The deadlines for licensure eligibility and state license examination eligibility are extended through December 31, 2020. The effective date of the Order is June 9, 2020. The Order supersedes section 4 of the DBPR Emergency Order 2020-03 issued on March 9, 2020.

Specifically, the EO 2020-08 extends the following:

  1. State license exam.If an applicant does not pass the state license exam within two years of the course completion date (the date the student passed the pre-license end-of-course exam) the course completion expires and the applicant must again complete the pre-license education course. DBPR EO 2020-08 extends the date to pass the license exam to December 31, 2020. If a student who passed the end-of-course exam and the two-year eligibility to take the state exam ended on March 9, 2020 or later, the student may take the state exam through December 31, 2020. (Note: March 9, 2020 was the effective date of DBPR E.O. 2020-03. DBPR E.O 2020-08 is meant to cover the gap between both orders.)
  2. License application. A DBPR license application that expired on or after March 9, 2020 is extended through December 31, 2020.
  3. Pre-license course completion certificate. The pre-license course completion certificate that expired on or after March 9, 2020, is extended through December 31, 2020 pursuant to DBPR E.O. 2020-08.

Reference to Statute:

Sec. 475.181(2), F.S, states: The application shall expire 2 years after the date received if the applicant does not pass the appropriate examination. Additionally, if an applicant does not pass the licensing examination within 2 years after the successful course completion date, the applicant’s successful course completion is invalid for licensure. The license application expires two years after the date the DBPR receives the application.