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STATE OF CALIFORNIA
DEPARTMENT OF REAL ESTATE
EXAM/LICENSE APPLICATION CHECKLIST
RE 216B (Rev. 7/18)
GENERAL INFORMATION
This checklist may be used for either the salesperson or broker
exam/license applications.
Read appropriate license instructions carefully (RE 435A
or RE 436A).
Application must list your legal name.
Items to be included in your packet are listed below. Check
off each item as you assemble your packet.
Mail completed application package and fee to:
Department of Real Estate
P.O. Box 137001
Sacramento, CA 95813-7001
Titles of forms referenced by number. All of these forms
are available on DRE’s Web site at www.dre.ca.gov.
RE 206
RE 226
RE 227
RE 228
RE 229
RE 237
RE 237B
RE 423
RE 435
Exam & Licensing Fees
Employment Verication
Equivalent Experience Verication
Employment Certication
Avoid Potential Denial of Your License
Application
Live Scan Service Request (Applicant)
Fingerprint Information
Examination Qualication Requirements
Salesperson Exam/License Application
RE 435A Salesperson Exam/License Instructions
RE 436 Broker Exam/License Application
RE 436A Broker Exam/License Instructions
RE 909 Credit Card Payment
SALESPERSON APPLICANTS
Required documents…
RE 435 — Completed and signed by applicant.
Ofcial transcripts or course completion certicates
for Real Estate Principles, Real Estate Practice and/or
one other required course — not needed, if previously
submitted.
RE 237 (See below.) — Completed by applicant and
live scan service operator.
License fee — Refer to RE 206 for current fees.
Cashiers’ check, check, or money order made payable
to: Department of Real Estate
RE 909 — If paying by credit card.
BROKER APPLICANTS
Required documents …
RE 436 — Completed and signed by applicant.
Documentation to establish examination course
requirements have been met. Refer to RE 423 for current
requirements.
Ofcial transcripts.
Course completion certicates.
Documentation showing experience requirements
have been met. Please note that depending on your
circumstances, one or more of the forms listed below may
be required.
RE 226 — Documenting licensed experience.
RE 227 — Documenting equivalent experience.
RE 228 — Two RE 228's are required if unable to
obtain broker's signature on RE 226 form.
RE 237 (See below.) — Completed by applicant and
live scan service operator.
License fee — Refer to RE 206 for current fees.
Cashiers’ check, check, or money order made payable
to: Department of Real Estate
RE 909 — If paying by credit card.
Make two photocopies of the copy provided. After ngerprints are completed the live scan service operator will retain
the original. You should return the second copy to DRE and keep the third copy for your records.
STATE OF CALIFORNIA
DEPARTMENT OF REAL ESTATE
SALESPERSON EXAM/LICENSE APPLICATION
RE 435 (Rev. 4/19)
DRE RECEIVED DATE
DRE USE ONLY
DRE USE ONLY
GENERAL INFORMATION
Apply for the real estate salesperson examination and the real estate salesperson license
at the same time.
Do not submit photocopies of this form or fax this form.
Read enclosed instructions (RE 435A) before completing and submitting this application
to ensure that you understand the requirements and that the proper qualifying documentation
and exam/license fee are submitted. Note: Fees submitted with this application are not
refundable or transferable. If you fail to qualify for or pass the examination within two
years of the date this application is led, the fees will not be applied to any future applications.
DRE USE ONLY
EFFECTIVE DATE
DATE EXAM PASSED
EXAM ID
EXPIRATION DATE
LIC. ID
APPLICATION IS FOR: (Must check one box)
C Real estate salesperson examination AND licenseComplete Items 1-38.
L Real estate salesperson license ONLY (If already scheduled for examination)
Complete Items 1-13 and 18-38.
FEES
REQUIRED
Exam............................$ 60
License.........................$245
Total due to DRE
with this application.....$305
APPLICANT INFORMATION
1. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER OR INDIVIDUAL TAXPAYER ID NUMBER (REQUIRED – REFER TO PRIVACY NOTICE ON RE 435A) 2. BIRTH DATE (MM/DD/YYYY)
3.
Have you ever applied for a California real estate exam?....................................................................................
YES NO
If YES, list examination ID#. (If known)..................................................................................................................
____________________________________
4. APPLICANT’S NAME (MUST BE YOUR LEGAL NAME) - LAST FIRST MIDDLE SUFFIX
5A. MAILING ADDRESS – STREET ADDRESS OR POST OFFICE BOX
5B. CITY 5C. STATE 5D. ZIP CODE
6. Do you reside in California?..................................................................................................................................
YES NO
If NO, an “RE 234” is required (Refer to RE 435A).
7. CURRENT PHONE NUMBER (required)
( )
8. CURRENT EMAIL ADDRESS (required - PRINT CLEARLY)
9. BUSINESS CELL PHONE NUMBER
( )
10. BUSINESS TELEPHONE NUMBER
( )
11. ARE YOU CURRENTLY SERVING IN THE U.S. MILITARY?
YES NO
12A. HAVE YOU PREVIOUSLY SERVED IN THE U.S. MILITARY? 12B. IF YES, WERE YOU HONORABLY DISCHARGED?
YES NO YES NO (see RE 435A for expedited processing instructions)
13. Do you now hold or have you ever held a California real estate license?............................................................
YES NO
If YES, complete 13A, B, C, and D below.
13A. TYPE OF LICENSE 13B. IDENTIFICATION NUMBER 13C. EXPIRATION DATE 13D. NAME ON LICENSE
EXAMINATION INFORMATION
14. When you are qualied for the examination would you prefer to use YES – Please notify me by email when I am qualied for the examination.
eLicensing to schedule your own examination date? NO – Proceed to item 15.
15. EXAM AREA PREFERENCE 16. TIME PREFERENCE
17. EARLIEST DATE YOU CAN TAKE EXAM
I am requesting a reasonable
(mm) (dd) (yyyy)
SACRAMENTO FRESNO LOS ANGELES VICINITY A.M.
accommodation; RE 413 &
supporting documents are
OAKLAND SAN DIEGO OTHER: P.M.
attached.
DRE USE ONLY
FORM LETTER / NOTES EXAM PROCESSOR DATE PROCESSED
RESTRICTED VIOLATIONS
SENDER/DATE SENT LICENSE PROCESSOR DATE PROCESSED
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NAME OF APPLICANT
LICENSE INFORMATION
18. HAVE YOU USED ANY OTHER NAMES (I.E., MAIDEN NAME, FORMER MARRIED NAMES, AKA’S, ETC.)?
YESIF YES, LIST ALL NAMES USED: ______________________________________________________ NO
19. GENDER
MALE FEMALE
20. INITIAL WORKING STATUS (Must check one)
NO. I DO NOT HAVE AN EMPLOYING BROKER/CORPORATION AT THIS TIME.
YES. PLEASE ISSUE MY LICENSE IN A WORKING STATUS WITH THE EMPLOYING
PLEASE ISSUE MY LICENSE IN A NON-WORKING STATUS. DO NOT COMPLETE
BROKER OR CORPORATION INDICATED ON ITEMS 21-27. WHEN MARKED "YES",
ITEMS 21-27. LEAVE ITEMS 21-27 BLANK.
ITEMS 21-27 MUST BE COMPLETED IN FULLAND SIGNED BY SPONSORING BROKER/
OFFICER.
21. BROKER OR CORPORATION ID # DRE USE ONLY 22. BROKER/CORP. EXPIRATION DATE 23. BUSINESS TELEPHONE NUMBER
( )
24. SPONSORING BROKER OR CORPORATION (Print name as it appears on license – Do not list DBA’s)
25. MAIN OFFICE ADDRESS OF SPONSORING BROKER OR CORPORATION
Broker Certication
I hereby certify under penalty of perjury that I am a licensed real estate broker, and that I have read the applicant’s answers to all questions in the
application, and that upon the applicant being issued the license there will be a written agreement on le in my ofce covering the material aspects
of employment relationship including supervision, duties, and compensation of the applicant named on this form under the employment provisions
of Section 2726 of the Regulations of the Real Estate Commissioner.
I am aware of the provisions of Section 3700 of the Labor Code which requires every employer to be insured against liability for workers’
compensation.
26. ORIGINAL SIGNATURE (Sponsoring Broker / Licensed Ofcer)
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DATE 27. PRINTED NAME OF LICENSED OFFICER (If corporation on line 24.)
BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Carefully read and provide detailed answers to questions 28-33. You must provide a "yes" or "no" response to all questions, and completely and accurately
provide the detailed information required. Attach additional sheets if you need more space. Each additional sheet must be signed by the applicant and
employing broker, if any. Failure to disclose pertinent information may result in denial of your license application and/or delays.
"Convicted" as used in question 28 below includes:
All state, commonwealth, possession, or federal misdemeanor and felony convictions, and all military and foreign convictions.
A verdict of guilty by judge or jury, a plea of guilty, a plea of nolo contendere (or "no contest"), or a forfeiture of bail in the courts.
Convictions expunged under Penal Code sections 1203.4, 1203.4a and 1203.41 or equivalent non-California statute must
still be disclosed. Proof that a conviction has been expunged under Penal Code sections 1203.4, 1203.4a and 1203.41
must be submitted with the application.
Convictions must be disclosed no matter how long ago they occurred and whether the convicted person was a minor (under 18
years of age, if tried as an adult).
Exceptions to "Convicted": DO NOT DISCLOSE
Any Juvenile Court adjudication.
Any conviction sealed under Penal Code section 1203.45 or Welfare and Institutions Code section 781.
Any conviction under Health and Safety Code section 11357(b), (c), (d), or (e), or Health and Safety Code section 11360(b)
AFTER at least two years have passed since the date of the conviction.
28. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN CONVICTED (SEE PARAGRAPH ABOVE) OF ANY VIOLATION OF THE LAW
AT THE MISDEMEANOR OR FELONY LEVEL? IF YES, COMPLETE ITEM 34 WITH INFORMATION ON
EACH CONVICTION........................................................................................................................................
YES NO
29. ARE THERE CRIMINAL CHARGES PENDING AGAINST YOU AT THIS TIME, OR ARE YOU
CURRENTLY AWAITING JUDGMENT AND SENTENCING FOLLOWING ENTRY OF A PLEA OR JURY
YES NO
VERDICT? IF YES, COMPLETE ITEM 34.......................................................................................................
30. HAVE YOU EVER HAD A DENIED, SUSPENDED, RESTRICTED OR REVOKED BUSINESS OR
PROFESSIONAL LICENSE (INCLUDING REAL ESTATE), IN CALIFORNIA OR ANY OTHER STATE?
IF YES, COMPLETE ITEM 35..........................................................................................................................
YES NO
31. ARE THERE ANY LICENSE DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS PENDING AGAINST A BUSINESS OR
PROFESSIONAL LICENSE YOU HOLD AT THIS TIME? IF YES, COMPLETE ITEM 35...............................
YES NO
32. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN REQUIRED TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER PURSUANT TO THE
PROVISIONS OF SECTION 290 OF THE CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE OR ANY COMPARABLE LAW OF
ANY STATE OR GOVERNMENTAL UNIT? IF YES, COMPLETE ITEM 36.....................................................
YES NO
33. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ORDERED TO CEASE, DESIST AND/OR REFRAIN FROM DOING AN
ACT(S), OR FROM VIOLATING A LAW, RULE OR REGULATION BY, OR CITED FOR A BREACH OF
ETHICS OR UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT, BY AN ADMINISTRATIVE AGENCY OR PROFESSIONAL
ASSOCIATION IN CALIFORNIA OR ANY OTHER STATE?
IF YES, COMPLETE ITEMS 35-36...................................................................................................................
YES NO
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NAME OF APPLICANT
CONVICTION DETAILS
34. DETAILED EXPLANATION OF ITEM 28 AND/OR 29.
COMPLETE ONE LINE FOR EACH VIOLATION AND PROVIDE EXPLANATION BELOW. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE THIS INFORMATION, PROVIDE ALL
THE REQUESTED INFORMATION YOU CAN OBTAIN, WITH AN EXPLANATION FOR THE MISSING INFORMATION. IF THE CONVICTION STATUS HAS BEEN
SUBSEQUENTLY CHANGED OR REDUCED, NOTE THAT FACT IN THE AREA PROVIDED FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. ATTACHMENTS FOR ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION SHOULD SPECIFY WHICH LINES YOU ARE REFERRING TO. EACH ADDITIONAL SHEET MUST BE SIGNED BY APPLICANT AND EMPLOYING
BROKER, IF ANY.
* CODE SECTION VIOLATED (i.e., 1014, 484, ETC.) ** CODE VIOLATED (i.e., VEHICLE CODE, PENAL CODE, ETC.) *** DISPOSITION (i.e., PROBATION, PAROLE, FINE, PENDING, ETC.)
COURT OF CONVICTION
(Name and Address)
ARRESTING AGENCY
(Name and Address)
DATE OF
CONVIC-
TION
TYPE OF
CONVICTION
* CODE
SECTION
VIOLATED
** CODE
VIOLATED
*** DISPOSITION
CASE
NUMBER
Example: Sacramento
Cnty. 456 Main St., Sac
Sacramento City Police
123 Main St., Sac
2/20/87
Felony
Misdemeanor
484 Penal Code
6 months probation
and $200 ne
1234
34A.
Felony
Misdemeanor
34B.
Felony
Misdemeanor
34C.
Felony
Misdemeanor
35. DETAILED EXPLANATION OF ITEM 30, 31 AND/OR 33. IF NEEDED, EXPLANATION MAY BE PROVIDED BELOW.
35A. TYPE OF LICENSE 35B. LICENSE ID NO. 35C. LICENSE EXPIRATION DATE 35D. STATE
35E. ACTION (revoked, etc.) 35F. DATE OF ACTION 35G. DATE ACTION TERMINATED 35H. CODE SECTION VIOLATED
36. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: SPECIFY WHICH LINES YOU ARE REFERRING TO. ATTACH EXTRA SHEETS IF MORE ROOM IS NEEDED. EACH ADDITIONAL
SHEET MUST BE SIGNED BY APPLICANT AND EMPLOYING BROKER, IF ANY.
SALESPERSON EXAM & LICENSE CERTIFICATION
Exam — I hereby certify under penalty of perjury that I am aware of and meet all examination requirements as set forth in Section
10153 of the B&P Code, and those set forth in RE 435A. I understand that the fees remitted will not be refunded or transferred under
any circumstances per Section 10207 of the B&P Code. I also understand that subverting the examination will subject me to the penalties
of Sections 123, 123.5, 496, 10153.01, and 10153.1 of the B&P Code.
License — I certify under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing answers and statements
given in this application are true and correct, that at the time of license issuance I will be 18 years of age or older, that if licensed I will
not violate any provisions of the Real Estate Law nor abuse the privileges of a real estate license. I understand that the Department
of Real Estate cannot refund or transfer the fees submitted with this application, if I fail to qualify for the license for any reason or
withdraw this application.
I understand that it is my obligation to notify the Department upon licensure within 30 days in writing or by ling form RE 238
of any conviction, criminal complaint, information or indictment charging a felony, or disciplinary action taken by another licensing
entity or authority of this state or an agency of the federal government pursuant to Business and Professions Code Section 10186.2. I
also understand that the Department may delay my renewal and toll the expiration date of my license pursuant to B&P Section 10177.
37. SIGNATURE OF APPLICANT (MUST BE ORIGINAL SIGNATURE) 38. DATE
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STATE OF CALIFORNIA
DEPARTMENT OF REAL ESTATE
SALESPERSON EXAM/LICENSE INSTRUCTIONS
RE 435A (Rev. 3/19)
GENERAL INFORMATION
This combination application may be used for the following
purpose:
Applying for the real estate salesperson examination and
the real estate salesperson license at the same time.
The application must be mailed. You cannot apply using
eLicensing. DRE will not accept a faxed RE 435. The RE 435
application must have the original signatures. It must be mailed
in; a faxed copy will not be accepted.
The following fees must be included with your application (fees
are subject to change):
The current examination fee is $60 and the current license
fee is $245. Total due to DRE with this application: $305.
Note: Once the Department receives your application,
the fees for the examination and license are not
refundable or transferable to another application
pursuant to B&P Code section 10207.
Fee valid for two yearsA new application, fee, and
current qualications will be required if you fail to qualify
for and pass the examination during that two year period.
The following must be submitted before your license can be
issued:
Transcripts for Real Estate Principles, Real Estate Practice
and/or one other required course, if not previously submitted
(refer to Education Requirements).
A copy of the completed Live Scan Service Request (RE
237) (refer to Fingerprint Information).
Please read all examination and license information/instructions
before completing and submitting this application; type or print
in ink.
GENERAL APPLICANT INFORMATION
You are scheduled for one salesperson examination date at a
time.
Name
To avoid delays in the processing of your exam/
license application(s) you must provide your legal name.
Further, the name listed as your legal name must appear
on all accompanying documents, including Completion
Certicates.
Provide documentation (i.e., copy of your drivers
license, marriage certicate, etc.) for any name change or
discrepancy between your legal name and the name you used
in applying for the examination or the name on your transcripts
or certicates.
Mailing address — Use of a real estate school/business mailing
address (item #5A-D) may cause a delay in mail delivery. If
you are not a resident of California, submit a notarized Consent
to Service (RE 234). You may change your mailing address
online using eLicensing at www.dre.ca.gov or by submitting
a Salesperson Examination Change Application (RE 415A).
Note:
Changing your exam address online will not change
the address on your license record. You will need to submit
a Salesperson Examination Change Application (RE 415A)
.
Business, examinee, and licensee mailing addresses are public
information and as such are posted on the Internet and are
available from DRE via download, telephone, or written requests.
Please consider this when identifying a business, examinee, or
licensee mailing address.
The examination is qualifying in nature. If you pass the
examination, an actual score will not be released.
EXAMINATION SCHEDULING INFORMATION
Schedules and examination locations are subject to change.
You must have an active exam application on le before you can
schedule yourself on eLicensing.
Salesperson examinations are usually given: Weekdays as
needed in Fresno, the Los Angeles vicinity, Oakland, Sacramento,
and San Diego. At www.dre.ca.gov you can view a calendar of
examination dates and locations currently being scheduled. Since
DRE allows reschedule requests online, by phone, and through
the mail, examination dates ll quickly and a particular date
may not be available; therefore, requests cannot be guaranteed.
Once you are qualied, you can either schedule yourself for the
examination or DRE will schedule you. If you indicate on the
application (item #14) that you want to schedule yourself for
the examination, an email will be sent to you advising you that
you are qualied and that you may use eLicensing to schedule
your examination.
If you do not provide a date in item #17, and do not request
self-scheduling (item #14), you will be scheduled by DRE for
the earliest available date in the area chosen.
Exam date notication — Processing timeframes are listed
at www.dre.ca.gov. These timeframes estimate when the
processing of your application should be completed.
If you have not received an examination conrmation notice
within the timeframes listed on our Web site, you can obtain
your scheduled date through eLicensing at www.dre.ca.gov.
If you have not yet been assigned an exam date or received a
deciency letter and your application was submitted prior to
the processing timeframes, check with your bank or credit card
company to assure that DRE has processed your fee.
Applicants with limitations requiring reasonable accommodations
must submit a Reasonable Accommodation Request for
Examination (RE 413) as well as the required documentation
as noted on the RE 413, with this exam application. Do not
attempt to schedule a reasonable accommodation via our
Web site, as eLicensing does not provide such a service
.
RE 435A
Compliance with reasonable accommodation requests may
be limited by scheduling constraints
• Use eLicensing for expedited processing to reschedule an
examination, review your examination results and records,
request a duplicate schedule or result notice, and change your
examination mailing address.
All exam scheduling transactions done by the examinee in
eLicensing are nal.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
In addition to this application and fee, salesperson applicants must
submit ofcial transcripts only (unofcial transcripts are not accepted)
or creditcerticateshowing proof of completion of a three semester or
four quarter unit college-level course or an equivalent DRE approved
course in Real Estate Principles, Real Estate Practice and one
additional course which should be chosen from the following list of
courses: Accounting, Business Law, Common Interest Developments,
Computer Applications in Real Estate, Escrows, Legal Aspects
of Real Estate, Mortgage Loan Brokering & Lending, Property
Management, Real Estate Appraisal, Real Estate Economics, Real
Estate Finance, and Real Estate Ofce Administration.
The three semester-unit or four quarter-unit courses must be
completed through a regionally accredited college or university
or an approved DRE private course sponsor. Course(s) completed
through a foreign institution of higher learning must be evaluated
by a foreign credentials evaluation service approved by DRE. Refer
to the Examination Applicant Foreign Education Information (RE
223) for foreign education.
Refer to Instructions To License Applicants handbook and
Examination Description form (RE 425) for further information,
examination content and examination rules. These materials are
available on the DRE Web site at www.dre.ca.gov or from any
DRE ofce.
CURRENTLY OR PREVIOUSLY LICENSED?
If you currently have a real estate salesperson license in
California, or if your license expired less than two years ago,
you are not eligible to take a salesperson examination. You may
obtain a new license through the renewal process.
GENERAL LICENSE INFORMATION
Application deciencies such as failure to submit the proper fee,
educational requirements, or completed Live Scan Service Request
(RE 237) will delay processing.
You may check to verify that your license has been issued by
referencing the license status look up at www.dre.ca.gov. Current
processing timeframes for properly completed applications are
posted on the Web site.
Forms referenced in these instructions can be obtained from the
DRE Web site.
Once you pass the exam and are issued the license, you may use
eLicensing to retrieve a copy of your license certicate. DRE no
longer mails out license certicates.
Items 20 through 27
Must be completed by the sponsoring broker or licensed ofcer
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if you will be performing work in real estate for which a real
estate license is required. Note: Only the sponsoring brokers
or licensed ofcers signature is acceptable. Signatures of ofce
managers, other salespersons, secretaries or non-licensed ofcers
are not acceptable, and will delay the issuance of the license.
If a corporation is entered on item #21, the licensed ofcer
should enter his/her printed name on item #27 and sign on item
#26 on behalf of the corporation.
Items 28 through 38
ALL background information questions (items 28-33) must be
answered and a full explanation must be provided if any of the
questions are answered “yes.” Insufcient or no explanations
will delay the processing of your license.
Read the Salesperson Certication and sign and date items #37
and #38.
FINGERPRINT INFORMATION
Completion & Submission of RE 237
One set of classiable electronic ngerprints is required from every
real estate license applicant. Fingerprints must be submitted through
the California Department of Justice (DOJ) Live Scan Program.
A Live Scan Service Request (RE 237) may be obtained online at
www.dre.ca.gov.
After you have your ngerprints taken by the live scan service
provider, either submit a completed copy of RE 237 with this
application or, if you choose to get your ngerprints taken at a
later date, submit a completed copy of RE 237 to the Department
of Real Estate, P.O. Box 137002, Sacramento, CA 95813, Attn:
Fingerprint Desk. Your license will not be issued until a report from
the Department of Justice is received stating that there is no criminal
history, or disclosing the existence of criminal history information.
If prior criminal information is disclosed in the report, further
background inquiry may be required before your license is issued.
Fingerprint Services (Contact the facility for fees/hours)
Many California law enforcement agencies and other private
providers provide electronic ngerprint services. You may obtain
a complete list of ngerprint service providers by visiting the
Department of Justice's Web site at www.ag.ca.gov. Please note
that the hours of operation for each provider may vary and an
appointment may be required.
Out-of-state applicants
Out-of-state residents either need to make arrangements to get their
ngerprints taken at a live scan service provider in California or get
ngerprinted out of state using the FBI Applicant Fingerprint Card
(FD-258 Rev. 5/99). Angerprint card can be obtained by contacting
the Licensing Section at 877-373-4542. It should be taken to a local
law enforcement agency for completion and submitted directly to
DRE with the completed exam/license application, exam/license
application fee, and $49 ngerprint processing fee.
NOTICE ABOUT THE SAFE ACT
All DRE licensees who conduct residential mortgage loan activities,
as outlined in the federal SAFE Act, must obtain a mortgage loan
RE 435A
originator (MLO) license endorsement in order to perform these
types of activities (SB 36, Calderon, Chapter 160, Statutes of 2009).
MLO license endorsement applications must be submitted through
the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System & Registry (NMLS)
and applicants must successfully complete the National test with
uniform State content, submit a MLO license endorsement ling
through NMLS and pay required license endorsement fees, submit
ngerprints to NMLS, satisfy the 20 hour pre-license education
requirement, and submit authorization for NMLS to obtain a credit
report. All MLO license endorsements expire on December 31
st
and
must be renewed annually by submitting a renewal ling through
NMLS along with the appropriate fees, and evidence of completion
of 8 hours of continuing education, as specied. Detailed information
regarding obtaining a MLO license endorsement can be found on
our Web site.
RE 866 Filing Requirements
All DRE licensees must report to the Department of Real Estate if
they make, arrange, or service loans secured by residential property,
1 to 4 units, under the authority of the Real Estate Law. The report
must be made within 30 days of commencing such activity and
must be completed online using Form RE 866 – Mortgage Loan
Activity Notication. Penalty fees can apply for failure to submit
this required notication.
SUBVERSION OF EXAMINATION
It is a misdemeanor for any person to subvert or attempt to subvert
any licensing examination. Sections 123, 123.5, 496, 10153.01 and
10153.1 of the Business and Professions (B&P) Code relate to test
security and provide that DRE may deny, suspend, restrict or revoke
the license of an applicant or licensee who subverts or attempts to
subvert a licensing examination.
In addition to any other penalties, a person found guilty of violating
Section 123 of the B&P Code shall be liable for the actual damages
sustained by the agency administering the examination not to exceed
ten thousand dollars ($10,000) and the costs of litigation.
FEES, PAYMENT & MAILING INFORMATION
Fees are subject to change.
Fees Salesperson
Exam....................................$ 60
License ................................$245
Total due to DRE
with this application ...........$305
Fingerprint Fee..............$ 49
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Fingerprint feeApplicants who reside in California will
pay a $49 ngerprint processing fee directly to the live scan
ngerprint service provider. Applicants who reside out of state
should submit the $49 ngerprint processing fee with their
exam/license application, ngerprint card, and exam/license fee.
Missing requirements may be submitted anytime within the two year
period after DRE receipt of your application/fee. A new application,
fee, and current qualications will be required if you fail to qualify
and pass the examination during that two year period.
The fees for the examination and license are not refundable
or transferable to another application pursuant to B&P Code
section 10207.
Acceptable payment methods — Cashiers’ check, money order,
check or credit card.
Make check or money order payable to: Department of Real
Estate.
If paying by credit card, you must complete a Credit Card
Payment Form (RE 909).
Mail ToDepartment of Real Estate
P.O. Box 137001
Sacramento, CA 95813-7001
DRE Licensing can be contacted toll free at 877-373-4542
.
EXPEDITED PROCESSING FOR U.S. VETERANS
Honorably discharged veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible
for expedited processing.
In order to obtain expedited processing, please submit a copy
of your U.S. DD Form 214, NGB-22 form, or Honorable
Discharge certicate to conrm your condition of discharge,
along with the application, supporting qualification
documents, and fee.
Please note that applications received to this P.O. Box from
non-honorably discharged veterans will be processed in date
received order.
Mail ToDepartment of Real Estate
P.O. Box 137014
Sacramento, CA 95813-7014
Attn: Expedited Military Processing
PRIVACY INFORMATION:
Section 1798.17 of the Civil Code requires this notice be provided when
collecting personal or condential information from individuals. Each
individual has the right to review personal information maintained by this
Agency, unless access is exempted by law.
Department of Real Estate Assistant Commissioner
1651 Exposition Blvd. Licensing & Administration
Sacramento, CA 95815 Telephone: 877-373-4542
General powers of the Commissioner, Sections 10050, 10071, and 10075
of the Business and Professions Code authorizes the maintenance of this
information.
Business and Professions Code Sections 30, 31(e) and 494.5(d) require
each real estate licensee to initially provide to the Department of Real
Estate his or her social security number which will be furnished to the
Franchise Tax Board. The Franchise Tax Board will use your number
to establish identication exclusively for tax purposes. These code
sections also require that each application for a new license or renewal
provides notication on the application, that the Board of Equalization
and the Franchise Tax Board will share taxpayer information with the
Department of Real Estate, and that failure to pay tax obligations may
result in a suspension or denial of a license. The Board of Equalization
and Franchise Tax Board require the Department to collect social
security numbers and federal taxpayer identication numbers for the
purposes of matching the names of the 500 largest tax delinquencies
pursuant to Section 7063 or 19195 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.
Your social security numbers and federal taxpayer identication number
shall not be deemed public records and shall not be open to the public
for inspection.
The Real Estate Law and the Regulations of the Commissioner require
applicants to provide the Department with specic information. If all
or any part of the required information is not provided, processing may
be delayed. In addition, the Commissioner may suspend or revoke a
license, or in the case of a license applicant, may deny the issuance for
misstatements of facts (including a failure to disclose a material fact) in
an application for a license.
The information requested in this form is primarily used to furnish
license status information to the Department’s Enforcement Section, and
to answer inquiries and give information to the public on license status,
mailing and business addresses and actions taken to deny, revoke, restrict
or suspend licenses for cause.
This information may be transferred to real estate licensing agencies
in other states, law enforcement agencies (City Police, Sheriff’s
Departments, District Attorneys, Attorney General, F.B.I.), and any
other regulatory agencies (i.e., Department of Business Oversight,
Department of Insurance, Department of Consumer Affairs, California
Bar Association).
STATE OF CALIFORNIA
DEPARTMENT OF REAL ESTATE
LIVE SCAN SERVICE REQUEST (Applicant/Petitioner)
RE 237 (Rev. 7/18)
Instructions on reverse.
Attention - Live Scan Service Providers
Please note the following information when processing Department of Real Estate (DRE) license applicants.
The Type of Application should indicate License, Certication, or Permit, and the Application Title should indicate
Real Estate License.
The Department of Justice and FBI processing fee is to be paid by the applicant and should be collected at the live scan
service provider site.
AGENCY ADDRESS SET
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF REAL ESTATE
1651 EXPOSITION BLVD, SACRAMENTO CA 95815
APPLICATION TYPE
LICENSE, CERTIFICATION, OR PERMIT
APPLICATION TITLE
REAL ESTATE LICENSE
PART 1 CONTRIBUTING AGENCY
PART 2 APPLICANT’S PERSONAL INFORMATION
E-MAIL CODE
09416
CONTACT NAME
LICENSING SECTION
CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBER
1-877-373-4542
AGENCY ORI NUMBER
A0075
APPLICANT NAME (LAST, FIRST, & MIDDLE INITIAL)
FORMER NAME/AKA’S (LAST, FIRST)
DATE OF BIRTH (MM/DD/YYYY) GENDER
MALE FEMALE
HEIGHT WEIGHT
EYE COLOR HAIR COLOR PLACE OF BIRTH
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER CALIFORNIA DRIVER’S LICENSE NO. AGENCY BILLING NUMBER
Fees paid by applicant
RESIDENCE ADDRESS (STREET/P.O. BOX, CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE)
YOUR OCA NUMBER (USE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER) LEVEL OF SERVICE
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE / FBI
PART 3 LIVE SCAN TRANSACTION
OPERATOR NAME DATE COMPLETED TRANSMITTING AGENCY
AMOUNT COLLECTED (FOR ROLLING FEE) AMOUNT COLLECTED (FOR DOJ/FBI PROCESSING) ATI NUMBER
PART 4 LIVE SCAN RESUBMISSION TRANSACTION
ORIGINAL ATI NUMBER LEVEL OF SERVICE REQUESTED FOR RESUBMISSION
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FBI
Original Copy Second Copy Third Copy
Live Scan Operator Department of Real Estate Applicant
RE 237 — Reverse
APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS
Fingerprint Requirement
One set of classiable electronic ngerprints is required from
every real estate license applicant. The ngerprint process is
completed by a live scan service provider as noted below.
One set of classiable electronic ngerprints is also required
by licensees who hold a restricted license and who are
petitioning for removal of restrictions or by individuals who
have had their real estate license revoked and are petitioning
for reinstatement of their license.
Applicants have the option of getting their ngerprints taken
either after passing their examination or after they have
submitted their examination application. However, ngerprint
processing fees are not refunded if an applicant fails to pass
the examination.
Out of state residents either need to make arrangements to
get their ngerprints taken at a live scan service provider
in California or get ngerprinted out of state using the FBI
Applicant Fingerprint Card (FD-258 Rev. 5/99). A ngerprint
card will be provided to all out of state applicants with the
original license application. It should be taken to a local law
enforcement agency for completion and submitted directly to
DRE with the completed license application, license application
fee, and $49.00 ngerprint card processing fee. Applicants
who wish to get their ngerprints taken out of state after
submitting their examination application, but before passing
their examination, may request a blank ngerprint card by
contacting the Licensing Section at 1-877-373-4542.
Completion of Form RE 237 Live Scan Service
Request
The following information must be entered in Part 2 of the
form:
Your printed name and former names (if any).
Date of birth, gender, height, weight, eye color, hair color,
place of birth, social security number (SSN), drivers license
number, residence address, and OCA number (same as
SSN).
The electronic ngerprint service provider will complete Part
3 of the form.
Submission of Fingerprint Form
After you have your ngerprints taken by the live scan service
provider, a completed copy of this form must be submitted
with your original license application or petition application
(RE 506). If you choose to get your ngerprints taken before
passing your examination, submit a completed copy of this
form to the Department of Real Estate, P.O. Box 137002,
Sacramento, CA 95813-7002, Attn: Fingerprint Desk.
Fees
Processing feeA fee will be collected by the live scan
provider for the processing of your ngerprints by the
Department of Justice.
Service feeA separate fee will be charged for the service
of taking the electronic ngerprints by the live scan provider.
That fee may vary depending on the live scan provider you
choose.
Fingerprint Services (Contact the facility for fees &
hours.)
Many California law enforcement agencies and other
private providers provide electronic ngerprint services.
You may obtain a complete list by checking the Web site
of the California Department of Justice at http://ag.ca.gov/
ngerprints/publications/contact.php. Please note that
the hours of operation for each provider may vary and an
appointment may be required.
Avoid Potential Denial of Your
License Application
A background investigation is conducted on all license applicants
and disclosure of a conviction or failure to disclose a conviction
may result in a recommendation of denial of a license. If your
application for a license is denied, your license fees will not be
refunded.
Denial of a license may be recommended for the following reasons:
Failure to disclose pending criminal charges, criminal convictions, or disciplinary action taken
against a business, professional license, certificate or permit by an agency in California, another
state or by the Federal government.
Conviction of a felony and the felony is substantially related to the qualifications, functions and
duties of a real estate licensee.
Conviction of a misdemeanor and the conviction is substantially related to the qualifications,
functions and duties of a real estate licensee.
Administrative action taken against a business, professional license, certificate or permit by an
agency in California, another state or by the Federal government.
A determination that the facts of a particular case warrant denial, such as the nature or severity of
the act or the presence of aggravating factors.
The most common disqualifying convictions are listed below; however this list is not all-
inclusive:
Assault with intent to commit rape
Bribing public officer or employee
Burglary
Conviction that requires registration
pursuant to Section 290 of the Penal Code
Criminal conspiracy
Embezzlement
Extortion
Filing a false police or fire report
Forgery
Fraud
Grand theft
* Definition of “Conviction”
Murder
Obtaining money by false pretenses
Perjury
Sexually related conduct affecting a person who is
an observer or non consenting participant
Perjury
Petty theft
Possession of drugs for sale or transport
Soliciting a lewd act from a minor or non
consenting adult.
Tax evasion
“Convicted” includes a verdict of guilty by judge or jury, a plea of guilty, a plea of nolo contendere (i.e., “no contest"),
or a forfeiture of bail in the courts (including military courts) of any state, commonwealth, possession or country. All
convictions must be disclosed, no matter how long ago they occurred, and even if the plea or verdict was set aside,
the conviction dismissed or expunged under Penal Code Section 1203.4, or you have been pardoned. Convictions
occurring while your were a minor (under 18 years of age) must be disclosed unless the record of the conviction has been
sealed under Section 1203.45 of the California Penal Code or Section 781 of the California Welfare and Institutions Code.
Read the questions on the application carefully and answer truthfully and completely. Failure to disclose disciplinary
actions, criminal convictions or pending criminal charges which occurred in your entire history may be considered an
attempt to obtain a license by fraud or misrepresentation. Irrespective of any advice that may be received from others, the
license applicant alone is responsible for disclosing accurate and complete information.
RE 229 (Rev. 9/13)
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