4 Steps To Obtain Your Real Estate License in Florida
Take and Pass a Pre-License Course
COST: $187 All-inclusive tuition with Prolicense Florida.
All candidates are required to complete a 63-hour real estate licensing course prior to sitting for the state exam. The course certification is valid for two (2) years from the date of completion.
Get Your Fingerprints Taken
COST: $53.50 - Payable to Pearson VUE.
Florida State requires electronic fingerprints be taken and criminal background checked before issuing a real estate agent license. Digital fingerprints can be taken at any authorized location across the U.S. Make an appointment online or contact Pearson Vue at 877-238-8232 for more information. Here frequently asked questions regarding electronic fingerprint.
Submit Your Real Estate Application
COST: $83.75 - Payable to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old, have a U.S. Social Security number and hold a high school diploma, or its equivalent. Florida residency is not required. Submit your application online or using a printable form. It takes about 10 days to get your application approval. Once approved, you will receive an email notification and a Candidate ID number.
Schedule and Pass the State Exam
COST: $36.75 - payable to Pearson Vue.
The state exam is offered daily and can be taken conveniently from home through an online proctoring or at a Pearson Vue test center. Test centers are located throughout the United States. For more information regarding the Florida real estate license examination, review the candidate information booklet.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I complete my Florida real estate license courses online?
Yes. In Florida, all required real estate license education courses can be completed online with a state-approved school.
How long does it take to get your real estate sales associate license in Florida?
It generally takes between 30 to 90 days to obtain your real estate sales associate license in Florida. The delay to obtain your license depends mainly on you:
1. Completing your pre-license course: 63 hours.
2. Scheduling and getting your fingerprints taken: 2 to 5 days.
3. Submitting your sales associate license application: 30 to 90 minutes.
4. Approval by the state : 5 to 10 days.
5. Scheduling and taking your state examination: 2 to 10 days.
Is the Florida real estate sales associate exam hard?
The real estate sales associate state exam is not difficult for those who are well prepared. You have 3.5 hours to answer 100 multiple-choice questions (a, b, c, d). The passing score is 75%. After learning the basic concepts of the pre-licensing course, the key to pass the State exam is to complete the practice tests included in the program.