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Florida Continuing Education Requirements:

Total Hours Law Elective Hours
You Need: 14 3 11
We Offer: 14 See Below
License Renewal Period: 2 years

Florida Requirement Details for Real Estate Continuing Education

Continuing Education and License Renewal Date: 3/31 or 9/30 every two years. The date you renew depends on when you initially took your licensing exam.

Please note: All courses must be COMPLETED AND REPORTED to the Florida Real Estate Commission, PRIOR to your license expiration date.  Please allow ample time for course completion and reporting to the state, otherwise your license could go on inactive status. 

Hours Required By The State: 14 hours

  • Due to new Florida requirements, you may require different hours based on your renewal date. 
  • Refer to this table for a clearer understanding of your requirements:

 

  Florida Renewal

  14 CE Hours Consisting Of

For licenses that expire BEFORE September 30, 2018

  • 3 hours of law
  • 11 specialty hours

For licenses that expire ON OR AFTER September 30, 2018

  • 3 hours of law
  • 3 hours of ethics
  • 8 specialty hours

 

Note: Florida state requirements dictate that licensees who hold a license that expires on or after September 30, 2018 must have 14 CE hours consisting of 3 hours of law, 3 hours of ethics, and 8 hours of specialty education. Licensees who hold a license that expires before September 30, 2018 require 14 CE hours consisting of 3 hours of law and 11 specialty hours.

The CE Shop is an approved real estate CE school in Florida; license number ZH1002334

The CE Shop's Offering: 14 hours

Final Exams: Final exams must be passed with an 80% and may be taken once. If the exam is not passed the first time, the licensee must re-enroll (at no cost by contacting customer support) and retake the entire course, including the final exam.

Reporting: Real estate course completions are reported to the Florida Real Estate Commission. The state requires schools to report course completions within seven to ten days from the course completion date. Course completions will be reported within this time frame.

Expiration Date of Course: Course expiration dates vary by course but are generally one year after order date. Each course has an individual expiration date which is listed in your account.

Certificates: Upon completion of the course, The CE Shop will provide students with an electronic Certificate of Completion. Certificates will remain in your account for a minimum of five years, should you need additional copies. Please refer to your license renewal application to determine if you need to submit your Certificate of Completion with your license renewal request. Course completion dates are recorded using Central Standard Time. Please note that the date of your Certificate of Completion will reflect this.

Additoinal Rules Pertaining to The 28-Hour Reinstatement Course:

Seat Time: The state requires that all students spend a minimum amount of seat time engaged in the course content. Our online course delivery system manages this requirement for you.

Final Exam: Final exam must be passed with a minimum of 70%. Students failing the Commission-prescribed end-of-course examination may retest a maximum of one time within one year of the original examination. Otherwise, students failing the Commission-prescribed end-of-course examination must repeat the course prior to being eligible to again take the end-of-course examination.

Additional Licensing Information:

License Renewal Process: The process to renew in this state is to log in to the licensing system online and follow the prompts to renew. https://www.myfloridalicense.com/datamart/mainMenuFLDBPR.do

Post-Licensing: Sales associates are required to complete 45 hours of approved Sales Associate Post-Licensing education within 18-24 months after obtaining the initial license.  Brokers are required to complete 60 hours of approved Broker Post-Licensing courses within 18-24 months after obtaining the initial license.

Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation

Division of Real Estate
400 West Robinson Street, N801
Orlando, FL 32801

Phone: 850.487.1395

Fax: 407.317.7245

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