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FAQ: How do I change from an inactive FL license to an active FL license?

How do I change from an inactive FL license to an active FL license?

A Florida real estate licensee may reactivate a license that has been involuntarily inactive for 12 months (or less) by completing a minimum of 14 hours of an FREC-prescribed continuing education course. The appropriate DBPR form to use is the DBPR-2050.

Notwithstanding the provisions of Florida Statute 455.271, a real estate licensee has the option to reactivate a real estate license that has been involuntarily inactive for more than one year, but fewer than two years, by completing 28 hours of FREC-approved education coursework.

Any real estate license that has been involuntarily inactive for more than two years automatically expires. When a Florida real estate license expires, the license becomes null and void without a need for any action by the FREC or the DBPR.

The DBPR will notify the Florida real estate licensee 90 days before a real estate license expires. The FREC shall set a fee that is not to exceed $100 for the late renewal of an involuntary inactive license.

The DBPR will be responsible for the collection of renewal fees for each renewal period in which the license was involuntarily inactive plus any other applicable late renewal fees.

The Florida Real Estate Commission may reinstate the license of an individual whose license has become void if the Commission deems that the licensee’s failure to comply was due to an illness or economic hardship. The licensee with an expired license must apply to the Florida Real Estate Commission to reinstate their license within six months from the real estate license expiration date.

This licensee must meet the continuing education requirements prescribed by law, pay appropriate licensing fees, and otherwise be eligible for renewal of licensure according to Florida law.


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How do I change from an inactive FL license to an active FL license?

A Florida real estate licensee may reactivate a license that has been involuntarily inactive for 12 months (or less) by completing a minimum of 14 hours of an FREC-prescribed continuing education course. The appropriate DBPR form to use is the DBPR-2050.

How do I apply for my Florida real estate sales associate license?

You have the option of making your application online or mailing in a hard copy. You will also need to pay the $83.75 fee.

How much is the Florida real estate license application?

The cost of submitting your Florida real estate license application is $83.75.

When should I file my real estate license application with the FREC?

It is recommended to wait about five days after submitting your fingerprints. This gives enough time for the background check report from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to be sent to the Florida Real Estate Commission.

Can I get a Florida real estate license if I don't work for a broker?

A Florida real estate license can be issued to an applicant who meets Florida's licensing requirements and passes the state exam. However, the license will be issued as inactive and you will be unable to perform real estate services until you find a licensed Florida real estate broker to sponsor you.

What is the difference between an active and an inactive license?

A Florida active real estate license is required to engage in real estate services. Sales associates gain active status by finding a licensed Florida real estate broker and registering with the DBPR under the supervision of their employing broker.

How do I receive an inactive Florida real estate license?

A licensee may change an active license to a voluntary inactive license by submitting the request to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. This is known as a voluntary inactive license.

How do I receive an active Florida real estate license?

An active real estate license is issued in Florida when the applicant has met all licensing requirements and has found a licensed real estate broker under which to work.

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