I frequently get asked, “How do you become a real estate instructor in Florida?” Both of my parents were real estate instructors, so the process never seemed daunting to me. But I’ve realized that it’s a great mystery to many people. It is really a super simple process, so I’ll explain it briefly.

The application form is called DBPR RE 3. Fill this form out and send it in with a check/money order. Then arrange to get your fingerprints done.

On the application, it explains that there are three ways to qualify for an instructor permit. Anecdotally, I think most people qualify by taking an exam. You don’t have to take a class, just an exam. The contents of the exam can be found at this link.

If you have a four-year degree in real estate and a broker’s license, you can qualify without the exam. Also, if you have a four-year degree in anything, three years experience as a broker, and have brokered at least five transactions, you can qualify without the exam.

That’s all there is to it.

Please note that neither I, nor anyone in the Climer family, have any affiliation with Climer School of Real Estate.  My father, Ron Climer, sold Climer School of Real Estate in 2014.  You can find me at Demetree School of Real Estate