Maintaining Your Florida Real Estate License

If you’re not sure when your license expires or what you need to do to keep your Florida real estate sales associate license current, then this page is for you.

If you have a Florida Real Estate License you should already have an online account with the Department of Business Regulation (DBPR). You can logon to your DBPR account here. Once you are in your account, the expiration date of your license will be right next to your license number in the right hand column. Click on your license number and you will be taken to a new screen. On that new screen, look for the option on the left to “View My Continuing Education”. If you click that you will see how many continuing education hours you need to get before the expiration date. If you need some help understanding this, check out the DBPR’s “Tips for Renewal” document or continuing reading below.

If Your License is in Current, Active Status

For your license to be active, you must still be listed under a broker. If you stopped working real estate a while ago it’s possible that your broker just forgot to notify the DBPR that you no longer work with them. Regardless, RRS can activate your license without any problem and you will not need to contact your previous broker.

If Your License is in Current, Inactive Status

If your Florida real estate sales associate license is in current, inactive status, you are ready to become a referral agent with RRS. We can easily switch you over to active once you sign our agreement. Contact us now, to get signed up.

If Your License is No Longer Current

What steps you will have to take to reactivate your license will depend on how long ago your license expired and whether or not you are up-to-date on your CE requirements. Here are the rules:

If you have an expired real estate license in Florida, you face one of three possible scenarios:

  • Those with a license status of involuntarily inactive for 12 months or less can reactivate it by completing the required 14 continuing education credit hours, if they have not already, and paying the renewal along with a late fee.
  • Those with a license status involuntarily inactive for more than 12 months, but less than 24 months can reactivate it by completing a 28-hour reactivation course and paying the renewal and late fees.
  • Any license deemed involuntarily inactive for more than 24 months is considered expired, and cannot be reactivated. If that is the case you will see “null and void” as your license status. Once you are in that status you will have to either start from scratch in getting your license or request a hearing before FREC.
Where to Get Your 14 Hours of Required CE Credit

You have a lot of options for getting your required CE credit, but the easiest one will be to pick one of the online or correspondence course options. Below are a couple of companies that we have personally used in the past: