How To Get Your Real Estate License In Florida

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Last Updated: Feb 01, 2019

Becoming a REALTOR® in Florida requires a lot of studying and dedication. Learn how to get your real estate license here. 
 

How To Begin Getting Your Real Estate License In Florida

getting your real estate license, becoming a realtor in Florida, how to get your real estate license in Florida, becoming a real estate agent, real estate agent courseYou must be 18 years of age and have a United States social security number and high school diploma to become licensed. 

Next, you will have to complete a 63-hour Real Estate Sales Associate Licensing Course (roughly $379), that will also include a final exam with a fee of $105.

 

The course will cover the following topics:
 

Licensing:

  • The Real Estate Business
  • License Law and Qualifications for Licensure
  • License Law and Commission Rules
     

Procedures:

  • Authorized Relationships, Duties, and Disclosure
  • Real Estate Brokerage Activities and Procedures
  • Violations of License Law, Penalties, and Procedures
     

Laws & Legal Rights:

  • Federal and State Laws Pertaining to Real Estate
  • Property Rights: Estates and Tenancies, Condominiums, Cooperatives, and Time Sharing
  • Title, Deeds, and Ownership Restrictions
  • Legal Descriptions
  • Real Estate Contracts
     

Financing:

  • Residential Mortgages
  • Types of Mortgages and Sources of Financing
  • Computations and Closing of Transactions
  • The Real Estate Market and Analysis
  • Real Estate Appraisal
     

Investing:

  • Real Estate Investments and Business Opportunity Brokerage
  • Taxes Affecting Real Estate
  • Planning, Zoning, and Environmental Hazard

The exam will consist of 100 multiple choice questions and written answer questions on principles and laws. 70% is required to pass.
 

How Much Does It Cost To Get A Florida Real Estate License?

How Much Does It Cost To Get A Florida Real Estate LicenseOnce you have completed the course, which may take a few months, you can send in your application for a sales associate license with a fee of $89, along with your fingerprints that will be used for a background check. Getting your fingerprints will cost around $54 at your local police station. The $89 fee is waived for those who are Florida Military Veterans, veteran and military spouses, and low-income household applicants. 

Once you pass the exam, you can start looking for jobs with real estate brokerages. Working under a brokerage will officially activate your license.
 

How To Maintain Your REALTOR® License

Before your sales associate license expires within two years, you must complete a 45-hour post-licensing course and pass another exam.

Renewals will cost $65 and consist of mandatory 14-hour continuing education courses:
 

  • 8 hours of special education
  • 3 hours of Core Law
  • 3 hours of Ethics and Business Practices 
     

If your license has been inactive for over a year, you will need to take a 28-hour Reactivation Education Course. You will need to pay the renewal fee, plus a $45 late fee. 

This brings the total approximate cost to become a REALTOR® in Florida to $700. 
 

What Other Fees Are Involved?

You will need to develop your profile and spend money on marketing, which may range from $2,000+ to get everything started.

Monthly costs may involve:
 

  • Being part of real estate board ($1,300)
  • Office space
  • A phone
  • Mode of transportation
     

Disclaimer: prices subject to change
 

Get to know our REALTORS® from Florida:
 

Jayssa R. Realtor Profile Photo

Agent Name: Jayssa R. | View Agent Profile>>

Serving Area: Florida

"As a Licensed Real Estate Broker Associate my knowledge and expertise allow me to better guide and educate my clients."
 

Louis R. Realtor Profile Photo

Agent Name: Louis R. | View Agent Profile>>

Serving Area: Florida

"As a seasoned REALTOR® in Orlando, Florida, I strive to make your home buying or house selling needs as seamless as possible."

Jim M. Realtor Profile Photo

Agent Name: Jim M. | View Agent Profile>>

Serving Area: Florida

"Everyone has a different "WHY". Taking the time to understand your "WHY" is important to make sure we are working towards the same goals."