Florida has mutual recognition with 11 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Tennessee. Brokers and Sales Associates can qualify for an equivalent type license in Florida if they meet the following qualifications:
Must be 18 years of age and hold a high school diploma or its equivalent.
Applicant must not be a resident of Florida, at time of application.
Applicants from Kentucky, Georgia, and Mississippi, must have obtained the Real Estate license by completing the educational requirements, satisfying the experience requirements, if any, and passing the Real Estate licensing examination of a state with which we have mutual recognition. Licensees can not claim mutual recognition if they obtained their license, in the mutual state, by reciprocity.
All other applicants must have obtained the Real Estate license by having met the education and examination requirements of the state with which Florida has mutual recognition.
Applicant must hold a valid, current and active real estate license, in good standing, issued by the Real Estate licensing agency in the state from which the applicant is applying.
The intent of these agreements is to recognize the education and experience that real estate licensees have acquired in another state. These agreements apply to nonresidents licensed in other jurisdictions. Each licensee who applies for Florida licensure from a state or jurisdiction that has a current mutual recognition agreement with Florida must pass a written Florida-specific real estate law examination. The exam consists of 40 questions of 1 point in value per question. A grade of 30 points or higher must be achieved to pass the exam. These agreements also ensure that Florida licensees have equal opportunity for licensure in those jurisdictions with which agreements are concluded.
Please note that Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Tennessee applicants must meet additional requirements.
Alabama Real Estate licensees must have held an active broker’s or sales associate’s license for at least 12 months during the preceding five years if the applicant is a broker. Alabama Mutual Recognition Agreement
Arkansas Real Estate licensees must have held an active broker’s or sales associate’s license for at least 12 months during the preceding five years if the applicant is a broker. Arkansas Mutual Recognition Agreement
Colorado Real Estate licensees must have held an active broker or broker associate license for at least 12 months during the preceding five years if the applicant is a broker. Please note that a Colorado Broker Associate is the equivalent to a Florida Sales Associate. Colorado Mutual Recognition Agreement
Connecticut Mutual Recognition Agreement
Georgia Mutual Recognition Agreement
Indiana Mutual Recognition Agreement
Kentucky Mutual Recognition Agreement
Mississippi Mutual Recognition Agreement
Nebraska Mutual Recognition Agreement
Oklahoma real estate licensees must have held an active sales associate’s license for at least 12 months during the preceding five years in the office of one or more real estate brokers if the applicant is a sales associate. (Sales Associate applicants must have an active license for at least 12 months during the preceding 5 years). Oklahoma Mutual Recognition Agreement
Tennessee broker applicants must have three (3) years active experience as a sales associate or broker prior to application. (Must have held an active license for 3 years before being eligible to file a broker application). Tennessee Mutual Recognition Agreement