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FAQ: Does Florida have any license accommodations for military members?

Does Florida have any license accommodations for military members?

Yes, military veterans as well as active military members, and their spouses, can request waivers of some or all of the initial licensing fees.

Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation has the power to waive initial licensing fees, as well as the initial application fee, for military veterans returning from service who apply for a Florida real estate sales associate license. The waiver request can also be made for the veteran’s spouse. The real estate sales associate licensing application must be submitted within 60 months of honorable discharge from any of the U.S. armed forces, including the National Guard. The Department will determine whether or not to grant the waiver.

Active military members who are currently serving or have formerly served on active duty may apply for a waiver to the licensing fee, but will still be responsible for the application fee. This request also applies to spouses or surviving spouses who were married to the military member during a period of active duty.

If you wish to file for military veteran fee waivers, you will need to include a military veteran fee waiver request form along with your Florida real estate sales associate license application.

Neither fee waiver request applies to license renewal.

In addition, active duty members of the military or those receiving an honorable discharge from active duty, as well as their spouses or surviving spouses, may apply for a real estate sales associate licenses without passing the Florida state exam if they already hold a valid real estate license in another state, the District of Columbia, any U.S. territory or possession or a foreign jurisdiction. Applicants will still need to be fingerprinted and must submit the designated application for military/veterans and meet the requirements for military status and proof of current licensure.


Related Questions

What are the requirements to apply for a Florida real estate license?

In order to apply for a Florida real estate sales associate license, you must meet the following requirements: 1) Be at least 18 years of age. 2) Able to provide proof of a high school diploma or equivalent. 3) Must have a U.S. Social Security number.

What examinations do I need to take to get my Florida license?

Candidates for the Florida real estate sales associate license must complete the 63-hour pre-license course and final exam. In addition, you will need to pass the Florida real estate sales associate state exam proctored by Pearson Vue.

What is the minimum education requirement to get a Florida license

You will need to show proof of a high school diploma or equivalent when making your application for a Florida real estate sales associate license.

Can I get a Florida real estate license if I'm not a Florida resident?

Yes. If you live outside Florida, you may still apply for a Florida real estate sales associate license. As a nonresident, you will need to meet the same eligibility, education and exam requirements as a resident, unless you live in one of the eight states in which Florida has real estate licensing reciprocity.

Do I need to provide a Social Security number to apply for a license?

Yes, a social security number is required when you apply for a real estate sales associate license in Florida.

Does Florida have any license accommodations for military members?

Yes, military veterans as well as active military members, and their spouses, can request waivers of some or all of the initial licensing fees.

Is there a way to speed up approval of my Florida license application?

For the fastest service, you should make your application online at the Department of Business and Professional Regulation online services website.

What is the age requirement to apply for a Florida real estate license

You must be at least 18 years of age to apply for your Florida real estate sales associate license.

What could keep me from receiving approval for a Florida license?

The Florida Real Estate Commission carefully reviews all applications for real estate sales associates. If you have been convicted of, pled no contest to, or pled guilty to any criminal offense (other than parking, speeding, inspection, signal violations), you can expect your application to be especially scrutinized.

Are attorneys exempt from the requirements for obtaining a FL license?

Attorneys are exempt from the 63-hour pre-licensing course required of sales associate candidates if they are active members in good standing with the Florida Bar.

What steps do I need to take to get my Florida real estate license?

Before applying for your real estate sales associate license in Florida, you must meet the following requirements: at least 18 years of age, able to provide proof of high school diploma or equivalent, possess a Social Security number.

Is a character assessment required as part of the application process?

According to Florida statutes, an applicant for a real estate license should be honest, truthful, trustworthy, and of good character, and have a good reputation for fair dealing.

How long will it take for my initial application to be processed?

It typically takes anywhere from 10 to 30 days to complete the application process, if the application is submitted as complete. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation must complete its process and provide notice of approval or denial within 90 days or less.

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