Florida Real Estate Application
This page will give Florida Residents (one who has resided in Florida for at least 4 months) all of the details you need to start an online Application for a Florida Real Estate License. Be sure to review all requirements needed to ensure your application has the best chance of acceptance by the Department of Business and Professional Regulations.
You may open an application Online. This way you can upload and communicate with the DBPR. Application requirements do not have to be completed all at once. After opening a Real Estate Application with Florida, you are given ample time to complete it. You will be able to open and close the application.
There is an Application Fee of $83.75 (subject to change) that may be paid online or mailed in. To Apply online click here!
If you have any questions regarding your Florida Real Estate Application, you may contact the DBPR Customer Contact Center. Phone: 850-487-1395 Mail: 2601 Blair Stone Rd. Tallahassee, Fl. 32399
Non-Resident(Mutual Recognition) Sales Associate Application
A non-resident sales associate who obtained a license from one of 9 states listed below with which Florida has mutual agreement: also known as the Mutual Recognition States:
- Rhode Island
Requirements for Mutual Agreement Applicants are mostly the same as Residents within Florida! The difference is primarily real estate education and exam requirements. See Bullet list below:
- All applicants must have obtained the Real Estate license by having met the education and examination requirements of the state with which Florida has mutual recognition.
- Applicant must hold a valid, current and active real estate license, in good standing, issued by the Real Estate licensing agency in the state from which the applicant is applying.
- The intent of these agreements is to recognize the education and experience that real estate licensees have acquired in another state.
- These agreements apply to nonresidents licensed in other jurisdictions(See Above 9 Mutual Recognition States). Each licensee who applies for Florida licensure from a state or jurisdiction that has a current mutual recognition agreement with Florida must pass a written Florida-specific real estate law examination.
- The exam consists of 40 questions of 1 point in value per question.
- A grade of 30 points or higher must be achieved to pass the exam.
- These agreements also ensure that Florida licensees have equal opportunity for licensure in those jurisdictions with which agreements are concluded.
- Once you have obtained a Florida Real Estate sales associate or broker license, you are subject to all renewal requirements for our state.
- Prior to your initial expiration date, listed on your license, you will be required to complete post-license education. (45 hours Post-Education for Sales Associates and 60 hours Post-Education for Brokers).
- Thereafter you will be required to complete 14 hours of continuing education biannually.
- The education requirements are in addition to applicable renewal fees.
- You will be notified within 60 days, prior to your expiration date, that you are due for renewal.
- Please be sure to visit your online account, frequently for your education requirements, renewal fees, status of your license, related license information, and to maintain a valid mailing address.
- In addition, be sure to visit the Division of Real Estate Homepage for any updates or upcoming events.
AGE: Must be at least 18 years of age.
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: You must have a United States Social Security number to apply. You may visit the Social Security Administration website for information on how to obtain one.
EDUCATION: Must hold a high school diploma or its equivalent.
REQUIREMENTS: Florida has mutual agreements with 9 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nebraska, and Rhode Island. Please visit our Division web page to learn more and select the green accordion folder under ””Apply for a License”” then open up ””Mutual Recognition Agreements””.
EXAMINATIONS: The examination is given by Pearson Vue. To Learn more visit their website to find a location near you to set up your exam once the application has been approved by the DBPR. The Candidate Information Booklet is a useful source to help guide you through the examination process.
- Pay the required fee as provided in the application.
- Currently $83.75.
- Military veterans, their spouses and Florida National Guard members may be eligible for a fee waiver, fee reimbursement, and/or fee discount. Please visit our DBPR Military Services page for more information.
FINGERPRINTS: Must have a background check as part of the licensing process. To learn more about fingerprinting, please visit our fingerprint FAQs.
APPLICATION: Complete the application by clicking on the “Online Services” link or the “Printable Application” link at the bottom of the page. The Mutual Recognition Application Process is the same process and form as a Resident Initial Application.
CERTIFICATION OF LICENSE HISTORY:
- Current certification of license history from the state you are claiming the mutual agreement is required.
- A Certification of License History from every state is also needed if you are applying under the Kentucky mutual agreement.
- The history must contain your initial license exam type, current license status, disciplinary information, and how many active months are within the preceding five years.
MORE INFORMATION: DBPR Customer Contact Center at 850.487.1395
Contact Florida Real Estate Camp: firstname.lastname@example.org