Florida Real Estate License is not in good standing with the DBPR
Your Florida real estate license is good for 2 years. The DBPR's renewal period is either March 31st or September 30th, every 2 years, depending on your license schedule. If you have had your Florida real estate license for over 2 years, you would only need to take a 14hr CE course and pay the DBPR their bi-annual renewal fee, every 2 years, for a lifetime, in order to stay in good standing.
If you have gone past this 2 year renewal deadline by not taking the 14hr CE course, or you have not paid the DBPR their bi-annual fee, your license goes into a status called involuntary inactive, inactive. You will not be able to activate your license with any company until you get it back in good standing with the DBPR. You will now have an additional 2 years until your Florida real estate license goes completely null and void (brokers will have 4 years). If you have a Florida real estate license that is not currently in good standing with the DBPR, below are the steps on how to get your license back in good standing.
1. Check the status of your license
The first step is to check the status of your Florida real estate license with the DBPR. You can check the status of your license here on the DBPR's website. Input your name and or license number.
Once you are on the DBPR's website with your license information, check under the status/expires section. If it says "involuntary inactive, inactive" or "involuntary inactive, active" that means that your Florida real estate license is not in good standing with the DBPR and you are not allowed to activate it with any real estate company until it is back in good standing.
If you are not in good standing, contact the DBPR directly at 850-487-1395, click prompts 4, 5 & 1 to speak to somebody directly. Find out exactly what you need to do to get it back in good standing.
2. Get your license back in good standing
While the above DBPR website is still up with your license information, check the date under the status/expires section. If that date is within 12 months, you should only have to complete a 14hr CE course and pay the DBPR a small late fee. You can access a Free 14hr CE course here on our website.
If it is currently 13-24 months after your expired date, then you would need to take a 28-hour reactivation course and pay the DBPR a small late fee. You can take the reactivation course here at Bob Hogue School at a low cost.
Once you go past the 24 months from your status/expires date (48 months for brokers), your Florida real estate license will then go null and void and you would have to start from scratch to get it back. Make sure you call the DBPR (info is above) that way you know exactly what you need to do to get your license back in good standing before taking any courses.
*You should also have a login with the DBPR's website through your license which you can access here. You can pay any fees owed to the DBPR in your online DBPR account.
3. Activate your license with Park Place and pay nothing to the Realtor/MLS associations
Once you get your real estate license back in good standing, we hope that you will place it with our company, Park Place Realty Network, the leading real estate referral & license holding company. We are meant for agents that have a real estate license and are not wanting to sell real estate full-time. It makes sense to keep your license with us for a lifetime.
With Park Place, your only cost is a $100 annual administration fee with no Realtor/MLS fees. When you know of somebody that is looking to buy or sell residential or commercial real estate (the average person knows 2-3 a year), anywhere in the world, we would match your referral with a top agent in their market that will handle everything. You would then make 22.5% of the total commission as a referral fee through your active real estate license. You worked hard to get your license initially, this is a great solution to make it work again, with very little effort. Get all of the details on our website www.ParkPlaceNetwork.com.