Become an Agent in FL

How To Get Your Florida Real Estate License

How to Get a Florida Real Estate License?

You’ll need to successfully finish an approved 75-hour Pre-Licensing course. This can be done online.

  1. Complete the approved 63-hour Florida real estate Pre-Licensing course.
  2. Pass the course final exam.
  3. Find a sponsoring broker.
  4. File application and submit your fingerprints to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR)
  5. Pass the Florida State final exam with Pearson VUE testing services. The Florida real estate exam can be taken in-person or remotely. 

How Long Does It Take to Get a Florida Real Estate License?

The time it takes to get your Florida real estate salesperson license can vary. you can complete your coursework in as little as 2-3 weeks if you go full-time. However, most people complete the process in 3 – 6 months.

How much does it cost to get a Florida real estate license?

The cost breakdown for obtaining a Florida Real Estate Sales Associate license is as follows:

  1. Licensing fee: $83.75
  2. Exam fee: $36.75

Additional expenses related to obtaining your license may include fingerprinting fees and Pre-Licensing course tuition. The specific amounts for these costs can vary depending on the course package and the school you choose.

How much Continuing Education do I need as a Florida real estate license?

In the state of Florida, you are required to complete 14 hours of Continuing Education for both Broker and Sales licenses. Credits must be completed every two years from when you took your licensing exam.

How old do you have to be to get your Florida real estate license?

You must be 18 years old or older to attain a Florida real estate license.

Do you need to have a diploma or GED to get your Florida real estate license?

Yes, to become a licensed real estate agent in Florida, you must have at least a high school diploma or GED.

What if I have a criminal record?

All Florida real estate license applicants are subject to a criminal background check. A criminal record may impact your ability to attain a real estate license in Florida. Visit Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation for more information.

How do I apply for the Florida real estate license exam?

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Does Florida recognize a real estate license from my state?

Florida recognizes licenses from seven states. Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, or Nebraska. If your license in from a state other than those sever, you will have to complete the full Pre-Licensing process.

Does Florida require Post-Licensing hours?

Florida requires brokers and sales associates to complete Post-Licensing education. Florida sales associates must complete 45 hours of Post-Licensing Education, which can be obtained through the Center for Real Estate Education.