US military and Veterans will now receive additional considerations when applying for a real estate salesperson’s or broker’s license. military spouseswho often face challenges maintaining their careers due to the constant need to move between duty stations, will also be able to complete the process of obtaining a real estate license more quickly.
Senate Bill (SB) 800 requires California Real Estate Department (DRE) to expedite the initial application process for former active duty members. The ERD will now check on all applications whether the applicant is or was a member of the armed forces. To qualify for the expedited process, the veteran must provide DRE proof that they served as an active duty armed forces member and were honorably discharged.
This accelerated application process is also available to applicants who:
- are married to or in a relationship with an active-duty member of the armed forces when the individual is assigned to a California duty station; and
- holds a current real estate license in another state.
The accelerated licensure offer paves the way for military members, veterans and their honorably discharged spouses to have the option of a career path during and after service. This is useful for spouses who have to move often and for those who need a career after their service.
This saves service members a lot of time on application and getting licensed faster, creating a streamlined career path for those looking to get their second act.