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How Do I Get My License?


Congratulations on starting your Real Estate career! Real Estate licenses are issued by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR). You must apply with the DBPR to take your state exam. You can do this before, after or during your pre-licensing course. Here is a quick guide to getting your license. Please keep in mind these do not need to be completed in this order and you have up to two years from the completion of your pre-licensing course to be eligible to test.

  1. Enroll in a state approve 63 Hour Pre-License Course. This can be an in person class or online.
  2. Complete the state application found here or pick up a hard copy. Hard copies are available from your instructor at Ashton School of Real Estate.
  3. Submit your fingerprints to the DBPR. There are several places where you can get your fingerprinting done. Ask your Ashton School of Real Estate instructor about on-site fingerprinting.
  4. Complete your end of course exam with a 75 or better.
  5. Check your application status with DBPR. Once you have completed steps one through four your status with the DBPR will be changed to “eligible for exam.” Once you become eligible for the exam you can move on to step six.
  6. Schedule your state exam. You will need to schedule your state exam with Pearson Vue. They have several testing locations across the state. You can schedule your test online at or by phone at 888-204-6289.

You will have three and a half hours to complete the exam. You will need to bring two (2) forms of signature identification, one of which bears your picture, address that must match the name as provided to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation on the application for licensure, signature and is government issued: driver’s license, state identification card, passport or military identification card. YOU MUST BE PREPARED TO SHOW PROPER I.D. TO GAIN ADMISSION TO THE TEST SITE. Student, employment I.D. cards and photo-bearing credit cards are not acceptable as a picture-bearing identification. Certification of Pre-licensing Education Completion. If original was mailed to the DRE with the authorization application, a photocopy should be brought to the test center.

Test results are given on site upon complete of your exam. You’ll know right away whether or not you have passed the exam.


What if I fail?

Don’t worry. If you fail the state exam, you can retake the test. You must wait 24 hours to reschedule the exam. You have two years to pass the state exam once you have passed your course and become eligible with the DBPR. If you have not passed you may want to take our state exam cram course. Want exam prep. now? Click here and sign up for our online exam prep. options.


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