The Florida Real Estate Commission requires that new Florida salesperson licensees complete and pass a 63 hour sales associate pre-licensing course. You must be at least 18 years of age and hold a high school diploma or its equivalent.
There are many organizations in Florida that offer approved pre-licensing instruction in a classroom or online setting.
After completing the 63 hour course and passing the class exam, you can then register to take the state licensure exam. If you choose your broker affiliation before you take the state exam, you should take your 'Sponsoring Broker' form to the exam center, and once you pass your state exam, you will be automatically licensed with your chosen Broker. If you have not determined your broker affiliation upon passing the state exam, your license will be held inactive until you activate it with a Broker.
At any time during the process of becoming licensed, you can start contacting various real estate firms with whom you have an interest in interviewing. It is recommended that you contact several different companies, as there are many different business models, and you will need to take some time to determine what will work best for you and your professional goals.