License Renewal Support

At Rancho Southeast REALTORS®, we are committed to supporting our valued members every step of the way in their real estate journey. We understand that navigating the intricacies of licensing can be a challenging aspect of your profession, and we are excited to announce our latest member benefit that will make your real estate career even smoother – the Licensing Support!

California State Requirement Details for Real Estate Continuing Education
Renewal Date: Every four years
Hours Required: 45 hours
For subsequent renewals, all real estate brokers and salespersons must complete 45 clock hours of DRE-approved continuing education consisting of:

  • One nine-hour CE survey course that covers the seven mandatory subjects, OR licensees can choose to take individual courses in all of those mandatory subjects
  • A minimum of 18 hours of CE courses in the category of consumer protection; and
  • The remaining clock hours to complete the 45 hours of continuing education may be related to either consumer service or consumer protection courses.

  • At Rancho Southeast REALTORS®, we offer two excellent, flexible renewal options for your salesperson or broker’s license:
    The CE Shop

    It’s recommended that you start the renewal process at least six months before it expires. The DRE will allow renewal online 90 days prior to the license expiration date. Check when it expires.

    Online renewal

    Study for and take your tests in the convenience of your home or office and on your schedule through a variety of options!

    Option #1: Revei's DRE certified continuing education course offers simplicity and clarity to the renewal process and will guide you each step of the way. You have the option of studying online or having books sent to your home or office. Use promo code "downtime" to get $10 off your renewal fee.
    ▶▶ Start your renewal now

    Option #2: The CE Shop’s courses are not delivered via an online text book, they are truly interactive and engaging, include built-in exam prep, a downloadable resource library, and offer seven-day a week customer support. Watch our site and communications for valuable promo codes for an even deeper discount on your renewal.
    ▶▶ Start your renewal now

    Also available:
    Complete your continuing education online through C.A.R. and take advantage of your 45 free hours of online CE credits.


    While Rancho Southeast REALTORS® does not file any paperwork with the DRE on your behalf for license renewal, we can assist you with accessing eLicensing to complete the renewal process online.

    DRE also offers step-by-step instructions at eLicensing tutorial page.

    Officer and Restricted Licenses and Continuing Education Exemptions: If you have an officer’s or a restricted license, you are not eligible to use eLicensing to complete your renewal. In addition, if you meet the requirements for CE exemption and are filing the exemption for the first time, you may not use eLicensing to renew. After DRE grants your exemption, you may renew online for each subsequent four-year renewal.

    You will need to mail your renewal paperwork, along with a check or credit card payment form, directly to the DRE. Because of lengthy processing times, it is recommended that you send your complete renewal package no later than 90 days prior to your expiration date.

    Renewal Exemption
    The DRE Continuing Education Exemption is for agents who are 70 years of age or older and have been “licensees in good standing” for 30 continuous years in California. If you feel you meet this requirement, you will need to submit form re 213 along with your renewal application and fee.

    California Department of Real Estate
    Street Address: 1651 Exposition Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95815
    Telephone: 877.373.4542
    Fax: 916.263.8943


    License Renewal Information

    License Lookup Website

    CE Requirements

    Updating Your License Information


    Contact California Dept. of Real Estate