CALIFORNIA REAL ESTATE LICENSE INFORMATION

The mission of the California Department of Real Estate is to safeguard and promote the public interests in REAL ESTATE MATTERS through licensure, regulation, education and enforcement.

Positions that require a real estate license include: residential and commercial sales, property management, loan sales and leasing of commercial real estate.

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SALESPERSON LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

USD real estate students have most likely completed two out of the three course requirements. Real Estate Practice must be taken at an approved real estate online or in-person institution. Please refer to the links below for documents.

Successful completion of three college-level courses is required to qualify for a real estate salesperson examination:

  1. Real Estate Principles, and

  2. Real Estate Practice, and

  3. One course from the following list:

    • Real Estate Appraisal

    • Property Management

    • Real Estate Finance

    • Real Estate Economics

    • Legal Aspects of Real Estate

    • Real Estate Office Administration

    • General Accounting

    • Business Law

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    • Mortgage Loan Brokering and Lending

    • Computer Applications in Real Estate

    • Common Interest Developments

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BROKER LICENSE REQUIREMENT

USD Real Estate majors or minors and MSRE graduates have satisfied between four to five of the required eight course requirements.  USD does not offer Real Estate Practice, which you must take at an approved real estate school (see link below for approved schools).  A bachelor's or master's degree in real estate waives the work experience requirement.

Applicants for a real estate broker license examination must have successfully completed the following eight statutorily required college-level courses:

  1. Real Estate Practice; and

  2. Legal Aspects of Real Estate; and

  3. Real Estate Finance; and

  4. Real Estate Appraisal; and

  5. Real Estate Economics or Accounting*; and

  6. Three courses from the following list:

    • Real Estate Principles

    • Business Law

    • Property Management

    • Escrow

    • Real Estate Office Administration

    • Mortgage Loan Brokering and Lending

    • Advanced Legal Aspects of Real Estate

    • Advanced Real Estate Finance

    • Advanced Real Estate Appraisal

    • Computer Applications in Real Estate

    • Common Interest Developments

    • *Note: If both Real Estate Economics and Accounting are taken, only two courses from the above group are required.

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