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REE Licensing Information

STATE LICENSING INFORMATION

Appraisal Certification
Sales / Broker License
Mortgage Broker License

Appraisal Certification

The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR) has determined that students who graduate from Florida State University with a major in real estate have met the state’s 300-hour educational requirement to become a certified general appraiser. In other words, graduates the FSU real estate program have been exempted from the state’s 300-hour classroom education requirement. (Because this is the highest level of certification, graduates of our program have exceeded the educational requirements for all other certification levels.) [DBPR Letter of Confirmation]

In addition to the 300-hour education requirement, all candidates seeking to become state certified general appraisers are required to successfully complete the following:

(1) a 15-hour course on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) taught by an AQB-qualified instructor;

(2) a 3-hour roles and rules for supervisors/trainees course;

(3) 3,000 hours of appraisal experience as defined by the DBPR; and

(4) the state's certified general appraiser examination.

Detailed information of the state's requirements can be found at:
http://www.myflorida.com/dbpr/re/freab.html

For further information:

Division of Real Estate
400 W. Robinson Street, Suite N-801
Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 481-5662
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Sales and Broker Licensure in Florida

Graduates of real estate degree program have satisfied the pre-license and post-license educational requirement for a real estate sales associate and broker as set forth in Section 475.17(6), Florida Statutes, and Chapter 61J2-3.008(9), Florida Administrative Code. Students completing REE 3043 and REE 4433 are eligible to take the sales associate exam. Students completing the major are eligible to take the broker exam.

For information on the licensing process in Florida:

Go to
www.myflorida.com
Select Find an Agency
Select Department of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR)
Select Division of Real Estate
DBPR offers numerous online services, including the process for applying for a license

For proof of satisfaction of educational requirements:

IF APPLICATION "NOT" ALREADY MAILED:Send "Official" FSU transcript with application to DBPR (Tallahassee address is on application). DBPR will coordinate with the Division of Real Estate (Joellen Peacock) in Orlando. Student will receive a Letter of Equivalency which he/she takes to test site. The Letter of Equivalency should be kept for four (4) years. (NOTE: This letter also covers other licenses such as broker; post-licensing sales/broker, etc.)
IF APPLICATION "ALREADY" MAILED: Send "Official" FSU transcript directly to Joellen Peacock. She will direct DBPR to update the student file and will send the student a Letter of Equivalency to take to test site. (DBPR also notifies test center.)

For further information:

Division of Real Estate
400 W. Robinson Street, Suite N-801
Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 481-5662
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Mortgage Brokerage and Mortgage Lending Licensure in Florida

For information on the licensing process for mortgage brokers and mortgage lenders in Florida:

Go to
www.myflorida.com
Do a search for Mortgage Brokers Licensing Requirements
Click on the Mortgage Broker match
Click on Mortgage Broker Individual
This gives you several options including Quick Reference for Licensing Requirements

Alternatively, you can also

Go to
www.myflorida.com
Do a search for Mortgage Brokers Licensing Requirements
Click on Statutes and Constitution: View Status Ch 0494, Section 0033

In general, the state requires 24 classroom hours of instruction to sit for the exam. The curriculum is very specific and, in general, the Real Estate Finance course (REE 4204) may not cover every topic. As of now, REE 4204 is not an approved mortgage broker or lender pre-licensing course.

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