Florida State Real Estate License

5 Steps to Get Your Real Estate License in Florida

To be eligible for a license in the state of Florida you need to be at least 18 years old, a high school graduate or equivalent, and have a U.S. Social Security number. 

Step 1: Take the pre-license course

Take the state-approved sales associate 63-hour pre-license course. We offer this course online. NOTE: If you’re approved to practice law in Florida, you don’t need to take the pre-license course. You may take the sales associate exam by providing a copy of your current Florida Bar card to the exam application. 

Step 2: Finger printed and apply for the state exam

  • Get your electronic fingerprints for a background check. You’ll need to have your fingerprints taken at least 5 days before you send your license application. See where and how to get electronic fingerprints (PDF). Each fingerprint vendor sets the price for their services can range from $40-$90. You will need to provide your Social Security number and the following ORI number: FL920010Z.
  • Submit an application to the DBPR.  The fee is $83.75. The DBPR reviews all applications. The Pearson VUE company will email you when your application has been approved (can take up to 30 days).

Step 3: Take and pass the state real estate exam

Pearson VUE oversees the state exam process and offers the course in a variety of formats and locations. The cost is $36.75 per exam.

 Pearson VUE will email you an “Authorization to Test”. This email includes your nine-digit Candidate ID number, which you need in order to sign up for the exam with Pearson VUE.  To schedule an exam, call 888.204.6289 or visit PearsonVUE.com. 

Passing score is 75% 

100 multiple choice questions.

 Step 4: Apply for your license

After passing the exam, download and print your license through your secure account at the DBPR website. Once your initial license is activated, it is valid for 18 to 24 months, depending on when you pass the state exam. 

 Step 5: Find A sponsoring Broker

Your real estate license is not active until you are affiliated with a licensed broker. A sponsoring broker will activate your license using the DBPR RE 11–Sales Associate form (PDF). Finding a Broker is easy. We recommend interviewing several to find the right fit for you. 

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