Process: The Path to Becoming a Real Estate Agent in San Diego 2018-02-01T17:40:04-07:00

The path to becoming a Real Estate Agent in San Diego

The 100 day Real Estate License Process

*Click the underlined form titles to link to download BRE required forms.

Day 1 – 54

Complete your Real Estate Courses

The state requires 135 hours of BRE-approved college level real estate courses. We offer three education options that fulfill the requirement, Principles, Practice and California Law.

*Each course requires a minimum of 18 days of study between courses.

Background Check & Livescan

As you are working on your courses we recommend you complete your Livescan (electronic finger prints) by filling out the 237 form processing time is up to 2 – 3 weeks.

*You no longer need to show proof of legal presence, see SB1159.

Day 55

Apply for your License & State Exam

Use form 435A to apply for your license and exam. 400A is just for applying for the state exam and will add time to you getting your license. For CA BRE licensing fees, click here.

*BRE processing time can take 4- 6 weeks.

The Path to Becoming a Real Estate Agent in San Diego

Day 56 – 98

Pick Your Test Date

Once your paperwork has been processed by the BRE it’s time to pick your preferred exam date online through elicensing (

*Once you get an exam date call us for an early Keller Williams sign up!

Day 56 – 98

Schedule your Live Prep Course

The ideal way to wrap up your required education with a review of key concepts and ‘Hot Topic’ subject areas. You want to take this as close to your test date as possible.

We offer this every month!

Learn more about our Exam Prep course.

Day 56 – 98

Take your State Exam

To pass the California Salesperson License Exam you will need a score of 70% or better.

Day 100
Get your License and join our Brokerage!

*If you applied for 400A you will now need to apply for 202 this will add 4 – 6 weeks to the licensing process.


*This is an estimate, timeline may vary

Get in touch with us

We are always available to answer your questions.

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