RENEW REAL ESTATE LICENSE

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45 Hour Online Courses

This package has everything you need to meet your Florida Real Estate Post-Licensing requirements, including the 45-hour online course, and our popular Florida Post-Licensing eBook.

14 Hour Online Courses

Get everything you need to renew your license with this convenient package which includes an eBook of Continuing Education for Florida Real Estate Professionals 15th Edition along with an online final exam. This updated edition of our comprehensive Florida continuing education text contains the most recent changes to Florida Law‚ as well as FREC rule changes. Topic coverage includes the new FHA 203(k) program‚ plus much more. This book is a popular interactive approach to the 14–hour CE course, offering timely and critical information in short‚ lively chapters‚ interspersed with progress quiz questions.

60 Hour Online Courses

Florida requires that new real estate brokers complete 60 hours of approved broker post-licensing education. This package meets that requirement with two 30-hour online courses and course-specific eBooks.

14 Hour Online Courses

Get everything you need to renew your license with this convenient package which includes an eBook of Continuing Education for Florida Real Estate Professionals 15th Edition along with an online final exam. This updated edition of our comprehensive Florida continuing education text contains the most recent changes to Florida Law‚ as well as FREC rule changes. Topic coverage includes the new FHA 203(k) program‚ plus much more. This book is a popular interactive approach to the 14–hour CE course, offering timely and critical information in short‚ lively chapters‚ interspersed with progress quiz questions.

Florida Continuing Education Course (14-Hour CE)

Who is it For?

All Florida Real Estate Professionals. Both brokers and sales license levels.

When to take it?

The next renewal cycle after initial post-license period has been completed.

How many units are in the online self-paced course?

14-units


What else do I need to know?

Florida Continuing Education Course Instructions

We will do our very best to make the process of completing your continuing education requirements as simple as possible. Please be aware that our Learning Management System runs in Central Standard Time (CST). Your course access will expire at 11:59:59 pm CST on the expiration date. To ensure that you are meeting the state requirements, please complete all education prior to midnight Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the date your license expires.

Here is what you will need to do to help the process run smoothly:

1. PROVIDE ADDITIONAL DATA

The Florida Real Estate Commission requires that your school submit your completion with your Real Estate License number. Please be sure you have provided this information or it may delay the reporting of your completion and the creation of your certificate of completion.

2. COMPLETE YOUR ONLINE COURSE

You must complete all of the content within the course in order to receive credit. Be aware that if you are inactive in a course for twenty minutes, the course will time out and you will need to log back in.

In the Table of Contents within your course, on the left, you can click the + sign to expand each section. On the right hand side, you will see check marks turn from gray to black as you complete each section. You can also follow the percentage icon which will increase for every portion completed in each section, and clicking the bar chart will show you how much time you spent in that unit.

You will take a final exam for this course online. Florida requires you score 80% or higher to pass. This final exam must be completed in one sitting and per Florida regulations; you are allowed five attempts to successfully pass the exam.  As a reminder, the exam is open book. Please utilize the content review option at the beginning of each question to help ensure that you successfully pass on the first attempt.  If you lose internet connection during your exam you have 20 minutes to log back in and not lose your progress, but the exam timer will continue to run. It is highly recommended to use a hard-wired internet connection. Using a wireless connection may result in repeated connection loss. Use wireless at your own risk. You may not bookmark or suspend your exam to return to it at a later time.

Please be sure to provide an evaluation at the completion of the course content via the Feedback node in the course.

3. COURSE COMPLETION

Realty School 101 will provide a certificate of completion for your records. Realty School 101 will also submit your course completion information to the state. Please be sure you have provided your License number or it may delay the creation of your certificate and the process of reporting your completion to FREC.

If you have additional questions regarding license requirements, we recommend that you read the following FAQ from the Florida Real Estate Commission.

HOW TO REACH US FOR ASSISTANCE.

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For Customer Service or Instructor questions, please contact Realty School 101 via toll-free 24/7 live person support #888-385-0087 or by emailing realtyschool101@icloud.com. Realty School 101’s contact information can be located in your Order Confirmation Email, and can also be found in the Contact Us section of your Portal login page.

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Table of Contents

Continuing Education for Florida Real Estate Professionals v18.0
Table of Contents

Course Orientation

Welcome

Unit 1: Real Estate License Law Update

Unit 1 Introduction

In This Unit

Important Changes You Should Carefully Review

Learning Objectives

Topic 1.1: License Law and Application Requirements

Learning Objective

History of Florida’s License Law

The Florida Real Estate Commission

License Requirements

Practice Questions

Topic 1.2: License Renewal

Learning Objective

Required Education for Renewing an Initial License

Required Education for Subsequent Renewals

DBPR Renewal Process

DBPR Renewal Procedures

Inactive Licenses

Topic 1.3: Licensed Activities

Learning Objective

Advertising

Address Changes Must Be Reported to the DBPR

Sales Associates May Be Paid Directly by the Closing Agent

Paying Referral Fees

Preparing Appraisals

Keeping It Legal

Practice Questions

Topic 1.4: Recent Law Changes

Learning Objective

Recent Changes to Real Estate Regulation in Florida

Case Study: Applicant Fails to Report Criminal History

Practice Questions

Case Study: Applicant Fails to Report Criminal History

Unit 2: Escrow Accounts and Disciplinary Action

Unit 2 Introduction

Learning Objectives

Topic 2.1: Escrow Accounts

Learning Objective

Escrow Accounts

Timely Deposit of Funds Received

Conflicting Demands for Escrowed Funds

Property Management Escrow Accounts

Brokers’ Records

Landlord, Broker, and Tenant Responsibility

Practice Questions

Topic 2.2: Real Estate Recovery Fund

Learning Objective

Real Estate Recovery Fund

Practice Questions

Topic 2.3: Complaints, Violations, and Penalties

Learning Objective

Violations

Department of Real Estate’s Three Responses to License Law Violations

Practice Questions

Case Study: Funds are Missing from the Trust Account

Unit 3: Other State and Federal Laws Affecting Real Estate

Important Changes You Should Carefully Review

Learning Objectives

Topic 3.1: Laws Affecting the Marketing and Sale of Real Estate

Learning Objective

Condominium Act (Chapter 718, F.S.)

Vacation and Time-Share Plans (Chapter 721, F.S.)

Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act

Homeowners Association Disclosure (Chapter 720, F.S.)

Community Association Management Act (Chapter 468, F.S.)

Practice Questions

Topic 3.2: Laws Governing Contacts to Prospective Customers

Learning Objective

The National and State Do-Not-Call Registries

The CAN-SPAM Act

The Junk Fax Prevention Act

Practice Questions

Topic 3.3: Tax Laws Affecting Real Estate

Learning Objective

Amendment 1 Regarding Property Tax Relief

Ad Valorem Tax Disclosure (Chapter 689, F.S.)

Federal Tax Laws Affecting Real Estate

Other Federal Tax Laws

Practice Questions

Topic 3.4: Other Important Laws Affecting Real Estate

Learning Objective

Changes to the Florida Residential Landlord and Tenant Act

Construction Laws Relating to Unlicensed Activity and Building Code Violations

Builders Must Tell Buyers About Retaining Subsurface Rights

Local Business Taxes

Homeowner Claims Bill of Rights Protects Consumers from Unscrupulous Insurers

Practice Questions

Case Study: Notify FREC Promptly in Case of Good-Faith Doubt About an Escrow Deposit

Practice Questions

Case Study: Notify FREC Promptly in Case of Good-Faith Doubt About an Escrow Deposit

Unit 4: Business Ethics

Learning Objectives

Topic 4.1: Understanding Ethics and Situation Ethics

Learning Objective

What Does Ethics Mean and Why Is It Important?

Ethics and Morality

Situation Ethics

Practice Question

Topic 4.2: Ethics and the Law

Ethics and the Law

Practice Question

Topic 4.3: Ethical Violations

Learning Objective

Three Categories of Ethical Violations

Checklist for Ethical Decision Making

Practice Questions

Topic 4.4: Ethics in Sports, Education, and Business

Ethics in Sports

Ethics in Education

Ethics in Business

Practice Question

Topic 4.5: Ethics in Real Estate

Learning Objective

Ethics in Real Estate

Florida’s Ethics Requirement

National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics

National Association of REALTORS® Pathways to Professionalism

Practice Question

Case Study: The Rise and Fall of Arthur Andersen

Practice Questions

Case Study: The Rise and Fall of Arthur Andersen

Unit 5: Duties to Clients and Customers

Unit 5 Introduction

In This Unit

Learning Objectives

Overview

Topic 5.1: Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association of REALTORS®

Learning Objective

Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association of REALTORS®

Structure of the Code of Ethics

The Code and the Law

Changes to the Code of Ethics

Preamble to the Code of Ethics

Practice Questions

Topic 5.2: Duties to Clients, Customers, and Other Real Estate Professionals

Learning Objective

Duties to Clients and Customers—Articles 1–9

Definitions

Article 1—Protect and Promote the Client’s Interests

Practice Questions

Topic 5.3: Avoid Exaggeration, Misrepresentation, or Concealment of Pertinent Information

Article 2—Avoid Exaggeration, Misrepresentation, or Concealment of Pertinent Information

Article 2—Avoid Exaggeration, Misrepresentation, or Concealment of Pertinent Information (cont.)
Highest Score: 100%

Practice Question

Topic 5.4: Cooperate with Other Real Estate Professionals

Article 3—Cooperate With Other Real Estate Professionals

Practice Question

Topic 5.5: Conflict of Interest

Article 4—Disclose Personal Interests When Buying or Selling

Article 5—Disclose Personal Interests When Providing Services

Article 6—Disclose Fees or Financial Benefits for Recommending Services

Article 7—Compensation From More Than One Party

Practice Questions

Topic 5.6: Trust Funds and Written Contracts

Article 8—Trust Funds to Remain Separate

Article 9—Put It in Writing

Practice Question

Case Study: Act with Fidelity and Transparency to Your Client

Practice Questions

Case Study: Act With Fidelity and Transparency to Your Client

Unit 6: Duties to the Public and to Other Professionals

Unit 6 Introduction

In This Unit

Learning Objectives

Overview

Topic 6.1: Fair Housing and Equal Service to All

Learning Objective

Article 10—Fair Housing and Equal Service to All

Practice Question

Topic 6.2: Perform Competently

Article 11: Perform Competently

Practice Question

Topic 6.3: Honest Advertising

Article 12: Honest Advertising

Practice Question

Topic 6.4: Unauthorized Practice of Law and Cooperating with Investigations

Article 13: Unauthorized Practice of Law

Article 14: Cooperating with Professional Standards Investigations

Practice Question

Topic 6.5: Duties to REALTORS

Duties to REALTORS

Practice Question

Topic 6.6: Enforcing the Code

Learning Objective

Article 17—Enforcement of the Code of Ethics

Penalties for Violations of the Code of Ethics

Case Study: Cooperation with Other Brokers

Case Study: Cooperation With Other Brokers

Practice Questions

Case Study: Cooperation With Other Brokers

Unit 7: Real Estate Brokerage Relationships

Unit 7 Introduction

Learning Objectives

Topic 7.1: Brokerage Relationship Act

Learning Objective

Brokerage Relationship Disclosure Act

Practice Questions

Topic 7.2: Types of Brokerage Relationships

Learning Objective

Types of Brokerage Relationships

Transaction Broker Relationship

Single-Agent Relationship

Designated Sales Associate

No Brokerage Relationship

Retaining Brokerage Relationship Disclosure Documents

Single Agent and Transaction Broker Duties

Practice Questions

Case Study: Property Manager Fails to Notify the FREC of a Dispute Over a Rental Deposit

Practice Questions

Case Study: Property Manager Fails to Notify the FREC of a Dispute Over a Rental Deposit

Unit 8: Environmental Issues in Real Estate

Unit 8 Introduction

Learning Objectives

Topic 8.1: Laws Governing Real Estate Environmental Issues

Learning Objective

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980

Federal Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act

Radon Gas Protection Act (Chapter 404.056, F.S.)

Coastal Zone Management Act

Practice Questions

Topic 8.2: Other Important Laws Affecting Real Estate

Learning Objective

Sinkholes and Catastrophic Ground Collapse

Chinese Drywall

Rising Seas

The National Flood Insurance Program

Practice Question

Case Study: Audit of Broker’s Escrow Account Reveals a Shortage

Practice Questions

Case Study: Audit of Broker’s Escrow Account Reveals a Shortage

Unit 9: Fair Housing

Unit 9 Introduction

Learning Objectives

Topic 9.1: Civil Rights Act of 1866 and 1968

Civil Rights Acts of 1866 and 1968

Florida Fair Housing Act (Chapter 760, F.S.)

Local Fair Housing Acts

Civil Rights Acts of 1866 and 1968

Practice Questions

Case Study: An Owner Discriminates Based on Race

Practice Questions

Case Study: An Owner Discriminates Based on Race

Unit 10: The Americans with Disabilities Act

Topic 10.1 Introduction

Learning Objective

Topic 10.1: Protecting Persons with Disabilities

Americans with Disabilities Act

Florida Americans with Disabilities Act (Chapter 760, F.S.)

AIDS Patients and Housing (Chapters 689.25 and 760.50, F.S.)

Practice Questions

Case Study: Landlord Charges Tenant $1,000 Pet Fee For Service Dog

Practice Questions

Case Study: Landlord Charges Tenant $1,000 Pet Fee for Service Dog

Unit 11: Laws Regulating Real Estate Finance
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Unit 11 Introduction

Learning Objectives

Topic 11.1: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Equal Credit Opportunity Act

Fair Credit Reporting Act

Truth in Lending Act

Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act

Florida Anti-Kickback Laws

Homeowners Protection Act of 1998

Acts

Practice Questions

Case Study: Broker Fails to Supervise Sales Associate

Practice Questions

Case Study: Broker Fails to Supervise Sales Associate

Unit 12: Trends in Real Estate Financing

Unit 12 Introduction

Learning Objectives

Topic 12.1: Short Sales, Important FHA-Insured Programs

Learning Objective

Important FHA-Insured Programs

Short Sales

Topic 12.2: Housing and Mortgage Crisis

Learning Objective

Conventional Debt Ratios Increased

Florida’s Response to Mortgage Fraud

Form 1004 Appraisal Report

Appraisal Management Companies

Mortgage Assistance Relief Services

Practice Questions

Case Study: A Sales Associate’s Creative Ad Attracts Buyers

Case Study: A Sales Associate’s Creative Ad Attracts Buyers

Practice Question

Case Study: A Sales Associate’s Creative Ad Attracts Buyers

Unit 13: Contracts

Unit 13 Introduction

Important Changes You Should Carefully Review

Learning Objectives

Topic 13.1: Contract Law

Learning Objective

The Statute of Frauds

Unauthorized Practice of Law

Licensee Acting as a Buyer or Seller

Disclosures

Practice Questions

Topic 13.2: Sales Contracts

Learning Objective

Sales Contracts

Practice Questions

Case Study: Property Manager Was Not Licensed By the DBPR

Case Study: Property Manager Was Not Licensed By the DBPR

Practice Questions

Case Study: Property Manager Was Not Licensed By the DBPR

Unit 14: Closing Real Estate Transactions

Unit 14 Introduction

Learning Objectives

Topic 14.1: Closing Real Estate Transactions

Learning Objective

Closing Real Estate Transactions

Exclusions and Exceptions

Practice Questions

Case Study: Broker Inadvertently Operates Without a Current, Active License

Practice Questions

Case Study: Broker Inadvertently Operates Without a Current, Active License

Appendix A: National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics

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