Questions & Answers
What is my post-license education requirement?
Anybody who obtains a Florida Real Estate Sales Associate License must also complete 45 Hours of post-licensing education.
Anybody who obtains a Florida Real Estate Broker License must also complete 60 Hours of post-licensing education.
The education must be completed prior to your first license renewal date. Depending on when you obtained your Sales Associate License, your renewal date will either be March 31 or September 30.
Click below to view our courses for completing your Florida Post-License education.
How much does it cost to renew my license?
It will cost $69 for Sales Associates and $77 for Brokers to renew your license on the DBPR website - www.myfloridalicense.com.
How do I renew my license once I have completed the Post-License Education?
Larson Educational Services is required to notify the DBPR within 30 days of course completion. You will receive a Certificate of Completion at the conclusion of each course and we report completion to DBPR electronically on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of every week. If you completed an online or correspondence course with us, we will notify you by email with a Certificate of Completion and record of your hours being reported to DBPR.
Prior to your initial license expiration date, you will need to click on the link below and follow the directions to renew your license.
Must I pass an exam in order to complete my post-license requirement?
Yes, in addition to completing post-licensing education, you must also pass a closed book, multiple-choice school exam.
Can I take the 45-Hour Post-License Education for Sales Associates prior to getting my real estate license?
No, you must first complete 63 Hour Sales Associate Pre-Licensing education and pass the Florida Real Estate Sales Associate Exam prior to completing the 45-hours of post-license education.
Click below to view the steps to get a Florida Real Estate Sales Associate License and to view information about the exam.
How do the Florida Real Estate Post-Licensing Classroom Courses differ from the Post-Licensing Online Courses?
The difference between classroom education and online education is quite significant. With our classroom courses you will be taught by professionally trained instructors who are not only experts in the real estate industry, but they also understand how to prepare you for success on the exam. In a classroom setting you are able to ask questions, get clarification on subject matter that you may not understand, network with other professionals and HAVE FUN!
We understand that "going back to school" is not at the top of your to-do list, so we make sure you have a comfortable learning environment that is geared toward your comfort, and our interactive and energetic instructors make sure you have an enjoyable experience. Our reputation for high-quality classroom experiences is the reason why we are the market leader in Florida real estate education.
The online courses are geared toward those individuals who are unable to attend our classroom courses due to geographic location, physical hardship or are very comfortable in an online learning environment. Online learning is not right for everyone, but it can be a very convenient way to complete the required education. Keep in mind, however, if you do choose to complete the education in our online format, that it is up to you to determine when and where you will proceed through the course, as opposed to the classroom course where the schedule is already laid out for you and our instructors will tell you how to proceed through the course material.
Please call us at (239) 344-7510 if you have further questions about the difference between classroom and online education or need guidance in making a selection.
I was unable to complete the post licensure education prior to the expiration date due to a physical disability. What should I do?
61J2-3.020 (9) The Commission may allow an additional 6-month period after the first renewal following initial licensure for brokers and sales associates who come under the definition of a hardship case as defined in rule 61J2-3.013 (2). “A hardship case is defined as a case wherein a person desiring to take the Commission prescribed courses cannot, by reason of a physical disability, attend the place where the classes are conducted…The Commission shall require said request in writing supported by statements of doctors and other persons having knowledge of the facts.”
If you are a licensee that has a personal medical hardship and you are required to complete post license education, you may request an extension in writing to:
Division of Real Estate
Attn: Hardship Extension
400 West Robinson Street Suite N801,
Orlando Florida 32801
Please include a letter from your physician stating length of time you have been experiencing the issue and how long they anticipate you will be incapacitated.
Is anyone exempt from the post licensure education requirement?
Yes. A Licensee who has received a 4-year degree in real estate is exempt from the post license education requirement, but will need to do continuing education after their first renewal cycle.
What happens if I fail my post-licensing end of class examination?
If you fail your post-licensing end of class examination, whether you are a Sales Associate or Broker, you must wait 30 days before you are allowed to re-test. If you fail a second time, you must re-attend the course in its entirety.
What happens if I do not complete the Florida Sales Associate 45 Hour post-licensing requirement prior to the initial expiration date?
The license of any Sales Associate who does not complete the 45 Hour post-licensure education requirement is considered NULL & VOID. If you want to ever operate as a licensee again, you will need to repeat the 63 Hour Sales Associate Pre-License Course and pass the state examination.
What happens if I do not complete the Florida Broker 60 Hour post-licensing requirement prior to the initial expiration date?
The license of any Broker who does not complete the 60 Hour post-licensure education requirement has a 6 month time period from their renewal date where you can revert back to a Sales Associate license. If you do not revert back to a Sales Associate license during that 6 month time period, your license will be considered NULL & VOID. If you want to ever operate as a Broker again, you will need to repeat the 72 Hour Broker Pre-License Course and pass the state examination.
I’m an attorney and I want to obtain a Florida Real Estate Sales Associate license. What education do I need to complete?
As an active Florida attorney in good standing with the Florida Bar, you are exempt from completing the 63-Hours of Florida Real Estate Sales Associate Licensing, but you are required to complete 45-hours of post-license education before your first license renewal.