Florida Real Estate License

Step #1
You must complete the 63-hour Salesperson course before you can apply to take the state licensing exam.

At the end of the course is a non-proctored final exam. Once you pass the final exam you will immediately get your Certificate of Completion for the course.

Step #2
You must get your fingerprints taken at an approved LiveScan Service Provider.

Your fingerprints will be used to conduct a background check for any prior criminal activity.

The cost to get your fingerprints taken ranges from $50 – $80, depending on which LiveScan location you use.

Please note that your fingerprints are only valid for up to 180 days.

Step #3
After you complete the 63-hour pre-license course, you must apply to the Florida Division of Real Estate (DRE) for authorization to take the state licensing exam.

Once your application is approved, you will receive an Authorization Letter from PearsonVUE, the state testing center which administers the exam.

Once you receive your Authorization Letter, you can then schedule your state exam by calling Pearson VUE at (888)204-6289, or go online at https://home.pearsonvue.com/fl/realestate.

Step #4
The State licensing exam must be taken in-person at a Pearson VUE testing center.

The State licensing exam includes about 45 questions on real estate law, about 45 questions on principles of real estate, and about 10 questions on real estate mathematics.

The sales associate exam is graded with a maximum of 100. A candidate scoring 75 points or higher will have successfully completed the examination.

State exam test-takers are allowed 3.5 hours to finish the exam.

Step #5
Once you pass the state licensing exam and complete your background check, you will be able to download and print your inactive Florida real estate sales associate license online through the DBPR website.

In order to be eligible to receive an active Florida real estate sales associate license, you must have an employing Florida real estate broker.

You can apply for your active Florida real estate sales associate license online using the DBPR’s Online Services, or by submitting a paper application.

The application fee is $83.75.