There are 52 local Realtor associations, or boards, in Florida. Local boards offer education courses, discounts, local advocacy, and other benefits. Each has its own leadership and sets its own dues.
Thanks to NAR's "Board of Choice" policy, you can choose which board (local association) to join, rather than being limited by office location or jurisdictional boundaries. At the same time, you can take advantage of the services from other boards without needing to join those boards.