The rules of the real estate business are every candidate takes their license from their state. Even their business area is also restricted under the state. Some states have a Reciprocity Agreement that allows other state agents to work in the state.However, California doesn’t have this type of agreement. So, California’s applicant must take a license from California and work under the state. Any candidate doesn’t need a permanent residence in the state. But the brokerages must need a business address in California. So, these are the process of how to get a real estate license in California.