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 http://www.Pearsonvue.com
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 http://www.Pearsonvue.com. The applicant must pass the examination with a score of at least 75%.