One of the key ways the Department of Real Estate (DRE) regulates the California's real estate industry is through examinations for salesperson and broker applicants.

DRE administers tests at five exam centers around the state:

  • Sacramento
  • Oakland
  • Fresno
  • La Palma (Orange County)
  • San Diego

Before applying for a real estate license, applicants must meet education and experience requirements.


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