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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on September 25, 2020.

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Description of Program and Relief

Extension of Real Estate Licensing Requirements

As a part of special COVID-19 relief measures, Governor Gavin Newsom has issued Executive Order N-52-20, which, among other things, extends licensing and continuing education deadlines for Real Estate professionals. Under the terms of the order:

(1) timeframes set forth for Real Estate Licenses, in Division 4, Part 1, Chapter 3, Article 2 of the Business and Professions Code, are extended by 60 days;

(2) deadlines related to the payment of real estate license application and renewal fees, as set forth in Division 4, Part 1, Chapter 3, Article 4 of the Business and Professions Code, are extended by 60 days;

(3) timeframes for continuing education requirements for Real Estate professionals, as set forth in Division 4, Part 1, Chapter 3), Article 2.5 of the Business and Professions Code, are extended for 60 days.

Government or Lead Agency

Office of the Governor of California

Dates Available

Effective April 16, 2020 through August 14, 2020.

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

Individuals subject to real estate license application or renewal payment deadlines, real estate license application timeframes, or continuing education requirements under Division 4, Part 1, Chapter 3 (Real Estate Regulations) of the Business and Professions Code may be eligible for a 60 day extension of applicable timeframes or deadlines.

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)

N/A

Contact for More Information

For more information, please see the Office of the Governor’s press release announcing the order here.

List of Additional Information

A copy of Executive Order N-52-20, which authorizes the actions described above, can be found here.


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