The Department of Business and Professional Regulation is pleased to announce that the Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC) has amended Florida Administrative Code 61J2-3.011 which deals with instructor continuing education.  The rule became effective 4/19/2018.

The seminar is no longer required to renew an instructor’s license.

The renewal requirements:

  • 3 hour Core Law course*
  • 4 hours of Teaching Techniques course**

 

The Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board (FREAB) has also amended Florida Administrative Code 61J1-4.008 which deals with instructor continuing education.  The rule became effective 1/3/2018.

The seminar is no longer required to renew an instructor’s license.

The renewal requirements for appraisal instructors:

  • 3 hours Florida Laws and Rules*
  • 4 hours of Instructional Techniques**
  • 7 hours of real estate appraisal subject matters
  • Minimum of 7 hours of board approved instruction consisting on an update of USPAP

 

*Please be advised that the core law taken to satisfy a real estate license renewal requirement may count towards satisfying the instructor renewal if the course is taken during the appropriate renewal cycle.

**Additionally, an instructor who teaches a Teaching Technique or Instructional Technique course will not receive credit for teaching the course.  The Teaching Technique requirement must be taken through a different instructor in order to satisfy the continuing education requirement.

 

For those instructors whose license(s) are involuntary inactive, you will need to complete two core laws and two Teaching Techniques (FREC) or Instructional Techniques (FREAB).  One Core Law and Teaching Techniques (FREC) or Instructional Techniques (FREAB) will be for the missed renewal cycle and the second series will be for the current renewal cycle.

 

Please start submitting your Teaching Technique courses for approval if you are a school or a provider.  The course needs to be submitted on a separate application for both the FREC and the FREAB.  A different course number will be provided for each board.  Please use the following forms: DBPR RE 18 (FREC) or DBPR FREAB 20 and click specialty education.  Next to specialty education write in Teaching Techniques.

Real estate appraisers may earn five hours of appraiser continuing education credit for attending an entire board meeting, with a maximum of seven hours during a renewal cycle.

FREAB – guidelines and Rule 61J1-4.003

EQUIVALENCY – Equivalency for Prelicensing Education FREAB – Rule 61J1-4.002

Candidate Information Booklet A Candidate Information Booklet is available on the Examination Information page. It contains additional information about the National Appraisers Exams.

Important Information! Effective December 1, 2014, the state of Florida will require a 3-hour Supervisor and Trainee course, that applies to all new or existing applicants for a Trainee registration. This course must comply with the AQB course objectives and outline. You can access the outline at the link below. As of January 1, 2015, any existing Certified Appraiser adding a Trainee, or Certified Appraisers, who currently supervise, but wish to change the composition of existing Trainees, will also be required to complete this course, prior to adding the Trainee or making a change. If you are a Certified Appraiser who does not wish to supervise trainees, or who does not wish to make changes to your existing trainee composition, you are not required to take this course. This is not the same course that was previously required at initial licensing or renewal in previous years, commonly known as the Roles and Responsibilities course. We are encouraging all providers, schools, and instructors to please submit their course materials for this new course that complies with the AQB course outline. This course can be offered as classroom or distance education. If you are a provider that has an existing Supervisor and Trainee course or Roles and Responsibility course, you may submit a new course, amend your current Roles and Responsibilities course, continue to offer the Roles and Responsibilities course as specialty credit, or offer both. The Roles and Responsibilities course will not satisfy the requirement for the new Supervisor and Trainee course. Please click the below link review the new course objectives and outline. Education Forms

Approved education providers may utilize the DBPR CPE Reporting Tool to electronically report student attendance records. The program is available free of charge and is compatible with most Windows-based computer operating systems.

Providers are not required to use the DBPE CPE Reporting Tool, but must still electronically report student attendance. The Technical Guide for the Reporting Tool provides instructions for developing your own electronic reporting method that meets the department’s requirements.

To apply to become an education provider, or to obtain course approval, visit the Apply For/Update Licenses link on the department’s website.

The Bureau of Education & Testing (BET) has set up an email address for the purposes of communicating with Real Estate Schools and Instructors on examination related matters. If you request to be added to our email distribution list, you will receive a monthly email which will include the pass/fail examination information. You may also use this email address to communicate to BET any specific, examination questions or concerns. If would like to be added to our email distribution, please email your request to: REInstructors@myfloridalicense.com.

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Need Help?

All requests for publications, documents, forms, applications for licenses, permits and other similar certifications can be obtained by contacting the Customer Contact Center.

Katy McGinnis, Director

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

Telephone: 850.487.1395
Facsimile: 850.488.8040