How to Get a Florida Real Estate

Sales Associate License


Before You Start

Ensure that you meet Florida’s real estate license requirements. These are outlined by the Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC), and specify that you must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED and a social security number.

Steps to get your Florida Real Estate Sales License

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Step 1. Complete a 63 hour, FREC-approved pre-licensing course for real estate sales associates.

Our courses are FREC-approved and satisfy this requirement, whether you attend our live-instructor class or take our self-paced online course.

Step 2. Send an application for your Florida real estate license to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR).

You are not required to complete your pre-licensing course before submitting your real estate license application. It takes the DBPR approximately one month to process applications, so it is recommended that you submit yours while you are taking your pre-licensing course. This ensures that you will not need to wait to schedule your state licensing exam once you have finished.

You may submit your application electronically or by mail. Instructions for each method can be found on the DBPR website here (online submissions) and here (mail submissions).

Step 3. Submit your fingerprints to the DBPR.

You are required to submit your fingerprints electronically to the DBPR before your real estate license application can be approved. More information about this process can be found on the DBPR website here.

Step 4. Pass the Florida real estate licensing exam with a score of at least 75%.

Our course has an exam success rate of more than 89%.
Before you can take the exam, DBPR must approve your licensure application (submitted in step 2).

If you do not pass the exam on your first attempt, you will be able to retake it. However, you are required to wait a minimum of 30 days after your first attempt to do so. You may also retake a pre-licensing course without waiting.

Step 5. Complete the 45 hour post-licensing course.

Florida real estate agents must complete 45 hours of post-licensing education before their first license renewal period. This education requirement must be completed within 18 to 24 months after you receive your initial sales license.

Once you’ve completed those five steps, congratulations! You’re ready to start practicing as a real estate sales associate in Florida.

As soon as you join a brokerage, you can participate in the listing and selling of:

  • Residential, commercial, and industrial property.
  • Agricultural and business opportunities.
  • Timeshares.
Our Pre-Licensing Courses

Can be taken online or in-person.

Have an 89% course exam success rate.

Choose from live instructor or self-paced learning options.

Are FREC certified.

We take pride in preparing future real estate professionals for their careers.

Our course is tailored to the Florida real estate sales exam, and will cover many of the exact questions you will be asked.

Our Advantages

Live Instructor-Taught Course Available

Our classes are taught by experienced instructors who are happy to answer all of your questions.

89% Course Exam Pass Rate

We’re dedicated to ensuring our students succeed, and take pride in educating.

Highly reviewed courses and instructors

Our engaging courses and knowledgeable instructors have earned us a 5 star rating on Google.

Attend Online or In-Person

You can choose to learn from the comfort of your home while still receiving the same quality of education and exam prep as in-person students.

Self-Paced or Instructor-Led

Learn at your own speed with our Self-Paced option, or participate in a classroom-style environment with our Live Instructor course. Either can be taken remotely.

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I approved the Florida Real Estate Licensing Examination today! After attending the 63 hours course in person at this school three weeks ago, I have to say it was really helpful for me. If you ask, the instructors can provide you with real experiences about this business, as well they will guide you focusing on the topics to pass the state exam. I’m completely satisfied, so I highly recommend it!— HECTOR


Excellent school. Thorough instructors. The course adapted to areas we needed more help with. Highly recommend. — JESSICA


Mega Kudos to both instructors who are exceptionally talented and extremely patient real estate professionals. They both remained focused on covering all the material in the text book and, they used a variety of learning techniques, examples and after hours study sessions to help students correctly tackle and answer all potential exam questions (i.e., word and math). The Pepine Brokerage team also invited guest speakers to provide students with insights into various aspects of the real estate business. I was totally impressed with this school and appreciated the confidence which I gained after each day in class. For me, attending the North Central Florida Real Estate School was a five-star educational experience. It is 100% the best ‘bang for the buck’ for any individual who is committed to obtaining a Florida Real Estate Associate’s license. WENDY

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