The state of Florida offers temporary Real Estate licenses to spouses of Active Duty members of the Armed Forces who relocate to Florida, provided they have an active real estate license in another state.
The applicant’s spouse must be on active duty and assigned to a duty station in Florida, and this license is not renewable. It is a one time only offer, valid for six months, and the applicant must be living in the state of Florida to qualify.
Formal application process applies, and a background check is mandatory for all licensees in the State of Florida, including electronic fingerprinting that is scanned through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Federal Bureau of Investigation.
This affords the applicant who wishes to continue practicing real estate in Florida the opportunity to use this six month period to acquire their Sales Associates License in Florida. Applicants must be married to an active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States. Applicants must provide a copy of their military dependent ID card.
Applicants must hold a valid license for the profession in another state, the District of Columbia, any United States territory or possession, or a foreign jurisdiction. Applicants are required to provide a copy of the certificate of licensure and a copy of the statutes and/or rules that define the scope of work for the current license.
Applications for this license are not available online. To download and print the application, go to website or call 850-487-1395 to speak to the Call Center for the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR).
If you have any questions about a career in real estate in Florida, please call or email me, or visit my website. If you have any questions about the licensing process, the Division of Real Estate has answers to Frequently Asked Questions as well as a complete Candidate Information Booklet to guide you through the process of getting your license. To apply for a real estate license in Florida, follow the link to the license application.