The following is a summary of the requirements and procedures for obtaining a California Yacht and Ship Salesperson License.

Application Process
To be eligible, an applicant must be sponsored by a licensed yacht and ship broker who plans to employ the applicant.
The broker may contact the Division to obtain a salesperson's license application. Pursuant to Harbors and Navigation Code Section 718, an application for a salesperson's license must be made on the form prescribed by the Division, signed by the applicant and by the employing broker, and must be accompanied by the appropriate fees.
Mail the completed salesperson application, along with documents listed below to the Division.

Required Forms
Temporary Salesperson Application (Optional--Good for 60 days),
Yacht and Ship Salesperson's License Application Form (Required), and
Request for Live Scan Service Form BCII 8016(Required).

Total Licensing Fees Due When Submitting Application:
$ 25.00 - Temporary Salesperson's License (optional)
$ 25.00 - Written examination
$100.00 -Yacht and Ship Salesperson's License
$150.00 Total (Personal and/or business checks or money orders should be made payable to "Department of Parks and Recreation").

Required Photograph
Upon receipt of your fees and the completed forms, the Division will process your application. You must include a current 2"X 2" head and shoulders, front view photograph, taken within one year prior to date of application. COMPUTER-GENERATED PHOTOGRAPHS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Study materials can be found on DBW's web site at:

After receiving the appropriate fees and forms we will send your temporary license and/or salesperson examination information to the brokerage.

If additional information is required, please contact David Klosinski at (916) 902-8791.