Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Expiration Dates Of A Florida Real Estate License

     March 31st and September 30th are the only two dates that the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation have Florida real estate licenses expire.  If you have a Florida real estate license, it expires on March 31st or September 30th. 

     If you are renewing your Florida real estate license for the first time, you are required by the DBPR to take a forty five hour post license course from a Florida real estate school.   We teach that course online and in a classroom.  At Climer School of Real Estate, we teach some important stuff in this class.  We teach you how to make money selling real estate in Florida.  You can also take the class online. That is not nearly as much fun. 

     If you do not take the post license class and renew your new Florida real estate license the first time, Your Florida real estate is NULL and VOID.  What does null and void mean?  It means you do not have a Florida real estate license.  It means you have to apply to the DBPR for  a new Florida real estate license.  That costs $105 .  It means you have to take FREC course 1 again.  At Climer School of Real Estate, that costs $220.  It means you have to have your fingerprints taken again.  That costs about sixty bucks.  You have to pass the Florida real estate exam again.  That costs $31.50 every time you take it.  This is one expensive mistake. 

     Wait a minute.  There must be a grace period.  Nope, there is not.  If you are renewing you Florida real estate license for the first time and you forget, when you wake up on April Fool's Day or October first, you are null and void.  You have a big problem. 

     Things are not so severe for old timers that are renewing for the second or third or fourth time.  There is what you might call a grace period although it really is not a grace period.  If an old timer fails to renew his Florida real estate license on September 30th 0r March 31st, his license becomes involuntarily inactive.  What does that mean?  This is not as bad as null and void.  If Mr. Old Timer wakes up a couple of months after his expiration date, he can renew his Florida real estate license any time within twenty four months by paying a late penalty fee and doing the required continuing education.  However any real estate income earned while the Florida real estate is inactive is illegal activity.  Read this. 

     If you have a Florida real estate license, don't let March 31st or September 30th sneak up on you.  New Florida real estate brokers, pay extra attention.  It is way too much trouble to get a Florida real estate broker's license to allow it to become null and void on the first renewal. 

    Look at your real estate license right now.  The expiration is on your Florida real estate license.  You can also look yourself up at the the DBPR website . If you are not sure about renewal requirements, call Kathy at 407 822 3926.  She can answer all your questions.  Contact Kathy at 


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