The initial real estate license expires on the first of two dates after 18 months have elapsed following issue: March 31 or September 30.
A sales associate must successfully complete a 45-hour sales associate post-licensing course before the first renewal. A new broker must complete 60 hours of broker post-license education before the first renewal.
If the licensee does not successfully complete the post-license requirement, the license becomes void. A sales associate wanting to continue in real estate would have to take the prelicense course again and pass the state exam. If a broker does not complete the required post-license course, the broker's license will become void. The broker may, however, take a 14-hour continuing education course and apply for sales associate status. If the licensee wishes to become a broker again, he must successfully complete the broker prelicense course and pass the state exam.
Students failing the post-licensing education end-of-course examination prescribed by the Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC) must wait at least 30 days from the date of the original examination and pass a different end-of-course examination. A student may retake the prescribed end-of-course examination only one time, and that exam must be taken within one year of the original end-of-course examination. Otherwise, students failing the Commission prescribed end-of-course examination must repeat the course before retaking a different form of the examination.
Information courtesy of Rowlett Real Estate School www.rowlettrealestateschool.com