Current Processing Times for Applications, Renewals, and License Changes

Helpful Information

  • Use eLicensing to expedite the processing of your application.
  • To confirm if DRE has received your application, first check your bank/credit card statement to see if your fee has been processed. Should you need to contact us, it's helpful to know the date your fee was processed.
  • Common reasons that processing an application is delayed:
    • Duplicate applications were submitted
    • Unanswered questions on the application
    • Course information not included
    • Awaiting fingerprint reports from the Department of Justice and FBI
Type of Application: As of September 27, 2021, DRE is Currently Processing Applications:
Sales Exam Application

Received August 20, 2021

Broker Exam Application Received August 27, 2021
Sales Combo Applications Received September 2, 2021
Broker Combo Applications Received August 24, 2021
Original Sales License Application Received September 8, 2021
Original Broker License Application Received September 15, 2021
Original Corporation/Designated Officer License Received August 20, 2021
Broker/Corporation License Changes (not including DBA addition/deletion requests) Received September 3, 2021
Broker/Corporation Fictitious Business Name (DBA) Requests Received August 17, 2021
Salesperson License Changes Received September 3, 2021
Salesperson Renewals Filed On Time* Received August 18, 2021
Salesperson Renewals Filed Late

Received July 23, 2021

Broker and Officer Renewals Filed On Time* Received August 18, 2021
Broker and Officer Renewals Filed Late Received August 2, 2021
Certified Histories for Out-of-State Licensure Received September 7, 2021

* Licensees can submit renewal applications up to 90 days before the license expiration date, but renewals are processed in date received order. Renewal documents and fees must be postmarked no later than midnight of the four-year license expiration date to be considered on-time. If all renewal requirements are properly submitted, Section 10156.2 of the Business and Professions Code allows for continued operations under the existing license after its expiration date unless notified otherwise by DRE.