As hard as you worked to get your Florida real estate license, the process of maintaining that real estate license requires that continuing education classes be completed on a regular basis in order to keep your license active. Fitting these courses into the busy schedule of a successful real estate agent can be the most challenging part of the process. The great news is that the State of Florida has online real estate schools and electronic licensing services that will make renewing your Florida real estate license easy.
Florida requires 14 hours of continuing education be completed every two years, based upon the issue date of the license, to maintain an active status. These courses are offered online through approved real estate schools. The online environment provides access to your classes any time of the day or night from anyplace that has internet access.
There are three sections that make up the CORE and elective courses available for you to meet the continuing education requirements. The mandatory CORE course is a three hour class on Florida issues. A five hour elective course is required from a choice of one of two available classes. You may choose either a course in property management and environmental issues or a class about diversity and working with senior citizens in real estate. Finally two 3 hour elective classes can be chosen from six available courses on the real estate topics of residential finance, fair housing, risk management, ethics, anti-trust and lead paint, and how to use the internet to improve your customer service skills.
Continuing education classes and the application for license renewal can both be done completely online. Approved online real estate schools offer the required education, and the Commission provides the application online as well. The Florida Real Estate Commission website allows you to create a username and password in order to access the many user services that are available online for licensees. Once you have created a login for the website you will be able to submit your continuing education, submit the request for license renewal, and pay the required fee all from any computer connected to the internet.
With all of the available convenient ways to complete the mandatory continuing education requirements, trying to find time to schedule traditional classes can prove hard to do with the customer focused schedule of a successful Florida real estate agent, and should not stand in the way of maintaining a valid real estate license. Your license is the key to your career in real estate, making maintaining your real estate license the top priority in the success of your career.
Without a valid and active real estate license you will be unable to make a living. With the convenience of online real estate schools there is no need to put off completing the necessary Florida real estate continuing education. Maintaining your Florida State real estate license has never been easier or more convenient. Don’t let renewal take you by surprise; complete your continuing education requirements now.
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About David Goldstein — David Goldstein is an Owner and Founding Partner of Express Schools, LLC. which operates online education providers Real Estate Express, Insurance License Express and License Tutor. Follow him on Twitter.