Renew and Manage My License

DBPR will notify you when your license is due for renewal. In the future, all notices will be provided via email. We encourage you to keep your information up to date and renew online.  DBPR online services offer a quick and easy way to renew your business license, find license requirements, apply for a license and update a license.

Tips for Renewal

Establish your Online Account: If you have not established your online account with us, please do so prior to the last day of renewal. It takes a few minutes to set up and you may receive delays due to the high volume of individuals attempting to renew if you wait until the last day.

Post Licensure Education:

  • Initial Renewal: After receiving your license, your initial renewal requires post license education:
    • 45 hours for Sales Associates
    • 60 hours for Broker Sales/Brokers
  • Post license education can be completed through distance education or classroom.
  • The only exemption is someone with a 4 year degree, or higher, in real estate.
    • To obtain this exemption you must submit your original transcripts to:

Division of Real Estate – Education Section
400 West Robinson Street, Suite N801
Orlando, Florida 32801

  • A Florida Bar member is not exempt from the initial renewal post licensure education requirement.
  • After Initial Renewal: After your initial renewal, all renewals thereafter will require 14 hours of Continuing Education. This can be completed by either distance education or in a classroom.
    • You may review our Provider List for approved courses.
    • A Florida Bar Member in active/good standing is exempt from the 14 hour continuing education. If you have not informed us that you are a Florida Bar member, please be sure to notify us at: 850.487.1395
  • Renewal of an Involuntary Inactive license: If your license has an “Involuntary Inactive” status for more than one year, you are required to complete a 28 hours Reactivation Education Course.  If your license has been in "Involuntary Inactive" status for less than one year, the standard 14 hours of continuing education will apply. This education MUST be completed on or before the expiration date (either March 31st or September 30th) by midnight Eastern Standard Time (EST) to prevent the license from becoming “Null and Void” status.
    • Involuntary Inactive status is applied to licensees who have failed to complete the prior renewal cycle requirements for continuing education and/or fees and are in their last 24 months of licensing.
    • All requirements for renewal are due by the expiration date (either March 31st or September 30th) by midnight Eastern Standard Time (EST) to avoid the license becoming Null and Void.
    • A Florida Bar Member in active/good standing is exempt from the 28 hour Reactivation Education Course requirement. If you have not informed us that you are a Florida Bar member, please be sure to notify us at: 850.487.1395

 

Verify Your Account Information:

  • Verify your address: We send notifications and updates to the current mailing address on file. It is a requirement to update your mailing address with the Department within 10 days of any change of address. In the future, all notices will be sent via email, so ensure your email address is kept up to date as well.
  • Verify your license status: Through your online account you can verify your license status and with whom your license is being held.
  • If your account does not show your relationship with the correct broker or employer, you should have your broker or employer add you through their online account; this will add you in real time allowing you to work immediately.
  • Hardship Requests: If you are a licensee required to complete post license education by your initial expiration date, or the 28 hour reactivation course prior to your expiration date, and you have a hardship, you may submit a written request with supporting documentation to request an extension in order to complete the educational requirements. The request will be reviewed by DBPR and a determination will be made as to whether it falls within the hardship requirements. If the hardship is granted for post licensing education, the license status remains active but the expiration will not change during the hardship extension time. If the hardship is granted for the 28 hour reactivation course, the license status will remain null and void but will get reinstated once the renewal requirements are completed within the hardship extension time.
    • You may mail this request to:

Division of Real Estate – Education Section
400 West Robinson Street, Suite N801
Orlando, Florida 32801

    • You may also fax to 407.317.7245 Attn: Education Section.
  • Please note: We are unable to grant extensions to individuals for the 14 hour continuing education requirement.

Other Renewal Information

  • Due Date and Time Information: Requirements for renewal are due no later than midnight Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the expiration date (either March 31st or September 30th). If the expiration date falls on a State holiday or weekend, the renewal is extended to the next business day by midnight Eastern Standard Time (EST).
  • To renew by mail: While DBPR encourages you to renew online, you may also mail your renewal notice and fee to:

Department of Business and Professional Regulation
P.O. Box 6300
Tallahassee, Florida, 32314‐6300

Real Estate Associates

Once you have received your Sales Associate license, the initial renewal requires successful completion of 45 hours of post license education and paying renewal fees; failure to comply with your initial renewal requirements by the expiration date shown on your license will result in your  license becoming “Null and Void” status.

The renewals following your initial renewal will require 14 hours of continuing education and paying renewal fees to keep the license current; failure to comply will result in your license becoming “Involuntarily Inactive” status. A license that has been Involuntarily Inactive for 12 months or less may be reactivated by satisfactorily completing at least 14 hours of continuing
education and a late fee. A license that has been Involuntarily Inactive for more than 12 months, but fewer than 24 months may be reactivated by satisfactorily completing 28 hours of reactivation education and payment a late fee. (See “Tips For Renewal” for additional information.)

Licenses obtained through Mutual Recognition are subject to all the renewal requirements for the State of Florida.

Real Estate Brokers

Once you have received your Broker license, the initial renewal requires successful completion of 60 hours of post license education (this may be available as two 30 hour courses: Broker Investment and Broker Management) and paying renewal fees; failure to comply with your initial renewal requirements by the expiration date shown on your license will result in your license becoming “Null and Void” status.

The renewals following your initial renewal will require 14 hours of continuing education and paying renewal fees to keep the license current; failure to comply will result in your license becoming “Involuntarily Inactive” status. A license that has been Involuntarily Inactive for 12 months or less may be reactivated by satisfactorily completing at least 14 hours of continuing education and paying a late fee. A license that has been Involuntarily Inactive for more than 12 months but fewer than 24 months may be reactivated by satisfactorily completing 28 hours of reactivation education and paying a late fee. (See “Tips For Renewal” for additional information.)

Licenses obtained through Mutual Recognition are subject to all the renewal requirements for the State of Florida.

Real Estate Companies

Licensed Real Estate Companies are required to pay their renewal fees on or before expiration date shown on the license. Failure to timely renew will result in the real estate company’s license going into an “Involuntarily Inactive” license status; any related licenses will also go into an Inactive secondary license status. A late fee will be assessed for payments made after the license expiration date.

Real Estate Schools

Licensed Real Estate Schools are required to verify they have a valid permit holder by using their online account. They are also required to pay a renewal fee on or before September 30, of all odd years. Failure to comply will result in the school’s license going into an “Involuntarily Inactive” license status; any related licenses will also go into an Inactive secondary license status. A late fee will be assessed for payments made after the license expiration date.

Real Estate School Instructors

Exemption from Initial Education Requirement: For licensed Real Estate School Instructors who have first obtained their license within 6 months prior to the next expiration date (meaning, first obtaining their license between March 30 and September 30, of all odd years) there is an exemption from the requirement to take continuing education on that initial renewal.

Licensed Real Estate School Instructors whose license expire September 30, odd years, are required to complete 7 hours of continuing education, which shall consist of 3 hour Core Law and 4 hour Teaching Techniques. Please check your online account to see if your renewal requirements have been completed.

Education Course List

Step-By-Step Tutorials

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