Broker License Requirements

To obtain a broker license in Florida, there are certain requirements that must be met. Just like with a sales associate license, applicants must fulfill general licensure criteria. These include:

  • Having a valid Social Security number.
  • Submitting and receiving approval of the DBPR RE-2 license application.
  • Paying all necessary fees.
  • Meeting all general licensure provisions, including age, education, character, competency, and providing background history and fingerprints.

Furthermore, applicants who have been licensed as a sales associate in Florida within the preceding 5 years must complete the sales associate post-license education requirements before applying for a broker license. However, this requirement does not apply to applicants holding an out-of-state sales associate license.

Experience Requirement

In addition to meeting general licensure requirements, applicants must have held an active real estate sales associate license for at least 2 years within the 5 years prior to applying for a broker license. They must also meet one of the following criteria:

  • Worked under one or more licensed real estate brokers in Florida, another U.S. state, territory, or jurisdiction, or in any foreign national jurisdiction.
  • Performed real estate services as a salaried employee of a governmental agency.
  • Held a license in another U.S. state, territory, or jurisdiction, or in any foreign national jurisdiction.

Applicants who gained their required experience outside of Florida must submit a current certification of real estate license history from the licensing agency of that jurisdiction. The certificate should not be more than 30 days old and must be attached to the broker license application.

Prelicense Course

Licensed Florida sales associates applying for a broker license must complete the required 72 hour pre-broker course. This course consists of 69 classroom hours and 3 end-of-course examination hours. It covers essential topics such as real estate appraising, investment, financing, and brokerage and management operations. This course can also be done online at your own pace. The online course is not timed and can be completed as fast or slow as you want.

State License Examination

After successfully completing the broker prelicense coursework and passing the end-of-course exam, the applicant must take and pass the state licensure examination within 2 years of completing the course. If the applicant waits longer than the 2 years, he or she must retake the prelicense course to be eligible to take the licensure exam.

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By Published On: March 15th, 2024Categories: Online Florida Real Estate Courses, Real Estate EducationComments Off on Broker License Requirements