Florida Real Estate License Renewal Requirements

IMPORTANT UPDATE

Florida has issued an Emergency Order extending the renewal date for any licensee originally renewing on 9/30/20 to a new renewal deadline of 12/31/20.

Florida has a 2-tier real estate license renewal system for both sales associate and broker licensees (both residential & commercial).

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1. Initial Florida Real Estate License Renewal

For the first renewal period after receiving your real estate license, you are required to complete Post-License education approved by the Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC).

  • Sales Associates must complete 45 credit hours of education
  • Brokers must complete 60 credit hours of education

Exemptions: The only exemption to Post-License education is for those holding a 4-year degree in real estate.

Online Florida Post-License Courses

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2. All Subsequent Real Estate License Renewals

Both Sales Associates and Brokers are required to complete 14 credit hours of FREC-approved continuing education in each real estate license renewal cycle.

  • 3 course credit hours must be approved to cover Florida Core Law topics as defined by FREC
  • 3 course credit hours must cover Ethics and Business Practices (E&B)

Exemptions: Active Florida Bar members may be exempt from the continuing education requirement. Be sure to confirm that FREC is aware of your bar membership.

Online Florida Real Estate Continuing Education Courses

Course Completion Reporting

CE and Post-License credit will be reported to the DBPR by Florida REALTORS® within 30 days of completion, unless coursework is completed within a renewal month (March or September) when the information will be reported to the DBPR within 10 days from the date of completion.


Resources to Help You with FL License Renewal