How to: Get a Florida Real Estate Sales Associate License
Step 1: Enroll in a 63 Hour Pre- Licensing Course
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Step 2: Complete the State Application and Fingerprints
We recommend that students complete the state application prior to the start date of their course so that they are completing the course while the state processes their application. This will give you the flexibility to schedule your state test quickly after finishing the course.
The state requires application submit a new set of fingerprints for every new license that they apply for. We schedule a state approved vendor to come to the classroom. They charge $58 and you may pay with cash or card on the date of the service.
If you would like to get your fingerprints done prior to class or you are an online student, click here to search for a fingerprinting vendor near you!
Step 3: Pass your 63 Hour Pre-Licensing Course
Pass your final exam with at least a 70%. You cannot take exam if you have missed more than 8 hours of class time. Any missed hours must be made up within 30 days of original final exam date. Students who do not pass the end of course examination on the first attempt must wait 30 days to retake with another scheduled class. After the second unsuccessful attempt, you must retake the entire course at no additional cost as long as you are within your one year enrollment.
Step 4: Schedule and Pass your state exam with a 75% or higher.
Once you have been approved by DBPR, you may schedule and take your test at Pearson Vue. When you pass your exam with a 75%, you will be issued a Sales Associate license within 2-3 business days.
Step 5: Maintain your license
When you receive your Florida Sales Associate License, you will be given an expiration date. Prior to that expiration date, you will need to complete a 45 Hour Post-Licensing course. The Watson School of Real Estate offers this course online and in person.
After that, you will need to complete a 14 Hour Continuing Education Course every two years. The Watson School of Real Estate offers this course online and in a correspondence method.