South Florida Real Estate School




Sales Associate License Requirements

A sales associate is a person who, for another, and for compensation or in anticipation of compensation, appraises, auctions, sells, exchanges, buys, rents or offers, attempts or agrees to appraise, auction, or negotiate any sale, exchange, purchase, or rental of business enterprises or any real property or any interest in or concerning the same or who advertises the same, but who performs such act under the direction, control, or management of a broker or owner/developer.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a United States Social Security number to apply. Visit the Social Security Administration website for information on how to obtain one
  • Have high school diploma or GED its equivilent
  • Complete and pass the state approved 63 hour Sales Associate pre-license course (Click Here to View our Scheduled Courses) Note: needs hyperlink
  • Pass the state exam - The examination is given by Pearson Vue. 
    To locate a testing center near you and set up your exam click here
  • Submit application to the Division of Real Estate via online or mail
    • Online application – click here and create an online profile on DBPR Profile
    • Mail application – Download and print the application click here
  • The fee is $89.00 – May be paid online, personal check or money order
  • Electronic Fingerprints - Applicant must have a background check as part of the licensing process. See below:

Electronic Finger Prints

  • Offered in class at your convenience or...
  • Electronic finger prints are processed through the state testing center, Pearson Vue
  • To locate a testing center near you click here
  • An appointment must be made online or by calling 877-238-8232
  • Submit fee of $61.00

On average it will take 3 – 4 weeks for your application to be processed and approved. 
Check the status of your application online click here.


Mutual Recognition

Florida has mutual recognition with 8 states:
  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Connecticut
  • Georgia
  • Illinios
  • Mississippi
  • Nebraska
  • Oklahoma
  • Applicant must hold a valid, current and active real estate license, in good standing, issued by the Real Estate licensing agency in the state from which the applicant is applying.

Each licensee who applies for Florida licensure from a state or jurisdiction that has a current mutual recognition agreement with Florida must pass a written Florida-specific real estate law examination. The exam consists of 40 questions of 1 point in value each. A grade of 30 points or higher must be achieved to pass.