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
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 specied. 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 Notication. Penalty fees can apply for failure to submit
this required notication.
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
Total due to DRE
with this application ...........$305
Fingerprint Fee..............$ 49
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Fingerprint fee — Applicants 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 qualications 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
Acceptable payment methods — Cashiers’ check, money order,
check or credit card.
• Make check or money order payable to: Department of Real
• If paying by credit card, you must complete a Credit Card
Payment Form (RE 909).
Mail To — Department 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 certicate to conrm 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
Mail To — Department of Real Estate
P.O. Box 137014
Sacramento, CA 95813-7014
Attn: Expedited Military Processing
Section 1798.17 of the Civil Code requires this notice be provided when
collecting personal or condential 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
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 identication exclusively for tax purposes. These code
sections also require that each application for a new license or renewal
provides notication 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 identication 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 identication number
shall not be deemed public records and shall not be open to the public
The Real Estate Law and the Regulations of the Commissioner require
applicants to provide the Department with specic 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