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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.

COVID-19 Information

Learn more about the application process on this page, and on our COVID-19 Updates page. The best way to schedule or reschedule your licensing exam is online, through DRE's eLicensing service. If you are not registered, you should use your Examinee ID number to create a free account now.

You should also make sure DRE has your most up-to-date contact information. Update yours through your eLicensing account.


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