It usually takes anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks to get your approval back from the state to take the state exam. The DBPR reserves 90 days. Your approval will include a number called a FLREAPP number. You must have this number to schedule the state exam. Approvals are good for 2 years. Your course completion certificate is also good for 2 years. As long as both are valid, you can take the state exam as many times as you need to.