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How to Renew Your Real Estate License in Florida

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Do you want to know how to renew your real estate license in Florida? Florida State has various requirements depending on your license status, and whether you are looking to renew your real estate license for the first time, or if this is your second or subsequent renewal. Keep reading to find out more !

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) monitors all Florida real estate license renewals and continuing education progression, for all licensees. If the State of Florida education requirements are not met, you will not be able to renew your real estate license. The steps to renew your real estate license are as follows;

  1. Complete your FREC approved courses for Florida real estate license renewal
  2. Submit your renewal application to the DBPR
  3. Pay the relevant renewal fee to the DBPR

How Often Do You Have to Renew Your Real Estate License in Florida?

You must renew your Florida real estate license prior to the applicable renewal date, once every 18 - 24 months, from the date your license was issued. It is imperative that you renew your Florida real estate license on time, in order to be able to legally continue offering real estate services, and to keep your license in “active” status. If you fail to renew your real estate license on time, your license will be classed as “Null and Void” meaning you would be required to start the real estate licensing process all over again. The dates for your real estate license renewal are either March 31st or September 30th, whichever date is closest to your license approval date. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation provides an online portal through its website, where you can verify the deadline to meet the requirements to renew your real estate license.

To verify your real estate license renewal date, please click on the link – My Florida License

Example:

Janet’s Licensure Date (the date her license application was approved) was on 06/08/2017, so her real estate license renewal date will land on March 31st, two years after the year 2017.

Janet’s license will expire on 03/31/2019, so she must ensure she meets all renewal requirements before her license expires.

Real Estate License Renewal Requirements for Sales Associate

The real estate license renewal requirements for sales associates are that every real estate licensee that has obtained their license as a sales associate, continue their real estate license education, by taking the mandatory post license course, and pay the applicable renewal fee.

If you are a licensed real estate sales associate in Florida, and are looking to renew your Florida real estate license for the first time, you must complete your post license course, and pass your real estate post license exam . You must ensure that you complete and pass the course, submit your renewal application, and pay the relevant real estate license renewal fee to the DBPR before your real estate license renewal deadline. It is advantageous for you to begin the course as soon as possible, as it will help educate you on the skills you need to develop, in order to work well with both buyers and sellers, and prospect for new customers.

MLS Campus Florida Real Estate School offers FREC approved post licensing courses, and the real estate post license exam online. MLS Campus’s post license course is designed to go beyond the principles of real estate that were taught in your Pre-License course, and give you the real-world application skills that will enhance your ability to be successful out in the market. The sooner you acquire these skills which include marketing techniques, listing acquisition, and helpful tips for buyers and sellers, the faster you will be able to build a solid knowledge base and experience greater success.

Don't risk losing your license by leaving your Florida real estate license renewal to the last minute!

MLS Campus offers reliable licensed instructor support 7 days a week. For more information and to view our great offers and big discounts follow the link to our Post License Course.

In the event that you fail to successfully complete the mandatory post license course before your first initial license renewal date, your license will then be categorized as “null and void”. If your license is considered “null and void”, this means that you will be required to start the licensing process again, by successfully completing the 63-hour sales associate pre-license course, submitting your license application to the state for approval, and passing the Florida state exam.

The Requirements to Renew Real Estate License for Voluntary Inactive Licenses

Licensees may hold a Florida real estate license, but may not wish to practice real estate services at that present time, and in such circumstances may request the status of their license be voluntarily inactive.

If you have requested that your license status be voluntary inactive, you are still required to complete all real estate education and application requirements to renew your Florida real estate license. This will maintain the voluntarily inactive status, and prevent your license status from changing to involuntarily inactive, or being classed as null and void.

How Many Times Can a Student Take the 45-Hour-Course Final Examination?

You are permitted two attempts at passing the post license exam. If you fail the final exam on your second attempt you will be required to retake the course again. The end of the course post license exam for sales associates must be passed at a grade of 75% or more.

MLS Campus will offer you the course retake for free as long as your course is still active.

Real Estate License Renewal Requirements for Broker

It is also a requirement of Florida state, that all brokers and broker associates continue their real estate license education, by taking the mandatory broker license renewal

courses. The education requirement consists of two 30-hour courses, equaling 60 hours of post licensing education. Florida state sets this broker license renewal education requirement, as working as a real estate professional, means you are required to possess a large amount of knowledge relating to the industry, which is demanding for you to learn, on your first 72-hour pre-license broker course, in all its entirety.

Again, it is advantageous you start the broker license renewal course as soon as possible, as the course material will help you develop your skills as a Florida real estate broker, and will also give you enough time to complete the course, and pass the post license exam prior to your license renewal deadline.

The end of the course post license exam for brokers and broker associates, must be passed at a grade of 75% or more. If you fail the post license exam, you may take a second attempt at the test. In the event that you fail a second time, the course would have to be taken again.

MLS Campus will offer you the course retake for free as long as your course is still active.

NOTE: Real Estate Licensees with a four-year degree in real estate, are not required to take either post-licensure courses, but must successfully complete the 14 Hour Continuing Education course, as ruled by the Commission (FREC).

What are the course subjects for broker real estate license renewal?

Post License Brokerage (30 Hours)

To meet the FREC guidelines, MLS Campus Real Estate School provides an accredited 30 hour Florida broker post license course, for your initial real estate broker license renewal. The 30 hour broker post license course is based on Post License Brokerage. This online broker license renewal course is designed to help you develop the skills needed to start and maintain a brokerage business. You will be able to describe the difference between an employee and an independent contractor, list important items to consider when negotiating contracts, and understand how to manage, supervise and operate your own brokerage business. Also, you will be able to describe the impact of certain Florida laws on personnel records, explain key milestones in the agent hiring process, explain what errors and omissions insurance is, and more.

Our post license courses are accredited by the FREC, and meet the real estate license renewal requirements. Don’t Delay. Start your Broker License Renewal Course today and renew your license on time!

Post License Residential Marketing (30 Hours)

In addition to our 30 hour post license brokerage course, MLS Campus provides a further 30 hour post license residential marketing course. Both these accredited broker license renewal courses make up the real estate post license requirement of 60 hours total of real estate education, in order to achieve your broker license renewal for Florida. Our broker post license marketing course, and is designed to help you develop skills needed to start and maintain a brokerage business. You will be able to explain the relationship between the licensee and his or her seller, discuss methods to arrive at the best listing price for a property, list the information you need to collect for a listing, explain the provisions found in a buyer representation agreement and more. This Florida broker post license course is accredited by the FREC and meets the real estate post license requirements.

Please follow the link to our Broker License Renewal Course

What happens if a broker failed to complete the required post-license course by the license expiration date?

In the event that a broker or broker associate fails to successfully complete the mandatory 60 hour broker license renewal courses, before their first initial real estate license renewal date, their license will then be categorized as “null and void.” A license that is considered “null and void,” means that the individual will be required to start the licensing process again, by successfully completing the Broker pre-license course, have their application for their state license approved by the DBPR, and pass the Florida state exam. Alternatively, they may operate as a licensed sales associate on the condition that the licensee successfully completes the 14-Hour continuing education requirement, within a period of 6 months, after the license expiry date.

How Much Does It Cost to Renew Your Real Estate License in Florida

Real estate licensees are also required to make full payment of their Florida real estate license renewal fees to the DBPR. 

The Florida real estate license renewal fees are as follows;

General Renewal Information: The renewal fee specified on your account includes the current fee of $32 for Sales Associates and $36 for Brokers and Broker Associates, and where applicable, past renewal fees and late fee.

Fees are applicable for the renewal year 2021.

To find out more about renewal updates and fees follow the link to the DBPR Website: http://www.myfloridalicense.com/DBPR/real-estate-commission

How Long Can a Real Estate License Be Inactive?

If a license has been classified as involuntary inactive for a maximum of 1 year, the licensee will be required to complete the 14-Hour continuing education course, to return their license to active status. If the license has been involuntarily inactive for more than one year, but less than two years, the agent will be required to take a 28-Hour reactivation course.

The 14-Hour Continuing Education Course 

The 28 Hour License Reactivation Course 


Can I Renew My Real Estate License After It Expires in Florida?

If a sales associate fails to meet license renewal requirements before their initial renewal date, they must restart their license education at the very beginning, by taking the 63 Hour Sales Associate Course.

If a licensed broker fails to meet license renewal requirements prior to their renewal date, they may revert their license to a sales associate license within 6 months of their license expiring, or alternatively retake the 72 Hour pre licensing broker course, and state exam again.

Failure to renew licenses on the second renewal or more, means that the license will fall into the category of involuntary inactive.

Involuntary Inactive Licenses in Florida

A real estate license will automatically become involuntary inactive and a license will not be able to practice real estate if the 14 Hour Continuing Education Requirement is not completed on time. There are three possible scenarios:

  1. If a license has been involuntarily inactive for 1-12 months, the Licensee will need to complete the 14 Hour Continuing Education course and pay an additional late fee.
  2. If a license has been involuntarily inactive for 13-24 months, the Licensee must complete a 28 Hour License Reactivation course and pay a late renewal fee.
  3. If a license has been involuntarily inactive for more than 24 months, the License will become null & void. The Licensee will have to retake the 63 Hour Sales Associate Pre-License course and pass the State Exam again in order to obtain an Active Real Estate License.

If you have further queries on the State of Florida Real Estate License Renewal Requirements, or questions regarding MLS Campus Courses, please contact us. Our friendly support team members are happy to help! 

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