How to Become a Real Estate Agent in Florida

Get Your Florida Real Estate License:

The state of Florida requires anyone looking to obtain a Florida real estate sales associate license to complete a 63-hour pre-license course, submit a state application, and pass the state licensing exam.

Here, we’ll break down everything you need to know to become a licensed real estate sales associate in Florida:

63-Hour Real Estate Sales Associate Pre-License Course:

To get your Florida real estate license, you must complete this required course in order to qualify for the state licensing exam.

The course can be completed in person a tone of our many locations, via livestream instruction, or online at your own pace. It’s important that you complete the course with a state-approved provider (like Gold Coast!). Be sure to do your research about any and all education providers before enrolling in a course.

We also recommend avoiding schools that offer courses in multiple states. These education providers often provide generic content that is not specific to Florida or the state exam.

Submitting a Florida Real Estate State Application:

Apply online by creating a profile at DBRP’s Online Services website and, once there, completing an application.

All applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Possess a United States Social Security Number
  • Have a high school diploma of equivalent (GED)
  • Provide electronic fingerprints. (This can be done at any Gold Coast location or other fingerprint facilities across the state.)

Upon approval of your application, the state will send an email about officially scheduling your state exam with the Pearson Vue Testing Center online or by calling 1-888-204-6230.

How Much Does It Cost to Get a Florida Real Estate License?

When it comes to getting your Florida real estate license, the first cost involves your required pre-licensing education. While costs range, expect to pay between $550 to $800 for your full required hours.

Once you’ve successfully completed the state-required hours, next up is the application fee and exam fee. Florida’s current exam fee is $36.75 per attempt; the application fee is $83.75. Finally, fingerprinting is required to practice real estate in Florida, and that comes in around $80.

The good news? With Gold Coast, there are no retake, transfer, or material fees. Some courses even have two years of access, giving you the confidence to pass your exam without the stress of expiration dates.

Pass the Florida Real Estate State Exam:

With your 63-hour pre-license course complete, your state application approved, and your exam scheduled, it’s time to prepare for the test and ultimately land your license. The exam consists of 100 multiple choice questions that must be completed within three hours. To become licensed, test takers must achieve a score of 75% or higher on the exam.

How Gold Coast Helps You Succeed:

Since 1970, Gold Coast Schools has helped over 1 million students obtain and renew their Florida real estate license. Gold Coast offers the required 63-hour pre-license course in English and Spanish. Complete the course in a learning format that fits you best: in person, via instructor-led livestream, or online at your own pace.

By combining education with exam prep resources, videos, and practice exams — along with a flexible schedule and tuition policy — Gold Coast is a leading Florida real estate school with high pass and success rates.

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Article updated: 9/13/22