Here is some good news for you! Florida has mutual recognition with 8 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, Nebraska and Oklahoma. Brokers and Sales Associates may qualify for an equivalent type license in Florida if they meet the following qualifications: Must be licensed in one of the above states; and Applicant must not be a resident of Florida, at time of application.
Applicants from Georgia and Mississippi must have obtained their 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 cannot claim mutual recognition if they obtained their license in the mutual state by reciprocity.
Because a real estate agent from one of the above 8 states is already licensed in their respective state, Florida asks the agent to take the law portion of the State Exam. This is required to make sure an agent coming from another state is familiar with Florida real estate laws, which are sometimes contrary to other state’s real estate laws. For instance, some states recognize dual agency, where in Florida dual agency is illegal!
TEAM Hughes Real Estate School will offer an agent from a mutual recognition state the opportunity to sit through the required portion of the 63-Hr. Pre License Course at a reduced tuition. We offer a One-Week Fast Track 63-Hr. Pre License Course the third week of each month. Please contact us to find out more information about this unique opportunity to be licensed in both your home state, as well as Florida.
Just think what a great vacation you could have if you visit our beautiful Florida and enjoy the opportunity to practice real estate here! Call or email us for more information! You can find our schedule of classes on our website,