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Renewing your real estate license doesn’t have to be a hassle. Whether you have a salesperson’s or a broker’s license, Orange County REALTORS® can assist you each step of the way.

License Renewal

At Orange County REALTORS®, we offer two excellent, flexible renewal options for your salesperson or broker’s license—REVEI and The CE Shop. You don’t have to be an Orange County REALTORS® member to take advantage of our license renewal programs.

It’s recommended that you start the renewal process at least six months before it expires. Check when it expires

REVEI: In-person renewal
We call it “concierge service,” because our Management Team in our Fountain Valley and Laguna Hills offices will assist you with scheduling your days of testing, and they can assist you with accessing the DRE’s eLicensing platform to process your renewal online. Material cannot be purchased more than one year prior to the expiration date of the real estate license.

  • Come in to either location and purchase your 45-hour renewal materials
  • Study the materials for at least three days
  • Schedule your test dates at either location
  • You’re not required to take all three days of testing in a row, but you may not test for more than 15 hours of credit per day
  • Tests are open book
Stop by our offices anytime or contact us to get started

The CE Shop: Online renewal
Study for and take your tests in the convenience of your home or office and on your schedule!

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. The DRE will allow renewal online 90 days prior to the license expiration date.

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


While Orange County 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.* Bring your certificate numbers, your broker’s license number (or the corporate license), your broker’s email address, and your credit card to pay for your renewal.

DRE also offers step-by-step instructions at

*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.

Active Duty Military

License renewal protections are offered to our active duty military. If you have a permanent change of station (outside California) or are deployed during the last eighteen months of your license renewal, contact us so we can advise you about submitting an extension request.

Late Renewals

You are allowed two years beyond your license expiration date to renew on a “late basis”; however, when your license shows as “expired” on the DRE website, you cannot perform any acts for which a real estate license is required—including receiving a commission! If you don’t renew within two years from your license expiration date, you will forfeit the right to renew and you will have to start all over again as a pre-licensee.