Frequently Asked Questions

Is your school licensed?

MLS Campus owned and operated by MLS CAMPUS Inc.

is licensed and permitted by the Florida Real Estate Commission to teach Florida real estate license courses. MLS Campus has a Florida real estate school permit issued by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Our Real Estate School is APPROVED by FREC (Florida Real Estate Commission) (Approval #ZH1002474).

 

Why are your prices so much lower than other schools?

Why MLS Campus Prices Are So Low

Many people wonder how we are able to keep our prices so low.

  • Our Prices Are For Real – No Gimmicks – No Scams.
  • All of our products and services are available exclusively over the Internet.
  • Large volume of students take our courses.
  • We are one of the top online real estate license schools.
  • Most up to date courses available.

The end result of this is that MLSCampus.com, is a highly-efficient operation, with fantastic courses, FREC accreditation and a commitment to customer service excellence. It is value-conscious customers like you that will keep us in business for years to come. Thank you!

 

Which license do I need?

An individual typically begins a real estate career in Florida as a licensed real estate sales associate. Applicants who have completed the required education and passed the license exam are initially licensed as voluntary inactive real estate sales associates. Inactive sales associates can become active by finding an employer (usually with a broker) and filing the information with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR).

 

What are the differences between pre and post licenses?

SALES ASSOCIATE

Pre License is the first course you are required to take to become a licensed real estate associate in the state of Florida. This also pertains to licensed sales associates from other states, except for the 8 states Florida has a mutual recognition agreement with.
Post License course is required to be taken once prior to the expiration of your initial sales associate license.

BROKER
Pre License for broker is required to become a broker in the state of Florida. To take this course you must be a licensed active sales associate for 24 months out of 5 years.

Post License course is required to be taken once prior to the expiration of your initial broker license.

 

What are the advantages of online classes?

Students who take an online real estate course pass the Florida Licensing Exam the first time at a higher rate (70%) than classroom based classes (35%).
-Our courses do not require you to sit in a classroom for hours and hours
-Study at your own pace whenever and wherever you choose 24/7
-Access your course on your PC, iMac, Smartphone, Tablet or iPad
-Courses are prepared and reviewed by professionals

 

Do you offer classroom instructor based classes?

No our courses are only available online. Students who take an online real estate course pass the Florida Real Estate Licensing Exam the first time at a higher rate (70%) than classroom based classes (35%)

 

What device/s can I use to access my course and is there anything I need to download, flash, videos etc,

No with our courses there is nothing you need to download, we do not use flash or video players.
If you can get on the internet with your device you can take your course.
Just choose your favorite platform; PC, iPad, Tablet, Mac, Smartphone and even Nooks/Kindles and your favorite browser, IE, Chrome, Firefox, Mozilla or Safari and you have access to your class. 

I purchased the basic package and I have decided I want to add the exam prep and/or math prep what are my options?

You can purchase them separately on our website.
Florida Real Estate Exam Prep Master For Sales Associates & Brokers
Florida Real Estate Exam Math Package For Sales Associates & Brokers

I have purchased the real estate pre-license associates package, what else do I need?

We advise you to start your application with the state of Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR). Florida Real Estate License Requirements.

 

I live out of state, can I take this class and take the state license exam?

Absolutely. As with all students you will need to purchase the course and apply for your state license.

Does Florida have real estate licensing mutual recognition with any states?

Florida has mutual recognition with 7 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Mississippi, Nebraska and Oklahoma. You will need to apply for your Florida Real Estate License and take a Core Law Course, which MLS Campus does not offer it at this time.
Please visit the DBPR for more information.
http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/re/MutualRecognition.html

 

I am having trouble registering; it says my email is already in use or my courses are not showing up when I login. What should I do?

If either of these problems happens, please give us a call. (877-331-6235) Usually the email was registered, but you did not get the activation email. If your purchased course is not showing up there was a problem with processing of the payment.

 

I finished the course reading assignments, how many times can I take the practice exam?

There is no limit to the number of times you can take the practice exam. Our statistics are showing that students who take the practice exam two or more times and receive a passing grade are passing the all of the course exams. This is for all the courses we offer that require a course exam.

 

How can I be better prepared to pass the course exam on my first try?

Practice. Practice. Practice. Students who take the practice exam two or more times and receive a passing grade of 70% or higher are passing all of our course exams on their first try. In addition, make sure that you are receiving a 100% on all your chapter comprehensive test and quizzes. Review the course material on the questions you are missing.  To be better prepared for the state exam, try to get in the mid to upper 80's and 90% on all your practice exams in your course. Also when taking the practice exams in the exam prep master.

 

I failed the course exam what are my options?

If you do not pass the final exam on your first attempt, you will be given a link to a second final exam. The second exam cannot be taken until thirty days after the first exam according to Florida real estate regulations. The other option will be to retake the whole course without waiting 30 days. Both options are free.

 

How long do I have to finish the course?

You have one year to complete the course. In special circumstances this can be extended.

 

How long is my course certification of completion valid for?

Your course certification is valid for two years. If you were approved for your state license, your approval is also good for two years.

 

How long does it take to become a licensed real estate agent?

The course itself takes about 4 weeks for most students since the majority are working full time jobs. The applicant must submit and be approved for the state exam. The application usually takes four-six weeks or more from the day you submit your state license application to the day you pass your state exam. The online course is a great option to fit a variety of schedules for working adults.

 

What if I finish the course in under the designated amount of hours?

We do not track how long you are logged into your course and systemWhile online you will learn and complete the assignments at your own pace, whenever it's convenient for you. The courses are set up that it takes the average student approximately the number of hours designated on the course to complete all the assignments. 

When do I have to renew my license?

All newly licensed sales associate and broker licensees must take required post-licensing education before the end of the first license renewal period. Your license will become null and void if you fail to take the post-licensure education within the initial licensure renewal period, as mandated by Florida statute.

Sales Associates who fail to complete the post-licensing education must re-qualify for licensure by meeting all current licensing criteria.  Broker and broker associates who fail to complete post-licensing education may request to revert to sales associate status within 6 months following expiration, but must have complied with the applicable continuing education requirements before their new sales associate license can be activated.

To maintain your real estate license, all licensees must comply with post-licensing or continuing education requirements and pay necessary renewal fees.  This also applies to those licensees with a suspended license.

If your required education is not complete and/or reported, you will NOT be able to renew your license.

License Renewal Periods

The initial effective date of a real estate license is the date the applicant passed the license exam. All real estate licenses are issued with an expiration date of either March 31 or September 30. The expiration date (March 31 or September 30) that is assigned to a particular license is the date that will give the licensee as close to 24 months of licensure as possible, without exceeding 24 months. License law mandates that the initial license period must provide the licensee at least 18 months of licensure but not more than 24 months. For example, assume the initial effective date of a sales associate license is July 25, 2013.

Example Question

What expiration date will give the licensee at least 18 months of licensure but not more than a 24-month license period? Hint: 24 months from the initial effective date is July 25, 2015. License Renewal Periods To answer this question, ask yourself which expiration date in 2015 is closest to July 25, 2015, but not after July 25, 2015? March comes before July so the expiration date closest to July 25, 2015, but not past July 25 must be March 31, 2011. (September 30, 2011, is after July 25, 2011.) March is four months prior to July so this licensee will have approximately 20 months of licensure (24 months minus 4 months). Thereafter, this license will always expire every two years (biennially) on March 31.

Notification Information
Sixty days before the end of the license period, the DBPR mails a renewal notice to the licensee's last known address. If a real estate sales associate later decides to become a broker, the broker license will have a new initial effective date, and that new effective date is the date the person passed the broker license exam. Because the broker's license is issued with a new effective date, it is possible that the broker license will have a different expiration date. For example, assume the sales associate's license expired biennially on March 31. Depending on when the sales associate passes the broker license exam, the new broker's license may have a September 30 expiration date.

 

Where can I find more information about becoming a licensed Florida Real Estate Agent?

How do I apply for a license online?

https://www.myfloridalicense.com/faq.html#Apply

How do I find out the status of my license application?
https://www.myfloridalicense.com/faq.html#Apps

Where can I find state exam information?
https://www.myfloridalicense.com/faq.html#Exam

Candidate Information Booklet for Sale Associates
http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/servop/testing/documents/RE_sales_cib.pdf

Candidate Information Booklet for Brokers
http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/servop/testing/documents/RE.brokercib.pdf

How do I start the state application process & apply for my license?
https://www.myfloridalicense.com/newapplicationinstruct.asp

How do I find my state application status?
https://www.myfloridalicense.com/viewapps.asp

How do I apply to retake my state exam?
https://www.myfloridalicense.com/examSchedule.asp

License Renewal:

Where do I go to renew my Real Estate License?
You may renew your license online at MyFloridaLicense.com.

You may also renew your license by calling the DBPR Customer Contact Center at (850) 487-1395.

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