Melbourne School of Real Estate FAQ

Q: How can I acquire a Real Estate Sales Associate License in the state of Florida?


  1. Start by registering for the 63-Hour pre-license Sales Associate course through our Melbourne School of Real Estate site. This course is available in both online and classroom formats. You will also need to schedule an appointment to get your electronic fingerprint testing on file.
  2. Make an appointment at your local fingerprinting center. Make sure you schedule your fingerprints under the heading of “DBPR Real Estate Sales and Brokers.”
  3. You will need to complete the DBPR application for “Sales Associate Initial Application Form RE 1”. This can be done by going to My Florida License Application or by calling (850) 487-1395 to speak with a representative if you have questions.

These first three steps can be carried out in any order, but it is recommended that you submit your fingerprints a minimum of five (5) days before submitting the RE 1 application. After your application is approved, and you have passed the Sales Associate’s course, you can schedule your state exam. Upon successful completion of the aforementioned, you will be an officially licensed sales associate and can work for any developer or broker in the state of Florida.

Q: How do I qualify for Florida Sales Associate License?


In order to qualify, you must be 18 or older, have received a high school diploma (or equivalent), and been issued an SSN (social security number). You are also required to disclose if you have had any criminal/licensing issues in the past.

Q: Can I apply over the internet?


Yes, you can apply over the internet by going to www.myfloridalicense.com and clicking on “Apply For/Update Licenses.” Select “Real Estate,” followed by “Sales Associates/Broker-Sales Associates.” Once there, click on “Initial Application-Sales Associate License (Form RE 1) and select “Apply Using Online Services.” From here, you will be given the option to create an account or log in to an existing DBPR profile.

Make sure you complete all required steps and double-check to make sure any information submitted is correct. Once complete, a temporary password will be assigned and sent to you via email. Once you open the email, you will be able to set your own password. There is an application fee of $83.75 that will need to be paid. If you have any questions, contact the DBPR’s customer service by calling (850) 487-1395.

Q: How many exams are required to obtain a license?


There are a total of two exams you will have to pass to get a Florida Sales Associate License. The first one is the end-of-course exam. There are 100 multiple-choice questions on this exam. You must finish the exam with 70% or higher to pass. The other exam will be your state test. This is also comprised of 100 multiple-choice questions, but you must get 75% or higher to pass. Both tests are made up of 45 questions that cover real estate law, 45 questions about real estate principles and practices, and 10 real estate math questions.

Q: Where do I go to take my state exam, and can I get certified in other states?


Pearson Vue is a DBPR approved center that provides state exams for Florida, as well as other states. You can find everything you need by going to this website.

Q: Can I take my classes online, and are study materials, practice tests, and books available online as well?


Yes, we offer any and all materials you will need to complete the course online. Our course link will provide more details, but here are a few things we offer online for your use:

  • Sales Associate Post-Licensing
  • Real Estate Sales Associate Course
  • Broker Post Courses
  • Mutual Recognition Exam
  • 28 Hour Reactivation Course

Working online means you will be able to access the course materials from any place where you have an internet connection. There is 24/7 accessibility to all materials, and you will be able to take your class final exam from the comfort of your home.

Q: What am I expected to pay for in addition to my course?


There is an $83.75 charge for your application to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Fingerprinting cost can be different depending on your location, but you are looking at about $50 for that service. Moreover, after you you are done with your course, there will be a $37 fee when you schedule your state exam. Please keep in mind that these charges are subject to change.

Q: After I receive my Sales Associate license, how do I go about becoming a Broker?


The following steps must be completed prior to becoming a licensed real estate broker in the state of Florida:

  • Be registered (and active) as a Sales Associate for at least 24 months in five years for one or more Broker
  • You must complete a 72-hour pre-licensing course for Brokers
  • Turn in an application, fingerprint card, and pay a fee
  • You must take and pass the Florida Real Estate Broker Examination with a 75% or higher score
  • If you are going to start work right away as a Broker, activate your license
  • Also, finish the 45-hour post-licensing course before the expiration of your Sales Associate license

Q: How much leave is allowed from Sales Associate or Broker courses?


Make sure you are able to complete the course without any breaks before getting started. The exam will not be given to any student who misses more than eight hours from the Sales Associate or Broker courses.

Q: Will Florida recognize my license even though it’s in another state?


The state of Florida has something called Mutual Recognition. This means they will recognize licenses from other states. Visit www.MyFloridaLicense.com to see if your license falls under mutual recognition.

Q: Why should I use the Melbourne School of Real Estate for my licensing needs?


We teach what we know, and we know real estate. Our goal is to challenge our students to reach their goals in real estate licensing and education. We support our students through every step of the process and encourage them to grow personally as well as professionally.

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