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FAQ: Can I get my CA real estate license if I'm not a CA resident?

Can I get my CA real estate license if I'm not a CA resident?

Yes, you are not required to be a California resident to obtain a California real estate license.
The steps to obtain your California real estate license are the same as California residents, the only difference includes the following:

  • Out-of-state residents must complete a Consent to Service of Process form and submit a notarized copy along with their license application.
  • You will have to get your fingerprints taken with your local law enforcement agency, using the fingerprint card provided to you by the DRE.

You can complete the required 3, 45-hour courses (135 hours in total) online from your home state; however, you must take the proctored state exam at one of the DRE's testing centers located within the State of California.

If you plan on obtaining an active California real estate license, your sponsoring broker must hold a California broker's license.

Related Questions

Can I obtain my CA real estate license if I'm not a U.S. citizen?

Yes, you may still obtain a California real estate salespersons license if you are a "qualified alien". See section 2718. Legal Presence Requirements of the Regulations of the Real Estate Commissioner for a more detailed definition of a qualified alien.

Can I get my CA real estate license if I'm not a CA resident?

​Yes, you are not required to be a California resident to obtain a California real estate license. As an out-of-state resident, you will have to complete a Consent to Service of Process form, and get your fingerprints taken with your local law enforcement agency.

Do I need a high school diploma to get my CA real estate license?

No, you are not required to have a high school diploma or GED to obtain a California real estate license. The Department of Real Estate only requires you to be at least 18 years old when it comes time to apply for your real estate license.

How old do I have to be to get a CA real estate license?

You must be at least 18 years of age or older to obtain a California real estate license.

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