FLORIDA REQUIREMENTS FOR REAL ESTATE LICENSING
THE DIVISION OF REAL ESTATE: Florida Statutes require that real estate sales associates and brokers complete courses that have been approved by the Division of Real Estate prior to sitting for state exams. The Bob Fritze School of Real Estate is approved by the DRE permit #ZH1000536.
SALES ASSOCIATE PRE AND POST LICENSING: Florida Statutes require that individuals complete 63 hour Pre licensing course prior to sitting for the State sales associates exam.
After successfully passing the State Sales Associate Pre Licensing exam, within the first licensing period, which is approximately 2 years, each licensee must complete a 45-hour post-licensing course to continue to be licensed. Our school is approved to teach both the Pre and Post licensing courses by the DBPR, DRE.
*ATTENTION BROKER LICENSE APPLICANTS*
Effective July 1st, 2008, the 12-month experience requirement during the
preceding five years was changed to 24 months.
BROKER PRE AND POST LICENSING: Florida statutes require that individuals seeking a Broker's license first must have completed all requirements for a Sales Associate Pre and Post license courses, must have been licensed actively with (one or more) brokers for a minimum of 24 months during the last 5 (five) years in order to take the Broker Pre Lic State Exam.
The Bob Fritze School of Real Estate is approved to teach the Broker Pre License Course by the DBPR, DRE.
Following the successful passing of the Broker's State exam and within the first licensing period as a broker, which is approximately two years, must complete 60 hours ( Two 30 hour courses) of Broker Post Licensing education courses to continue to be licensed as a broker.
AFTER THE FIRST LICENSING PERIOD for the Sales Associate and Broker: In each licensing period, every license must complete at least 14 hours of continuing education PRESCRIBED BY THE DBPR prior to renewal which is approximately two years.
After the initial licensing period, you have a choice of ON LINE or home correspondence course with exam, you must receive a grade of at least 80 to pass OR you may take LIVE Continuing Education instruction with 3 of the 14 hours must be Core Law and at least 11 hours of Specialty Course credit to complete the State requirement.
The National Association of REALTORS now requires 3 hours of Professional Standards every four years to renew membership in the REALTOR organization. New members must also sit through approved 3 hours Professional Standards Course.
NOTE: Each student must be fingerprinted electronically, send in a state application and be approved in order to take the state test. We recommend that you do this ahead of time because it usually takes four to six weeks to be approved. You DO NOT have to be approved by the state to take the school course.