California Real Estate Licensing and examination activity
The number of California Real Estate salesperson examinations scheduled decreased 9.4 percent in 2018 compared to 2017. The issuance of new California Real Estate salesperson licenses also decreased by 7.2 percent over the last year. In 2018, there were 50,129 exams administered, but only 22,357 licenses issued, according to The California Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE) statistics.
The number of California Real Estate Licensees are steadily growing, According to Bureau of Real Estate Forum in February 1, 2018.
California Real Estate License renewals for 2018 among salespersons and broker remained steady, with 85 percent of all salespersons and 89 percent of all brokers renewing their license. Strong renewal rates and the increasing number of new salesperson licenses translated into a licensing population of 421,512 at the end of 2018. This reflects an increase of 1 percent over the number of licensees over the prior year. The graph shows that numbers have been gradually increasing the last 12 months.
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