This reactivation education course is designed for those individuals whose licenses are in the involuntary inactive status. This means that more than one year has passed since the previous license expiration date.
Florida Reactivation Education for Brokers and Sales Associates
If your license has been involuntary inactive for more than 12 months, but fewer than 24 months, you must complete a 28-hour reactivation education course to keep your license.
An individual whose license is inactive cannot perform real estate services or receive a commission or any type of referral fee. There are two types of inactive licenses: voluntary and involuntary.
Voluntary inactive status. Sometimes, licensees decide to not practice real estate and keep their real estate licenses inactive. These individuals must do the required continuing education and pay their renewal fees every two years. The licensees may stay in this category indefinitely. They can change to active status at any time by sending a form to the DBPR for no additional fee.
Involuntary inactive status. The license of a person who fails to renew the license before the expiration date (except for the first renewal) will become involuntary inactive. The person has only two years in that status before the license becomes void. If the person wants to reactivate the license, he or she will have to take a FREC-approved course and pay a late fee and a renewal fee. The course type depends on how much time has elapsed since the license expired.
- If the license has been involuntary inactive for 12 months or less, the person must complete a 14-hour continuing education course.
- If the license has been involuntary inactive for more than 12 months, the person must complete a 28-hour reactivation education course.