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Florida Real Estate License State Requirements

Please be sure you understand the requirements before taking the pre-license education and licensing examination. If you have any questions, please contact the Commission office at (850) 487-1395 or visit the Florida Real Estate Commission website.

An applicant must be at least 18 years old, hold a high school diploma (more detailed information is available in Chapter 475.17, Florida Statutes), and fulfill the following:

Real Estate Associate
Successfully complete a FREC-approved real estate license course for sales associates (Course I) consisting of 63 classroom-hours and covering the topics required by the FREC. The course is valid for licensure purposes for two years after the course completion date.

Minimum grade of 70% is required on the end-of-course examination. (If you fail your end-of-course examination, you must wait 30 days from the date of the original examination to retest) [Note: End-of-course examinations are administered online].

Submit a completed Application, fingerprint card, and appropriate fee (may submit this package prior to completing Step 1).

Pass the Florida Real Estate Sales Associate examination with a grade of at least 75 or pass the Florida Real Estate Law Examination with a grade of at least 30.

Submit a completed RE 2050 form to activate the real estate license, otherwise the license is issued in an inactive status. If you want to immediately begin working as a real estate sales associate, submit the completed RE 2050 form at the examination site. Otherwise, submit the RE 2050 form to the Division of Real Estate.

Postlicense
Whether holding an active or inactive license, successfully complete a FREC-approved post-licensing course for sales associate consisting of at least 45 classroom-hours, prior to the expiration of the initial sales associate license.

Real Estate Broker
Hold an active real estate sales associate license and complete 24 months (effective 7-1-08) real estate experience during the 5 year period preceding becoming licensed as a broker OR a licensed real estate sales associate or broker who has real estate experience in another state may apply the experience toward a Florida real estate broker license if the applicant has held an active sales associate or a current and valid broker license for at least 24 months during the preceding 5 years. The real estate license must have been obtained from the real estate licensing authority by completing its education and examination requirements. NOTE: If the applicant holds a Florida real estate sales associate license (s)he must fulfill the sales associate post-licensing education requirement before being eligible to obtain a broker license.

Successfully complete a FREC approved pre-licensing course for brokers (Course II) consisting of 72 classroom hours and covering the topics required by the FREC. The course is valid for licensure purposes for two years after the course completion date.

Minimum grade of 70% is required on the end-of-course examination. (If you fail your end-of-course examination, you must wait 30 days from the date of the original examination to retest) [Note: End-of-course examinations are administered online].

Submit a completed Application, fingerprint card, and appropriate fee (may submit this package prior to completing the above step).

Pass the Florida Real Estate Broker Examination with a grade of at least 75.

Submit a completed RE 2050 form to activate the license, otherwise the license is issued in an inactive status. If you want to immediately begin working as a real estate broker, submit the completed RE 2050 form at the examination site. Otherwise, submit the RE 2050 form to the Division of Real Estate.

Postlicense
Successfully complete a FREC-approved post-licensing course for brokers consisting of at least 60 classroom hours prior to the expiration of the initial broker license.

Continuing Education
Florida licenses are required to renew their license every two years based on the issue date of the initial license. A total of 14 hours of real estate continuing education is required, with three of those hours in required subjects as mandated by the Florida Real Estate Commission. You can take your Florida real estate continuing education courses online at RealEstateExpress.com. Take Florida real estate ce here!

For more information on Continuing Education Requirements, read Florida Statute 475.182

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