Registration – The Department of Business and Professional Regulation is pleased to announce that registration for the 2017 Instructor Seminars is now open. Please click on the following link to register. The dates and places for upcoming seminars are listed below, but as always, please register before planning to attend as seating at each location is limited.
- 6/15/17 at the Pinellas County Board of Realtors 4590 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater
- 7/6/17 at Indian River State College Chastain Campus, 2400 SE Salerno Road, Stuart, 34997
- 8/3/17 at University of North Florida Adam W. Herbert University Center, 12000 Alumni Dr., Jacksonville, 32224
- 8/23/17 at Seminole State College 100 Weldon Blvd., Sanford, 32773
If you plan to attend a FREC meeting, to obtain continuing education credit, you will need to attend the full day when the Legal Docket is heard. Sign-in will begin at 8:00 a.m. Please be sure to contact the Division of Real Estate Education Section prior to the meeting to make the proper arrangements to receive credit FREC- guidelines and Statute 475.182 The FREC meeting is a two-day meeting. The start time for the meeting is 8:30 for both days. The Legal Docket is the second day of the meeting (Wednesday). Sign in will begin at 8:15 a.m. If you plan to attend to obtain continuing education credit, you will need to attend the full day when the Legal Docket is heard. Please contact the Division of Real Estate Education Section, either by phone at (850) 487-1395 or by fax to (407) 317-7245, seven (7) days prior to the meeting to be placed on the registration form. You will receive three (3) hours of specialty education credit. You will be required to sign out at the end of the meeting.
All the candidates who pass a sales associates or broker licensure examination must satisfactorily complete a Commission prescribed post-licensing educational course prior to first renewal following initial licensure. For a sales associate, the post-licensing education course shall consist of one or more Commission approved course which total at least 45 classroom hours, and for a broker, the courses shall total at least 60 classroom hours. Any licensee who has received a 4-year degree in real estate from an accredited institution of higher education is exempt from the post-license education requirement. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation is required to monitor continuing education of all real estate and appraisal licensees. The 100% monitoring of continuing education started on December 1, 2002, for the appraisal licensees and April 1, 2003, for real estate licensees. Schools and course providers are required to electronically provide a course attendance roster to the department within 5 business days after the course completion date. Correspondence courses only need to be reported by the fifth day of the following month after the licensee has completed the course. Licensees are encouraged to visit the department’s at www.MyFloridalicense.com and monitor the continuing education hours that have been reported under your license. Post education courses are not treated as continuing education courses and you may not see such hours posted on the portal. Licensees are required to maintain a paper copy of the course completion certificate in case of an audit by the department.
EQUIVALENCY – Equivalency for Prelicensing Education FREC – Rule 61J2-3.012
The Florida Real Estate Commission amended Rule 61J2 – 3.009(2), Florida Administrative Code, to change the continuing educational requirements for renewal, to require 14 hours of continuing education consisting of 3 hours of Core Law, 3 hours of Ethics and Business Practices and 8 hours of specialty education. In order to provide licensees with sufficient notice, this change will be mandatory for real estate licensees who hold a license that expires on September 30, 2018, or thereafter.
Any ethics courses that were approved prior to November 2016 will not count towards the new Ethics and Business Practices requirements. They will count only toward specialty education. If you wish to have your ethics course considered by the Commission for 3 hours of Ethics and Business Practices and 3 hours of specialty education, please submit a new course package using the new forms DBPR RE 18 or DBPR RE 19, with all required course materials for consideration.
Education Forms – Real Estate (FREC)
- DBPR RE 18 FREC Request for Course Evaluation
- DBPR RE 19 Educational Provider Application
- DBPR RE 20 Request for Instructor Evaluation
- Real Estate Classroom Checklist
- Real Estate Distance Education Checklist
- Real Estate Education Requirements
- Real Estate Education Courses Information Sheet
- Providers and Courses Information Sheet
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.
- Download DBPE CPE Reporting Tool, Version 2.0, Release 1, Build 33
- View the User Guide for the CPE Reporting Tool
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.
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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