From July 2017 to March 2018, there were 40,173 exams administered, but only 17,792 people passed the California real estate exam and became a licensed salesperson, according to Bureau of Real Estate Forum May 4, 2018 Presentation in Sacramento.
That’s around a 44% pass rate for test takers. Please note that these statistics do not give us the passing rate for first-time exam takers. Also the Real Estate License may not have been issued in the same month when Examinees passed the exam. In some case, even though Examinees passed the Real Estate exam, they might not have completed the application to receive the license.
These Bureau of Real Estate figures also shows 38,868 California Real Estate Salesperson Licensees renewed their license, which is 81% renewal rate. 22,108 California Real Estate Broker licensees renewed their license.