How do I get a Florida real estate sales associate license?

There are 5 steps you need to take to get your Florida real estate sales associate license.

Step 1: Complete the 63-Hour Pre-License Course

First, you must complete the 63-hour Florida pre-license course.

At the end of the course is a final exam, which you must pass in order to get credit for the course. The course final exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions. You must answer at least 70 out of the 100 questions correctly in order to pass.

Step 2: Apply to take the Florida State Licensing Exam

After you complete the 63-hour pre-license course, you must apply to the Florida Division of Real Estate (DRE) for authorization to take the state licensing exam.

Once your application is approved, you will receive an Authorization Letter from PearsonVUE, the state testing center which administers the exam.

Once you receive your Authorization Letter, you can then schedule your state exam by calling Pearson VUE at (888)204-6289, or go online at

Step 3: Pass the State Licensing Exam

The state licensing exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions with a passing grade of 75%.

There is a 3.5-hour time limit for the exam.

The state licensing exam fee is $36.75 per attempt.

Step 4: Get Your Fingerprints Taken

You must get your fingerprints taken at an approved LiveScan Service Provider.

Your fingerprints will be used to conduct a background check for any prior criminal activity.

The cost to get your fingerprints taken ranges from $50 - $80, depending on which LiveScan location you use.

Step 5: Apply for Your Active Florida Real Estate Sales Associate License

Once you pass the state licensing exam and complete your background check, you will be able to download and print your inactive Florida real estate sales associate license online through the DBPR website.

In order to be eligible to receive an active Florida real estate sales associate license, you must have an employing Florida real estate broker.

You can apply for your active Florida real estate sales associate license online using the DBPR’s Online Services, or by submitting a paper application.

The application fee is $83.75.