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Renewing your Florida Real Estate License Online

August 7, 2013

NC_RE_SchoolEvery Florida Real Estate license has an expiration date of March 31 or September 30, regardless of the issue date.  This applies to Brokers and Sales Associates.

As renewal time approaches, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) has compiled some tips to make the online renewal process go smoothly.

Establish your Online Account: This is a one time setup and is easy to accomplish.

  • Go to the DBPR website and look for the tab on the left “Licensee Login”.  This brings you to the DBPR Onine Services Main Menu page.  
  • Select “Create My Account” link below under “Create a New Online Profile” to complete your initial registration.  If you are not tech savvy there is a step by step tutorial you can follow.
  • MAKE SURE YOU DO THIS PRIOR TO THE LAST DAY OF RENEWAL.  YOU MAY RECEIVE DELAYS DUE TO THE HIGH VOLUME OF INDIVIDUALS ATTEMPTING TO RENEW ON THE LAST DAY.

Verify your Address: You are required to update your mailing address with the DBPR within 10 days of any change of address.  A renewal notice is sent to you well in advance of your renewal date.  If you did not receive it, the cause may be that the Department does not have your correct address on file.

Verify your Status: You can verify your license status (Active, Voluntary Inactive, Involuntary Inactive) using your Online Account and show the Brokerage with whom your license is being held.  If your information does not show the correct Broker/Employer, notify the Broker so that they can correct this by adding you through their online account.  This will add you in real time correcting the issue immediately.

Verify your Education Requirements:  Prior to renewing, you must complete the required education.

  • Initial renewal: Sales Associates must successfully complete the required 45 hour Post Licensing course before renewing their licenses.  Brokers must successfully complete the required 60 hours of Post Licensing.  The only exemption is a licensee with a 4 year degree in Real Estate.
  • Subsequent renewals: Sales Associates and Brokers must complete 14 hours of Continuing Education prior to renewing their licenses.
  • Involuntary Inactive Licenses: Licensees may have to compete a 28 hour reactivation course.  Contact the Department at 850-487-1395.  An Involuntary Inactive license automatically becomes Null and Void if this is not completed and renewal received by midnight of the expiration date (March 31 or September 30).
  • Hardship Request: This is available for Post Licensing education only.  If you have a hardship and need an extension you may submit a written request with supporting documentation to request an extension of your renewal.  You may mail the request to: Division of Real Estate-Licensing Section – 400 West Robinson Street, Ste N801 – Orlando Florida 32801. You may also fax to 407-317-7245 Attn: Licensing Section.  THERE ARE NO EXTENSIONS DUE TO CONTINUING EDUCATION OR REACTIVATION EDUCATION.

Renewals must be received no later than midnight Eastern Standard Time (March 31 or September 30).  If the expiration date falls on a holiday or weekend the renewal is extended to midnight the next business day.

If you would like more information on applying for a Florida Real Estate License or upcoming Real Estate Courses, visit my website or call 352-650-1029.

Nature Coast Real Estate School has begun offering Sales Associate & Broker Exam Prep course.  Please call 352-650-1029 for more information regarding upcoming classes. We are located four miles north of the Pasco County line in Spring Hill on US 19 and offer live classroom instruction.
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  1. Valuable information. Lucky me I found your site unintentionally, and I’m surprised why this coincidence didn’t happened in advance! I bookmarked it.

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