Verify CE Credits With DBPR
It is very important to keep all continuing education letters to validate your coursework. These letters will tell you the course names and how many credits you received. If the credits did not get transmitted successfully to DBPR, then you will not be able to use the letters to verify your attendance. For questions, please call the Customer Contact Center at 850.487.1395
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Requirements for Real Estate Licensing
If you have a high school diploma or its equivalent, your Florida real estate career begins with a 63-hour sales associate pre-license course, its final exam, and then the state's real estate sales associate license exam.
Then there's a sales associate 45-hour post-license course to be completed within the licensee’s first renewal cycle. This cycle ends on your license expiration date (located at the bottom of your license.) After you've completed the sales associate post-license course and have been licensed for at least 24 months, you can take the state's 72-hour broker pre-license course, its final exam, and then the state's real estate broker license exam. Once you pass the state exam, there's a broker 60-hour post-license course(s) (one or more broker post licensing courses, which total at least 60 classroom hours) to be completed within the licensee’s first renewal cycle. This cycle ends on your license expiration date (located at the bottom of your license.)
Exceptions to the rule
If you are approved to practice law in Florida, you are exempt from the pre-license education requirement. You may take the sales associate’s examination by affixing a copy of your current Bar card to the examination application. Any active member in good standing with The Florida Bar and who is otherwise qualified under the real estate license law is exempt from the continuing education requirements for real estate licensees. Attorneys must complete the 45-hour post-licensing course within the first renewal period.