Some states offer licensed real estate agents reciprocity in other states, meaning those agents can sell real estate in states other than the one where they hold a license. Florida offers real estate agents from nine other states “mutual recognition,” which allows agents to obtain a license in Florida without the typical education and training requirements, according to the Florida Real Estate Commission website. (See reference 1) Licensed Florida agents can sell real estate in those states.
Alabama and Arkansas
To earn licenses in Alabama and Arkansas, Florida real estate agents must submit the proper application and fees, pass the Alabama and Arkansas portions of the real estate exam and provide proof of licensure from Florida. Brokers must show that they have held a valid license for at least 24 months in the previous five years, according to the Florida Real Estate Commission website. (See reference 1) Additionally, reciprocal applicants in Alabama must fulfill six hours of classes as stated by Alabama Real Estate Law. (See reference 2)
Georgia and Mississippi
To apply for a Georgia real estate license, Florida real estate license holders must pass the Georgia portion of the real estate exam, submit all necessary applications and fees, and hold a current and valid Florida real estate license, according to the Georgia Real Estate Commission website. (See reference 3) Additionally, the applicant must have obtained her Florida real estate license by fulfilling all Florida's education and examination requirements and not through another state’s reciprocity, according to the Florida Real Estate Commission website. (See reference 1) The same criteria holds true for applicants applying for a license in Mississippi.
Florida real estate licensees hoping to practice in Nebraska must submit a Nebraska real estate license application along with fingerprints and fee, hold a current and valid license, and provide license history, states the Florida Real Estate Commission website. (See reference 4)
In Oklahoma, reciprocal applicants must submit all applications and fees, hold a valid and current license, and show proof of working as an active agent for two of the past five years, states the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission website. (See reference 5) Applicants also must have fulfilled all the Florida real estate license requirements for education and testing.
Tennessee, Indiana, Connecticut
Tennessee allows limited reciprocity with Florida, which means licensed agents in Florida must pass the Tennessee portion of the real estate exam, possess a valid Florida real estate license and submit license history in order to obtain a Tennessee license, according to the Tennessee Real Estate Commission. (See resource 1) Applicants for a broker license must have three years previous experience as a sales associate or broker in Florida. Indiana and Connecticut offer the same reciprocity requirements--pass that state's portion of the real estate exam and submit the proper application with license history, according to the Florida Real Estate Commission website. (See resources 2 and 3)
- Florida Real Estate Commission: Mutual Recognition
- Alabama Real Estate Commission: Real Estate Law
- Georgia Real Estate Commission: Reciprocity
- Florida Real Estate Commission: Mutual Recognition with Nebraska
- Oklahoma Real Estate Commission: Nonresident License
- Tennessee Real Estate Commission: Limited Reciprocity
- Florida Real Estate Commission: Mutual Recognition with Indiana
- Florida Real Estate Commission: Mutual Recognition with Connecticut