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The first thing you need to get an Florida real estate license is the necessary pre-license education. Shop for an education package that's right for you.
To obtain a Florida real estate sales associate license, the Department of Business and Professional Regulations (DBPR) requires that an applicant must:
You can find additional information on how to apply for a real estate sales associate license here.
Our FREC 1 course meets the requirements to take the real estate sales associate licensing exam. The course will take approximately 52 hours to complete, and covers the topics outlined by the Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC).
At the end of the FREC 1 course is a final exam of 100 multiple choice questions. You will have 3 hours to complete the final exam; the clock timer cannot be paused for break time or other situations where you may need to stop. Any questions that you have not answered will be automatically graded as incorrect if they are not answered by the end of the 3-hour exam.
The minimum passing score for the FREC 1 sales associate final exam is 70%. Florida Administrative Code (FAC) requires that students who fail the final exam must wait at least 30 days before being offered a second attempt, which will contain a new set of 100 multiple choice questions. The regulations only allow for one retake attempt of a failed final exam. If the student fails the sales associate 63-hour course final exam a second time, the student fails the course and must re-enroll.
Either before or after passing the FREC 1 final exam, you will apply for a sales associate license with the DBPR.
Sales associate candidates must apply to the DBPR before they will be permitted to schedule the state licensing exam with Pearson VUE, the state's licensing exam proctor. Applying for the sales associate license will be done through the DBPR's myfloridalicense.com website or by mailing in a paper application. For online applications, you will need to first create an account to use the DBPR Online Services:
Applying for the sales associate license will cost $89. After submitting the application, the DBPR will notify Pearson VUE once the application has been approved. Pearson VUE will then send an authorization letter to the sales associate candidate notifying him or her that they qualify to take the state licensing exam. The FREC 1 pre-licensure course completion certificate will be presented at the license exam testing center and not at the time of applying for the sales associate license.
You may have your fingerprints electronically filed either before or after you submit your license application.
Fingerprinting must be done through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's LiveScan Program. You can find a LiveScan location on the FDLE's web site. There are locations throughout the state and each may have its own set of fees you will have to pay. It is recommended that you call your selected location to check on available hours and fee requirements.
The LiveScan vendor will ask you for a Originating Agency Identification (ORI) number, which will identify the profession that you are applying for. For real estate salesperson exam applicants, the ORI number is FL920010Z. Even if you had your fingerprints scanned for another DBPR license, you will need to have them scanned again so they are filed under the correct ORI.
The FDLE's background check results are only valid for six months. If you don't apply for the sales associate license before the results expire, then you will need to have your fingerprints filed again by a LiveScan vendor.
After you receive an authorization letter from Pearson VUE that you qualify for the sales associate licensing exam, you may contact them at 1-888-204-6289 to schedule the exam. You may also schedule from their website, pearsonvue.com
At registration you will be asked for the candidate information number listed on the authorization letter. There are testing centers in many areas of the state (e.g., Orlando, Jacksonville, Coral Gables, and Lakeland to name a few). The real estate sales associate exam will cost $31.50.
On the day of your examination, arrive at the testing center before your scheduled exam time in order to check in and become familiar with the testing system. You will need to bring two pieces of valid signature identification (one of which must be government issued such as a driver's license or passport), the course completion certificate from your FREC 1 course, and the authorization letter from Pearson VUE. Cell phones, bags, purses, food, and other personal items will NOT be allowed in the testing room; storage lockers may be provided at the testing center, but they are not guaranteed to be available.
The test will be delivered electronically via computer and contains 100 multiple choice questions. Candidates will have three and a half hours to complete the exam with a score of 75% or higher. An exam report will be issued immediately upon completing the exam. For more information about the actual exam, please review the following helpful documents:
Once the DBPR has been notified of your successful license exam test results, which can take up to 48 hours, a sales associate license will be issued to you in inactive status.
You cannot practice real estate until your license has become active. Florida sales associates need to be supervised by a licensed Florida real estate broker to ensure that regulations are followed as well as to protect the real estate buying public. You will need to find a responsible broker to work under. That broker can use the DBPR Online Services to activate your license under his or her broker's license.
Before the end of the first license period, sales associates are required to take a 45-hour post licensing course.
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