Division of Real Estate
The Department has initiated a section for individuals to review requirements and obtain the forms they need in one place. Please see above and select the ‘APPLY FOR/UPDATE LICENSES’ option. You will be redirected to the DBPR Online Service page for the Application Center. Once there you will be able to select the profession which will take you to a page where you can select the category of the form you are seeking. Please update your bookmarks to reflect the new DBPR online services.
DRE Brochure: a printable Division of Real Estate Brochure that could be helpful to your licensees or students
The Division of Real Estate has received many questions in regards to renewal for appraisers that failed to renew timely and require reactivation education. In an attempt to assist with the confusion, we are breaking down what an appraiser will need at the different levels of reactivation education.
If your license status shows Involuntary Inactive please click on the below links to assist you on how much education will be required to bring your license current again. Please visit both links to assist you in the reactivation process.
Escrow Dispute Forms
To expedite Escrow processing, you may send completed forms, through email, as a PDF, to: Ethel.firstname.lastname@example.org
Education Forms - Real Estate (FREC)
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Effective December 1, 2014 the state of Florida will require a 3 hour Supervisor and Trainee course, that applies to all new or existing applicants for a Trainee registration. This course must comply with the AQB course objectives and outline. You can access the outline at the link below. As of January 1, 2015 any existing Certified Appraiser adding a Trainee, or Certified Appraisers, who currently supervise, but wish to change the composition of existing Trainees, will also be required to complete this course, prior to adding the Trainee or making a change. If you are a Certified Appraiser who does not wish to supervise trainees, or who does not wish to make changes to your existing trainee composition, you are not required to take this course.
This is not the same course that was previously required at initial licensing or renewal in previous years, commonly known as the Roles and Responsibilities course. We are encouraging all providers, schools, and instructors to please submit their course materials for this new course that complies with the AQB course outline. This course can be offered as classroom or distance education. If you are a provider that has an existing Supervisor and Trainee course or Roles and Responsibility course, you may submit a new course, amend your current Roles and Responsibilities course, continue to offer the Roles and Responsibilities course as specialty credit, or offer both. The Roles and Responsibilities course will not satisfy the requirement for the new Supervisor and Trainee course.
Please click the below link review the new course objectives and outline.
Education Forms - Appraisal (FREAB)
2012/2013 Real Estate and Appraiser Instructor Continuing Education Seminars
Materials available to print from seminars:
Individual Division of Real Estate forms and information sheets are available from this section.
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”