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.

View our courses for completing your Florida Post-License education.

How much does it cost to renew my license?

It will cost $32 for Sales Associates and $36 for Brokers to renew your license on the DBPR website -

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 the buttons 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 ONLINE INSTRUCTOR-LED courses differ from the Post-Licensing ONLINE SELF-STUDY courses?

The difference between online INSTRUCTOR-LED education and online SELF-STUDY is quite significant.


With our online INSTRUCTOR-LED courses you will be taught by professionally trained instructors who are experts in the real estate and education industry. It combines video-based lessons that you can review at your own pace, hundreds of sample questions, supplemental resources and exams that measure your understanding of the material.

The online INSTRUCTOR-LED course is the closest replication of being in the classroom, but with the freedom and flexibility of completing the education at your own pace and on your own schedule anywhere you have an internet connection.

Like Netflix, you can watch your streaming education whenever it’s convenient for you. Pause, stop and review it as much as you’d like for up to 1-year!

Online SELF-STUDY Courses

The online SELF-STUDY courses are geared toward those individuals who prefer a more traditional style of online learning where the course content is delivered in a text-based format, meaning the primary method of learning is through reading. Online SELF-STUDY 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 SELF-STUDY format, that it is up to you to determine when and where you will proceed through the course, as opposed to the online INSTRUCTOR-LED course where the instruction is video-based 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 INSTRUCTOR-LED and SELF-STUDY online education or need guidance in making a selection.

I was unable to complete the post licensing education prior to the expiration date due to a physical disability. What should I do?

Florida Administrative Code 61J2-3.020 (9) states:

The Commission will allow an additional 6-month period after the first renewal following initial licensure for brokers and sales associates that cannot, due to individual physical hardship, complete the course or courses within the required time. Individual physical hardship is defined as a case wherein a person desiring to take the Commission-prescribed courses cannot, by reason of a physical hardship, attend the place where the classes are conducted. Any person desiring to complete the education course by means of distance education shall make a request to the Commission in writing, setting forth the basis of the alleged hardship. The Commission shall require said request to be 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 W Robinson St Ste N801
Orlando FL 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 licensing 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 the ONLINE post-licensing end of class examination, you are allowed one (1) retest. The retest is available right away in your online portal. If you fail a second time, you must complete the course again in its entirety before being eligible to retest.

The retest period and the course completion period does not extend beyond your license renewal date. If the course and the exam are not completed by midnight on your license renewal date, your license will become NULL & VOID.

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.