New Law Re-establishes the California Department of Real Estate

The California Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE) will cease to exist, and will become the Department of Real Estate, effective July 1, 2018.

California Senate Bill 173, signed by Governor Brown on October 15, 2017, removes CalBRE from bureau status under the Department of Consumer Affairs and returns it to department status under the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency. The California Department of Real Estate became a bureau on July 1, 2013, as part of a government reorganization plan instituted in 2012.

The change is not expected to impact consumers, licensees or license applicants as the regulatory authority remains the same and no contact information will change.
Please review your course submissions, prior to mailing, from today on to ensure you have made the appropriate changes referencing CalBRE to DRE, Bureau to Department, and Bureau of Real Estate to Department of Real Estate.

If you have any questions, please call the Education Section at (916) 263-8703.

Thank you for your cooperation.
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