Florida offers real estate reciprocity, known as “mutual recognition agreements’ with eight states: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, Nebraska and Rhode Island. Florida does not require you to take the entire state exam, just a 40-question test regarding Florida real estate law.
Does Florida accept out of state real estate license?
Yes. If you live outside Florida, you may still apply for a Florida real estate sales associate license. As a nonresident, you will need to meet the same eligibility, education and exam requirements as a resident, unless you live in one of the eight states in which Florida has real estate licensing reciprocity.
What states have mutual recognition with Florida real estate?
REQUIREMENTS: Florida has mutual agreements with 9 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nebraska, and Rhode Island.
How do I get a Florida real estate license reciprocity?
In 2014, Florida and Illinois signed reciprocity agreements (Florida calls it “Mutual Recognition”). If you have a valid real estate license in either state, you can get the other license simply by passing the State portion of their State exam (currently a 40-question state-specific exam).
Can I use my Florida real estate license in Georgia?
If you have a real estate license in Florida, you can still apply for reciprocity to obtain a Georgia real estate license. However, Georgia law requires Florida licensees to first pass the Georgia Supplement Exam. You must also submit an original certificate of license history from the Florida Real Estate Commission.
Can a Florida realtor sell anywhere in Florida?
Agents are not limited to this geographic range as they can enter listings anywhere in Florida, but these are the 17 boards where Realtors® have access to their listings.
Can I transfer my Florida real estate license to New York?
Reciprocity means that a state has agreements with other states, which recognizes the licenses of brokers and agents so that licensure can be transferred. In short, it means you don’t have to take additional pre-licensing courses to get a real estate license in New York.
Can I use my Florida real estate license in Puerto Rico?
Only those who are licensed in Florida can list/sell Florida properties; likewise, only Puerto Rico licensees can list/sell Puerto Rico properties.
Does Florida real estate license transfer to Texas?
Answer: No. Texas does not have reciprocity with any state. To become licensed, you must satisfy all current Texas licensing requirements.
Which states have the hardest real estate exams?
Colorado and Texas lead the way with the most difficult licensing requirements in the United States.