Previous Announcements

Education

2016 Real Estate and Appraiser Instructor Seminar Materials

2015 Real Estate and Appraiser Instructor Seminar Presentations

2012/2013 Real Estate and Appraiser Instructor Continuing Education Seminars

Materials available to print from seminars:

2012 Financial Crime Symposium – excerpts
Mr. Fernando Ramos – “Latest Trends in Mortgage Fraud
DBPR-OGC – “Real Estate Enforcement: What We Do to Protect You

Broker Examination Update – Effective July 1, 2011
Effective Friday July 1, candidates taking the Florida Broker examination will be using the new Broker examination content. Read more information on this examination.

2011 Broker Examination Update – Effective July 1, 2011

The Florida broker licensure examination is now updated. The following links will provide you with information regarding the updated examination.

You can email any questions that you may have regarding the updated exam to: REInstructors@myfloridalicense.com

Real Estate Instructor email distribution list.
If you are a Real Estate Instructor and would like to be added to our email distribution list, please send your request to: REInstructors@myfloridalicense.com  This is a common email address to be used solely by the Instructors to send specific exam questions or issues to the Bureau’s Psychometric Unit.

Licensure/Renewal

FREC Licsensure Archives
REMINDER FOR LICENSE RENEWAL OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2011

Your license renewal for September 30, 2011 is now available online. We encourage you to renew now. To renew your license at this time, please select one of the links below to take you to DBPR’s online services.

If you have not previously registered for DBPR’s online services select Renew Your License.
If you have already registered for DBPR’s online services select Licensee Login.
For further information or assistance please Contact Us.

Renewal Info
We have recently upgraded our online services. To renew using the online service, all users, including returning users, will have to complete a one-time registration profile with your e-mail address as your online ID. If you would like to establish your new online account and renew your license online, please visit our website at www.MyFloridaLicense.com to prevent any possible delay with your online renewal process. Steps for establishing your online account are outlined below:

Step 1.
Establish an online account:
Select your profession or business type from the list of professions or business types.
Click on the “Create My Account” link at the bottom left of the page under “Create a New Online Profile” and complete your user account registration.

Once you have registered, you will receive an email with a temporary password and then you will create your own unique, secure password. If you do not receive the email with the temporary password after a short amount of time, be sure to check your Junk Email or SPAM folder for the email.

Step 2.
Link your license(s) with your online account:
Select “Link an Existing License to My Account.”
Select the category your license belongs to from the menu.
Select your license type from the menu.
Enter your license number.

Step 3.
Complete your security measures:
During the process of linking your license to your online account, you will be prompted for security information:
Your initial activation code is: XXXX
You will be prompted to “Add” the license to the registration.
Once this process is completed, you will be returned to the Main Menu where you can link additional licenses or perform online services against your linked license(s).

For additional information, please feel free to call our Customer Contact Center at 850.487.1395. For a quicker response, the best times to call to speak to a representative are between 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. or 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.`

Enforcement - Laws updates/changes

Enforcement Archives
Reporting Requirement for Criminal Convictions
As of October 1, 2009, Section 455.227(1)(t), Florida Statutes requires all professional licensees to report to the department within 30 days of being convicted or found guilty of, or having plead nolo contendere or guilty to a crime in any jurisdiction. The statute also requires the reporting of any convictions that occurred prior to October 1, 2009. A licensee who fails to report that information may be subject to disciplinary action, including fines, suspension or license revocation. To report this information, complete the criminal self-reporting document and mail it to the department.

Fingerprinting
Pursuant to Chapter 475, Florida Statutes, electronic fingerprinting became mandatory beginning July 1, 2006, for all real estate applicants. More information is available on this electronic fingerprinting FAQ.

2012 Financial Crime Symposium

On October 26, 2012 the Department of Business and Professional Regulations, with the Division of Real Estate, hosted a financial crime symposium at FAMU Law School in Orlando Florida.
The event had very informative speakers such as: Robert O’Neill, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida; Fernando Ramos, Assistant Special Agent with Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); Edward Page, defense attorney with Carlton Fields; and DBPR Office of General Counsel Chief Attorney Patrick Cunningham, Deputy Chief Attorney Allison McDonald, and Attorney Jennifer Blakeman.

The Department was able to capture the symposium on video and is offering it below for your viewing pleasure. We are in addition posting the Power Points some of the guest speakers supplied so you can follow along with their presentations.

We hope the information is informative to you.

Video link: http://youtu.be/Rpmug6MsjZM

Mr. Fernando Ramos – “Latest Trends in Mortgage Fraud
Mr. Edward Page – “The Feds vs. Florida’s Real Estate Professionals
DBPR-OGC – “Real Estate Enforcement: What We Do to Protect You

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