Florida Sales Associate Pre-Licensing

How to Become a Florida Real Estate Agent

6 Steps Toward Getting Your Florida Sales Associate License

Getting licensed for your new career might seem a bit daunting, but we’re here to guide you through the process. Read on to learn the six steps you’ll need to take before starting your career in Florida real estate.




Successfully complete 63 hours of approved Pre-Licensing education.

The CE Shop has been approved by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) as a real estate education provider.

The FL 63-Hour Sales Associate Pre-Licensing Course (FREC Course 1) is taught on LEAP, an advanced learning platform that combines the best of the classroom with the flexibility and convenience of online learning. Through real-world real estate scenarios, relevant and practical exercises, and exciting material, this interactive course will not only prepare you for the state licensing exam, it will get you ready for a successful career as a Florida real estate agent.




Complete and pass the course final exam.

Upon completion of all the course content and meeting the minimum time requirement, we’ll prepare you for the final with a practice exam. The final exam is comprised of 100 questions and the minimum passing score is 70%. This exam does not need to be taken in the presence of a proctor.




Submit the Sale Associate License Application and fingerprints to DBPR Division of Real Estate.

To see the application requirements and process for submitting an application, please click here.




Schedule the real estate sales associate licensing exam via Pearson Vue.

Once the FL DBPR processes and accepts your application, they will notify you that you’re eligible to sit for the exam. The DBPR employs Pearson Vue to manage all exam scheduling and test administration. For more information on FL real estate licensing testing, click here.




Choose a sponsoring broker.

As you go through the process of earning your Florida real estate sales associate license, find a sponsoring broker to support you through the process - one you would like to work for once licensed. A key factor in becoming a successful real estate agent is finding the right broker to work with.


The following questions will help you find the right broker.

  • What is their reputation, both locally and nationally?
  • What kind of real estate agents are they looking for?
  • Are they technologically advanced and up-to-date with the latest systems?
  • How do they support their agents with education and training?
  • What kind of commission structure do they offer?
  • Do they offer benefits?
  • Do they provide their agents with leads and marketing material?
  • Is there room to grow with the brokerage?



Receive your license!

Once the FL DBPR approves your application they will issue you your new Florida real estate sales associate license. Your license will remain inactive until activated by your qualified sponsoring broker.