California Real Estate Exam

Maintained and Updated as of 2024

Free practice questions for the California broker and agent exams.

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The California Real Estate Exam is administered by the State of California Department of Real Estate for prospective salespersons and brokers applying for licenses. All salespersons and brokers must pass the written exam in order to qualify for a license in California.

Exams are scheduled based on the volume of applicants. Test-takers may choose from five locations across California: Fresno, San Diego, Los Angeles Vicinity, Oakland, and Sacramento.

Topic breakdown:

  • Property Ownership and Land Use Controls and Regulations
  • Laws of Agency
  • Valuation and Market Analysis
  • Financing
  • Transfer of Property
  • Practice of Real Estate
  • Mandated Disclosures Contracts

The salesperson test includes 150 multiple choice questions in one sitting. The broker test includes 200 multiple choice questions completed in two sittings on the same day.

This practice exam will help you not only review key real estate concepts, but also familiarize yourself with the multiple choice written exam format that you will encounter on test day.

To supplement this free practice quiz, we strongly recommend full exam preparation from our sponsor United Realty Media, which offers a high quality web-based training for the California Real Estate Exam.

Disclaimer: This content is provided for informational purposes only. It has not been edited, fact checked or updated. This content is neither affiliated nor endorsed by the California Department of Real Estate. These questions were written by a third party test prep company and licensed by PracticeQuiz for use on this site. Please use at your own discretion.


The California Real Estate Exam has two versions, one for Salespersons and one for Brokers. The Salesperson's exam version contains 150 questions, and the Broker’s exam version contains 200 questions.

The Salesperson’s version of the California Real Estate Exam is 3 hours long, and the Broker’s version of the exam is 4 hours long.

The passing score for the Salesperson’s version of the California Real Estate Exam is 70% of the questions correct, and the passing score for the Broker’s version of the exam is 75% of the questions correct.

Passing the California Real Estate Exam is required for Salespersons and Brokers respectively who want to apply to become a Real Estate agent in California.

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