largest in the world.

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