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How To Get Your Florida Real Estate License 

5 Steps To Get Your Florida Sales Associate License

Getting licensed for your new real estate career might seem a bit daunting, but we’re here to guide you through the process. Learn about the five steps required to start your career in FL real estate, or visit our Florida Pre-Licensing pricing page to get your real estate license.

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To start:

  • You must be at least 18 years of age.
  • You must have a United States Social Security number.
  • You must hold a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Quick Facts:

  • What is the average FL real estate agent salary? According to, the average full time Florida real estate agent makes $92,766 per year.
  • How long does it take to get a real estate agent license in Florida? Future agents who spend about 20 hours per week on coursework can be licensed in as little as 3-4 weeks.
  • You can use the Florida Real Estate Agent License Lookup Tool to verify an agent's license status.

  1. Complete 63 hours of approved Pre-Licensing education.

    You must successfully complete an approved 63 clock-hour Pre-Licensing course.

    The CE Shop offers this mandatory course through its advanced web-based platform, where the best of the classroom is combined with the flexibility and convenience of online learning.

    We prepare you for your licensing exam while providing you with the knowledge you need to begin a promising career in real estate.

  2. Pass the course final exam.

    After you complete all the course materials, meet the minimum time requirement, and pass the practice exam, there is a course final exam. The minimum passing score is 70%. Within one year of the original examination, you may retest once.

    Beyond that, if you fail the final exam, you must repeat the course prior to being eligible to take the test again.

  3. Submit your fingerprints to the Department of Business & Professional Regulation.

    After you pass your exam, you’ll need to submit your fingerprints to the DBPR at least five days before submitting your application to the state. Florida DBPR has an electronic fingerprinting FAQ with questions about requirements. 

  4. Complete the application for licensure.

    Click here to apply for your Florida real estate salesperson license with the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation. You will receive notice from the DBPR when your application is approved. Attached in that notice is a RE Application ID number.

  5. Pass the Florida Real Estate Salesperson Exam.

    Next you must take and pass the Florida licensing exam, which is administered by Pearson VUE. This test has two sections, covering both state and national requirements. For more information, see the Pearson VUE Candidate Exam Information here.

    Florida allows the licensing exam to be proctored online. For more information, see the Florida licensing exam website here.

    Do you need help passing your Florida real estate exam? The CE Shop also offers comprehensive Exam Prep tailored to Florida. If you have any additional questions, visit our Florida real estate exam frequently asked questions page.

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The CE Shop’s online platform, self-paced courses, and   student satisfaction are only some of the reasons that makes us the best in real estate education. Take the first step in your real estate career today!

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