How to get Your Real Estate Licence

Florida

Licensure Requirements for a Sales Associate

  • Minimum age of 18
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must have a valid social security number
  • Complete 63 hours of pre-license education (in-person or online) through an Approved Institution
  • If you have at least a 4-year Real Estate degree, you may not have to attend pre-license education. You will need to submit an original certified transcript along with your application to find out if you are exempt.
  • Pass the sales associate exam within two years of pre-license course completion
  • Apply for license
  • Fingerprinting 

Licensure Requirements for a Broker

  • Minimum age of 18
  • Must have a valid social security number
  • Must be able to prove that you have been an active licensee for at least 24 months in the previous 5 years
  • Must obtain a Certification of License History if your experience was in another state
  • Complete 72 hours of broker pre-license education (in-person or online) through an Approved Institution 
  • If you have at least a 4-year Real Estate degree, you may not have to attend pre-license education. You will need to submit an original certified transcript along with your application to find out if you are exempt.
  • Pass the broker exam within two years of broker pre-license course completion
  • Apply for license
  • Fingerprinting

Step by Step Guide (Sales Associate)

  1. Complete 63 hours of pre-license education (in-person or online) through an Approved Institution
  2. Pass the sales associate exam (See below for more information)
  3. Apply for license

Step by Step Guide (Broker)

  1. Complete 72 hours of broker pre-license education (in-person or online) through an Approved Institution 
  2. Pass the broker exam (See below for more information)
  3. Apply for license

If you are already licensed in another state and want to obtain a Florida Sales Associate License:

Refer to the Sales Associate Mutual Recognition Application page on the Florida DBPR website

If you are already licensed in another state and want to obtain a Florida Broker License:

Refer to the Broker Mutual Recognition Application page on the Florida DBPR website 

Exam Info

Salesperson: The exam costs $36.75 and is administered on a computer in multiple choice format. There are 100 scored questions and possibly a few pilot test questions that do not affect your score. 

There is no distinction made between scored questions and pilot test questions on the exam. They are all mixed in together, so it is important that you answer each question carefully. You must achieve a score of at least 75 to pass. You will have 3 ½ hours to complete the exam.

Broker: The exam costs $36.75 and is administered on a computer in multiple choice format. There are 100 scored questions and possibly a few pilot test questions that do not affect your score. 

There is no distinction made between scored questions and pilot test questions on the exam. They are all mixed in together, so it is important that you answer each question carefully. You must achieve a score of at least 75 to pass. You will have 3 ½ hours to complete the exam.

Fees:

  • Exam Fee- $36.75
  • License Fee (Sales Associate)- $83.75
  • License Fee (Broker)- $91.75