Sometimes Florida attorneys decide they want a Florida real estate license. Lawyers who are active members of the Florida Bar do not have to take the sales associate pre-licensing class. They only need to pass the Florida real estate exam to get a Florida real estate license.
Florida attorneys are also exempt from taking the 14-hour continuing education every two year. The assumption is that attorneys get enough continuing education when renewing their Florida Bar license.
The one class Florida attorneys with a real estate license do have to complete is the 45-hour post-licensing class. This is a class that you must take before your first renewal.
Florida attorneys who want a Florida real estate license do not need to take the prelicensing class, but they do need to pass the state exam. How do they do that? I would recommend getting the textbook and studying that. The textbook I use is Florida Principles, Practice, and Law by Linda Crawford and Denise Johnson. Once you feel reasonably confident in the material, I would recommend taking the state exam review course at Demetree School of Real Estate. This is a cram class that is designed to pound the information into your head right before you take the state exam.
As always, if you have any questions about this or anything else related to getting a real estate license, please call us at 407-456-3448.
Please note that neither Karen Climer nor Ron Climer have any affiliation with Climer School of Real Estate. Ron Climer, Karen’s father, sold Climer School of Real Estate in 2014. It is now owned by Gold Coast Schools, which is owned by Colibri.