Licensing Process

The Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC) requires that all persons wanting to become licensed sales associates (Florida real estate agents) in the State of Florida must complete a 63-hour pre-licensing course.

Pre-License Course Options:

Classroom-based – A list of approved schools is available on the Florida Real Estate Commission website.

Veteran Scholarship Program Gold Coast School of Real Estate has decided to help veterans get back into the workplace by offering a scholarship to help defray the cost of starting a new career in real estate. The scholarship program will run from October 1, 2012 to December 31, 2013.

IFREC Real Estate Schools: offer real estate pre-license, post-license and continuing education courses in classroom and online for real estate professionals. Other courses include mortgage professional, appraisal and home inspection.

Exam Requirements – After completing the 63-hour Pre-License course, you must register to take the state licensing exam. Obtaining a sales associate license is a four step process.

Step 1:  Submit a state application. The applicant must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalency. Questions must be answered regarding any criminal background and licensing history for any professional licenses. An applicant fee is also required.

Step 2:  Schedule an appointment with Pearson Vue for fingerprinting. This can be accomplished by calling 1-877-238-8232, or by visiting their website at

Step 3: Take and pass the required 63-hour course. The applicant must pass the 63-hour course with a score of at least 70%.

Step 4: Upon approval of the application, Pearson Vue will send an approval letter to the applicant. Applicants can then schedule a state examination date by either calling Person Vue at 1-888-204-6289, or by visiting their website at The applicant must pass the examination with a score of at least 75%.

If you have any questions prior to beginning this process, or if you would like to learn more about real estate as a career, please call or email us to setup an appointment at (561) 266-3119.