Examination Fee Increases

Beginning March 1, 2016, the florida real estate examination fee charged by PearsonVue increases from $31.50 to $36.75. This increase is for any real estate exam administered–sales associate, broker, mutual recognition, or instructor.  To save $5.25, schedule your exam before March 1!

Florida Real Estate Exam for Sales Associates–Your Study “Hit List”

Here’s your state exam study “Hit List.”The exam has 100 multiple-choice questions and the applicant has 3 1/2 hours to complete the exam. Applicants must score at least 75 percent correct to pass. Many students start at Page 1 and study with no priority. Often they run out of steam before even getting to the …

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Print your license from your computer

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation is now expediting the licensing process for real estate professionals. Applicants who have passed the state license exam can print their licenses by logging in to their secure online account at www.myfloridalicense.com. This lets new licensees start to work 7 to 10 days earlier than in the past. Previously they had …

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DBPR Reduces Fees for Licensees

The Florida Real Estate Commission reduced application and renewal fees for brokers, sales associates, instructors, and schools effective July 1, 2014.  Sales associates now pay a renewal fee of $64; brokers pay $72. This is a significant reduction (about 28%). The full list is shown in the table below: 61J2-1.011 License Fees and Examination Fees. (1) …

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Florida Real Estate Exam for Brokers – Your Study Hit List

Here is your state exam study Hit List.The exam has 100 multiple-choice questions and the applicant has 3 1/2 hours to complete the exam. Applicants must score at least 75 percent correct to pass. Many students start at Page 1 and indiscriminately. They often “run out of steam” before even getting to the most important …

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Tennessee’s mutual recognition agreement with Florida expires

Tennessee’s mutual recognition agreement with Florida expired last year, so now Florida has agreements with only eight states: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. These agreements, while not “reciprocity,” allow licensees in those states to become Florida licensees by simply passing a 40-question real estate law exam with a score of at …

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Are online courses more effective?

The DBPR Education and Testing Bureau has received information from the real estate testing vendor that has surprised many veteran brokers: Students who took the online course did significantly better on the state exam than students who took their courses in the classroom. The figures were for approximately 1,200 test-takers in the April, 2013 exams, and showed …

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The New King of Consumer Protection Regulation

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was created under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act. The Bureau is an independent entity funded by the U.S. Federal Reserve. Many former employees of the Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development now work for the CFPB. The agency now oversees …

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