How to Get a Commercial Real Estate License in Florida

by Christell York - Updated September 26, 2017
You must be 18 or older to obtain a commercial real estate license.

Commercial real estate in Florida can be sold by any licensed real estate sales associate. Individuals who wish to obtain a commercial real estate license in Florida must first attend and successfully complete real estate training through one of the approved real estate schools in the state. You must also submit to electronic fingerprinting during the application process. All applicants for real estate licensing must be at least 18 years of age or older.

Enroll in and successfully complete 63 hours of a Florida Real Estate Commission approved Sales Associate pre-license course. Applicants with a four year degree are exempt from this course.

Submit your application and your payment for a real estate license to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Your application can be submitted by mail or online. The application fee for a real estate license is $105 as of 2011 and can be paid online, by check or by money order.

Complete electronic fingerprinting.

Complete the Real Estate licensing exam after receiving notification that your application has been approved. The exam is provided by Pearson Vue and it must be directly scheduled through one of the Pearson Vue testing centers. There are 22 Pearson Vue testing centers in Florida.

After successfully completing your real estate examination in Florida, you must complete the post-license course within one year of obtaining your real estate license.

About the Author

Christell York has been writing professionally since 2008 for various websites and offline for "The Houston Press." She specializes in technical, automotive, travel, personal finance and food articles. York has a bachelor's degree in business management from the University of Phoenix and is currently seeking an associate degree in baking and pastries at the Art Institute of Houston.

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