After the first license renewal period, Florida real estate sales associates and Florida real estate brokers are required to complete 14 hours of continuing education every 2 years. The current requirement is 3 hours of core law and 11 hours of specialty education. The CE or continuing education courses can be taken via distance education or in the classroom. Distance education courses are normally either books, or online courses. Gold Coast Schools offers the CE courses in all three formats.
While many licensees find it easier or more convenient to do the online course or the correspondence course, the continuing education courses that are offered in the classroom quite popular and usually sell out. Students who take the 14-hour course in the classroom often cite the ability to network with other Florida real estate professionals as a top reason for attending the classroom course. Classroom continuing education students also appreciate the fact that there is no test required at the end of the course.
Whichever delivery method students choose, the Gold Coast Schools 14-hour real estate continuing education courses include 3 hours of core law, and other industry specific topics.
Current topics include:
- An appraisal update
- Real estate contracts
- Civil rights
- Mortgages and financing update
- Condominium update
- Real estate investment update
- An overview of the construction industry as it relates to real estate in Florida
Whether you choose to complete your education with an online 14-hour continuing education course, or by correspondence or classroom, Gold Coast has all of the convenient options available for you.
Gold Coast is Florida’s largest real estate school and has been in business since 1970. Gold Coast offers all the required Florida real estate pre-license, post-license, and continuing education courses for both sales associates and brokers. In addition to courses in English, Gold Coast also offers most real estate courses in Spanish as well. Learn more about how Gold Coast can help you start your real estate career by visiting us online, or by calling a helpful Career Counselor at 1-800-732-9140.