Florida Pre-licensing Courses

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Hello all,

I am active duty military currently stationed OCONUS and was hoping to complete my online pre-licensing courses. 

My issue and reason for posting is that I will be unable to take the Florida real estate license exam for a couple years (approx. 2yrs 9mon).

Does anyone know how long the pre-licensing courses are good for after their completion?

Worst case scenario I could complete them and later on complete them again. Couldn't hurt...

Ask at your Education Office to see whether they can proctor the Florida real estate exam through Pearson Vue.  We were at Mildenhall, in the UK and they offer a lot of testing options, to include Pearson Vue.  

So, start there.  Here is a link to the licensing requirements.  

Florida requirements  

 Also, I see the GI Bill covers real estate certification. Bonus!  

Originally posted by @Kerry Baird :

Ask at your Education Office to see whether they can proctor the Florida real estate exam through Pearson Vue.  We were at Mildenhall, in the UK and they offer a lot of testing options, to include Pearson Vue.  

So, start there.  Here is a link to the licensing requirements.  

Florida requirements  

 Also, I see the GI Bill covers real estate certification. Bonus!  

 Thank you!

No problem.  We have purchased a number of houses at different bases, to include two of them in the UK.  And we bought three of them while in the UK, that we still haven't seen the inside of.  We just didn't want to *not* continue investing, so we found a way.  

Find a way!

Originally posted by @Kerry Baird :

No problem.  We have purchased a number of houses at different bases, to include two of them in the UK.  And we bought three of them while in the UK, that we still haven't seen the inside of.  We just didn't want to *not* continue investing, so we found a way.  

Find a way!

 I am stationed in Okinawa, JP, and my rent is $1,800 per month! Imagine the investment I could make with this amount of money! But buying here in Japan is exceptionally hard. I have opted to save, research, and prepare for my return to the U.S. to continue my investing endeavors.

I think what she's saying is that she's buying US property while stationed overseas. You can certainly do this as well. Just a matter of putting together a network of the right people to assist. You're in the right spot for that!

Originally posted by @Walter Key :

I think what she's saying is that she's buying US property while stationed overseas. You can certainly do this as well. Just a matter of putting together a network of the right people to assist. You're in the right spot for that!

 Ahhh I see now. Thanks for clearing that up. I scour the internet daily for deals in the U.S., but as you mentioned, having the right people to assist is a necessity.

You're looking in a great market with TONS of investors, wholesalers, contractors, mortgage specialists, etc right in on BP that are operating in the area you want to invest in. Just a matter of people up that network and putting together a team you trust.

Yes, @Walter Key hit it on the head: we bought those three houses, in the US, while we were overseas. 

While overseas, we had tax-free income from frequent deployments, we used the DoD 10% savings to boost our down payments, we used extra duty pays, family sep pay, and COLA to scrape together funds with which to invest.  I also pay close attention to my credit score, and aim to carry low debt.  We took a bit pay hit when we moved back to the States, and I'm thankful we have rental income built up.

Just a follow up:

I contacted Bob Hogue School of Real Estate in regard to how long the pre-licensing courses are "good for" as far as taking the exam. Here was their response:

"The Sales Associate course is only valid for 2 years from the date of completion and you must pass your state exam within that time frame or you'd be required to retake the entire class again."