A broker is a person who, for another, and for compensation or in anticipation of compensation, appraises, auctions, sells,
exchanges, buys, rents or offers, attempts or agrees to appraise, auction, or negotiate any sale, exchange, purchase, or rental
of business enterprises or any real property or any interest in or concerning the same or who advertises the same.
- Age: Must be at least 18 years of age.
- Social Security Number: You must have a United States Social Security number to apply.
- Experience: Must show proof of one of the following: Has been registered as an active sales associate for at least 24 months during the preceding 5 years under one or more brokers;
has held a current and valid real estate sales associate's license for at least 24 months during the preceding 5 years in the employ of a governmental agency for a salary and
performing the duties authorized in Chapter 475, F.S.; or has held a current and valid real estate broker's license for at least 24 months during the preceding 5 years in any other state,
territory, or jurisdiction of the United States, or in any foreign national jurisdiction.
- Certification of License History: A current certification of license history from the state you are claiming experience from is required if experience
is coming from a state other than Florida. The history must contain your initial license exam type, current license status, disciplinary information,
and how many active months within the preceding five years.
- Education: Prior to sitting for the state exam you must show proof of course completion of Florida approved 72 hour pre-license education for brokers.
The course is good for two (2) years from the date of completion. An expired course will not be accepted at the exam site and you will not be able to sit for your exam
without proof of a valid course completion slip.
- Education Exemptions: If you hold a 4 year degree, or higher, in real estate you may be exempt from the pre-license education requirement.
- Examinations: The examination is given by Pearson Vue.
- Fee: Pay the required fee as provided in the application. Military veterans, their spouses and Florida National Guard members
may be eligible for a fee waiver, fee reimbursement, and/or fee discount.
- Fingerprints: An applicant must have a background check as part of the licensing process.