Florida Real Estate Continuing Education (CE)

Earn your Florida Real Estate CE units Online

The Florida Real Estate Commission requires Salesperson licensees to complete 14 hours of continuing education every 2 years, 3 hours of which must be in Florida law. Our online packages satisfy all DBPR Division of Real Estate’s requirements and give you the flexibility to take your CE courses whenever and wherever it’s convenient for you.

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Packages Info Hours Price

Florida 14 Hr CE Package W/ Florida Law 3 Hr Course More Less 14.0 $19.95

This package contains the following courses:

* Florida Law Course (3 CE hours)
* Asset Management (3 CE hours)
* Contracts, Purchases and Sales Agreements (4 CE hours)
* Fair Housing (4 CE hours)

Individual Courses Info Hours Price

Florida Law More Less 3.0 $5.00

The focus of this module is to refresh legal concepts and their importance in the practice of real estate. For instance, because of the many divergent types of businesses and people that a brokerage deals with, it is essential that licensed sales associates and broker associates as well as brokers themselves are sufficiently knowledgeable about the laws regulating their profession. This module is designed to explore some of these distinctions as well as some of the general obligations of these individual licensees.

This module covers a broad range of issues related to license law. To help the student navigate this subject, it includes the following lessons:

# The Commission
# Registration and Partnerships
# Licensing and Examinations
# Real Estate Business Practices

In addition, this module includes a final practice lesson. This concluding lesson presents real-world dilemmas and concrete applications of the information presented in the rest of the course. As the student completes this course, he or she should try to develop a broad picture of license law, how it relates directly to him or her and its necessity within the practice of this profession. The last lesson will help with this objective by presenting comprehensive content questions, practice problems and case studies.

Asset Managementl More Less 3.0 $5.00



Asset Management is the term used for the decision-making process involved in maximizing returns on real property investments. This process includes such decisions as whether to renew a lease for a tenant, purchase or lease more assets, improve, sell, or rent one's current assets, etc. The asset manager must be aware of market trends and indicators and must be able to accurately predict the cash inflows and outflows of holdings. This module provides an introduction to the basics of asset management. It introduces the student to the key ideas and concepts of management as well as the techniques a manager will use to evaluate the market and evaluate the financial impact of alternatives in order to make properly informed decisions. The student will learn how to handle not only well-established properties, but distressed properties as well. We will also give instructions on how to successfully market a revenue-increasing strategy.

Upon completion of this course, the student will:

* Be familiar with the basic concepts of asset management.
* Be familiar with the common decisions faced by an asset manager.
* Know what a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is and the benefits of investing in one.
* Understand the risks and rewards associated with real estate investment.
* Know how to conduct a useful market study.
* Understand how interest rates affect the real estate market.
* Be able to calculate the depreciation of residential and commercial real property held for business or investment.
* Be familiar with the financial ratio methods of valuation, including Price to Earnings Ratios and Cap Rates.
* Know how to create a pro forma projection for a real estate investment alternative.
* Know the basics of a Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) analysis.
* Know how to use the Net Present Value (NPV) and Internal Rate of Return (IRR) to compare the values of several alternatives.
* Be familiar with distressed properties and how to handle them.
* Know the important factors to consider when refinancing.
* Be able to apply these concepts in the real world.

Fair HousingMore Less 4.0 $6.00



All Americans have the right to attempt to purchase, rent, or finance housing for themselves in the location of their choosing, regardless of their gender, religion, handicap, color, race, national origin or familial status. To help ensure that no one is deprived of this right, Congress passed the federal Fair Housing Act in 1968. This Act prohibits unethical discrimination by those who rent, sell and finance residential real estate. This module discusses the federal Fair Housing Act, as well as other anti-discrimination laws that directly affect the real estate industry and the financing of real estate. Upon completion of this course, you will understand the legislation, its purpose, and importance. You will also be familiar with the penalties for violating such statutes and have a better understanding of how you can avoid unethical discrimination in your everyday conduct.

This module includes the following lessons:

* Introduction to Fair Housing
* Discrimination
* Legal Protections against Discrimination
* Enforcement of Fair Housing Laws
* How to Avoid Actions that are Discriminatory

Initially, this module will introduce the federal Fair Housing Act, explaining the groups of people whom it covers and the various wrongs against which the law is meant to protect those people. In addition, we will discuss the meaning of discrimination and the existence of certain exemptions to the law. After detailing the Fair Housing Act, this course will move on to other relevant statutes, such as the federal Equal Credit Opportunity Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. This module concludes with a real estate practice lesson that will present you with various case studies. Using the information you have gained from this course, this final lesson provides you with an opportunity to decide how to handle the common predicaments that often face those providing brokerage services.

Contracts, Purchases and Sales Agreements More Less 6.0 $6.00

Contracts, Purchase and Sales Agreements

Agreement is an essential component in the legal transference of ownership. In real estate, contracts are the instruments by which agreements are reached for the conveyance of property. Whether a salesperson is promising to sell a property within a specified period of time, a prospective buyer is placing an offer on a house or a seller is considering an offer on property, some type of contract is involved.

In this Contracts course, the student learns about the types of general contracts as well as the different kinds of real estate contracts. The module begins by providing the student with an overview of the various types of contracts: bilateral, unilateral, implied, express, executed, executory, valid, void, voidable and unenforceable. Once the student is introduced to the different types of contracts, he or she learns what makes a contract legally enforceable, this being the five components that make a contract valid: mutual assent, legally competent parties, consideration, lawful objective and adherence to a statute of frauds.

This course will introduce the student to two of the three factors that create a contract: offers and acceptances. When there is an offer and acceptance, the parties can either perform their respective parts of the contract or breach the contract by not fulfilling their obligations. Then we will discuss the third component of a legally binding and enforceable contract—performance. There are four basic types of contracts in real estate: sales contracts, option agreements, contract for deeds and leases; these types of contracts being those that deal in the governance of the real estate industry which, as a real estate professional, the student should be familiar with.

Upon completion of this module, the student will be able to:

* Name and explain the various components of a valid contract.
* Identify the differences between a unilateral and bilateral contract.
* Describe the various types of contracts.
* Recognize the difference between a forbearance and performance agreement.
* Outline the features of a contract (and the contracting parties) that make a contract legally binding.
* Recognize the general features of a completed contract.
* Identify when a contract can be discharged.
* Recognize the different kinds of real estate contracts.

Florida Education Requirements

State Laws

Real Estate Continuing Education Requirements

(1) The department shall renew a license upon receipt of the renewal application and fee. The renewal application for an active license as broker, broker-salesperson, or salesperson shall include proof satisfactory to the commission that the licensee has, since the issuance or renewal of her or his current license, satisfactorily completed at least 14 classroom hours of 50 minutes each of a continuing education course during each biennium, as prescribed by the commission. The commission may accept as a substitute for such continuing education course, on a classroom-hour-for-classroom-hour basis, any satisfactorily completed education course that the commission finds is adequate to educate licensees within the intent of this section. However, the commission may not require, for the purpose of satisfactorily completing an approved correspondence course, a written examination that is to be taken at a centralized location and is to be monitored.

(2) The department shall adopt rules establishing a procedure for the renewal of licenses at least every 4 years.