Real Estate Agents in the state of Florida are actually licensed and referred to as “Sales Associates” by the Department of Business and Professional Regulations. The following is a brief description of the requirements to be licensed as a Real Estate Agent or after two years of experience, a Broker. Please visit the “How it Works” section of this website for additional information, links and details to begin your real estate career.
Real Estate Associate Requirements:
- Successfully Complete a Florida Real Estate Commission approved 63-hour pre-licensing classroom or online course
- The course remains valid for two years after completion for license purposes.
- Submit the DBPR RE-1 application and fee as well as fingerprints to the state of Florida ( Visit the “How it Works” section of website for links and details).
- Take and pass the state of Florida Real Estate Sales Associate License Examination with a score of 75% or higher.
- Activate license with either a Broker or a Developer and begin working in your new real estate career.
- Before the initial sales associate license expires within 18-24 months depending on when you passed the state exam, complete a FREC-approve post-licensing 45-hour sales associate course.
Real Estate Broker Requirements:
First, you must have completed 24 months as an active real estate sales associate within the last five years to meet the experience requirements before becoming a licensed broker. The experience may not be applied if your employment was with an unlicensed Developer. An unlicensed Developer is one who does not also have a Brokers license.
- Complete 72-hour FREC-approved pre-licensing course for brokers
- Submit an application and application fee as well as fingerprints to the state
- Take and pass the Florida Real Estate Broker Examination with a grade of 75 or higher
- Activate your license by completing the proper DBPR forms.
- Complete a 60-hour FREC-approved post-licensing course for brokers before initial broker license expires within 18-24 months of becoming licensed depending on the date you passed the state exam.