License Renewal Requirements
Broker or Salesperson
The Renewal requirements for both Broker and Salesperson are the same. Please note Licenses are issued for a four-year period. We recommend that you renewed prior to the expiration date. As a courtesy California BRE will mail a letter to your mailing address on file approximately 60 days prior to renewal date. Although, should you not receive the reminder it does not relieve you from the responsibility of renewing the license.
The secure E-Licensing offers expedited processing of salesperson and broker license renewals any time or day of the week. eLicensing is easy to use, paperless and interactive. Licensees enter information needed for license renewal into eLicensing, including the course number and completion date of continuing education courses taken. Continuing education requirements must be completely satisfied in order to renew through eLicensing. Acceptable methods of payment include VISA, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards or debit cards bearing a VISA or MasterCard logo. Note: The eLicensing system may not be used to renew Corporation Officer licenses.
Licenses may also be renewed by completing and submitting all of the items listed below:
You may use eLicensing or submit your renewal application 90 days prior to your license expiration date. Your renewal is on-time if your eLicensing transaction is completed or your application is postmarked before midnight on your license expiration date. If you renew on-time, Business and Professions Code Section 10156.2 permits you to continue operating under your existing license after its expiration date unless notified otherwise by the CalBRE.ls
There is a 2 year reinstatement period if you fail to renew your license on-time (prior to your license expiration date), immediately following your license expiration date. However, you will not be able to perform activities which require a real estate license until your license has been renewed.