Florida also requires 45 hours of post-license classes for salespersons and 60 hours for brokers
If you hold a 4 year degree, or higher, in real estate you may be exempt from the pre-license education requirement. To determine exemption eligibility, you may send an original certified transcript with cover letter to: Division of Real Estate, Attention: Education Section, 400 West Robinson Street, Suite N801 Orlando, Florida 32801.
Florida State Reciprocity:
Real estate commissions and boards across the country are adopting policies for a real estate agent in one state to more easily become licensed in another state.
Florida has mutual recognition agreements with multiple states: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, Nebraska, and Rhode Island. Mutual recognition allows out-of-state licensees to apply as a sales associate or broker in Florida exempting them from the pre-license education requirement.
They are still required, however, to take the 40-question Florida Laws section of the state exam.
Florida Real Estate Continuing Education (CE) and License Renewal Requirements:
Real estate professionals in Florida need to renew their licenses by March 31st or September 30, every 2 years.
The renewal date that applies to you depends on when you initially took your licensing exam and should be indicated on your real estate license. By this date, licensees need to complete 14 hours of real estate CE, consiting of:
8 hours of specialty credit
3 hours dedicated to an update of Florida laws
3 hours of an ethics and business practices course
These courses may be conducted in a classroom or via a distance education provider
Florida Appraisal License Requirements
The information contained below is designed to provide a summary of the minimum education, experience, and examination requirements established by the Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board. The information provided below can be found on the Board’s website. However, we recommend you contact the Board for more detailed information and for any changes which may have occurred.
Florida Appraisal Licensure Levels:
Registered Trainee Appraiser
Certified Residential Appraiser
Certified General Appraiser
Florida Appraisal Licensure Requirements:
Must be at least 18 years of age
Must have a high school diploma or its equivalent
Must meet the educational requirement for the applying level of licensure
Must meet the experience requirement for the applying level of licensure
For Certified Residential level: A minimum of an Associates Degree OR 21 college semester hours in specific subject matters is also required.
For Certified General level: A minimum of a Bachelors Degree OR 30 college semester hours in specific subject matters is also required.
Satisfactory completion of the state examination
Submit application, required documentation (including fingerprint card) and associated fees
Florida Appraisal Education Requirements:
Registered Trainee 100 hours for the Registered Trainee which consist of the following courses: Basic Appraisal Principles (30 hours), Basic Appraisal Procedures (30 hours), 15-hour USPAP course, or its equivalent (15 hours), Appraisal Subject Matter Electives (25 hours). The 25 hours of electives must include three hours of Florida Laws and Rules and three hours of a Supervisor Trainee course.
Certified Residential Appraiser 200 hours for the Certified Residential Appraiser which consist of the following courses: Basic Appraisal Principles (30 hours), Basic Appraisal Procedures (30 hours), 15-hour USPAP course, or its equivalent (15 hours), Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (15 hours), Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach (15 hours), Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches (30 hours), Residential Report Writing and Case Studies (15 hours), Statistics, Modeling and Finance (15 hours), Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies (15 hours), and Appraisal Subject Matter Electives (20 hours). The 20 hours of electives must include three hours of Florida Laws and Rules and three hours of a Supervisor Trainee course.
Certified General Appraiser 300 hours for the Certified General Appraiser which consist of the following courses: Basic Appraisal Principles (30 hours), Basic Appraisal Procedures (30 hours), 15-hours USPAP course, or its equivalent , General Appraiser Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (30 hours), Statistics, Modeling and Finance (15 hours), General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach (30 hours), General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach (30 hours), General Appraiser Income Approach (60 hours), General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies (30 hours), and Appraisal Subject Matter Electives (30 hours). The 30 hours of electives must include six hours of Florida Laws and Rules.
Registered Trainee Appraiser – no work experience requirement
Certified Residential Appraiser - 2500 hours over at least 24 months since the first appraisal
Certified General Appraiser - 3000 hours gained continuously over at least 30 months since the first appraisal
Florida Appraisal Post-License Requirements:
All trainee appraisers that wish to remain in the trainee category must complete 45 hours of post-licensing education inclusive of the 15 hour USPAP course or its equivalent and the 3 hour Florida Law Update
This requirement must be completed by the second renewal period following the issuance of the license
All licensees must complete 30 hours of continuing education every 2 years.
A minimum of 3 hours must be dedicated to a review and update of the FL Real Estate Appraisal Law and Board Rules, and provide an introduction to other state and federal laws affecting real estate appraisals
At least 7 hours of this requirement must cover the USPAP Update course or its equivalent
Florida Home Inspection Requirements
Learn about the home inspection courses and qualifications needed for certification and renewal in Florida.