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Florida Licensing Requirements for Real Estate

  • Real Estate Sales Associate

To become a real estate agent, you must successfully complete a 63-hour course approved by the Florida Real Estate Commission; submit the appropriate application with fee; have electronic fingerprints taken through Promisor, and successfully complete the state examination. Your license is valid for two years.

  • Real Estate Broker 

To become a real estate broker, you must successfully complete a 72-hour course approved by the Florida Real Estate Commission, submit the appropriate application with fee, have electronic fingerprints taken through Promisor; and successfully complete the state examination. 

License Renewal

Initial Renewal

After receiving your license, your initial renewal requires you to complete the following post license education: 

    • Sales Associates: 45 hours 
    • Brokers License Renewal: 60 hours 

After Initial Renewal 

Following your initial renewal, you will be required to renew your real estate license every two years, based on the issue date of the initial license. A total of 14 hours of continuing education is required, composed of the following courses:

    • 3 hours of Core Law
    • 3 hours of Ethics & Business Ethics (ORRA’s Code of Ethics)
    • 8 hours of Specialty Credit
Ways to Meet Your Requirements

Code of Ethics Training

Realtors® are required to complete ethics training of not less than two hours, 30 minutes of instructional time within three-year cycles. The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of Realtors®.

The current cycle, Cycle 6, began on January 1, 2019 and will end on December 31, 2021. The next Cycle, Cycle 7, will begin on January 1, 2022 and end on December 31, 2024.

Only courses and equivalencies provided by a local, state, or national Realtor® association can satisfy the Code of Ethics training requirement.

Training may be completed through local Realtor® association live classroom courses or online courses, but your certificate of completion must be sent to education@rpcra.org.  

Complete the COE Requirement

You can satisfy the requirement for Cycle 6 by completing one of the following activities between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2021.

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