DBPR will notify you when your license is due for renewal. All renewal notices are provided via email. We encourage you to keep your information up to date and renew online. DBPR online services offer a quick and easy way to renew your business license, find license requirements, apply for a license and update a license.

Before midnight EST on the expiration date, you will need to complete the following requirements to renew your license.

The renewal requirements:

  • 3 hour Core Law course*
  • 4 hours of Teaching Techniques course**

The renewal requirements for appraisal instructors:

  • 3 hours Florida Laws and Rules*
  • 4 hours of Instructional Techniques**
  • 7 hours of real estate appraisal subject matters
  • Minimum of 7 hours of board approved instruction consisting on an update of USPAP

*Please be advised that the core law taken to satisfy a real estate license renewal requirement may count towards satisfying the instructor renewal if the course is taken during the appropriate renewal cycle.

**Additionally, an instructor who teaches a Teaching Technique or Instructional Technique course will not receive credit for teaching the course.  The Teaching Technique requirement must be taken through a different instructor in order to satisfy the continuing education requirement.

For those instructors whose license(s) are involuntary inactive, you will need to complete two core laws and two Teaching Techniques (FREC) or Instructional Techniques (FREAB).  One Core Law and Teaching Techniques (FREC) or Instructional Techniques (FREAB) will be for the missed renewal cycle and the second series will be for the current renewal cycle.

Real estate appraisers may earn five hours of appraiser continuing education credit for attending an entire board meeting, with a maximum of seven hours during a renewal cycle.

FREAB – guidelines and Rule 61J1-4.003

Please contact the Division of Real Estate Education Section, either by phone at (407) 481-5662, by fax to (407) 317-7245, or by completing the registration form below.

  • Registration for the Florida Real Estate Appraisal meeting for specialty education credit The form below lists the Appraisal Board meeting dates for the year. You must register with the Division of Real Estate at least 7 days prior to the meeting in order to receive credit. The Division of Real Estate will send you a confirmation email prior to the meeting with all the pertinent information. Please register early as seating is limited. You will need to attend the entire meeting to receive credit and must not be part of a disciplinary action.

EQUIVALENCY – Equivalency for Prelicensing Education FREAB – Rule 61J1-4.002

Candidate Information Booklet A Candidate Information Booklet is available on the Examination Information page. It contains additional information about the National Appraisers Exams.

Important Information! Effective 1/4/2022, courses can now be delivered through synchronous (live stream) and hybrid delivery methods.  The courses must comply with Florida Administrative Code 61J1-4.001 (Qualifying Education), 61J1-4.003 (Continuing Education) and 61J1-4.008 (Continuing Education for School Instructors).  Already existing courses must be resubmitted for these delivery methods.  Also, if your course is already approved for different delivery methods please attach a letter or memo with the existing course information in order to expedite the process.  The new application form can be found below or through your online account.

Please click here if you would like to apply online.

Approved education providers may utilize the department’s Online Education Provider Reporting Platform to electronically report student attendance records.  To access all information concerning the reporting tool please click here.

To apply to become an education provider, or to obtain course approval, visit the Information for Schools and Providers link on the department’s website.

The Bureau of Education & Testing (BET) has set up an email address for the purposes of communicating with Real Estate Schools and Instructors on examination related matters. If you request to be added to our email distribution list, you will receive a monthly email which will include the pass/fail examination information. You may also use this email address to communicate to BET any specific, examination questions or concerns. If would like to be added to our email distribution, please email your request to: REInstructors@myfloridalicense.com.

Need Help?

All requests for publications, documents, forms, applications for licenses, permits and other similar certifications can be obtained by contacting the Customer Contact Center.

Katy McGinnis, Director

Division of Real Estate
400 West Robinson Street, N801
Orlando, Florida 32801

Telephone: 850.487.1395
Facsimile: 850.488.8040