Click on links below to start your state application. This approval process can take up to 30 days.
I recommend applying with the state and doing your fingerprints at the start of your course. It can take up to 30 days to receive approval. This way, you’ll have state approval by the time you’re ready to take your state exam.
The FREC will conduct a criminal background check using your fingerprints. Having a criminal history does not immediately disqualify you from licensure. Your application may be reviewed by the FREC.
Association fees apply to individuals who place their license with a real estate firm that is a member of a REALTOR® association. REALTOR® associations are similar to clubs; in order to receive the benefits you must become a member. One of the primary benefits of membership is the sharing of information about properties listed for sale through the Multiple Listing Service, (MLS). Because of the efficiency & accuracy of the MLS, billions of dollars of real estate transactions occur smoothly and accurately. Membership fee payments are made directly to the appropriate association, not to the real estate firm. Individuals with inactive real estate licenses do not pay association fees. Please call the associations to obtain fees.
FLORIDA REAL ESTATE LICENSE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When do I need to renew my Florida real estate license?
Florida real estate licenses expire either March 31st or September 30th, every other year. Your renewal date will be determined by the date that you passed your exam. Expiration dates are listed on your license.
Are your courses approved by the Florida Real Estate Commission?
Yes! Our School number is ZH1002713. Course approval numbers are included in the course title.
Do you report my continuing education to the Florida Real Estate Commission?
Yes. We will report your course completion to the Florida Real Estate Commission. Rosters are submitted three times a week and can take 24-48 hours to be reflected in the FREC database.
How long do I have to complete my courses after I purchase them?
Individual courses are available for six months from the date of purchase. The purchase of a package will give you access to the coursework for the full length of your licensing cycle (2 years). Online Courses are non-refundable
Do I have to complete the course at one time?
No! You do not have to complete each course in one sitting. Your courses are available to you from any internet enabled device, and our system will keep track of where you start and stop. Our courses are usually broken into 20-25 minutes intervals, which will make it easy for you to complete your course when it’s convenient for you!
How do I renew my Florida real estate license?
Florida requires all real estate licensees to renew their license through their Online Service portal. If you have not already registered, you will need to do so before you may renew your license. Once you have registered, you will receive an email with a temporary password and then you will create your own unique, secure password. (Check your spam or junk mail folder if you don’t receive that email right away.) After you have successfully logged in you will be able to link your license to the online account you created.
How much does it cost to renew my Florida real estate license?
$64 | Sales Associates
$72 | Brokers
I missed the due date for my Florida real estate license renewal, can I still renew?
Yes. If you fail to complete the renewal process before your expiration, your license will become involuntary inactive, at which point you will have 12 months to complete the required continuing education, pay the renewal fee, and a late fee. You will not be eligible to operate while your license is involuntary inactive.
Failure to complete the 14-hour continuing education within 12 months after the expiration date will result in additional education requirements – 28 hours Reactive Education.
Do I have to complete any continuing education if my Florida real estate license is inactive?
Yes. All Florida real estate licensees are required to complete 14 hours of continuing education each licensing cycle whether they are Current/Active or Current/Inactive.
Are there any continuing education exemptions for Florida real estate licensees?
Yes. Any active member who is in good standing with the Florida Bar is exempt from the 14-hour continuing education requirement. To receive this exemption, the licensees will need to either have a copy of their Bar card or the Bar card membership number provided to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
Does Florida have reciprocity with other states?
Yes. Florida has mutual recognition with 7 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, and Nebraska. Brokers and Sales Associates can qualify for an equivalent type of license if Florida if they meet the following qualifications: