Updated Dec. 18, 2014
Calif. Business & Professions Code §115.4
Added by S.B. 1226
Effective date: July 1, 2016
The California Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE) is required to expedite processing of real estate license applications for applicants who provide proof of honorable discharge from active-duty service in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Editor’s note — This bill does not specify measures to implement the expedited processing mandate. Other recent legislation (A.B. 1904, 2012) requires California licensing boards (including CalBRE) to expedite license application processing for active-duty military spouses who hold equivalent out-of-state licenses.
CalBRE plans to update its licensing forms to include questions about military service, and will begin expediting military applications on July 1, 2016. According to a CalBRE spokesperson, the agency does not currently have an estimate for the anticipated reduction in processing time for military applicants.