Real estate licensing in the state of Florida is regulated by the Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC). To obtain your real estate license you must have a high school diploma and be at least 18 years old. In addition to those requirements you must also complete an approved FREC pre-licensing course. The course is designed to enable you to become a real estate sales associate and you must successfully complete 63 classroom hours and cover all the FREC required topics. Once completed submit an application including electronic fingerprints and the current fee within two years of course completion.
You will then need to obtain a score of 75 or better on the Real Estate Sales Associate Examination or obtain a score of 30 or better on the Real Estate Law Exam. The next step is to activate your license, otherwise it will be issued as inactive. If you choose to activate it at a later time, you can do so using the broker’s online account. Finally you will need to successfully complete a post-licensing course which includes 45 classroom hours before the initial license expires.
Alternatively, if you are currently an active member of the Florida bar and are also qualified under the real estate licensing law and are currently in good standing, you are exempt from the above requirements and are eligible to become a broker. There are also provisions included for potential real estate associates who are currently licensed in several other states. For full additional details on obtaining your license give me a call!