California has no agreements with other States to waive its licensing requirements for someone already licensed in another state. But if you have a real estate salesperson’s or broker’s license in another state, you may have already completed some equivalent courses that fulfill your California Real Estate Licencing requirements.
In 2018, there were 50,129 exams administered, but only 22,357 licenses issued, according to The California Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE) statistics. It’s not so easy.
If you do not pass the final exam on the first try, CalBRE allows you one re-take. You must wait 2½ weeks (18 calendar days) before you can re-take the exam. Be aware that the questions on the re-take exam will be completely different from the questions on the original final exam. If you fail the re-examination [...]
For background check information, please go to http://www.dre.ca.gov/files/pdf/forms/re229.pdf and http://www.dre.ca.gov/files/pdf/faqs/FAQ-RERAPS.pdf