A real estate broker is a real estate agent who has also passed their broker license exam. The biggest difference between a real estate agent and broker is that a broker can own a real estate firm and hire agents to work for their firm.
Pre-requisite: To become a Broker, you must have been a Sales Associate under the direction of a Broker for 24 months.
After you've completed the Post-License course, you will need to pursue continuing education to maintain your Real Estate License. Every 24 months, you will need to take our Continuing Education to stay up-to-date with the most current changes to the laws and principles and practices.
All applicants begin their career by first obtaining a Sales Associate license. The Sales Associate license may be upgraded later in your career to a Broker license.
Pre-requisite: You must be 18 years old, have a high school diploma or GED equivalent and a Social Security Number.
Involuntary inactive licensees may activate their license during a 2-year period following expiration of a valid current license only after satisfactory completion of prescribed courses. When a licensee has been involuntary inactive for:
• 12 months or less, licensee may satisfy the education requirement by completing the 14 hour Commission approved Continuing Education Course.
• More than 12 months but less than 24 months, licensee is required to complete the 28 hour Commission approved Reactivation Course.
If you are currently licensed as a real estate Sales Associate or Broker in another state, and have not become a resident of Florida (meaning you have not lived in the state of Florida for 4 or more consecutive months), the Florida Real Estate Commission recognizes your license by Mutual Recognition if issued by the one or more of the following states – Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Mississippi, Nebraska and Oklahoma. Obtaining your real estate license by Mutual Recognition means you are not required to complete the 63-hour Sales Associate or 72-hour Broker course. You are, however, required to pass a Florida Real Estate Law 40-question exam and meet all other requirements listed above prior to issuance of a Florida Real Estate License.