How To Get & Keep A Florida Real Estate License

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A detailed list of steps and courses available to you on-the go.

HOW TO GET AND KEEP YOUR REAL ESTATE LICENSE ..IN FLORIDA!

& Other Valuable Information

Provided by Realty School 101 — Florida’s Leader in Real Estate License Education

Realty School 101 is a real estate school based in Tallahassee, Florida. Realty School 101’s understanding of the real estate training industry is unsurpassed. Students from all over the world have chosen Realty School 101 for Florida Licensing, online bookstore shopping, and professional development training.

Realty School 101 offers online self-paced reading modules for real estate sales or broker license education, a brand new live streaming virtual classroom, and live in-person classroom events.

Through any of our license programs, you will meet the Florida Real Estate License Law requirements for new or renewal licensing.

Realty School 101 is permitted through the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation. To verify our permit status (#ZH1002523) please click here. Looking forward, Realty School 101 will be offering a similar online license program in California. Both Florida and California are consistently among the top states in the country for the volume of real estate licenses desired.

Realty School 101 is proudly partnered with Dearborn™ Real Estate Education for its Florida Real Estate License Curriculum content.
THE NATION’S LARGEST REAL ESTATE TRAINING AND CONTENT SOLUTION PROVIDER

Dearborn Real Estate Education provides high quality real estate pre-licensing, continuing education content and support materials to its partner schools throughout the United States.

REcampus is our exclusive online learning platform that makes it easy for anyone to engage on-the-go, anytime, anywhere with our real estate distance education platform. Through Realty School 101’s REcampus portal, you can receive top-reviewed license courses, web-based exam prep (including .mp3 audio format), continuing education and professional development courses (both free and paid options available for anyone to enroll.

Anytime you sign up for the Realty School 101’s REcampus self-paced courses, you will have immediate access to the course.

The rule for license courses is that you will have 12 months to complete the course. On occasion, some students approach this cutoff deadline and will need to request an extension, which can be done in many cases.

Most students complete the self-paced license courses in far less time. Each course contains content to reflect the state mandated credit hours for either pre-license, post-license, continuing education or the new ethics requirement. For the 63-hour pre-license sales associate course (initial license for Florida Real Estate), most of our students complete the course within a month’s time and are licensed within 2 months.

Pro Tip: Apply for you Florida Real Estate License by submitting the application to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) as soon as you enroll in the 63 hour pre-license sales associate course (or 72 hour pre-license broker course). Be sure to pay the appropriate fees and include your fingerprinting requirements as an attachment to the application (many UPS stores provide fingerprinting as a service and some may send off your fingerprints to the DBPR for you as part of the service).

The reason that you should do this is because the DBPR will review and process your application sooner, and you could eliminate any unnecessary delays that may occur by handling this step upfront before you finish your pre-license course.

The Florida Real Estate License Courses that Realty School 101 presently offers for Florida are as follows:

LICENSE COURSES (FLORIDA ONLY)

Delivery Method 1

REcampus Online Self-Paced Reading Modules

(Most Popular)

How often do you get to set your own pace?…

Students have immediate access to the courses upon enrollment and will have up to 12 months to complete each course; Although, it can be done in just a few weeks!

3 Credit Hour Core Law

14 Credit Hours Continuing Education (For Both Sales Associates & Brokers)

V18.0 Individual Course

28 Credit Hours Reactivation Course

V11.0 Individual Course

30 Credit Hours Post-License — Management (Brokers)

30 Credit Hours Post-License — Investment (Brokers)

45 Credit Hours Post-License (Sales Associates)

V10.0 (Individual Course without eBook)

V10.0 (Course Package with eBook)

60 Credit Hours Post-License — Management & Investment Package (Brokers)

72 Credit Hours Pre-License (Brokers)

V6.0 Individual Course

V6.0 Course with QBank and eBook Package

V6.0 Coure with QBank

Delivery Method 2

Live Classroom Events

(Typically 1–2 Month Wait-List for select Florida locations)

Note: Attendance is mandatory and strictly enforced. Spanish translated final exams available.

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3 Credit Hour Core Law

14 Credit Hours Continuing Education (For Both Sales Associates & Brokers)

20 Credit Hours Reactivation Course

30 Credit Hours Post-License — Management (Brokers)

30 Credit Hours Post-License — Investment (Brokers)

45 Credit Hours Post-License (Sales Associates)

60 Credit Hours Post-License — Management & Investment Package (Brokers)

72 Credit Hours Pre-License (Brokers)

Delivery Method 3

REcampus Live Streaming

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30 Credit Hours Post-License — Management (Brokers)

30 Credit Hours Post-License — Investment (Brokers)

45 Credit Hours Post-License (Sales Associates)

63 Credit Hours Pre-License — Sales Associates

72 Credit Hours Pre-License (Brokers)

*Sample Course Completion Certificate*

How to choose which license course delivery method is right for you:

  1. Make sure that the course you need is presently offered in the format(s) you are considering as ideal.
  2. Consider your current schedule and learning style.
  3. Decide if it’s feasible for you to adhere to a strict attendance delivery method (Method 2 & 3 only)
  4. Will you be able to stick with a self-disciplinary plan to read modules and complete the self-paced course? Try it out, and if you don’t like it, you’ll be reimbursed as long as you don’t go past the first unit. (Method 1)
  5. Contact us if you need more help deciding which course delivery method is best for you (850.567.0002).

(Coming Soon! — California Pre-License Education in a self-paced format. Submit your interest to us by email at info@realtyschool101.com)

Realty School 101 offers career placement assistance through its long-term relationships with multiple brokerage firms. All students are guaranteed an interview with a broker.

STEPS TO GETTING A REAL ESTATE SALES LICENSE (FLORIDA)

  1. VERIFY that you meet the state eligibility requirements and submit your application. For Florida, visit DBPR on the web at www.myfloridalicense.com
  2. LOCATE a fingerprinting vendor in your community and attach to your DBPR application. Typically, the UPS store will provide this service.
  3. ENROLL in a FREC-approved 63-Credit Hour Pre-License SALES ASSOCIATE Course
  4. PASS the course final exam — MINIMUM SCORE TO PASS IS 70%
  5. RECEIVE a Completion Certificate from Realty School 101.
  6. SIGN-UP for the Florida Real Estate Sales Licensing Exam (click HERE for Pearson Vue’s Website)
  7. STUDY for the exam. Consider an exam prep course designed to help you pass. For the Florida Sales Associate Pre-Licensing KEY POINT REVIEW CLICK HERE!: *Exam Prep description*: Available in MP3 format, this title provides over two hours of enhanced hands-free review covering the key points of Florida Real Estate Principles, Practices & Law. The narrator emphasizes key terms, presents concepts, and references the text, reinforcing classroom lessons and preparing you for the licensing exam. Searchable tracks allow you to go directly to specific unit topics. Note: It is required that you download the MP3 files to a computer before transferring to a tablet or listening device. ENROLL in the Florida Real Estate Sales Associate Drill & Practice QBank!: *Exam Prep description*: What do you get when you put over 75 years of licensing and exam preparation experience behind one comprehensive test engine? You get the power to pass the Florida real estate license exam! SIGN-UP for the Florida Real Estate Law Exam Prep Course! *Exam Prep description*: This online course is designed for nonresident license applicants who are seeking a Florida real estate license through mutual recognition. The course is designed to prepare you for the Laws and Rules Examination administered by the state of Florida. You will learn about Florida real estate license law, real estate-related Florida Statutes, and Florida Real Estate Commission administrative rules. The course also covers the Florida Real Estate Commission’s required content outline for the Laws and Rules Examination.
  8. PASS the State License Exam (MINIMUM SCORE TO PASS IS 75%)
  9. ACTIVATE your license by affiliating with a broker or a brokerage corporation. EMAIL the Realty School 101 Team at info@realtyschool101.com or by calling 850.567.0002 if you need further assistance with this step of the process.
  10. Prior to your license expiration date (You can easily lookup online anytime by searching the DBPR website public records located at www.myfloridalicense.com), you must successfully complete a FREC-approved 45 Credit Hour Post-License course for Sales Associates.
  11. Before your NEXT expire date following the post-license renewal, you will only need to complete 14 credit hours of FREC-Approved Continuing Education for Florida Real Estate Professionals.

Do you need a 28-credit hour Florida Reactivation Course?

This course is for those licensees who did not renew their license, which has become involuntary inactive. After two years the license will become null and void.

You may reactivate an involuntary inactive license:

1. Within the first 12 months after the expiration by completing the 14-hour continuing education course and paying the renewal fee along with the late fee.

2. After 12 months but less than 24 months, by completing THIS FREC-approved 28 credit hour course, and paying the renewal fee along with the late fee.

Florida Reactivation Course v11.0

This 28-hour online course, based on key content from Florida Real Estate Principles, Practices & Law, is intended for real estate sales associates and brokers who currently hold involuntary inactive Florida real estate licenses. This course meets the education requirements needed to reactivate your license, including the required two exams. Practice activities provide an interactive method of concept reinforcement and self-testing. Videos provide instruction on concepts that are difficult to understand.

What exactly is a REALTOR®?

Click HERE to Watch a brief video on how to become a Florida REALTOR®

STEPS TO GETTING A REAL ESTATE BROKER LICENSE (FLORIDA)

  1. VERIFY that you meet the state eligibility requirements and submit your application. For Florida, visit DBPR on the web CLICK HERE TO GO DIRECTLY TO THE BROKER SPECIFIC INFORMATION: Real Estate Broker Requirements for Licensure in the State of Florida You must hold an active real estate sales associate license and complete 24 months of real estate experience during the 5 year period preceding becoming a licensed broker or already hold a broker license in another state if your license has been held for at least 24 months during the preceding 5 years.

2. LOCATE a fingerprinting vendor in your community and attach to your DBPR application. Typically, the UPS store will provide this service.

3. ENROLL in a FREC-approved 72-Credit Hour Pre-License BROKER Course

4. PASS the course final exam — MINIMUM SCORE TO PASS IS 70%

5. RECEIVE a Completion Certificate from Realty School 101.

6. SIGN-UP for the Florida Real Estate Sales Licensing Exam (click HERE for Pearson Vue’s Website)

7. PASS the State License Exam (MINIMUM SCORE TO PASS IS 75%)

8. Prior to your license expiration date (You can easily lookup online anytime by searching the DBPR website public records located at www.myfloridalicense.com), you must successfully complete a FREC-approved 60 Credit Hour Post-License course (Management & Investment) for Brokers. You can also find these courses separately in the Realty School 101 REcampus portal. Use the following link For the 30-Hour Florida Broker Post-Licensing Management Course & eBook Package. Use the following link For the 30-Hour Florida Post-Licensing Investment Course & eBook package.

9. Before your NEXT expire date following the post-license renewal, you will only need to complete 14 credit hours of FREC-Approved Continuing Education for Florida Real Estate Professionals.

10. For those of you who only need the 3-Hour Core Law Course use the following link: Florida Real Estate Core Law v4.0.

For anyone who needs to complete a 3 credit-hour ethics course use the following link: Everyday Ethics in Florida Real Estate v1.0.

Professional Development Online Courses

REcampus Online Self-Paced Reading Modules

Realty School 101 has multiple professional development courses available online for a small cost or no-charge. An example of a FREE course is Four MUST DO Steps to Keep You and Your Clients Out of Trouble When a Mortgage is Involved which is ideal for any real estate professional who would like to learn more about the stages of a residential real estate transaction from before an offer is written all the way to the closing. Our FREE courses are typically 30–50 minute pre-recorded video presentations from some of the industry’s leading trainers.

An example of a small cost course is the Introduction to Commercial Real Estate Sales which is ideal for anyone who may be interested in the potentially lucrative field of commercial real estate. This course consists of web-based reading modules designed for computer or smartphone learning. The material ranges from identifying property types and investment opportunities to developing a practical marketing plan.

Professional Development Online Course List

Buyer Representation in Real Estate v5.1

This course offers a great introduction for buyer agents. In this course you will learn the legal and technical aspects of buyer representation, including such things as due diligence and fiduciary duties. You will explore the exposure you have when representing buyers and how a good risk management plan can help protect you and your clients. The online course includes interactive exercises and features unit exam questions.

Environmental Issues in Your Real Estate Practice v5.1

Environmental Issues is a general CE course intended to educate licensees on common hazards in the residential environment. This course uses clear language and real-world examples to explain the potential environmental hazards that agents need to know. Each unit includes evaluating properties, due diligence, and avoiding legal liability.

Fair Housing v4.1

This online course includes the topics pertinent to fair housing in today’s real estate world. Students will understand fair housing laws by studying the Fair Housing Act, 1988 Amendments Act and beyond, fair housing in property management, fair housing in advertising, fair housing enforcement, and cultural diversity.

Foreclosures, Short Sales, REOs, and Auctions v2.1

With the number of homes going into foreclosure and short sales today reaching unprecedented highs, it is increasingly important for licensees to stay current on these topics so as to remain competitive and successful in the market. This continuing education title discusses four hot topics in today’s market: foreclosures, short sales, REOs, and auctions. Focusing on the legal ramifications of these topics, this title also reviews ways that agents can successfully market these properties. Each unit contains vocabulary words and learning objectives, as well as end-of-chapter quizzes to emphasize key concepts.

Houses: Buy, Fix, Sell! V1.1

Learn how to evaluate renovation options to determine if a house will be a money maker or a money taker.This course takes you through the process of buying a distressed property, fixing it up, and selling it for profit.

You’ll first look at ways to structure the acquisition, whether representing the buyer, the seller, or themselves. Next, you’ll determine how to analyze the property’s needs and costs. Comparing the costs and returns from renovating bedrooms, baths, kitchens, and more, will help investors put their money in the right place. Also learn how to put together pricing models, accurate construction timelines, and a profitable exit strategy. With a solid plan in place, buyers can lessen their risks and realize a greater profit by avoiding coal and discovering diamonds in the rough.

Identity Theft: Protecting Your Clients and Your Business v2.0

The odds of experiencing identity theft are ever-increasing. Don’t let your clients or yourself become a victim. Customers entrust their real estate agents with a wide variety of personal information. If it falls into the wrong person’s hands, the damage to the customer’s life and the agent’s reputation could be extreme. In this course you will learn how to respond if your personal information or your clients’ information is compromised. You’ll explore case studies and actual news stories to discover the methods thieves use to steal identities and what “red flags” you should watch for. You’ll also learn how to protect your business and to prepare for a potential data breach. From the world of the Internet to phone bills to confidential contracts, there’s never been more opportunity for identity thieves to strike. This course will provide the tools and information that can reduce your chances of becoming a victim.

Introduction to Commercial Real Estate Sales v5.0

This popular continuing education elective provides a comprehensive introduction to the potentially lucrative field of commercial real estate. In this course you will learn how to realize the investment opportunity for various categories of commercial property, including office, retail, industrial, and multi-unit residential. You will also explore the financial and tax elements involved in commercial real estate. This elective features learning objectives and key terms and case studies to reinforce key concepts. From identifying property types and investment opportunities to developing a practical marketing plan, this course brings commercial real estate into focus for you!

Investment Property Practice and Management v4.0

This user–friendly interactive course borrows from topics covered in Introduction to Commercial Real Estate Sales and Property Management and Managing Risk. Specific topics explored include the nature of commercial real estate, classifications of real property, lease types, market value, and rate of return analysis.

Unit 1: Introduction to Professional Property Management

Unit 2: The Manager Owner Relationship

Unit 3: Economics and Planning

Unit 4: Leases and Tenant Issues

Unit 5: Managing Professional Properties

Unit 6: Managing Risk and Tenant Safety Issues

Unit 7: Characteristics of Commercial Investment Real Estate

Unit 8: Understanding and Analyzing Investment Returns

Unit 9: Income Tax Characteristics of the Real Estate Investment

Unit 10: Marketing Commercial Investment Real Estate

Final Exam

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Content Updates

Property Management and Managing Risk v5.0

This popular title provides an up-to-date introduction to property management with a practical focus on how to comply with regulations and avoid liability. The features include “Liability Alerts” that offer suggestions for avoiding liability from both owners and tenants, as well as case studies, key terms, learning objectives, review questions, and review questions with answer rationales.

Real Estate Finance and Tax Issues v5.0

In a time of financial restructuring and changing tax policy, this latest version of Real Estate Finance and Tax Issues offers an invaluable resource for real estate professionals practicing in several different fields. From the restructuring of government organizations like Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, this course takes the pulse of the current financial environment and explains it with clear language and advanced educational concepts.

Red Flags: Property Inspection Guide v5.0

Recent legislation has directed you with the responsibility of inspecting properties for “red flags” — especially an extreme issue such as asbestos or mold. Brokers and agents who understand and comply with their state’s disclosure laws stand a better chance of avoiding legal liability or a sale falling through.

Limit your personal risk by being better informed of what to look for and how to correctly respond to the finding.

Topics include:

  • What Are They and What Causes Them?
  • Observing Red Flags Outside of the House
  • Observing Red Flags Inside of the House
  • Red Flags Associated with Environmental Hazards and Hazardous Materials

Risk Management v4.0

This course provides the essentials on risk management that every sales professional must know to avoid legal problems and provides an action plan for minimizing liability.

Contents:

Unit 1: Introduction to Managing Risk

Unit 2: Misrepresentation, Nondisclosure, and Unauthorized Practice of Law

Unit 3: Disclosure of Environmental Hazards

Unit 4: Agency

Unit 5: Federal Fair Housing Laws

Unit 6: The Americans with Disabilities Act

Unit 7: Antitrust Laws

Final Exam

Scams, Scoundrels and Real Estate Stings v1.1

Become an invaluable resource to your client and the industry by learning how to spot scammers at the first sniff of trouble. This course takes you, one crime at a time, on the journey of sleuthing the facts, recognizing who is liable, assessing the consequences, and revealing the resources that will help you avoid the dark side of the industry today.

You’ll learn how scams hurt your reputation and the liability that comes with being associated with a real estate scam. From flopping to straw buyers to Internet fraud, it’s all explored here.

Sustainable Housing and Building Green: What Agents Should Know v3.0

Sustainable Housing and Building Green: What Agents Should Know takes the mystery out of green and sustainable building concepts for commercial and residential real estate licensees. The text differentiates between government initiatives and nonprofit, private associations and explains how each impacts green building and maintenance practices. Licensees looking to serve the expanding market of consumers interested in high performance building practices will find practical information on products, designations, and certifications such as LEED and Green Globes.

The Truth About Mold v3.1

In this course you will explore the impact of mold on the real estate industry. You will receive practical information on remediation, effects on residential insurance, liability issues, sampling and testing kits, health effects of mold, relevant court case law, relevant state and federal laws and regulations, and the differences between mold and other environmental red flags.

Understanding 1031 Tax-Free Exchanges v3.0

The exchange of certain types of property may defer the recognition of capital gains or losses due upon sale, and hence defer any capital gains taxes otherwise due. This CE course explores the history, evolution, rules, and forms of the strategy used to defer tax liability until a later date; it includes real‐life calculation examples. Loaded with real‐life examples and calculations, the course is perfect for both salespersons and brokers. Agents will learn the vocabulary and application of tax‐free exchanges so they are better able to answer client questions.

Understanding Credit and Improving Credit Scores: What You Need to Know v3.0

Add value to your clients and expand your client base by serving the large population of individuals with tarnished credit. You will learn strategies that you can immediately share with your clients to help them improve their credit scores and get approved for a mortgage. In this course you will explore credit scores, credit reports, and credit bureaus. You will gain strategies for preventing identity theft and improving credit. Upon completion of this course, you will: understand the Fair Credit Billing Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act; help clients identify negative information on their credit reports; explain how credit scores are calculated and how lenders evaluate the ability to pay; determine if clients could benefit from credit repair; and explain how to improve clients’ credit scores.

*FREE* On-Demand Courses!

30 Minutes That Could Save Your Life OnDemand course v1.0

(Price $0)

Course Description: As a real estate professional, you are at risk every day. Your simple habits, fixed routines, and trusting attitude could make you an easy mark for people with bad intentions. This presentation will illuminate your world and heighten your awareness. You’ll learn where real estate professionals’ biggest vulnerabilities exist and how to thwart them. Trusting your own intuition is a good start, but attending this seminar is crucial to gaining new skills and practical tools to safeguard yourself and your clients from impending dangers.

Carol Martinson shares her vast experience, knowledge, and practical applications. She will show you simple and essential strategies to create and sustain a safer environment for you and your clients.

2017: Why It Will Be The Worst Year Ever for Millenials OnDemand course v1.0

(Price $0)

Course Description: Join Jason Parr in this interactive webinar where he will share his perspective on how millennials will affect the real estate market for years to come and why they think 2017 might be the worst year ever. Get a historical perspective, see current trends, and learn how this generation will impact your business model so that you can align resources now to take advantage of upcoming changes in the marketplace.

Five Ways to use Cutting Edge Trends to Build Your Brand and Increase Your Sales OnDemand course v1.0

(Price $0)

Explore different types of homebuyers, the channels they are using to search, and how you can tailor your marketing to target these channels. Join Dan Gerlock, co-founder and CEO of Realty Connection, as he presents Five Ways to Use Cutting Edge Trends to Build Your Brand and Increase Your Sales. Dan will also help you to uncover the most highly sought after qualities in an agent, as well as opportunities agents should consider when looking for a sponsoring broker. Whether you’re a novice or seasoned agent, you will leave with new strategies that can be immediately implemented in your business.

Hire and Train the Perfect Real Estate Assistant OnDemand Course v1.0

(Price $0)

Join Monica Reynolds for this free webinar and learn how she used her “secret weapon” to take her real estate business to the next level. From recruiting through training, she’ll share how you can enable a real estate assistant to multiply your success.

Negotiating Difficult People and Tough Situations OnDemand Course v1.0

(Price $0)

Join Tim Burrell for a RealXperts webinar, detailing six distinct steps to successfully move through challenging negotiations, complete with real life examples from personal experience.

Screen-to-Screen Selling: Improve Profit Margins, Boost Productivity, and Customize Conversations OnDemand course v1.0

(Price $0)

As a real estate professional, you’re on-the-go and need to make the most of your time. Learn how you can develop a high level of trust through remote communication. You’ll learn how to choose and utilize the appropriate technology to visually demonstrate value that only you can provide — in a way that makes you stand out from the competition. You’ll discover how to conduct meetings, train employees, coach teams, and give presentations that captivate audiences and seal the deal! Join Doug Devitre as he shares his vast experience, knowledge, and practical applications for communicating in our virtual world. He will also show you effective and practical ways to communicate and build trust with your clients so you can close more sales.

The Biggest Mistakes Coaches Make and How to Fix Them OnDemand Course v1.0

(Price $0)

Join Steve Strickholm for this RealXperts webinar, The Biggest Mistakes Coaches Make and How to Fix Them. If you manage agents, your primary job as a coach is to get them to do what the other 87% are not doing to achieve their income goals. Steve will review the top mistakes coaches make as they develop new agents and share how hundreds of managers use his system as a prescription for success.

TILA-RESPA: The Most Important Changes Affecting You OnDemand course v1.0

(Price $0)

On October 3, 2015, the entire world of real estate closings was turned upside down. The Good Faith Estimate (GFE), Housing and Urban Development (HUD-1), and Truth-in-Lending forms will no longer be used in most residential mortgage closings. Join expert Jerry Anderson, with over 20 years of industry experience, as he tells you how the new TILA-RESPA changes will immediately and profoundly affect you, your clients, and your closings.In this value-packed presentation, you will learn about the new forms, rules governing your conduct, and the potential delays this could cause your clients. You will not want to miss this.

If you still have questions after reading the information above, please contact Realty School 101 by email or phone.
E-mail: info@realtyschool101.com
Phone: 850–567–0002

Click HERE to Watch a brief video on how to become a Florida REALTOR®

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