If you fail your Florida Real Estate State Exam, you have the option to review it. This is where you schedule an appointment with Pearson Vue, pay the regular testing fee (currently $57.75), and they will show you all the questions that you answered incorrectly and tell you the correct answer.
You have three hours, just like the state exam. You can take notes while you are there, but you can’t take the notes with you when you leave, just like the state exam. The people who do this, say it is very effective.
There is a rumor that once you do this, you have to wait 30 days to retake the exam. This is incorrect. I’ll tell you why this rumor exists, then tell you what to do.
If you review the exam, you have 30 days to appeal a question. In other words, you can say, “For this question, they said the correct answer is ‘blockbusting.’ The correct answer is actually ‘steering.’” Because you have 30 days to do that, Pearson Vue doesn’t want you taking the exam during those 30 days, so you will not be able to register online for the exam.
However, if you call Pearson Vue and tell them that you waive your right to appeal the questions, they will allow you to reschedule the exam. You could take it the next day, next week or whenever they have a time slot. You have to call Pearson Vue to do this. You can’t do it online. I know some people are allergic to making phone calls, but this is one time that you have to pick up the phone and actually call them.
Another thought about reviewing the exam… if you review the exam, take the FULL THREE HOURS. Use that time to study the questions and, as much as possible, commit them to memory. You can’t take your notes with you, but once you leave, you can take notes in your car. You need to do that immediately after you leave. You won’t want to do that. You will be tired of studying. You will want to call someone, go get some coffee, or do something relaxing. You will tell yourself that you will take the notes later. You can’t do that. You have to do it right away or you will forget the questions. Write them down right away.
In conclusion, reviewing the exam is a worthwhile use of your time, especially if you have failed more than once. You will be able to call the next day and schedule your exam if you tell them that you waive the right to review.
Please note that Karen Climer does not have any affiliation with Climer School of Real Estate, Gold Coast Schools, or Colibri. Karen’s father, Ron Climer, owned Climer School of Real Estate. He sold the school in 2014. It is know owned by a large corporate education company. Karen owns Demetree School of Real Estate in Orlando.