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Rule Revision; 61J2-3.011 (April 2018)

The Florida Real Estate Commission has revised Rule 61J2-3.011, Continuing Education for School Instructors, effective April 19, 2018. The revised rule eliminates the FREC-sponsored instructor seminars. Instead, instructors will now renew their instructor permit by completing 7-hours of Instructor CE  consisting of 3 hours of Core Law and 4 hours of Instructional Techniques. The Core Law course requirement may also be applied toward the real estate continuing education requirement in 61J2-3.009, F.A.C. The 7-hour Instructor CE requirement may be satisfied by classroom or distance education. To view the revised rule (opens as a Word document), go to:

A FREC Rules Report with a complete list of recently revised rules and their corresponding effective dates is available at:

Rule Revision; 61J2-3.008 (March 2018)

Rule 61J2-3.008, PreLicensing Education for Broker and Sales Associate Applicants has been revised by the FREC. The revised rule is expected to become effective on March 27, 2018.


The revised rule:

  • Updates the methods of course delivery.
  • Reduces the number of copies of the course materials from two copies to one copy when submitting courses to the DBPR.
  • Updates the reference to the current course syllabus.
  • Provides real estate instructors an opportunity in the month of August to make written recommendations for updating the sales associate syllabus and the broker syllabus.
  • Extends the period for submitting course renewal applications from 90 days to 120 days.


Note: Rule 61J2-3.008 requires a 30-day wait period for sales associate and broker prelicense students to retest. The 30-day wait period applies to prelicense courses ONLY. The 30-day waiting period was eliminated for the sales and broker post-license courses and for sales and broker license reactivation courses.

New Candidate Information Booklet Available

The Bureau of Education and Testing has produced a new Candidate Information Booklet for the Real Estate Sales Associate Examination, effective December 22, 2017.  Go to to download the booklet.

Department of Business and Professional Regulation Website Changes (December 2017)

The DBPR is in the process of updating the Department's website and web links.  Web links you have bookmarked for quick reference may no longer contain the most current version of that site.  Please go to and search for the latest version of the web page.  The links page of this web site has been updated with the latest FREC and FREAB web links.

Course Evaluation Request Form Replaced (May 2017)

Form 2090b, Request for Course Evaluation, has been replaced by DBPR RE 18, Education Course Approval Application.

New broker state license exam became effective December 1, 2015.

The new TILA/RESPA Integrated Mortgage Disclosure Rule was effective for loan applications made after October 3, 2015. The DBPR began testing the Closing Disclosure changes on December 1, 2015. Broker examinees will have eight questions that may include calculation of documentary stamp taxes and intangible taxes as well as tax and rent prorations. Examinees must also know where the expenses, prorations, sales price, and mortgage balances are shown on the Closing Disclosure.

Real Estate instructors can now download and print FREC-approved  exams. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the exams. 

The exams are located in a restricted access area.   Contact your Client Experience Manager at 866-335-6722 or e-mail to to receive the pin(s) for the exams. 

Pin numbers will be given only to school permit holders and department heads.

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