Licensing & Continuing Education

To put it simply, the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee maintains your REALTOR® membership, offering education programs, products, and other resources to support you in this profession. The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) maintains your license and the Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC) regulates your license.

License Maintenance

To maintain your real estate license, all licensees must comply with post-licensing or continuing education requirements and pay the necessary renewal fees. This also applies to licensees with a suspended license. In support of the statutory requirements for your profession, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) has implemented a 100% Post and Continuing Education Monitoring database.  All course providers are required to report your education completion to the department within 30 days of completion, or prior to the expiration date, whichever occurs first.

Follow these instructions to view your continuing education requirements and courses completed at, after you log in, select My Continuing Education.

It is very important that you keep all your continuing education letters to validate your coursework. These letters will tell you the course names and how many credits you received. If the credits did not get transmitted successfully to DBPR then you will be able to use the letters to correct the problem. If your required education is not complete and/or reported, you will NOT be able to renew your license.

Continuing Education Deficiency Letter

You will receive a Continuing Education Deficiency letter if DBPR records show you have not completed all of the required hours for the most recent renewal period. If you have completed all of your required hours and the department’s system does not reflect this, please mail your CED letter with copies of your course completion certificates and your license number to:

Bureau of Education and Testing Continuing Education
1940 North Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1046

DBPR Customer Contact Center: (850) 487-1395
Monday – Friday | 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.