Understanding the BRE to DRE Change & State License Labeling, July 1, 2018
1.What do each of the acronyms stand for?
BRE – Bureau of Real Estate
DRE – Department of Real Estate
2. Why did CRMLS decide to title the field name/label “State License” instead of “CalDRE” or “DRE”?
To remain RESO compliant (that is, to follow industry-wide data standards), to avoid the hassle of changing the label/field name again in the future, and to cover all license types (ie: Salesperson, Broker, Appraiser, etc.), the decision was made to adopt “State License”.
3. Who made this change?
California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill SB13, which renames BRE to DRE. This removes the CalBRE from the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) and classifies it as an independent department under the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency (BCSH). This change is also sponsored and supported by C.A.R.
4. When did the change take effect?
July 1, 2018.
5. Where will I see these changes in Matrix and on Matrix Reports?
You will notice field name changes within Matrix:
In addition, the bottom of Matrix Reports will display State License instead of CalBRE: