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Before applying to the state, have your fingerprints taken at a Pearson VUE Center. That way you’ll be able to submit proof of fingerprinting along with your application, greatly speeding up the application process. Reservations are necessary. Call 888-274-2020 or go to the Pearson VUE Website.

There are two methods to apply for your sales associate or broker license. You may apply online at the DBPR Website or you can mail a paper application to the Department. We recommend students apply online because it's faster, you can pay with a credit card and you don't have to have anything notarized. Before you apply online, you'll want to create a new profile on the DBPR (Department of Business and Professional Regulation) Website.

Note: your authorization to take the Florida real estate exam will be good for 2 years from the time you apply. Your pre-license course will also be good for 2 years after successful completion. As long as there are no “dings” or deficiencies on your application, the application process should take 5 – 7 business days. It’s preferable to take the state exam immediately after you take your course exam so that all of the information is fresh in your mind, so you may want to apply before you complete your school course.


Click Here or call the DBPR Call Center at 850-487-1395 to check your application status to determine if your application has been approved. Once approved, call Pearson VUE: 888-204-6289 to schedule your exam at a testing center near you.

When you call Pearson VUE, you will need to supply them with a Visa/MasterCard/Discover or American Express card to pay for the exam. The other option is to bring a money order or cashier check to the test center.

What to bring to the Pearson VUE Center?

1. Your Course Completion Certificate (emailed to you upon successful completion of online course final exam)

2. (2) Forms of Identification (one must be a photo ID)

The Links below will take you to the State of Florida Sites:


DBPR Division of Real Estate  

DBPR Real Estate Education 

Candidate Information Booklet for Sales Associates

Candidate Information Booklet for Brokers