Frequently Asked Questions
· What steps do I need to take to get a real estate license?
1. Submit fingerprints
2. Submit an application for your license
3. Complete a 63-hour course online or in person
4. Pass the state exam
The first three steps can be done in any order, but we recommend registering for a course, submitting fingerprints and then submitting your application prior to attending an in person class.
· What is the first step to take to get a real estate license?
The first step to get your license is to submit fingerprints. Simply search “fingerprints near me” online and follow the prompts. Do not go to the police station or the courthouse. Most fingerprint locations will require you to schedule an appointment online. To submit fingerprints, you will need the following ORI code: FL920010Z.
· I have already submitted fingerprints for something else. Do I need to submit fingerprints again?
Yes, each license requires their own set of fingerprints and uses a unique ORI code. For real estate licensees you will need the following ORI code: FL920010Z
· I have submitted my fingerprints, but was told I need to wait for an email. What do I do next?
Once you submit your fingerprints, you are not waiting for an email. Once you submit your fingerprints, you need to wait 5 calendar days and then submit your application for your real estate license at myfloridalicense.com
· What is the second step I need to take to get my license?
Once you submit your
fingerprints, you should wait 5 calendar days and then submit your application
for your real estate license at myfloridalicense.com
Follow the steps below on their website:
Select Apply or Manage My License
Select “Real Estate Commission”
Select “Apply for a License”
Select “Real Estate Sales Associates”
Select “Initial Application Sales Associates License (Form RE 1)
Scroll to the bottom
Select “Apply using online services”
all steps, submit and pay online
Call the DBPR at 850.487.1395 for any additional questions regarding the application.
· I have a felony or misdemeanor on my background, but it happened a long time ago. Should I disclose it?
Yes, if you do not disclose any felonies or misdemeanors, you will get an email that asks you to disclose them, and this could delay your application.
· I have felonies or misdemeanors on my background that are expunged. Should I disclose them?
Yes, even though they are expunged, they need to be disclosed. However, you are not required to submit documentation for the expunged felonies or misdemeanors.
· I am trying to disclose my past felonies and misdemeanors, but I don’t know how, what should I do?
These court records can generally be found by visiting the clerk of court in the county in which the incident took place or other entities according to your county website. It is not necessary to pay for your records. Court records are public documents, however some websites will ask for a fee. If you have trouble getting records, you may need to talk to the clerk of courts in the county in which the incident took place and complete more steps. You will then need to attach your court records to your application for your license.
· Once my fingerprints and my application have been submitted, what do I do next?
Once you have completed the fingerprints and the application for your license, you are waiting for an email from the DBPR stating that you are exam eligible; this email takes about 2-4 weeks. You cannot schedule your state exam until you have received this email. You can check your status at myfloridalicense.com and verify if you are exam eligible.
· How do I check the status of my license?
Once your fingerprints and application for your license have been submitted you can check the status of your application at any time by visiting myfloridalicense.com and selecting Verify a License. From here you’ll search by name. If the status is “application in progress” everything is processing as planned. Eventually the status will read “exam eligible” and this means you will be getting an email within 48 hours telling you that you can now schedule your exam with Pearson Vue testing centers.
· I am trying to check the status of my license, but I keep getting the status of open. What should I do?
The status is showing open because you are checking the status of your license application while logged into your account. You’ll need to check the status of your license on myfloridalicense.com by selecting Verify a License in a separate browser while not logged into your account.
· I am trying to schedule my state exam. How do I do that?
You can only schedule your state exam if your application and fingerprints are completely processed, and you have received an email from the DBPR. This email contains a code, (FLREAPP code) needed to schedule your state exam. You cannot schedule your state exam until you have received the email with the code. Once your fingerprints and application have been submitted, it can take 2-4 weeks to receive the email and code. Once you become exam eligible, it can take up to 48 hours to receive the email. Once you have received the email with the code follow these steps to schedule your state exam:
1. Visit pearsonvue.com to schedule your state exam.
2. Search Florida Real Estate and Appraisers.
3. Scroll down and create an account
4. Type in your FLREAPP code
5. Follow all the prompts to schedule your exam
6. When asked if you are a lawyer, answer NO, unless applicable.
7. When asked if you are applying for mutual recognition, answer NO.
8. Your answers will continue to show in red. Scroll down and hit enter/next.
9. Before you get to the end of this process, you will be given an email address. We recommend saving this email address as it will be used for students who wish to complete their state exam virtually at home. Additionally, you will need this email address to submit your course completion certificate.
10.Upon completion you will see you are eligible for two tests, they are the same. The top link is to schedule your state exam at the testing center. The bottom link is to schedule you state exam virtually at home.
· I am trying to schedule my state exam, but I haven’t completed my 63-hour course and Pearson Vue won’t let me schedule the exam. What do I do?
You can absolutely schedule your state exam before completing your 63-hour course; you can even schedule your state exam before beginning your course. However, you can’t take the state exam until you have completed the course and received the course completion certificate. You will need to provide the date that your class is going to be completed and then Pearson Vue will allow you to schedule your state exam.