Flashcards in Unit 3-License Law & Commission Rules Deck (27)
When should the DBPR be regulated?
-harm to the public
-public not adequately protected by other statutes
-less restrictive means of regulation not available
Characteristics of the DBPR?
-under th executive branch of the governor
-governed by CH 120 F.S
-granted authority under Chapter 455 F.S. To investigate consumer complaints, issue subpoenas, issue cease and desist orders to unlicensed individuals an issue citations to individuals licensed by the DBPR
Who is the chief administrator of the DBPR?
Secretary of the DBPR appointed by the governor subject to confirmation by the state Senate
10 DAYS---10 DAYS---10 DAYS
Licensee is responsible for notifying DBPR in writing of current mailing address, email, and place of practice within 10 DAYS
Who creates the state exam?
The Division of Professions
(Under the DBPR)
Who provides an ARBITRATION program to handle recall and election disputes for HOA's
Division of FL Condominiums, Timeshares and Mobile Homes
What is the DRE and their duties?
Division of Real Estate
Director appointed by secretary of DBPR and subject to majority approval of FREC
Duties are executive and ministerial-RECORDKEEPING
-FLORIDA REAL ESTATE COMMISSION
-regulate brokers, broker Assoc, sales Assoc, brokerage firms, Real Estate Schools
-protect general public by ensuring licensees have at least a minimal degree of competence
What is the Composition of the FREC?
7 Licensed Members
4- must be FL RE Brokers w/active license during 5 years preceding appointment
-1 MUST BE broker or associate with active license for 2 years
2-Consumer Members-never licensed
-AT LEASTOINE MEMBER must be 60 or older
FREC Term Of Office
Appointed by Governor to 4 year staggered terms
-may not serve more than 2 consecutive terms
-Accountable to Governor
-Exempt from civil liability while serving
-meeting monthly at DRE (orlando)
What are the general Powers and Duties of the FREC?
-regulate and enforce license law
-adopt a seal-affixed to rules/regs
will serve as PRIMA FACIE evidence.
Enact/revise administrative rules/regs
And interpret questions regarding the
practice of RE (create/pass rules)
Power to grant or deny license application
Determine license law applications
Determine license law VIOLATIONS
** FREC MAY NOT IMPOSE IMPRISONMENT
Department of business and professional regulation
Charged with licensing in regulating business and professionals in Florida
All licenses issued with expiration date of:
law mandates initial license period provide 18 months of licensure but no more than 24 mos
Is ASSOCIATE later decided to become a BROKER, license will have a new official effective date
DBPR sends notice 90 DAYS PRIOR
Licensees must complete post licensing or CE requirement before renewal. Submitting renewal serves as it ice to DBPR that CE requirements have been met.
If licensee renews after expiration-Late Fee
If licensee doesn't renew-license is placed on involuntary inactive status... Has 24 mos to renew
Armed forces Renewal Exemption
Exempt from renewal provisions during active duty and 6 MONTHS after discharge.
DBPR may issue to spouse of an active duty member assigned in FL.
Spouse must hold valid license in another state or foreign jurisdiction.
Expires after 6 months and IS NOT RENEWABLE
Active License Status
-achieved by finding employer and registering with DBPR under employing broker or owner developer.
Voluntary Inactive Status
Qualified for a license but voluntarily chose not to engage in the RE business
Involuntary Inactive Status
Licensee fails to renew an active or voluntary inactive license before expiration date (other than 1st renewal)
Placed in involuntary inactive status for no more than 2 years
After 2 years it becomes NULL and VOID
If Invol Inactive 12months must complete 28 hours of FREC Prescribed course
May the FREC reinstate a license that has become Null and Void? When?
YES! If it determines illness or economic hardship as a reason for non-compliance.
Licensee must apply for reinstatement w/in 6 months after Null and Void date.
What happens when a BROKER'S License is suspended or revoked?
There is NO DISCIPLINARY action against the associate or the broker associate
Licensed registered under broker may not continue-placed on involuntary inactive status
Associates free to seek employment elsewhere
Returned to ACTIVE when employee chosen and info filed with DBPR
Null and Void status
NO longer exists
Revoked after disciplinary proceedings
Person no longer wishes to practice
Can't be any disciplinary proceedings/investigations against the license
Cease to be in Force
Sales associate leaves 1 broker and wants to work for another.
Until registered under NEW BROKER...license ceases to be in force
10 DAY Notifications to DBPR
Broker or School changes business address
Sales Associate or RE Instructor changes employer
Failure to give 10 day notification will result in disciplinary action by FREC
Issued to Broker who qualifies as broker for more than 1 business entity