Renewing Your License
Licenses are issued for a four-year period and should be renewed prior to the expiration date listed on the license. As a reminder, the DRE mails a renewal form to the licensee's mailing address of record approximately 90 days prior to the license expiration date. The form is sent as a courtesy only and non-receipt of the form does not relieve the licensee from the responsibility of renewing the license.
How to Renew Your License
The secure eLicensing online system 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:
- Salesperson Renewal Application (RE 209) , Broker Renewal Application (RE 208) , or Corporation Officer Renewal Application (RE 207)
- Continuing Education Course Verification (RE 251)
- State Public Benefits Statement (RE 205) and Proof of Legal Presence in the United States (if not previously provided to the DRE)
- Applicable fee
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 DRE.
If you fail to renew your license on-time (prior to your license expiration date), you may renew your license during the two year late renewal period immediately following your license expiration date. However, you cannot perform activities requiring a real estate license until your license has been renewed.
- Check Your License Status to verify that your license has been renewed.