The initial step in obtaining a real estate sales-associates license is choosing a school that will prepare you for the state exam and not just the courses exam. Be sure to look up the school's reviews on sites like Google, Yelp, and FaceBook. Then decide whether you are interested in joining a live or online 63-hour pre-licensing course. First 2 Pass's online course comes with a cram course catered to help you pass the State exam.
You would have to apply to the State of Florida via the Department of Business and Professional Regulations on their website. Link below. In order to obtain your real estate license in Florida, you must be 18 years of age or older, possess a high school diploma or equivalent GED, submit your fingerprints electronically, and pay an $83.75 application processing fee. Once approved, you will receive an email from PearsonVue the testing center to schedule your State exam.
The answer is, most likely yes, you can obtain your real estate license with a few exceptions. The Florida Real Estate Commission, which has the discretion in issuing real estate licenses in Florida, is looking for passage of time. How long ago was the criminal case? Has the criminal case been closed out? Meaning probation has been terminated, and all court costs paid. Several charges may but not necessarily prevent you from obtaining a real estate license in Florida. Those are typically white-collar financial fraudulent crimes. However, if you have an extensive list of felonies tied to theft, burglary, and other crimes, it is best to apply to the State before enrolling in a school.
For the most part, schools give you the knowledge necessary to pass their exam. However, if they do not teach you how to apply the knowledge in real-life scenarios, the State exam may become difficult for the test taker. Another massive misconception that schools put out is that the State exam is based on 45 questions on law, 45 questions on principles and practices, and ten on math. There are typically more than ten math problems; on many occasions, they may ask a question on the formula itself and not have you plug numbers. Ensure the school you choose spends time teaching the most relevant chapters and gives real-life scenarios on the knowledge being shared. The knowledge within the course work must be applied to ensure a passing score on the State. Click below to see a chapter by chapter breakdown in percentages of what you the test taker may expect to see on the state exam.
Although our passing rate is well above the competition, if you fail our exam, you can retake our course until you pass. You also have the choice of waiting for thirty days and taking a separate version of our final exam. Have an emergency and can not finish your current course? Join the next one. Furthermore, our students receive a video copy of our chapter by chapter lectures to study at home during your time with us and for State exam preparation purposes. You may miss up to 9 classroom hours, missed a particular chapter? No problem; we will provide the video and come in before class or after class, and our instructor Jose Martinez will go over any questions you may have. All our students receive the book, cram course, recorded lectures, recorded cram course, and our state exam simulated Q&A bank. Really want the license and are serious we will work tirelessly to ensure your success with our resources and South Florida's best real estate instructor Jose Martinez.