How to get your Real Estate License in Florida

Do you want to become a real estate agent and get Florida Real Estate License? McKissock Learning taught thousands of aspiring real estate agents in Florida, we make it easy for you to get up to speed on the Florida real estate license requirements.

6 Mandatory Hours
8 Elective Hours
14 Total Hours

Learn what's required for your Real Estate License in Florida

This real estate licensing information summarizes the minimum requirements established by the Florida Dept of Business & Prof. Regulat.. We recommend you contact the Florida Dept of Business & Prof. Regulat. for more detailed information or changes.

If you obtain real estate licenses in multiple states, we recommend you check each state's requirements.

Florida Real Estate License: All

Total Hours Required: 14
Mandatory Hours: 6
Elective Hours: 8
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
License Expiration Date: 09/30/2022
Education Cycle in Months: 24
Next Education Due Date: 09/30/2022
Continuing Education and Renewal Dates: every 24 months on either March 31st or September 30th.  

Agency Emergency Orders
09.28.2022 DBPR EMERGENCY ORDER 2022-01 extends the renewal deadline from September 30 or October 1, 2022, to October 31, 2022, for the following licenses:
    •Real Estate: Sales Associates, Broker Sales Associates, Brokers, Corporate Brokers, Partnerships, and Corporations and Branch Offices;
Licenses renewed on or before October 31, 2022 shall be considered as timely renewals and will not be assessed any late fees.

-License expiration dates vary depending on initial licensure date. License renewals are every 24 months on either 3/31 or 9/30 beginning with the year in which the license was first issued.

Hours Required by FREC: 14 hours

-6 mandatory hours
    -3-hour Core Law course
    -3-hour Ethics and Business Practices course
-8 elective hours

Post-Licensure Education Requirement: The initial renewal of a Sales Associate  license requires the passing of 45 hours of post-license education.  The initial renewal of a Broker license requires the passing of 60 hours of post license education.  Failure to comply with first renewal requirements by the license expiration date will result in a null and void license status.

Expiration Date of Course: Course expiration dates vary but are generally 6 months after enrollment date.

Final Exam: FREC permits only one attempt to pass the course final examination with a score of at least 80%. If the exam is failed, the licensee must retake the entire course including the exam.

Certificate: With few exceptions, online course completion certificates are available for download at course conclusion and posted directly to your student dashboard. 


There is no limit to the number of CE hours that may be taken online.


Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: Due to the renewal period approaching, rosters will be processed daily through 10/7/2022.

Rosters are submitted electronically every Friday. It can take up to 24 hrs. to reflect on student's online account after submission.
*If your education is posted after your renewal date, your license status will go to involuntary/active. Once hours have been completed and reported/posted, your license status will be updated to current/active as long as the appropriate fees are paid. Licensees are not able to practice under the involuntary/active status. **If you need or want the roster submitted earlier than the scheduled date, there is a $10 rush fee for that service.**
Roster Sent: Every 7 days

Governing Agency

Name: Florida Dept of Business & Prof. Regulat.
Phone: 8504871395
Fax: 8504888040
Address: 2601 Blair Stone Road Tallahassee, FL 32399

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.