California Real Estate and Financial Services License List

Together, the Bureau of Real Estate, the Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers, the Department of Corporations and the Department of Financial Institutions regulate most of the real estate and financial services in California. Following is a list of license types along with the responsible department. To check the status of a license, click on the license type in the list below. To visit the department's Web site, click on the name of the department in the list below.

License Type Department
Banks Department of Business Oversight (DBO)
Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisers Department of Business Oversight (DBO)
California Finance Lenders Department of Business Oversight (DBO)
Check Sellers, Bill Payers and Proraters Department of Business Oversight (DBO)
Credit Unions Department of Business Oversight (DBO)
Deferred Deposit Originators (Payday Lenders) Department of Business Oversight (DBO)
Escrow Agents/ Escrow Law Department of Business Oversight (DBO)
Foreign (Other Nation) Banks Department of Business Oversight (DBO)
Foreign (Other Nation) Banks Department of Business Oversight (DBO)
Industrial Banks Department of Business Oversight (DBO)
Mineral, Oil and Gas Brokers Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE)
Mortgage Brokers (CalBRE) Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE)
Premium Finance Companies Department of Business Oversight (DBO)
Prepaid Rental Listing Services Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE)
Real Estate Appraisers Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers (CalBREA)
Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE)
Residential Mortgage Lenders Department of Business Oversight (DBO)
Trust Companies Department of Business Oversight (DBO)
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