September 30th will soon be upon us. If you are due to renew your Florida Real Estate Sales Associate or Broker license, make sure you meet the deadline for license renewal. You can check if your license is due by clicking this link to go direct to the DBPR website, or by checking the expiration date on your license. You may also ask your broker because the office will have your renewal date on file.
Why is it so Important to Meet the Deadline?
Let’s break the answer down, so you are very clear about why you do not want to miss that deadline.
First-time Sales Associate Renewal. If this is your first license renewal as a Sales Associate, then you must complete the FREC-approved 45 hour post license course and pass the end of course exam. If you fail the course exam, you can repeat the course or wait 30 days and repeat the end of course exam, which is why it is so important to work with a school like ours. If you have not taken the course yet, or if you failed it, but still have September available to you for a retake, then act quickly. If DBPR does not have proof that you successfully completed the course, then your license will become null and void, and you will have to take the 63 hour pre-license course all over again.
The only possible exception to this is if you can provide proof of physical medical hardship that prohibited you from completing the course and passing the exam. FREC may allow an additional 6 months for you to take and pass the course under Rule 61J2-3.013 (2). If you think you may qualify for this extension, then you should contact the Division of Real Estate.
First-time Broker Renewal. First-time renewing Brokers must successfully complete 60 hours of FREC-approved post license education and pass the course exams. If you miss this deadline by not taking the course, or if you fail the exam, then you can request to revert back to a Sales Associate license.
Subsequent License Renewals
If you are a Sales Associate or a Broker, then all subsequent renewals after the initial renewal period, must complete 14 hours of continuing education every 24 months based on your license expiration date. Continuing education courses are identical for both licenses. The 14 hours of continuing education can be completed by attending multiple FREC-approved courses at convenient times to suit your schedule or a specific 14 hour course which includes 11 hours of real estate specialty credit and 3 hours of core law. DBPR must receive an appropriate course certificate each time for proof of completion.
What Should I Do, Now?
We are here to make sure you succeed as a real estate professional. We have a track record that adds up to hundreds of thousands of successful students. You must meet the deadline to renew your license, so please contact us by clicking this link, or by calling one of our helpful Career Counselors at 888-647-PASS. We will tell you more about the course you need, the available schedule, how to register, and what to do next.
To help you decide before you call, here are the dates and locations of our classroom based post license and continuing education classes:
Sales Associate 45 Hours:
- Two-weekend course beginning on September 8 in Kissimmee
- Full week course beginning September 18 in North Orlando
Broker 60 Hours:
- 3 day (30 hour) Single Family Residential Property Management starting September 8
- 3 day (30 hour) Office Management starting September 11
Subsequent Continuing Ed:
- For the distance/correspondence learning course, please call our office to arrange delivery of course materials.
- For in-class learning, you may choose September 9 and 10 for the Merritt Island class or September 23 and 24 for the North Orlando class.
We look forward to hearing from you, so click this link or call us 1 888-647-PASS