Florida Real Estate Courses

Florida "The Works Deluxe" Package with Virtual Study Program

      Make sure that you are set up for success for both the state exam and your future career in real estate. The book serves as an excellent quick and reliable reference throughout a real estate career--especially at the beginning!
 

Included in "The Works Deluxe" Package: 

1. Florida Sales Pre-license Course.
 

2. Florida Exam Prep: The only mastery-and-fluency-based exam prep system in the market. Packed with 6 testing lessons and an additional 6 exams, our exam prep covers hundreds of questions on both Florida and national real estate content.
 

3. MathMaster: There's no need to be afraid of tackling math problems. The purpose of this is to give you the tools and expertise to "master" real estate math. Students will love the hands-on practice problems and detailed, clear descriptions of the purpose, use and formulas.
 

4. Real Estate Principles & Practices (Book): Please note that our courses are designed to comply with the state requirements without the need of a textbook. This book is added value to the package and an additional resource.
 

5. National Virtual Study Program: Do you learn better in a live setting? The Virtual Study Program bridges the gap between live and online learning to give you added support of an expert instructor. Join this live 8-week webinar series to dive into national topics and help you to succeed on your real estate exam.
 

6. Live Instructor Support: Every course comes with the support from an industry expert that can help answer questions you many have throughout the course.
 

7. 5-star Customer and Technical Support: Call anytime and a caring staff—customer service, course consultants, or tech support, will be happy to answer your questions and provide the support you need.
 

8. Real Estate Blog Subscription: Stay up-to-date on the latest real estate industry information and valuable resources.
 

9. OnCourse Learning Real Estate, formerly Career Webschool Quality Guarantee: In the instance that one of our students does not pass the state exam on the first try, OnCourse Learning Real Estate, formerly Career Webschool will reimburse that student for their second state exam fee. To be eligible for reimbursement, the student must take the state exam within 1 year of completing our course and must have also passed our course exam with a grade of at least 80%.


$157.00 BUNDLE

Florida "The Works" Package with Virtual Study Program

      Make sure that you are set up for success for both the state exam and your future career in real estate. The book serves as an excellent quick and reliable reference throughout a real estate career--especially at the beginning!
 

Included in "The Works Deluxe" Package: 

1. Florida Sales Pre-license Course.
 

2. Florida Exam Prep: The only mastery-and-fluency-based exam prep system in the market. Packed with 6 testing lessons and an additional 6 exams, our exam prep covers hundreds of questions on both Florida and national real estate content.
 

3. MathMaster: There's no need to be afraid of tackling math problems. The purpose of this is to give you the tools and expertise to "master" real estate math. Students will love the hands-on practice problems and detailed, clear descriptions of the purpose, use and formulas.
 

4. National Virtual Study Program: Do you learn better in a live setting? The Virtual Study Program bridges the gap between live and online learning to give you added support of an expert instructor. Join this live 8-week webinar series to dive into national topics and help you to succeed on your real estate exam.
 

5. Live Instructor Support: Every course comes with the support from an industry expert that can help answer questions you many have throughout the course.
 

6. 5-star Customer and Technical Support: Call anytime and a caring staff—customer service, course consultants, or tech support, will be happy to answer your questions and provide the support you need.
 

7. Real Estate Blog Subscription: Stay up-to-date on the latest real estate industry information and valuable resources.
 

8. OnCourse Learning Real Estate, formerly Career Webschool Quality Guarantee: In the instance that one of our students does not pass the state exam on the first try, OnCourse Learning Real Estate, formerly Career Webschool will reimburse that student for their second state exam fee. To be eligible for reimbursement, the student must take the state exam within 1 year of completing our course and must have also passed our course exam with a grade of at least 80%.


$131.00 BUNDLE

Florida "The Basic" Package

      "The Basic" package has everything you need to fulfill Florida's real estate education requirement to qualify for sitting for the state exam to become a real estate salesperson. 

      As an added bonus to the mandatory 63 hours, MathMaster is also included to give you the crash course into real estate math to better ensure your success!
 

Included: 

1. Florida Sales Pre-license Course.
 

2. MathMaster: There's no need to be afraid of tackling math problems. The purpose of this is to give you the tools and expertise to "master" real estate math. Students will love the hands-on practice problems and detailed, clear descriptions of the purpose, use and formulas.
 

3. Live Instructor Support: Every course comes with the support from an industry expert that can help answer questions you many have throughout the course.
 

4. 5-star Customer and Technical Support: Call anytime and a caring staff—customer service, course consultants, or tech support, will be happy to answer your questions and provide the support you need.
 

5. Real Estate Blog Subscription: Stay up-to-date on the latest real estate industry information and valuable resources.
 

6. OnCourse Learning Real Estate, formerly Career Webschool Quality Guarantee: In the instance that one of our students does not pass the state exam on the first try, OnCourse Learning Real Estate, formerly Career Webschool will reimburse that student for their second state exam fee. To be eligible for reimbursement, the student must take the state exam within 1 year of completing our course and must have also passed our course exam with a grade of at least 80%.


$104.00 BUNDLE

National Real Estate Prep xL - Pearson Vue

      Prep xL by OnCourse Learning is a sophisticated exam prep tool that leverages adaptive learning technology to tailor study materials to meet your individual needs. Its personalized learning paths provide the optimal study experience to prepare you for the national information on your upcoming real estate license exam. This product should be used only after completion of the state pre-licensing course requirement.
     Customized study plan including daily goals that adapt based on activity throughout the system.
     Self-paced, comprehensive library of over 1,000 practice questions that will allow you to concentrate on specific topics based on your confidence and knowledge of the subject.
     Full-length, timed exams that simulate an actual testing environment. Real-time readiness data to track your progress and identify your strengths and areas of focus.


$59.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Sales Associate Pre-license (FREC I )

      This course has everything needed to satisfy Florida's state education requirement for a real estate salesperson to qualify to take the state licensing exam. This 63-hour real estate associate pre-license course is an affordable, convenient way to prepare you with the knowledge needed to pass the state exam and begin a successful career in real estate.
 

Highlights include: Real Estate Practices, Real Estate Principles & Florida License Law.


$69.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Florida Broker Pre-License (FREC II)

      This course satisfies the Florida Broker Prelicense education requirement. Topics include licensing, office ownership and management, valuation, agency, contracts, financing, closings, federal tax laws, investment, zoning and planning, environmental issues, and property management.


$339.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Florida "The Works" Package for Brokers

The Florida "The Works " Package for Brokers Includes: 

  •  Florida Broker Prelicense Course (FREC II): Gain more stability. Further your real estate career. Become a Florida real estate broker! This course contains all 72 hours and the exam needed to make your goal a reality and fulfill the Florida education requirement for current agents seeking to become brokers. Study when and where you want with our mobile and tablet ready Broker Pre License Course. Subjects include: office ownership and management, valuation, agency, contracts, financing, closings, federal tax laws, investment, zoning and planning, environmental issues, and property management. 
  • Florida Exam Prep: Packed with 6 testing lessons and an additional 6 exams, our exam prep course covers hundreds of questions on both Florida-specific and national real estate content. Our interactive study aid is focused solely on preparing you for your state real estate exam. 
  • MathMaster: Math is a big part of real estate! Make sure that your skills and knowledge are up-to-date. MathMaster is designed to help you develop strong skills in real estate math--helping to ensure success on your state exam!

$369.00 BUNDLE

Florida Sales Associate Post License

      This course fulfills the requirement for 45 hours of real estate post license education for the state of Florida. The state requires all persons who pass the state exam to complete 45 hours of broker education including attaining a grade of 75% or higher on the final exam within the first year after passing the state exam. The focus for this course is on business development, working with diverse cultures, the process of appraisal, technology in real estate, and home inspection.


$129.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Florida Broker Post License

      This course fulfills the requirement for real estate broker post license education for the state of Florida. The focus of this 60 hour course is on the processes of valuation, data analysis, investment analysis, overview of appraisal, residential markets and commercial real estate laws. Please note that Florida requires completion of this course before the first time you renew your real estate license.


$199.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Exam Prep Toolkit: Real Estate

      The Exam Prep Toolkit: Real Estate gives you a variety of tools to help you understand and retain the knowledge needed to prepare you for national information on your real estate exam.
 

  • Real Estate Flashcards: Delivered electronically, covering hundreds of terms and definitions you will encounter on your real estate exam. 
  • Real Estate Recorded Review: Powerful recorded webinars covering all topics on the national portion of the licensing exam.  
  • Real Estate Test-Taking Tips: Recorded webinar covering test-taking tips, strategies for preparing for the national portion of the state licensing exam and how to utilize the test content outlines.

$99.00 BUNDLE

Florida Exam Prep

      This is the only real estate exam prep course designed with the mastery and fluency method which is specially designed to promote higher retention and comprehension. Packed with 6 testing lessons and an additional 6 exams, our exam prep course covers hundreds of questions on both Florida-specific and national real estate content.
      Our interactive study aid is focused solely on preparing you for your state real estate exam.


$59.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Mathmaster

      Math is a big part of real estate! Make sure that your skills and knowledge are up-to-date. MathMaster is designed to help you develop strong skills in real estate math--helping to ensure success on your state exam!


$59.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

National Real Estate Prep xL - Pearson Vue

      Prep xL by OnCourse Learning is a sophisticated exam prep tool that leverages adaptive learning technology to tailor study materials to meet your individual needs. Its personalized learning paths provide the optimal study experience to prepare you for the national information on your upcoming real estate license exam. This product should be used only after completion of the state pre-licensing course requirement.
     Customized study plan including daily goals that adapt based on activity throughout the system.
     Self-paced, comprehensive library of over 1,000 practice questions that will allow you to concentrate on specific topics based on your confidence and knowledge of the subject.
     Full-length, timed exams that simulate an actual testing environment. Real-time readiness data to track your progress and identify your strengths and areas of focus.


$59.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Florida Continuing Education

      This 14-hour CE course meets the renewal requirements for active real estate licensees who expire on or after September 30, 2018, and is approved by the Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC). The course covers the purpose of license law, agency in Florida, both state and federal fair housing laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act, financing and ethics.
 

14 Total Hours Includes: 

  • 8 Elective Hours
  • 3 Law Hours
  • 3 Ethic Hours 

      The course also features case based scenarios and quizzes designed to give a practical knowledge of real estate license law, fair housing and ethics for Florida real estate professionals. 


*The Florida Real Estate Commission mandates that active licensees whose license expires on or after September 30, 2018 must complete 14 CE hours consisting of 3 hours of law, 3 hours of ethics, and 8 hours of elective education.


$18.99 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Florida Appraisal Courses

Basic Appraisal Principles

     Gain a foundation in appraisal principles. This course is an introduction to topics including legal considerations, what influences the value of real estate, real property concepts and characteristics, principles of economics, types of value and real estate markets and analysis, ethical considerations and highest and best use. This 30 hour course fulfills the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria for the levels of Trainee up to Licensed Appraiser.


$349.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Basic Appraisal Procedures

      Want thorough insight into the process of valuation? Then this course is for you! During this 30-hour curriculum, students will learn the three approaches used by appraisers to reach the opinion of value (income capitalization, sales comparison and cost) and how to derive multipliers and rates. Also included is a guide through the sales comparison approach, which is comprised of checking the validity of information, organizing a comparative analysis, making adjustments, selecting comparison units, and conducting market research and reconciliation. Students will enjoy the hands-on completion of crucial sections of an appraisal report as well as gain insight into property description, design basics and construction. This course fulfills 30 hours of Real Property Appraisal Qualification Criteria for the levels of Trainee to Licensed Appraiser. It is advised to complete the Basic Appraisal Principles and Procedures Courses before taking this course.


$349.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Florida 75-Hour Real Estate Appraiser Trainee Package

      Complete with 75 hours of the new Associate Real Estate Appraiser Qualification Criteria for Florida, this package includes three courses: Basic Appraisal Principles, Basic Appraisal Procedures, and the 2018-2019 15-Hour Equivalent USPAP Course. Also included in this package is the USPAP Manual eBook.


$749.00 BUNDLE

Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches

     Round out your foundational understanding of appraisal valuation approaches. Focusing on the two types of valuation concepts other than cost approach, this course fulfills 30 hours of Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria for appraisers from the Trainee level to the Licensed Appraiser level. Learn the process for both as well as how to gather and analyze needed information. Highlights include: the use of appraisal comparison grids, tips on locating needed information and a comparison with pros and cons of both the residential sales comparison and the income approach. Prerequisites: Basic Appraisal Principles and Procedures Courses.


$349.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Residential Report Writing and Case Studies

      Get a crash course in appraisal report writing! Students will enjoy this hands-on constructive course focused on learning how to create effective, well-formed reports for appraisals. Both content and exercises focus on appraisal writing techniques, gaining a real understanding of and ability to apply residential valuation procedures and grammar guidelines. Specific residential case studies are used as examples to help students gain a realistic view. Examples help students grasp narrative comment writing on form appraisal reports and also how to explain the process and reasoning behind the valuation conclusions to those who use the reports. 15 hours of Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria for the Trainee through Licensed Appraiser level upon completion of this course. Students need to have taken Basic Principles and Basic Appraisal Procedures to be able to sign up.


$189.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

2018-2019 15-Hour Equivalent USPAP Course

      This mandatory course will introduce aspiring appraisers to the requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance set forth in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). 

      With the use of practice tests and interactive appraisal scenarios, you will get a full understanding of the history of appraisal standards, the structure of USPAP, essential steps in the appraisal process, USPAP definitions, and how to follow USPAP standards in your new career as a real estate appraiser.  

      The mandatory Appraisal Foundation USPAP manual ($75 value) is included at no additional cost.


$279.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Residential Appraiser Site Valuation & Cost Approach

      Gain confidence in your appraisal valuation skills! A more in-depth dive into appraisal valuation concepts and cost approach applications, this course meets 15 hours for the Trainee level up to the Licensed Appraiser level of Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria. Develop a stronger understanding of the process of the cost approach as this covers step-by-step the appraisal value process while applying this method. Highlights include interview methods and tips, market extraction, and data sources from professional services. Please note that Basic Appraisal Principles and Basic Appraisal Procedures are both prerequisites for this course.


$189.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use

     Make solid decisions in the valuation process. Understand the interdependence within the application of market analysis and highest and best use. Meeting 15 hours of Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria for appraisal Trainees up to Licensed Appraisers, this course highlights the association between cost, income capitalization and sales comparison (the three valuation concepts), highest and best use reasoning and analysis of the market. Basic Appraisal Principles and Basic Appraisal Procedures are both prerequisites for this course.


$189.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

A URAR Form Review

      This course is a detailed walkthrough showing how to complete the Uniform Residential Appraisal Report (URAR). Students will learn each step of the process as the course guides them through the sections and necessary fields of the form. At completion of this appraisal CE course, students should have a full understanding of how to complete the URAR reports in compliance with USPAP.


$99.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Appraisal Math and Statistics

      A true understanding of appraisal math is essential for success as a real estate appraiser. This course offers students insight into key mathematical functions including the mathematics of finance, and calculating area and statistics involved in appraisal.


$99.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

2018-2019 7-Hour Equivalent USPAP Update Course

      Every 2 years appraisers must complete a USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) update course. This course fulfills that mandatory requirement. The course addresses both new issues and questions common to appraisers in the real estate industry. 

      The mandatory Appraisal Foundation USPAP manual ($75 value) is included at no additional cost.


$159.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

14-Hour Renewal Package with USPAP

This package includes: 

  • 2018-2019 7-Hour Equivalent USPAP Update Course - This course describes the changes made to the USPAP document for 2018-2019. Issues commonly found in appraisal practice are addressed in multi-media scenarios that answer appraisers' frequently asked questions. 
  • Sales Comparison Approach - This course covers the steps in the sales comparison approach to valuation. The course explains the data collection process and the various methods for estimating adjustments. Students will apply what they learn using numerous examples.

$169.00 ONLINE – SELF PACED

Florida Real Estate Career

License Process for Florida

Florida Real Estate License Requirements 

Learn about the real estate education needs for licensing and renewal in your state. 


Licensing Board/Commission: 

Department of Business & Professional Regulation (FREC) 


Requirements: 

Education hours required for a real estate salesperson license in the state of Florida: 63 hours 

Education hours required for a real estate broker license in the state of Florida: 72 hours 

Florida also requires 45 hours of post-license classes for salespersons and 60 hours for brokers. 


Reciprocity: 

Real estate commissions and boards across the country are adopting policies for a real estate agents in one state to more easily become licensed in another state. Florida has mutual recognition agreements with seven states: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi and Nebraska. Mutual recognition allows out-of-state licensees to apply as a sales associate or broker in Florida exempting them from the pre-license education requirement. They are still required, however, to take the 40- question Florida Laws section of the state exam. 


Continuing Education (CE) and License Renewal Requirements: 

Real estate professionals in Florida need to renew their licenses by March 31st or September 30, every 2 years. The renewal date that applies to you depends on when you initially took your licensing exam and should be indicated on your real estate license. By this date, licensees need to complete 14 hours of real estate CE. These real estate classes consist of 8 hours of specialty credit, 3 hours dedicated to an update of Florida laws and 3 hours of an ethics and business practices course. These courses may be conducted in a classroom or via a distance education provider.

Florida Appraisal Career

License Process for Florida

Florida Real Estate Appraisal Licensing Requirements 

Learn about the appraisal education needs for licensing and renewal in Florida. 


The information contained below is designed to provide a summary of the minimum education, experience, and examination requirements established by the Florida Board of Real Estate Appraisers. The information provided below can be found on the Board’s website. However, we recommend you contact the Board for more detailed information and for any changes which may have occurred. 


Licensure Levels 

• Registered Trainee Appraiser 

• Certified Residential Appraiser 

• Certified General Appraiser 


Licensure Requirements to Become an Appraiser 

• Must be at least 18 years of age 

• Must have a high school diploma or its equivalent 

• Must meet the educational requirement for the applying level of appraiser licensure 

• Must meet the experience requirement for the applying level of appraiser licensure 

• For Certified Residential level: A minimum of an Associate’s Degree OR 21 college semester hours in specific subject matters is also required 

• For Certified General level: A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree OR 30 college semester hours in specific subject matters is also required 

• Satisfactory completion of the state examination 

• Submit application, required documentation (including fingerprint card) and associated fees 


Appraiser School Education Requirements 

• 100 hours for the Registered Trainee which consist of the following appraiser courses: Basic Appraisal Principles (30 hours), Basic Appraisal Procedures (30 hours), 15 Hour National USPAP Course or its equivalent (15 hours) Residential Report Writing (15 hours), Florida Law, Rules and Procedures (15) 

• 200 Hours for the Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser which consist of the same 100 hours of Registered Trainee education AND: Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (15 hours), Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach (15 hours), Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approach (30 hours) Statistics, Modeling and Finance (15 hours), Advanced Residential Application and Case Studies (15 hours), Appraisal Subject Matter Electives (20 hours) 

• 300 hours for the Certified General Real Property Appraiser which includes the same 200 hours for the Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser education AND: General Appraiser Sales Comparison and Income Approach (15 hours), General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach (15 hours), General Appraiser Income Approach (45 hours), General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies (10 hours), General Appraiser Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (15 hours) 


Experience Requirements for Becoming an Appraiser 

• Registered Trainee Appraiser – no work experience requirement 

• Certified Residential Appraiser - 2500 hours over at least 24 months since the first appraisal 

• Certified General Appraiser - 3000 hours gained continuously over at least 30 months since the first appraisal 


Post License Requirements for Maintaining a Trainee Appraiser License 

• All trainee appraisers that wish to remain in the trainee category must complete 45 hours of post-licensing appraiser education inclusive of the 15 hour USPAP course or its equivalent and the 3 hour Florida Law Update 

• This requirement must be completed by the second renewal period following the issuance of the license 


Continuing Education Requirements for Appraiser License Renewal 

• All licensees must complete 30 hours of continuing education appraiser classes every 2 years 

• A minimum of 3 hours must be dedicated to a review and update of the FL Real Estate Appraisal Law and Board Rules, and provide an introduction to other state and federal laws affecting real estate appraisals 

• At least 7 hours of this requirement must cover the USPAP Update course or its equivalent