If you are interested in starting a career in Florida’s hot real estate market, here’s a step-by-step process of getting a real estate license.
1. Eligibility for Getting Your Real Estate License in Florida
Age requirements: Must be at least 18 years old.
Residence: Must have a United States Social Security Number.
Academic Requirements: Must have a high school diploma or its equivalent.
Pre-licensing requirements: Having successfully completed 63-hour Sales Associate pre-licensing course approved by the Florida Real Estate Commissionfor getting a real estate salesperson license in Florida. Having successfully completed 72-hour broker’s pre-licensing course approved by the Florida Real Estate Commissionfor getting a real estate broker license in Florida. In addition, the broker applicant must show proof of any ONE of the following:
- Holds an experience of an active sales associate for at least 24 months during the preceding 5 years.
- Holds a current and valid real estate sales associate’s license for at least 24 months during the preceding 5 years.
- Holds a current and valid real estate broker’s license for at least 24 months during the preceding 5 years in any other state, territory, or jurisdiction of the United States.
2. Cost of Taking the Real Estate Exam in Florida
The Examination fee for real estate salesperson examination is $105 and for broker examination is $115.
3. Taking the Real Estate Exam in Florida
The Florida Division of Real Estate employs Pearson Vue to handle the Florida Real Estate Examination. Applicants must schedule their examination with Pearson Vue. Call them at (888) 204-6230 or visit their website, www.pearsonvue.com.
Applicants must answer 75 out of 100 questions correctly to pass the state examination.
4. Obtaining the Real Estate License in Florida
After applicants successfully pass the examination, the Florida Department of Real Estate will automatically issue the license to the address on their application.