California Bureau of Real Estate
|California Bureau of Real Estate|
|Agency executive||Wayne Bell, Commissioner|
|Parent agency||California Department of Consumer Affairs|
The California Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE) is the state agency responsible for administering real estate license examinations, issuing real estate licenses and certain mortgage loan originator endorsements to such licenses; regulating and disciplining real estate licensees, and qualifying certain residential subdivision offerings.
It is headed by the Real Estate Commissioner, who is appointed by the Governor. CalBRE is in the California Department of Consumer Affairs, itself within the California Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency. It is headquartered in Sacramento and has district offices in Oakland, Fresno, Los Angeles, and San Diego. As of July 1, 2013, the CalBRE had 336 authorized positions and there are approximately 408,496 total real estate licensees in California as of October 2013.
Real estate licensing is subject to both the Real Estate Law and regulations of the Real Estate Commissioner. The Real Estate Law is codified at Division 4 of the California Business and Professions Code, and regulations are codified in Chapter 6, Title 10 of the California Code of Regulations. The Subdivided Lands Act is codified in Sections 11000 et seq. of the Business and Professions Code.
- Williams & Newton 2005, pp. 2-3.
- "Licensee/Examinee Statistics for Fiscal Year 2013/2014". California Bureau of Real Estate. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
- Williams & Newton 2005, pp. 1-2.