How to Renew Your Real Estate License

If you are about to renew your license, you may be wondering how to go about it. The Department of Motor Vehicles’ website has numerous resources and help centers, as well as forms and other important information. If you have any additional questions, you should contact a renewal specialist. These professionals can answer any of your questions and guide you through the renewal process. Here is a guide to renew your license. Just read it carefully and you’ll be on your way!

Renewal process

Once a year, educators and administrators begin the renewal process. In most cases, license renewal will start on the first day of the year following the expiration of the current license. Before beginning the process, applicants should be aware of any requirements. Applicants may also wish to review their personal information, license information, and contact information on file to ensure that the information is accurate. To print a new Certificate of Registration, applicants can log in to Applicant/Licensee Services.

If you have recently changed your residential address or last name, you will need to visit a BMV branch in person. You must bring any appropriate documentation to prove that you have changed your name. If you are 75 years of age or older, you will also need to visit a BMV branch. Drivers must also present acceptable identification and pay with an electronic check, Visa, or MasterCard. Credit card transactions will incur a payment processor fee.


If you want to continue working as a licensed real estate agent in Florida, you will need to renew your license every two years. This requires you to meet continuing education requirements that are mandated by the state. Most licenses have a grace period of one month, from May to July. In most cases, you can renew a license by paying a renewal fee and meeting continuing education requirements. If you do not meet continuing education requirements, penalties can apply.

The fees to renew a license vary depending on the type of license. Commercial licenses, for example, cost more than non-commercial licenses. Commercial license fees are separate. Additionally, duplicate ID cards can be waived for homeless and recently released prisoners. This is a one-time exemption, but you may have to pay a $3.25 photo fee on your next renewal. To renew your license, visit the DMV’s website for more information.

Required training

Continuing education courses are necessary for real estate license renewal. To renew your license, you must take at least eighteen clock hours of CE courses, of which at least two hours must be in courses about real estate rules, law and court cases. You can find an approved school that offers such courses near you and apply them toward your continuing education requirements. However, the state may require additional credits for specific courses, such as a course on fair housing and lending.

To maintain your license, you must complete at least 30 contact hours of approved continuing education every two years. For RNs, this includes taking a board-approved refresher course. For LPNs, you must complete at least two semester credits of nursing-related post-licensure academic education from an accredited program. The courses you take should cover the latest advances in the field of nursing. If you’re not sure which CE courses to take, you can consult with your state’s licensing board or state board.

Contact information to keep up to date for audit notices

If you have an active license, you are likely to receive renewal notices from the Division of Professional Regulation. Depending on your renewal date, you must attest that you have completed the required number of continuing education credits (CEs) during the previous two years. To avoid receiving audit notices, you should maintain updated contact information to receive them. You can also receive them by e-mail if you have an active license.

When renewing your license, it is important to maintain the Division of Licensing Services’ mailing address and full name. You will receive your renewal form in about 10 to 15 business days. If you have moved or changed your address, you should send the Division a change notice to update your contact information. In some cases, your renewal notice will come in a letter with instructions on how to send it to your new address.

Avoiding duplicate payments and/or renewal errors

If you need to renew your license but are not receiving it in the mail, visit the Kiosk at your local DMV or renew online. To renew your license online, all you need to do is enter your vehicle identification number or license plate number, and follow the steps. Be aware that some information must be provided, such as an outstanding traffic citation clearance letter. If your address has changed, don’t renew online, as it might result in errors or duplicate payments.