Real Estate Commission - What's New


Rule Change – 61J2-3.020 – Post License Education

The 30 day wait period to retake your end of course exam has been removed effective March 25, 2018. You will now be able to retake the end of course exam immediately but it cannot be the same exam and you are limited to one retake per course.

Announcement – Please be aware that we have finalized a NEW mutual recognition agreement with the regulatory agency for the State of Rhode Island, effective March 19, 2018.  When applying for a Florida Real Estate license, you may apply your education and experience to qualify under this new mutual recognition agreement. For more information, please click HERE.

Announcement – Real Estate Paperless Licensing Started June 4, 2015

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation and the Florida Real Estate Commission are excited to announce an advancement in how we license real estate professionals in the State of Florida.

The Department has implemented an innovative way to expedite the licensing process for real estate professionals. Applicants who have passed the state’s licensing examination can now print their licenses by just logging into their secure online account with the Department at This will allow new licensees to enter the work force at least 7 to 10 business days early, whereas, in the past, they would have to wait for the license to arrive in the mail. The Department regulates over one million license holders and on an average issues 2000 real estate licenses each month. In addition to new licenses, this process will allow licensees to renew online and print the license at their convenience.

Alert – FREE Online Certifications

The Division of Real Estate is proud to announce we have upgraded our FREE online license certifications to ensure they are accepted by the other states and jurisdictions for licensure. Just log on to your online account and click the license you wish to have the certification completed for and the menu will have a selection for “FREE Certification of Licensure”.

We have up to 21 jurisdictions, you may select, that upon hitting submit will get the certification sent to them directly on your behalf; you will also receive an email with the same documents for your records. Please click here to view the jurisdictions that will receive the documents direct. For all others, you must print in color or electronically send the document to the jurisdiction in which you are wishing to obtain a license; if the document is not in color it will not be considered a certified original certification.

If you are in need of a legal certification, in a summary format, generally used for court purposes, please send a written response with $25.00 payable to Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Please mail to:

Department of Business and Professional Regulation

Central Intake Unit

2601 Blair Stone Road

Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0783

For these certifications we ask that you be very specific about the information you are requesting, to ensure we are capturing what will assist you with your needs. These certifications generally require an in depth research and extra time to complete; please be sure to give our processors 5 – 7 business days to process.

ANNOUNCEMENTS CONCERNING FREC Permissible Activities of an Unlicensed Assistant The Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC) has recently revised and approved new guidelines. Broker Course Syllabus update The broker pre-licensing course syllabus was updated with an effective date of January 2017. You must submit for a new course approval and receive a new course number by the Bureau of Education and Testing by December 31, 2016 in order to teach the pre-licensing course starting in January 2017. 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.

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