Oakland District Office and Examination Site

Business Address:
1515 Clay Street
Suite 702
Oakland CA 94612-1462

Location:
Bounded by Clay, Jefferson, 14th, and 16th Streets

Business Hours:
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

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Exam Room:
Room 703

* Note: examinations conducted in this location are offered in an electronic format; however, exam format may be subject to change.
Important Parking Information:
Long term parking is limited; arrive early. Parking costs and locations vary, please plan ahead.

The nearest parking lots are located at:

  • Long-term Parking is available at Jefferson at 12th Street.
  • Short-term Parking is available at 16th Street between Clay & San Pablo.

While there is (minimal) metered street parking surrounding the State Office Building, be advised that, once admitted to an examination, examinees are not permitted to leave the floor for any reason, including feeding a meter.

Additional Information:
Sessions begin promptly as scheduled. Please arrive 30 minutes early.

Acceptable Forms of Identification:
To be admitted into an examination, you must show a valid form of photo identification issued within the past 5 years. Only the following forms of photo identification will be accepted:

  • Current state-issued driver's license or DMV identification card
  • U.S. Passport or Passport issued by a foreign government
  • U.S. Military identification card
You will not be admitted into the examination without a valid form of photo identification as listed above.

Section 10153.1 of the B&P Code states that it is unlawful for any person with respect to any examination under this part to practice any deception or fraud with regard to his or her identity in connection with any examination application, or request to be examined. Commissioners Regulation 2731(b) provides that applicants must provide their legal name when applying for a license.

Examination Control Information:

For security reasons, the following items are NOT permitted in the examination room:

  • cell phones
  • purses
  • wallets
  • smart glasses
  • keys
  • backpacks
  • briefcases
  • suitcases
  • food
  • drink
  • gum
  • study materials
  • tablets
  • laptops
  • PDAs
  • calculators
  • cameras
  • video or digital recording devices
  • watches
  • pens
  • hats
  • lapel pins
  • tie tacs
  • hats or caps
  • weapons
  • other items deemed inappropriate by proctors

Cell phone use and/or mere possession of a cell phone during an exam is strictly prohibited, including while out on break. All cell phones must be powered off and placed in an individual locker provided for your use. When individual lockers are unavailable, a Personal Belongings storage table will be set up for disallowed items. Failure to comply with examination administration rules will lead to your disqualification.

Basic calculators are provided for your use; therefore, use of a personal calculator will not be allowed.

You cannot inspect your book or answer sheet after the examination session has ended (Section 1798.40(e) of the California Civil Code).

The Department of Real Estate and its employees will not be liable or responsible for the loss or damage of any personal belongings that are brought to a real estate examination. If personal belongings are brought to the examination, they are to be placed in a storage area apart from the owner, as directed by proctor staff.

Be advised that DRE will not be responsible for lost or stolen items.

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