LICENSE REQUIREMENTS TO GET YOUR LICENSE

Sales Associate License Requirements


  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Successfully complete a FREC-approved pre-licensing course for sales associates 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.
  • Submit a completed application, electronic fingerprints, and appropriate fee.
  • Pass the Florida real estate exam with a grade of 75 percent.
Exceptions to the above:
  • Attorneys with a current Florida Bar Card are exempt.
  • A 4 year degree in Real Estate will exempt you from the 63-hour course requirement.

Application for Florida Sales Associate Printable or Online
Using the links below, you can get information on licensing requirements, check the status of an existing application, apply using a printable application, or access the new online application system for the Florida Real Estate Commission.

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Sales Associate & Mutual Recognition Applicant Printable 
Sales Associate & Mutual Recognition Applicant Online
​​Check Application Status Online
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Broker License Requirements


  • Requirements are to hold an active Florida real estate sales associate license and complete 24 months 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 25 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 Florida sales associate post-licensing education requirement before being eligible to obtain a broker license.
  • Successfully complete a FREC approved pre-licensing course for brokers 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.
The course is valid for licensure purposes for two years after the course completion date.
  • Submit a completed application, electronic fingerprints, and appropriate fee.
  • Complete all applicable Florida Real Estate Sales Associate Post License course requirements IF licensed after January 1, 1989.
    Exceptions to the above:
  • A 4 year degree in Real Estate will exempt you from the 72-hour course requirement.

Application for Florida Broker & Mutual Recognition Printable or Online
​​Using the links below, you can get information on licensing requirements, check the status of an existing application, apply using a printable application, or access the new online application system for the Florida Real Estate Commission.

​Click below for the application you need:
Real Estate Broker & Mutual Recognition Applicant Printable
Real Estate Broker & Mutual Recognition Applicant Online
​​Check Application Status Online
Click below for Division of Real Estate
FLORIDA STATUTES AND FLORIDA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE

LICENSE REQUIREMENTS TO MAINTAIN YOUR LICENSE

Sales Associate or Broker Post License Requirements


  • Sales associates are required to 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.

FS 475.17 (3) (c) The license of any sales associate who does not complete the post licensure education requirement prior to the first renewal following initial licensure shall be considered null and void.

Such person wishing to again operate as a real estate sales associate must requalify by satisfactorily completing the sales associate’s pre licensure course and passing the state examination for licensure as a sales associate.

  • Brokers are required to 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.

FS 475.17 (4) (c) The license of any broker who does not complete the post licensure education requirement prior to the first renewal following initial licensure shall be considered null and void.

If the licensee wishes to operate as a sales associate, she or he may be issued a sales associate’s license after providing proof that she or he has satisfactorily completed the 14-hour continuing education course within the 6 months following expiration of her or his broker’s license.

To operate as a broker, the licensee must requalify by satisfactorily completing the broker’s pre licensure course and passing the state examination for licensure as a broker.

Satisfactory completion of the post licensure education requirement is demonstrated by successfully meeting all standards established for the commission-prescribed or commission-approved institution or school. However, notice of satisfactory completion shall not be issued if the student has absences in excess of 10 percent of the required classroom hours or has not satisfactorily completed a timed distance learning course examination.

LICENSE REQUIREMENTS TO MEET YOUR CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS

Sales Associate or Broker Continuing Education Requirements


  • Both Sales associates and Brokers need to complete a 14 hour continuing education every two years.

"ISSUING" A COURSE COMPLETION CERTIFICATE - PLAN ACCORDINGLY!

For the State Exam


  • Allow minimum of 3 business days between the final exam and the receipt of your course completion certificate. Certificate will be emailed to you. In the event you lose your Course Completion Certificate, a duplicate may be obtained by written request. Administrative fee of $25 will be charged for the duplicate request.

For State Renewal


  • Allow minimum of 3 business days between the final exam and the receipt of your course completion certificate. Certificate will be emailed to you. In the event you lose your Course Completion Certificate, a duplicate may be obtained by written request. Administrative fee of $25 will be charged for the duplicate request. request.
  • Your completion date is the date that you pass the end-of-course exam.
  • To be considered on-time, courses must be complete at or before 11:59pm EST the day of the renewal deadline. Once you have completed your course, we will automatically submit your information to the state electronically. Please be sure you have provided your License number or it may delay the creation of your certificate and the process of reporting your completion. Please keep these documents for your records.
  • Continuing Education students need to complete the course at least (1) one week in advance of their license renewal date.
  • Students who wait until the last week of the renewal deadline may encounter various problems (technical and other) which could prevent license renewal. Anyone purchasing a course or attempting the final examination during the last week of a renewal cycle does so at his or her own risk.
  • The DBPR will not accept renewal payments online more than 90 days before the end of the license period. Also, DBPR will no longer renew a license if a licensee has not completed the appropriate continuing or post-licensing education. Licensees should obtain the required education in a timely manner to avoid becoming ineligible to work. Extensions are NOT granted by the DBPR due to technical problems with a course. Florida Real Estate University is required to report education completion prior to the renewal date (March 31 or September 30 of each year).
  • You can pay your Renewal fee by the following two ways (Payment must cover all applicable fees, including late fee):
Online: Log in to your DBPR Online Services Account. You will be asked for your User ID and PIN. Your User ID can be found by searching with your license number. If you have not already changed your PIN, it may be the last four digits of your social security number.
By Mail: If you have your renewal notice from the state, you can return it with a payment. The licensee should not send proof of the required education with the renewal application. The licensee must retain the original grade report for the FREC-approved education course for at least two years following the end of the renewal period.