Military Spouse Licensing Relief Act of 2023

Registration Application

  • Notices
  • Personal Information
  • Licensing Information
  • Documents
  • Certification


  • This California Department of Real Estate (DRE) registration application is for use under the Military Spouse Licensing Relief Act of 2023.
  • Under the act, if an active-duty servicemember or their spouse is professionally licensed in another state, district, or territory of the United States and relocates to California due to military orders, their license will be considered valid in California at a similar scope of practice for the duration of the military orders provided they meet the eligibility criteria set forth below.
  • The registrant must have actively used their license during the two years immediate preceding the relocation required by the military orders.
  • There is NO FEE required for this registration.
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Please read all information before completing this application:
  • Registering with DRE will allow the registrant to conduct licensed real estate activity in California for the duration of the deployment in California, so long as the real estate license(s) in the home jurisdiction(s) remains in good standing.
  • Non-broker registrants (Salespersons) will be required to be supervised by a California Real Estate Broker.
  • Registration is required in your legal name. Discrepancies between the name on this application, the name on your documents, and your legal name will cause processing delays.
  • Your California Address of Record will be public information and will be posted on DRE’s website, and will be available from DRE via a download, telephone, or written request. Please consider this when identifying a mailing address.


  • A copy of the military orders showing relocation to California.
  • Written verification or documentation printed from an online licensing system for the registrant's original licensing jurisdiction stating that the license is in good standing in that jurisdiction.
  • For Spouses: Evidence that the applicant is married to, in a domestic partnership with, or in a legal union with a servicemember who is subject to a military order.
  • If licensed in more than one jurisdiction within the same professional discipline, the registrant must submit written verification from each jurisdiction stating that the license is in good standing in that jurisdiction.