Upgrade to a Real Estate Broker License
- Start Your Own Brokerage
- Broker Associate Status with Current Broker
- Further Your Education
- Increase Your Opportunities
Florida Real Estate Broker License Requirements
- 2 Years Experience**
- 18 Years Old
- High School Diploma or Equivalent
- US Social Security Number
- Approval of FL Broker Application
- Complete Broker Pre-License Course
- Pass Course Exam (70%)
- Pass State Exam (75%)
**2 Years of Active License Under Broker within Last 5 Years. Out of State Experience Also Applies!
How to Get a Florida
Real Estate Broker License
- Enroll in Broker Pre-License Course
- Complete Fingerprinting
- File License Application
- Schedule State Exam
- Complete Broker Pre-License Course & Exam
- Pass State Exam (75%)
Enroll in the Broker Pre-Licensing CourseThe Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC) requires you complete the 72-hour Florida broker pre-licensing course. This course can be taken online or in a classroom.
Complete FingerprintingThe FREC will conduct a criminal background check using your fingerprints. Having a criminal history does not immediately disqualify you from licensure. Your application may be reviewed by the FREC.
File DBPR License ApplicationYou must apply for your Florida broker license with the Department of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR).
Schedule State ExamOnce your DBPR application is approved, you may schedule your state exam. You'll receive an email from Pearson VUE with your FLREAPP number. You may schedule your exam before you have completed the course.
Pass End of Course ExamThe end of course exam consists of 100 multiple choice questions. You must score at least a 70% to pass. Upon passing you will be issued the completion certificate required for your state exam.
Pass State ExamThe state exam consists of 100 multiple choice questions. You must score at least a 75% to pass. Upon passing you will immediately be issued your Florida real estate broker license.
What Classes to Become Real Estate Broker in Florida?The FREC requires the successful completion of a 72-hour broker pre-licensing course. This course can be taken online or in a classroom. This class is designed to teach you everything you need to know to pass your exams as well as valuable information for your new career.
How long to complete the broker pre-licensing course?Even though the FREC requires a "72-hour" pre-licensing course, most students complete the required course in less time. Our online course is on-demand, self-paced & available 24/7. We've seen students fly through the course is less than 40 hours, or you can take up to one year to complete. View Online Course In the classroom course, we have classes that can be completed in under two weeks. View the Class Schedule
How Much Does a Florida Real Estate Broker License Cost?
- Required Pre-License Course$349 - $397
- DBPR License Application$91.75
- State Exam (Per Attempt)$36.75
- Total$554 - $602
Licensing fees may change periodically.
Please contact us to verify current licensing costs.
Fingerprinting & Background CheckThe FREC requires a FDLE & FBI background checks be completed for all license applicants. You will be required to have your fingerprints taken as part of the background check process.
Where Can Fingerprints be Taken?Electronic fingerprinting is offered on-site at all of our classroom locations on certain days before or after classes. In-Class fingerprinting Cost: $76.50 Schedule Appointment Outside of Class
Can You Get a Florida Real Estate License with a Felony?You may be able to get a real estate license with a criminal background. The FREC decides on a case-by-case basis what applicants with a criminal background will be approved. You will be required to submit supporting documentation regarding the charges on your application. A criminal background may cause you application to take up to 90 days to be processed. For more information about becoming a real estate agent with a criminal background, check out this article: Will a Criminal Record Stop Me From Getting a Florida Real Estate Broker License?
Fingerprinting for Out-of-State ApplicantsIf you are a non-resident of Florida, you can request an ink fingerprint card. You will then be required to have your fingerprints taken by your local law enforcement office. You will then mail the completed card to a DBPR approved "hard card scanning capable" fingerprinting vendor. Request Out-of-State Fingerprinting Card
Can You Reuse Previous Fingerprints?Due to DBPR rules, you may not reuse any previous fingerprints for your real estate license.
Florida Real Estate Broker License ApplicationTo become a real estate broker in Florida, you must file a broker application with the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR).
Who Do You Submit the Application To?Your application is submitted to the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR).
Phone: (850) 487-1395
How long does it take for a real estate license application to be approved?Typically about a week once both your fingerprints and application are received. If you have a criminal background, have held a license in another state, or the DBPR is receiving more applications than normal, it may take as long as 90 days.
When Should You File the Application?As soon as possible! You do not have to be enrolled in the course to file the application. To ensure you can take the state exam as soon as you finish the course, you'll want your application already approved and your exam already scheduled. Anytime spent waiting after the course is more time to forget what you learned.
How to File Real Estate Broker License Application?Your application must be submitted to the Florida DBPR. This can be done electronically or by mail. We recommend filing electronically on the DBPR website for the fastest response. File Florida Real Estate License Application
Scheduling the Broker State ExamAfter your DBPR application is approved, you may schedule your broker state exam. You'll receive an email from Pearson VUE with your FLREAPP number. Schedule your exam as soon as possible to avoid waiting too long after the course to take the exam.
Who Proctors the Florida Real Estate Broker Exam?Pearson VUE is the approved testing Vendor for the Florida Real Broker Estate Exam.
Phone: (888) 204-6289
When Can You Schedule the State Exam?You can schedule the state exam AFTER your DBPR application is approved. You will receive an email from Pearson VUE with your FLREAPP number needed to schedule. You may schedule your exam before you have completed the course.
Where Can You Take the Florida Real Estate Exam?The Florida real exam is offered at Pearson VUE testing centers throughout the United States as well as US Military Bases worldwide. You can obtain your license without even setting foot in Florida! View Florida Real Estate Exam Center Locations
When is the Florida Real Estate Exam Offered?The Florida Real Estate exam is offered daily by appointment only. Schedule early because, it typically takes at least a week, and sometimes as long as a month to get an appointment for the state exam. If you want an appointment sooner than what is available we recommend that you check for other testing center location or checking periodically for cancellations.
What Do You Need to Bring to the State Exam?Government Issued Photo ID
Form of Signature Identification (Signed Credit Card)
Completion Certificate from School** Calculator (Strongly Recommended)
How to Schedule Florida Real Estate Exam?After your DBPR application is approved, you may schedule the Florida Real Estate Exam. You will be emailed your FLREAPP number by Pearson VUE within 24 hours of your application approval. If you have not received this email, please call Pearson VUE at (888) 204-6289.
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