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: https://www.flrules.org/gateway/notice_Files.asp?ID=20251192
A FREC Rules Report with a complete list of
recently revised rules and their corresponding
effective dates is available at:
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
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.
Department of Business and
Professional Regulation Website Changes
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
Course Evaluation Request
Form Replaced (May 2017)
Request for Course Evaluation, has been
replaced by DBPR RE 18, Education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 email@example.com
to receive the pin(s) for the exams.
Pin numbers will be given only to school permit
holders and department heads.
Don't have Adobe Acrobat? Click the icon
to download a free copy.