Our Instructor:  Cliff Colby is a Licensed Florida Real Estate Instructor, Licensed Real Estate Broker, and Business Broker. Aside from Real Estate, Cliff Colby also has expertise in math, business writing, and technical sciences.  Cliff has been teaching all over the world since 1996.   read more

How Long does it take to get a Florida Real Estate License?  The pre-license class is 63 hours.  Classes are 8 Hours per day.  That makes 8 days.  Usually these are spread out over 2-1/2 weeks so that the students aren't overwhelmed.  There is also time involved with the State application process, background check, fingerprinting, and scheduling the State Exam.

‚ÄčThe Nights/Weekend program meets Monday & Wednesday nights from 6-9 and all day Saturdays (8-5) to fulfill the 63 hour requirement. Usually 5-6 weeks.

How much does it cost to become a Real Estate Agent?  The 63 Hour class is $300 plus $50 for the book, you'll want to join your local association, you'll need to adjust your auto insurance to cover transporting customers, There are fees for the State application, fees for fingerprinting, fees for the State exam, Errors and omissions insurance, and various marketing tools like business cards and the services of a good writer for your resume and on-line profile.  Overall, to be safe, you should plan for about $2,000 in costs.

How do you get your Real Estate License?  Sign up for a pre-licensing class at Colby School of Real Estate.  Classes are monthly.  On-line classes are also available at www.colbyschool.com (click on the RE Campus icon).  Go to www.myfloridalicense.com and fill out an application.

Steps to getting your license:

Complete any Required Pre-Licensing Classes

    Consider taking a Real Estate Math class before pre-licensing if your math skills are weak

Pass the Class Exam

Pass the State Exam

Find the right broker to hang your license with

Schedule your post-licensing class soon (it will help you make more money)