Taking the Florida real estate license exam can be intimidating. It’s a three-hour marathon exam that determines your future career path!
But with a little information and preparation, you can pass your Florida real estate exam and launch your new career.
Florida Real Estate License Exam Basics
The Florida real estate license exam is conducted by the third-party testing administrator, PearsonVUE. It consists of 100 multiple-choice questions, which you’ll have three hours to answer.
You need to answer 75% of the questions correctly to pass your real estate exam. You’ll be notified of your score as soon as you complete your exam.
What Is on the Florida Real Estate License Exam?
The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) has published a Candidate Information Booklet to help real estate license candidates understand the exam process and prepare for testing day.
According to the DBPR Booklet, the Florida real estate license exam covers the following 19 topics:
The Real Estate Business (1% of the exam)
License Law and Qualifications for Licensure (6%)
Real Estate License Law and Commission Rules (2%)
Authorized Relationships, Duties and Disclosures (7%)
Real Estate Brokerage Activities and Procedures (12%)
Violations of License Law, Penalties and Procedures (2%)
Federal and State Laws Pertaining to Real Estate (4%)
Property Rights (8%)
Titles, Deeds, and Ownership Restrictions (7%)
Legal Descriptions (5%)
Real Estate Contracts (12%)
Residential Mortgages (9%)
Types of Mortgages and Sources of Financing (4%)
Real Estate Related Computations and Closing of Transactions (6%)
Real Estate Markets and Analysis (1%)
Real Estate Appraisal (8%)
Real Estate Investments and Business Opportunity Brokerage (2%)
Taxes Affecting Real Estate (3%)
Planning and Zoning (1%)
How Is the Florida Real Estate License Exam Administered
Traditionally, the Florida real estate license exam was only offered at in-person testing centers. But with the 2020 outbreak of COVID-19, online exam proctoring is now available from PearsonVUE.
With online proctoring, you are able to take your exam from home as long as your computer meets the technical requirements for testing. Throughout the exam, a proctor will monitor you via webcam to make sure you’re complying with the same rules that would apply in the traditional in-person testing environment.
In-person testing is still available in many centers during the pandemic, following safety protocol including social distancing and use of masks.
How to Schedule Your Florida Real Estate Exam
To schedule your Florida real estate exam, simply visit PearsonVUE, create an account (or sign in to an existing account), and schedule your testing appointment and location. You’ll need to pay a $36.75 exam fee to reserve your appointment.
Testing appointments often need to be booked several weeks in advance. Many real estate students book the exam appointment even before completing their real estate courses to reduce waiting time.
On Testing Day
On the day of your exam, you’ll need to have two forms of valid signature identification with you, one of which must be government-issued (like a driver’s license, state ID card, passport, or military ID card). You’ll also need to have your proof of pre-licensing education completion with you. IDs and proof of education are required even when using online exam proctoring.
For on-site testing, there will be lockers available outside the testing room for your personal belongings. You are not allowed to bring items like phones, reference materials, or handbags into the testing room. For online exams, your phone can be in the room but must be out of reach.
Be sure to read the Candidate Information Booklet for a complete list of testing day rules.
How to Study for the Florida Real Estate License Exam
The best way to study for the Florida real estate license exam is to choose a real estate school that offers exam prep. Unlike most schools, which charge extra for exam prep, AceableAgent includes The Ultimate Exam Prep Guide in the Florida pre-license course package.
This dramatically increases your chances of passing your exam. But don’t worry if it takes you more than one attempt. You get up to three chances to pass your exam before you have to repeat your real estate course.
When you pass your Florida real estate license exam, all the hard work will have been worth it!