A Quickstart Guide : How To Get A Real Estate License In Florida

Step 1: Make sure you meet the basic requirements

The basic requirements to get a Florida real estate license are simple. Do you meet all of these requirements?

  • You are at least 18 years old
  • You have a Social Security number
  • You have a high school diploma or equivalent

Step 2: Register for real estate licensing classes


A real estate license is required for most real estate jobs. Florida has educational requirements you must fulfill before they will let you get a real estate license, which are completed with a 63 hour pre-licensing course.


The best Florida real estate school we have found is this one.


Step 3: Apply to take the Florida real estate exam


You can apply to take the Florida real estate salesperson’s exam after you have completed the licensing education requirements. Pearson VUE is the exam vendor for the State of Florida and they now offer proctored state exams from the comfort of your home!

Step 4: Submit your fingerprints to the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation


Florida runs background checks on all real estate license applicants. You must submit your fingerprints through a LiveScan service provider. The fingerprinting fee is $53.50.

Step 5: Complete the Florida real estate license application


The application will ask you some basic questions about you and your background, including any other real estate licenses you have held or currently hold. The application fee is $89.

There are Florida licensing fee waivers available for military veterans, members of the national guard, active military personnel, military spouses and those who meet low income standards.

Step 6: Choose a sponsoring broker


All new licensees in Florida must work under the supervision of an employing broker. Choosing a broker is an important decision and we can help you with that. Keller Williams training has been ranked the best in the business and we are committed to helping our agents succeed. Click here to be connected with the right person in charge of hiring at the Keller Williams nearest you.

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