Important Information for Online Florida Real Estate Students

One of the many benefits of live classroom instruction over the online Real Estate course is that the students are given the necessary information to walk them through the license application process.  When a candidate calls me regarding scheduled classes and none of the formats are a match for their work or family schedule they choose the online option.  I make sure they know the process required to apply for an obtain the approval from the state to sit for the licensing exam.

Students who go on the website and register for the online course without calling the school miss out on valuable information regarding the process. I frequently get calls from these students who are attempting to schedule their state license exam and PearsonVue, the test vendor is asking them for the required identification number.  That is a red flag that they have not made their application with the state for a real estate license and their plans have been set  back by months.

There are two steps to the process of obtaining a Real Estate license: taking and passing the required 63 hour FREC 1 course with a score of at least 70, and applying to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation for a sales associate license. When the application is approved, the test vendor notifies the candidate that they may now schedule the state license exam.  The passing score for the state exam is 75. I recommend applying to the state as soon as the candidate registers for the Real Estate course.

Here is the process:
Go to
Choose “apply or manage my license”
Choose Real Estate as the profession
Choose the green Apply for license tab
Choose Real Estate sales associate
Choose Initial Application-Sales Associate License (Form RE 1)
The application page is filled with valuable information and the two available methods of applying are at the bottom of the page.

One of the requirments to complete the application process is getting your electronic fingerprints through an approved Livecan vendor.  Some local Sheriff’s offices provide this service but the student must provide them with the code for Real Estate so the fingerprints ar directed to the Division of Real Estate. The code is found here.  

Another very valuable resource is the Candidate Information Booklet which is updated regularly.  It is the guidebook that offers everything from the material that must be mastered to pass the exam to what to bring and not to bring to the test site.  

For more information on the process or if you have any questions please feel free to call at 352-650-1029 and I can walk you through the process.

Nature Coast Real Estate School offers live and online courses for Real Estate Sales Associate and Broker Courses as well as continuing education.  Check out our website for schedule at  Proudly serving the Real Estate Licensing needs for Hernando and Pasco County since 2003. 

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