14 hour Continuing Education for Florida Real Estate Brokers

14 Hour Continuing Education For Sales Associates and Brokers

FREC approved Online Continuing Education for Florida Real Estate Brokers

Our Florida Broker continuing education online course is FREC approved for Florida real estate Brokers.  This course meets the required 3 hours of Ethics and Business Practices plus 3 hours Core Law. Upon successful completion, your course credits will be reported electronically to the DBPR and a screenshot of the reporting will be emailed to you as verification.  Please be sure to register with the correct license number.

There is no wait period if you don’t pass the end of course 30 question final exam. Student will have 5 attempts to complete the exams. If a student does not know the answer, they can click on the help link to read a section of text containing the answer.

Don’t wait until the last minute to complete your 14 hour Continuing Education course.  Remember it could take a couple of weeks for the DBPR to apply your credits to your account so complete your course as early as possible before your renewal date.

Continuing Education for Florida Real Estate Professionals

Includes the newest edition course book plus a 30 question open book exam.

Continuing ED By Mail with Open Book Exam For Sales Associates & Brokers

The CE Book and bubble answer sheet will be mailed to you after registration and payment. Fax back or scan and email us your bubble sheet when finished. We will report your CE Credits to the DBPR and mail you a course completion certificate.

 fax 866-879-1722 
email: rowlettschool@rres.com

Course Completion Certificate

If you have completed your continuing education online, you can print out your course completion certificate right from the portal where you took your courses.  We will report your course credits to the DBPR electronically and send you a screenshot of the reporting for your records.

If you ordered your book online and completed the test, fax it back or email it to us at rowlettschool@rres.com or fax 866-879-1722.  We will grade your test and email you a course completion certificate.  Your course credits will be promptly reported to the DBPR electronically and you will receive a screenshot of the reporting verification.

The DBPR may take up to two weeks to apply your credits to your account but you can still go ahead and pay your renewal fees.

Statute Effective Date Description of Change
475.02 July 1, 2017 Requires DBPR to keep licenses of active-duty military members and their spouses in good standing under certain conditions. Requires DBPR to issue a professional license rather than a temporary license to active-duty military members and their spouses under certain conditions. Extended time period for renewal exemption for military members to two years (formerly six months).
475.451(6) July 1, 2017 Schools teaching Real Estate Practice: Minor wording changes and removed references to a video tape distance education course.
Rule Effective Date Description of Change
61J2-1.011 9/13/2016 Reduced fees for license applications.
61J2-3.009 4/1/2018 Requires a three-hour ethics course as part of the 14-hour continuing education requirement. Adds language about the delivery and approval of continuing education courses.
61J2-3.010 1/17/2016 Allows an additional six months for licensees to complete reactivation education due to hardship.

Removes the 30-day waiting period for a student who fails the reactivation education course exam to retake the exam.

61J2-3.013 1/17/2016 Defines the circumstances that create a valid hardship preventing a licensee from completing a post-licensing course within the time limits.
61J2-5.018 2/1/2016 Allows a brokerage to register a broker on a temporary emergency basis if a sole broker of a brokerage dies or is unexpectedly unable to remain a broker.
61J2-24.002 10/16/2016 Deletes the reference to a nonresident failing to file the irrevocable consent form.
61J2-24.006 8/31/2016 Deletes reference about which items of clothing were prohibited for persons on probation who attend a commission meeting.

 

Unit 1: Real Estate License Law Update

  • describe the scope and purpose of each of the four parts of Chapter 475, Florida Statutes and the difference between licensure and registration;
  • describe the education requirements and procedures for renewing a real estate license;
  • describe the activities that may be legally performed by real estate brokers and sales associates; and
  • identify recent law changes.

Unit 2: Escrow Accounts and Disciplinary Action

  • describe the legal requirements that brokers must follow regarding the handling and accounting for escrow deposits;
  • describe the purpose of the Recovery Fund and the procedures used in the disbursements to consumers; and
  • describe the procedures for filing a complaint, the types of penalties available to the FREC, and the requirement that licensees notify the FREC for criminal convictions.

Unit 3: Other State and Federal Laws Affecting Real Estate

  • describe the features of the important state and federal environment regulations; and
  • describe other important issues affecting real estate, including Chinese drywall, rising sea level, and the national flood insurance program.

Unit 4: Business Ethics

  • distinguish between the terms ethical and legal;
  • discuss types of ethical violations and the reasons that ethical lapses may cause business failures; and
  • describe the steps taken to improve the ethical behavior of practitioners.

Unit 5: Duties to Clients and Customers

  • describe the history and structure of the Code of Ethics; and
  • describe ethical duties to clients, customers, and other real estate professionals.

Unit 6: Duties to the Public and to Other Professionals

  • identify possible violations to Articles 10 through 17 of the Code of Ethics; and
  • describe the professional standards process for enforcing the Code of Ethics, including the duty to arbitrate.

Unit 7: Real Estate Brokerage Relationships

  • list the types of brokerage relationships and the disclosure requirements under the law, and
  • describe the duties and requirements of each type of authorized brokerage relationship.

Unit 8: Environmental Issues in Real Estate

  • describe the features of the important state and federal environmental regulations; and
  • describe other important issues affecting real estate, including Chinese drywall, rising sea level, and the national flood insurance program.
  • list the classes of people who are covered by the Fair Housing Act and practices prohibited by the Act.

Unit 9: Fair Housing

  • list the major requirements that property owners must meet to comply with the ADA, including the Florida laws concerning AIDS patients and housing.

Unit 10: The Americans with Disabilities Act

  • list the major requirements that property owners must meet to comply with the ADA, including the Florida laws concerning AIDS patients and housing.

Unit 11: Laws Regulating Real Estate Finance

  • explain the purpose of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the agencies it regulates, the purpose of credit scoring, and the difference between the FHA 203(b) and the FHA 203(k) loan programs.

Unit 12: Trends in Real Estate Financing

  • list the features of a short sale and of FHA’s 203(b) and 203(k) loan programs; and
  • describe the steps Florida took to reduce mortgage fraud.

Unit 13: Contracts

  • describe the principal features of the statute of frauds, disclosure requirements, and requirements for collecting transaction fees; and
  • explain how to use Florida Realtors® residential contracts.

Unit 14: Closing Real Estate Transaction

  • list the steps in the closing process;
  • describe the differences between an abstract/title opinion and title insurance; and
  • list the types of documents buyers and sellers are expected to sign at closing.

Important Changes You Should Carefully Review:

  • Licensees renewing a license may print their licenses online.
  • Beginning April 1, 2018, licensees must complete a three-hour Ethics and Business Practices course as part of the 14-hour continuing education requirement. This course meets the ethics requirement.
  • Veterans who have been honorably discharged within the previous 60 months are exempt from paying the initial application fee, licensing fee, and unlicensed activity fee when applying for a real estate license.
  • Members of the armed services may be able to terminate a contract.