The most common question we get over the phone is what a student needs to do to obtain the real estate license in Florida. We will summarize the most important steps in this article.

First step: You take the 63 Hour Pre-license real estate course, and pass the exam at the end of the class. You can register at to start right away.

Second Step: You apply for a real estate license with the Florida DBPR. Log in to, and follow the instructions on their Home Page.

Third Step: You also need your electronic fingerprints as part of your real estate license application process. The DBPR will use them to check your criminal background. Our suggested vendor in Miami is, but you can Google other vendor near you. The most important thing to remember is that the fingerprints need to be electronic.

Forth Step: Once your real estate license application is approved by the DBPR, and you have also passed the end-of-class exam, you can proceed to book your Florida Real Estate Exam with the Pearson Vue, the approved testing center of the DBPR. Please go to for that purpose.

Fifth Step: Once you pass the Florida Real Estate Exam, your initial real estate license will be granted  by the DBPR, and all you need to do is to activate it with a Real Estate Broker in Florida.

If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to call Edgewater Real Estate Academy at 305-330-5466, and we will be ready to assist you!