In Florida, there are two options for taking the real estate state exam – in-person at the test center or online proctored.  In this article, I will explain how to schedule your exam for either option. (Update as of March 2024, online proctored exams are no longer an option in Florida.)

First, you need to be approved by the DBPR.  If you don’t know what that means, read this article.

Once you apply for your license and are approved by the DBPR, you will receive an email from Pearson Vue.  In that email is a number called the RE App ID.  This is an ID number that Pearson Vue creates for you.  Don’t lose this number.

If you have received the email, but lost your RE App ID, call Pearson Vue at 888-204-6289 to get it.  They will look you up using your social security number or some other identification.

Once you have the RE App ID, you can register online or over the phone.  To register over the phone, call Pearson Vue at 888-204-6289.  They are open from 8am-11pm EST on weekdays, 8am-5pm Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday.  When you call them, know that you are talking to someone who is not in Florida.  The reason this is important is that if you say, “I want to take the test on July 28 anywhere near Orlando.”  This person likely does not know that Lake Mary or Lakeland are near Orlando.  You will have to tell them the exact cities.

If you schedule online, it will give you two options.  The one that is called “FL Real Estate Sales Associate” is the online proctored exam.  The one that is called “FL Sales Associate” is the in-person one.  Basically, if it gives you a choice of testing center locations, it’s the in-person one at the testing center.  If it doesn’t give you a location choice, you are looking at the online proctored one.

You will also have the option to take the exam in English or Castilian Spanish.  If you want to take the real estate exam in Spanish, you will need to make that selection now.  You can’t change it once you are at the test center.

Once you have your test scheduled, you will want to study every day.  Study like you are preparing for the Olympics.  You can’t overstudy for this exam any more than you can be overprepared for the Olympics.

If you want to register for the best state exam review class in Florida, you will find the information here.  If you are looking for study materials, you can find that information here.

Please note that Karen Climer has no affiliation with Climer School of Real Estate, Gold Coast Schools or Colibri.  My father, Ron Climer, owned Climer School of Real Estate until 2014.  It is now owned by a large corporate education company.