The California real estate license exam is made up of 150 multiple-choice questions to be completed over three hours at an in-person testing center. To pass the exam, you need to score 70% or higher. If your testing center offers electronic exams, you’ll know your results before you leave the testing center. If your testing center still uses pen-and-paper exams, you’ll learn your results by mail about a week after taking your exam.
One of the key ways the Department of Real Estate (DRE) regulates the California’s real estate industry is through examinations for salesperson and broker applicants.
DRE administers tests at five exam centers around the state:
- La Palma (Orange County)
- San Diego
Applying for a real estate license, applicants must meet education and experience requirements.