Division of Real Estate
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Appraiser Work Experience Form Changes
If you are currently a Florida registered trainee appraiser, or a certified residential appraiser and will be applying to upgrade your license to become a Florida certified residential or certified general appraiser, or have submitted an application after December 2009, this alert is for you.
The Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) adopted Guide Note 6 in June 2008. This Guide Note makes it necessary for the department to ask for and verify additional information which is to be submitted by an applicant on their work experience log. Florida adopted the new requirements in 2008 and revised the format of the Appraiser Experience Log, Form RE-2300, at that time.
Applications received after the January 2010 revision date should include a revised work log that is signed and dated by the applicant and their supervisor. The revised form may be found by choosing the “Forms” link above on this page and choosing the appropriate link. It is available in both an Excel Spreadsheet format and Adobe Acrobat format. Both are enterable forms which you may copy to your computer for completion.
If you would like more information, the changes to Chapter 61J1-4.010, Florida Administrative Code may be viewed by choosing the “Statutes and Rules” link above on this page, then choosing the “Chapter 61J1” link.
Additional information on the AQB’s Guide Note 6 and other Guide Notes may be reviewed on the Appraisal Foundation website (external link).
Proper Display of Florida Real Estate Appraiser Designation and License Number
Florida’s real estate appraisers are reminded of Florida Statute and Florida Administrative Code (rule) requirements for the proper display of appraiser designations and license numbers.While there have been many recent changes to the appraisal report forms used by real estate appraisers to conduct their daily business, Florida Statute and Rule remain the same.
The real newest appraisal forms used for residential mortgage lenders contain revised language within the signature block where an appraiser affixes their license designation and number. The new forms don’t require the display of an appraiser’s designation, only a license number.
Failure to include your designation in the signature block is a violation of Chapter 475.622, Florida Statutes and Rule 61J1-7.001, Florida Administrative Code, which detail the requirements for the proper display of an appraiser’s designation and number within the appraisal report.
Any failure to properly display your designation and license number in an appraisal report that is submitted to a client could result in discipline against your license as defined in Rule 61J1-8 Disciplinary Guidelines.
The Statutes and Rules can be found by choosing the “Statutes and Rules” link above on this page and choosing the appropriate link.
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 .
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