What to Expect on the Florida Real Estate Exam

Written by Kacie Goff

Whether you’ve already completed your 63 hours of real estate pre-license education or you’re thinking about becoming a real estate agent for the first time, there’s one fairly big hurdle you need to jump. Before you can get your license, you have to pass the Florida real estate exam. 

That can feel pretty daunting. Maybe it’s been a while since you’ve taken a test, or maybe you weren’t particularly strong at exams back in your school days. The Florida real estate exam is sweat-inducing for a lot of the people who want to become real estate agents. 

But it doesn’t have to be a major source of stress. When you know key details about the exam, passing it starts to feel a whole lot easier. That’s why we’ve put together this guide. Here’s everything you should know about the Florida real estate exam, including passing grades, exam prep tips, and your options if you fail. 

Florida real estate exam format

The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR) — the organization that issues real estate licenses across the state — hires out their exam proctoring to a company called Pearson VUE. 

Pearson VUE’s Florida real estate exam consists of 100 questions, each of which is worth one point. You need to get 75 points or more to pass the exam. 

You’ll have three-and-a-half hours to finish the test. That leaves you about two minutes per question. That might seem short, but all of the questions are multiple-choice. 

What if you fail?

If you don’t hit the 75-point mark, it’s okay. Plenty of people don’t. In 2019, the DBPR reported a pass rate of just 47% for first-time test takers.

Plus, you’ll get another shot at it. You can retake the exam as many times as you want. You’ll be able to schedule your next exam as soon as 24 hours after your first try or each successive exam after that. The only catch is that you’ll need to pay the $36.75 exam fee each time you schedule a test. 

Prepping to pass the exam

You might not like your nearly 50/50 odds of passing the Florida real estate exam. Fortunately, there’s something you can do to bump them up.

Specifically, people who took our exam prep course had a nearly 20% jump in their likelihood of passing the exam on the first try. 

Your Florida real estate exam prep course will walk you through all of the material that could potentially be on the test, plus it will give you the chance to take as many practice exams as you want. 

We offer a “Pass or Don’t Pay” guarantee, too. If you take your pre-license education with us and complete our exam prep course, we’ll refund your exam prep course costs if you don’t pass on your first attempt. 

Useful links

If you want to get even more insights into the Florida real estate exam, there are two documents you should definitely read:

Once you’re ready to schedule your exam (make sure you’ve finished your pre-license education hours first), you can do it on the Pearson VUE website. 

Good luck!