Florida Real Estate License Requirements
How to Become a Real Estate Agent in Florida
To become a real estate agent in Florida, you’ll need to be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or its equivalent, and have a U.S. social security number.
Follow these steps:
- Complete the Required 63 Hours of Pre-Licensing Education
- Pass the Final Exam for Your Course
- Submit Your Fingerprints to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR)
- Apply for a Florida Sales Associate License
- Pass the Florida Real Estate Sales Associate Exam
How to Get a Real Estate License in Florida
Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation
(DBPR) requires all prospective agents to complete the following steps to become a licensed real estate agent. Follow the steps below to get started with your real estate
1. Complete the Required 63 Hours of Pre-Licensing Education
Prospective real estate agents must complete 63 hours of education from a
provider that’s been approved by the DBPR. The course is valid for two years after the date of completion. You will not be able to sit for the state licensing exam if your
course has expired.
2. Pass the Final Exam for Your Course
Once you’ve completed your Pre-Licensing course, met the minimum time requirement for the course, and taken a practice exam, you must pass the course final exam. You must
receive a score of at least 70% to pass.
If you don’t pass, you can retake the exam once. If you don’t pass on your second attempt, you must repeat the course to become eligible to retake the course final exam.
3. Submit Your Fingerprints to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR)
Once you’ve completed your education, you must get fingerprinted. The state recommends getting fingerprinted at least five days before submitting your licensing application.
For more information, check out the DBPR’s Fingerprinting FAQs.
4. Apply for a Florida Sales Associate License
The DBPR will notify you when your application is approved and will provide you with an RE Application ID number.
5. Pass the Florida Real Estate Sales Associate Exam
Finally, you’ll need to pass the state licensing exam, which is administered by Pearson VUE. The proctored exam can be taken online or in person at a testing center. For more
information and to schedule your exam, visit Pearson VUE’s website.
You will have 3½ hours to complete the exam, and you must receive a score of at least 75% to pass.
Do you need help passing your Florida real estate licensing exam? We also offer a comprehensive
Exam Prep course to help you feel confident on the day of your licensing
To learn more about the Florida licensing exam, read
the Candidate Information Booklet on the state website.
Over 88% of home buyers and sellers
use a real estate agent in Florida.
Common Questions About Getting Your Florida Real Estate License
1. How much does it cost to get your real estate license in Florida?
The cost of getting a real estate license in Florida can vary considerably, but you can typically expect to pay between $299.50 and $519.50.
|Average Course Tuition||$129-$349|
|Fingerprinting Fee||Varies, but usually around $50|
2. How long does it take to get a real estate license in Florida?
The amount of time that it will take to get a real estate license in Florida can vary considerably, but one of the major factors is how long it takes you to complete your 63 hours of required Pre-Licensing education.
|Student Learning Pace||Time Period|
|Full-Time Student (40 hours a week)||1.6 weeks|
|20 Hours a Week||3.2 weeks|
|10 Hours a Week||6.3 weeks|
|5 Hours a Week||12.6 weeks|
3. If I get a real estate license in Florida, where else can I work?
If you get a real estate license in Florida, you are automatically eligible to work in states that offer full reciprocity. States that offer full reciprocity will recognize your Florida license, meaning you can work in their state after fulfilling significantly less requirements. Typically, this means passing the state-specific real estate exam or taking a state-specific course. States with full reciprocity include:
The above list is not comprehensive. Please refer to
this guide for more information on reciprocity.
4. How much money can I make as a Florida real estate agent?
According to Indeed.com, the average salary for a Florida real estate agent is $92,838.
Florida Real Estate Post-Licensing Requirements
Florida requires that real estate Sales Associates take 45 hours of Post-Licensing education within 18 or 24 months after real estate licensure. Your license renewal date depends on when you initially took your licensing exam.
Florida Real Estate Continuing Education Requirements
Florida requires that real estate Sales Associates take 14 hours of Continuing Education every two years. This education keeps Florida agents up to date on the real estate industry and best practice for agents.