Passing your California Real Estate Exam is one of the most important steps to getting your real estate license and becoming an agent. How to become a real estate agent is something more than 14,000 people Google every month in the United States. And for good reason: Helping people buy the perfect home is really exciting!

So how hard is it to pass the California Real Estate Exam?? Obviously, you want to go in there and pass the real estate exam the first time. You’ve worked hard and you want to pass the exam and get started on your real estate career.

CalBRE does not provide information on the passing rate percentages. But we can compare how many Salesperson Examinations are administered and licenses issued. In 2017 there were 55,318 California Real Estate Exams administered but guess how many California Real Estate Licenses issued (watch this video).

CalBRE does not establish a minimum or maximum percentage passing rate, according to it’s Real Estate Bulletin Spring 2016. “Rather, the examinations given and the applicants’ successes on those examinations set the rates of passage. During fiscal years 2012/2013, 2013-2014, and 2014-2015, CalBRE’s examination statistics show an “average” range of between 42-45 percent passage rate for broker examinees, and an “average” range of between 49-60 percent pass rate for salesperson examinees”.

How hard is it to pass the California Real Estate Exam

Please note that these statistics do not give us the passing rate for first-time exam takers.

The ‘Real Estate Exam Prep’ is the final and most important step in your real estate education before taking the California Real Estate License exam. The exam covers three college-level courses; you cannot go into it unprepared. We recommend you take the exam prep course before you sit for the state Real Estate exam. Our One Day Live prep course provides many valuable tips, prepares you to take and successfully pass the Exam. If you enrolled in our complete pre-license package (Group Study or Online Course), it is included! In addition, you can re-take the live prep course as many times as you need (All courses and final exams must be completed within 1 year of registration)!

We wish you the best of luck, not only on the State Exam, but for your future success in the real estate profession.