Florida Real Estate Exam Info

What is required to get a license?

For sales associate:

  • Proof of being 18 years or older
  • Social security number.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Completed application.
  • Electronic fingerprints.
  • Pass the Florida Real Estate Sales Associate Examination with a grade of at least 75 or pass the Florida Real Estate Law Exam with a grade of at least 30.
  • Successfully complete a FREC-approved pre-licensing course for sales associates of 63 classroom-hours.
  • Activate the license, otherwise the license is issued in an inactive status. This can be done using the DBPR RE 11-Become Active - Sales Associate or Broker Sales Associate form.
  • Whether holding an active or inactive license, successfully complete a FREC-approved post-licensing course for sales associate consisting of at least 45 classroom-hours, prior to the expiration of the initial sales associate license.
  • Application fee: $83.75
  • Exam Fee (Pearson VUE): $36.75

For brokers:

  • Completed application.
  • Electronic fingerprints.
  • Social security number.
  • Pass the Florida Real Estate Brokers Examination with a grade of at least 75.
  • If the applicant holds a Florida real estate sales associate license (s)he
    must fulfill the sales associate post-licensing education requirement before being eligible to obtain a broker license.
  • Successfully complete a FREC-approved pre-licensing course for sales associates of 72 classroom-hours.
  • Submit a completed DBPR RE 13 Broker Transactions form to activate the license.
  • Successfully complete a FREC-approved post-licensing course for brokers consisting of at least 60 classroom hours prior to the expiration of the initial broker license.
  • Current certification of license history from the state you are claiming experience from if it´s a state other than Florida.
  • Application fee: $91.75
  • Exam Fee (Pearson VUE): $36.75

What score do I need to pass?

The broker exam consists of 100 multiple choice questions. The whole examination is graded on a basis of 100 points for a perfect examination, to pass, you must get at least 75 points.

The Sales associate exam consists of 100 multiple choice questions. The whole examination is graded on a basis of 100 points for a perfect examination, to pass, you must get at least 75 points.

You will receive an official photo bearing exam result report as soon as you complete your examination.

How much time do I have to complete the exam?

For the broker exam: you are allowed three and a half hours to complete your examination.

For the sales associate exam: you are allowed three and a half hours to complete your examination.

What should I bring with me for the exam?

  • Two forms of identification: one must be government issued (Driver’s license, passport, green card, U.S. social security card, debit or credit card). Student ID, employment ID or Photo bearing credit cards will not be accepted as picture bearing identification. Your name and address must match the information on your application form.
  • Florida Division of Real Estate Authorization Notice (if received prior to testing), a copy of your Certificate of Pre-licensing Education Completion, Florida Bar Card and or Letter of Equivalency from Division of Real
    Estate. If the original was mailed to the Division of Real Estate or the Department of Business and Professional Regulation with the authorization application, your must bring a photocopy.
  • Word-for-word dictionary: if English is your second language. This must be a paper dictionary, only word for word or phrase translation, no definitions. All dictionaries will be inspected and approved onsite.
  • Basic (non-scientific) calculator.

What is the format of the exam?

The exam is given on a computer and is multiple choice.

What is on the exam?

Sales Associate exam contents:

  • The real estate business (1%)
  • License Law and Qualifications for Licensure (6%)
  • Real Estate License Law and Commission Rules (2%)
  • Authorized Relationships, Duties and Disclosures (7%)
  • Real Estate Brokerage Activities and Procedures (12%)
  • Violations of License Law, Penalties and Procedures (2%)
  • Federal and State Laws Pertaining to Real Estate (4%)
  • Property Rights: Estates, Tenancies; Condominiums, Cooperatives, Community Development Districts, Homeowner Associations, and Time-Sharing (8%)
  • Titles, Deeds, and Ownership Restrictions (7%)
  • Legal Descriptions (5%)
  • Real Estate Contracts (12%)
  • Residential Mortgages (9%)
  • Real Estate Related Computations and Closing of Transactions (6%)
  • Real Estate Markets and Analysis (1%)
  • Real Estate Markets and Analysis (1%)
  • Real Estate Investments and Business Opportunity Brokerage (2%)
  • Taxes Affecting Real Estate (3%)
  • Planning and Zoning (1%)

Brokers exam contents:

  • Real Estate Brokerage Business (43%)
  • Valuing Real Property (9%)
  • Listing and Selling Real Property (6%)
  • Contracts (11%)
  • Financing (4%)
  • Closing Transactions (12%)
  • Federal Income Tax Laws (5%)
  • Investment (4%)
  • Zoning and Planning (1%)
  • Environmental Issues (1%)
  • . Property Management (1%)
  • The Real Estate Market (3%)

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