The CalBRE Licensing program continues to respond to the challenges associated with providing timely delivery of services while preserving the integrity of the results. The increase in workload as well a large licensing population means the number of calls CalBRE receives continues to be high. For FY 2016–2017, licensing staff handled more than 230,000 calls.

Current California Real Estate License processing time frames at The Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE)

There are two ways in which you can apply to obtain a salesperson license.

The slow way (apply for the exam and then apply for the license)
As of April 9, 2018, the CalBRE is processing “Sales Exam Application” received February 09, “Sales License Application” received March 19.

The fast way (apply for the exam and license at the same time)
As of April 9, 2018, he CalBRE is processing “Sales Combo Applications” Received February 08.

Fingerprint information must be received and reviewed before a license can be issued.

For our students, our Productivity Coach Chris Jennings  (call 760-408-9580) will help you fill out the application.

Here are ways to help facilitate your interactions with CalBRE:
• Refer to their processing time frames on their website: The same service representatives who answer the phone also process applications. Wait until the recommended time posted on the website has passed before calling if you have not heard from them.

• Know when your fee was accepted: If paying by credit card, please check your statements to determine if your fee has been charged. Otherwise, check your bank statement to determine if they have cashed your check. Most financial institutions have this information available online for faster service. It is important to have the date the fee was charged or cashed in the event you need to contact them.

• Submit only one application and fee: Applicants should be cautioned that multiple examination applications and fees submitted by any means (by mail and/or fax) take significantly longer to process thereby hindering their ability to get scheduled timely for an examination.

California Real Estate License Application Processing Time frames