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Florida Real Estate License Requirements

Florida Real Estate License Requirements

Complete Pre-License Course

18 Years or Older

High School Diploma or Equivalent*

US Social Security Number**

Fingerprinting (Before Application)

FL Real Estate Licnense Application

Pass Course Exam (70%)

Pass State Exam (75%)

*Any Equivalency - Yes or No on State Application
**US Citizenship & Florida Residency are NOT Required.
(Apply for US Social Security Number)

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How To Get A Florida Real Estate License

How To Get A Florida Real Estate License
  1. Enroll in Pre-Licensing Course
  2. Complete Fingerprinting
  3. File DBPR Application
  4. Schedule State Exam
  5. Pass End of Course Exam (70%)
  6. Pass State Exam (75%)
  1. Enroll in Pre-Licensing Course
  2. Complete Fingerprinting
  3. File DBPR Application
  4. Schedule State Exam
  5. Pass End of Course Exam
  6. Pass State Exam
  1. Enroll in Pre-Licensing Course
  2. Complete Fingerprinting
  3. File DBPR Application
  4. Schedule State Exam
  5. Pass End of Course Exam
  6. Pass State Exam

1. Enroll in Pre-Licensing Course

The Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC) requires the successful completion of a 63-hour pre-licensing course through an approved Florida real estate school. 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 pre-licensing course?

Even though the FREC requires a "63-hour" pre-licensing course, many students complete the required course in less time.

TSRE offers the most options to get your Florida Real Estate License

Add the Pass First Try Exam Prep Package to any course option to take the guesswork out of studying for the exam!

2. Complete Fingerprinting

The 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. Find out more and schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Fingerprinting Kit - Required for Out-of-State

Order fingerprint kit that you will mail in for processing. Everything needed to get your fingerprints rolled is included in the kit. Find out more and order a fingerprinting kit.

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.

Find out more about becoming a real estate agent with a criminal background.

Can You Reuse Previous Fingerprints?

Due to DBPR rules, you may not reuse any previous fingerprints for your real estate license.

3. File DBPR Application

To become a real estate licensee in Florida, you must file a license application with the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR).

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 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 Your Florida Real Estate Licnense Application

4. Schedule State Exam

When can I schedule my state exam?

You must be approved to take the exam by the DBPR. This approval requires fingerprints and application to be submitted. You may schedule your exam even if your course is not yet complete. You must pass the end of course exam and receive your completion certificate prior to taking your state exam.

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.

After your DBPR application is approved, you may schedule your state exam. You'll receive an email from Pearson VUE with your FLREAPP number.

5. Pass End of Course Exam

To be eligible to take the state exam, you must successfully pass that end of course exam. A score of 70% or higher is required to pass the end of course exam. This means you must correctly answer at least 70 of the 100 multiple choice questions.

How Many Questions is the End of Course Exam?

The end of course exam consists of 100 questions. The questions are A, B, C, D multiple choice.

What Score is Needed to Pass the End of Course Exam?

A score of 70% or higher is required to pass the end of course exam. This means you must correctly answer at least 70 of the 100 multiple choice questions.

How Long to Complete the End of Course Exam?

You will have up to three (3) hours to complete the end of course exam. Once you have started the exam, you are unable to restart or pause the exam.

Does the Exam Have Math Problems?

Yes, but only 10. You could miss every single math question and still get a 90%. The math is fairly predictable when you have practiced, so these could also be an easy 10 points to get.

Do I Need to Schedule the End of Course Exam?

You do not need to schedule the end of course exam. If you are taking a classroom course, the exam will be given on the last day of class. If you are taking the online course, you can start the exam once you have completed all of the units of the course.

What Happens If You Fail the End of Course Exam?

If you do not score at least 70% on the end of course exam, FREC rules require that you wait 30 days before you can retake a different version of the exam.

If you do not pass on the second attempt of your exam, FREC rules require that you retake the course again in full.

Under our 1-Year Retake Guarantee, as long as you retake the course within 1-year of the start date of your course, we do not charge any retake fees. Retakes are subject to space availability.

Are There Additional Study Tools for the End of Course Exam?

Yes, there are additional study tools you can purchase to ensure your preparedness for the exam.

We recommend you review our Pass First Try Strategy, our recommended strategy to pass your class & state exams on the first try.

We created our Pass First Try Strategy to help our simplify the process of studying for the real estate exams. View more information about our recommended strategy.

6. Pass State Exam

Your final step in the licensing process is to pass the Florida Real Estate Sales Associate State Exam.

How Many Questions is the Florida Real Estate Exam?

The state exam consists of 100 questions. The questions are A, B, C, D multiple choice, just like the end of course exam.

What Score is Needed to Pass the Florida Real Estate Exam?

A score of 75% or higher is required to pass the state exam. This means you must correctly answer at least 75 of the 100 multiple choice questions.

How Long to Complete the Florida Real Estate Exam?

You will have up to three and a half (3.5) hours to complete the state exam. Once you have started the state exam, you are unable to restart or pause the exam.

Does the Exam Have Math Problems?

Yes, but just like the end of course exam, only 10. You could miss every single math question and still get a 90%. The math is fairly predictable when you have practiced, so these could also be an easy 10 points to get.

Do I Need to Schedule the Florida Real Estate Exam?

Yes, after your DBPR application is approved, you may schedule your exam. See above for further details on scheduling.

What Happens If You Fail the Florida Real Estate Exam?

Unlike the end of course exam, there is no waiting period to retake the state exam. You can retake the state exam as soon as you can get another appointment.

You will receive a printout of your results at the testing center. This will show you the units where you missed the most questions.Use this as a guide of what areas you need to review before your next exam appointment.

Should I Pay to Review My Exam?

Pearson VUE offers an option to pay to review your most recent exam attempt.

Since the state exam pulls from such a large pool of questions, you are unlikely to see the same questions again. You also are not allowed to take any notes. Therefore, we do not recommend that you pay to review your exam.

How Hard is the Florida Real Estate Exam?

The pass rate for first time real estate exam takers throughout the entire state of Florida typically averages 50%.

This test is not designed to test your level of intelligence, but your memory and understanding of the material taught in the course. Wrong answers are designed to sound more correct if you are just going off general knowledge/common sense.

Are There Additional Study Tools for the State Exam?

Yes, there are additional study tools you can purchase to ensure your preparedness for the exam.

We recommend you review our Pass First Try Strategy, our recommended strategy to pass your class & state exams on the first try.

Learn More About The Process

How Much Does A Florida Real Estate License Cost?

This is not a one-time payment. You can start your licensure process by enrolling first on the required pre-license course and pay the necessary fees as you go through on other steps.

Step Cost

FREC Required Pre-License Course

$197 - $497

Fingerprinting

$85.50

DBPR License Application

$83.75

Optional Pass First Try Exam Prep

$247

State Exam (Per Attempt)

$38.50

Total to Get Licensed

$405 - $905

FREC RequiredPost Licensing Course
(After Licensed)

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- $397

Licensing fees may change periodically.
Please contact us to verify current licensing costs.

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