Bureau of Education and Testing
Information for Education Providers and Instructors
Chapter 455, Florida Statutes, requires the Department of Business and Professional Regulation to monitor all continuing education (CE) activities of licensees. Therefore, providers are required to submit student rosters electronically to the department. This initiative ensures 100% compliance through monitoring.
Pursuant to Section 455.2178(1), Florida Statutes, continuing education providers must electronically submit licensee course completion information to the department no later than 30 calendar days thereafter. However, the continuing education provider shall electronically report to the department completion of a licensee’s course within 10 business days beginning on the 30th day before the renewal deadline or prior to the licensee’s expiration date, whichever occurs sooner.
Providers offering education to licensed certified public accountants, architects, interior designers, or veterinarians are not required to electronically report student attendance.
Electronic Reporting by Education Providers
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 attendnance. The Technical Guide for the Reporting Tool provides instructions for developing your own electronic reporting method that meets the department's requirements.
Advanced Module Courses for Building Professions
Individuals licensed by the Construction Industry Licensing Board, Electrical Contractors’ Licensing Board, Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board, Board of Architecture and Interior Design and the Board of Landscape Architecture, are required to complete advanced module courses as part of their licensure continuing education requirements. These courses are approved by the Florida Building Commission and by each respective professional board.
To apply to become an education provider, or to obtain course approval, visit the Apply For/Update Licenses link on the department's website. Additional information about provider and course requirements can be found on the respective board's webpage.
Real Estate Instructor Email Distribution List
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 send your request to: REInstructors@myfloridalicense.com.