Florida Mutual Recognition Agreement
Florida has mutual agreements with 10 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nebraska, Rhode Island and West Virginia.
In order to qualify for the same type license in Florida, Brokers and Sales Associates from the mutual recognition states must meet the following qualifications:
- Must be 18 years of age and hold a high school diploma or its equivalent.
- Applicant must not be a resident of Florida, at time of application.
All applicants must have obtained the Real Estate license by having met the education and examination requirements of the state with which Florida has mutual recognition.
Applicant must hold a valid, current and active real estate license, in good standing, issued by the Real Estate licensing agency in the state from which the applicant is applying.
The intent of these agreements is to recognize the education and experience that real estate licensees have acquired in another state. These agreements apply to nonresidents licensed in other jurisdictions. Each licensee who applies for Florida licensure from a state or jurisdiction that has a current mutual recognition agreement with Florida must pass a written Florida-specific real estate law examination. The exam consists of 40 questions of 1 point in value per question. A grade of 30 points or higher must be achieved to pass the exam. These agreements also ensure that Florida licensees have equal opportunity for licensure in those jurisdictions with which agreements are concluded.
Once you have obtained a Florida Real Estate sales associate or broker license, you are subject to all renewal requirements for our state. Prior to your initial expiration date, listed on your license, you will be required to complete post license education. (45 hours Post-Education for Sales Associates and 60 hours Post-Education for Brokers). There after you will be required to complete 14 hours of continuing education biannually. The education requirements are in addition to applicable renewal fees.
You will be notified within 60 days, prior to your expiration date, that you are due for renewal. Please be sure to visit your online account, frequently for your education requirements, renewal fees, status of your license, related license information, and to maintain a valid mailing address. In addition, be sure to visit the Division of Real Estate Home page for any updates or upcoming events.