Real Estate Specialist - Certificate Program
Ready to kickstart your career in real estate? Eastern Florida State College offers a Real Estate Specialist Certificate, which provides the skills and knowledge necessary for success in property management and real estate. Graduates can even take Florida's real estate licensing exam!
As you progress through the three courses of this College Credit Certificate (CCC), you'll focus on:
- Understanding the fundamentals of real estate principles and practices
- Familiarizing yourself with Florida's specific legal requirements for real estate
- Learning management principles and best practices
- Mastering the essential tools and techniques for successful real estate agency management
- Differentiating between residential and commercial real estate
In just one semester of full-time study, this 12-credit-hour program will set you up for various professional opportunities, whether you aim to launch your career by obtaining the Florida Real Estate Sales Associate License or pursue a degree. If you opt for a degree, the credits you earn here can be applied to Eastern Florida's Business Administration A.S.
If you're already employed in a business-related field or considering a career change, this certificate will enhance your professional skills.
Real Estate Specialist - Certificate Program
Real Estate Specialist Certificate - Course Curriculum
This certificate equips you with the technical knowledge and skills needed for a successful real estate career, emphasizing basic principles, legal requirements, management practices, and small business tools.
Real Estate Specialist Certificate - Admissions Information
You don't need to take a placement test or complete any general education courses to join the Real Estate Specialist program! You can enroll at any time, as the program has ongoing admissions. To apply, simply follow Eastern Florida's general admissions process. If you have any questions or need guidance, reach out to the program advisor.
Brief Costs and Financial Aid Eligibility
The in-state tuition for this certificate is around $1,250, excluding any lab fees and course materials. While Federal financial aid is not available due to the program's short duration, you can use Florida Bright Futures Scholarships, Florida Prepaid funds, or the Nelnet Payment Plan to cover the tuition costs. Eligible students also may have access to external scholarships or Veterans Educational Benefits for additional financial support.
College Courses You Would Take
Within this certificate program, you'll take three classes that cover important topics in real estate and touch upon key aspects of business, management, and entrepreneurship. They also include general employability skills, necessary technical skills, and occupation-specific competencies. Here is a summary of the classes you'll take:
Covers brokerage activities, market analysis, mortgages, duties and disclosures, financing, zoning, environmental hazards, contracts, and more.
Provides a comprehensive introduction to managing investment real estate including both residential and commercial properties.
Examines law-related topics including interest, liens, co-ownership, landlord-tenant relationships, multi-unit interests, brokers and agents, contracts, taxes, and more.
Why Become a Real Estate Specialist Through EFSC?
Prepare to Get Your Professional License
As part of this certificate program, you'll take the Real Estate Principles course, which fulfills the state's requirement for pre-licensing education. The material covered in REE 1040 is the same material that you'll encounter on the Florida Real Estate Sales Associate Exam. Passing this exam is a crucial milestone on your journey to becoming a licensed Realtor in Florida!
Build Toward a Degree Program
You have the option to earn the Real Estate Specialist Certificate as a standalone credential that you can immediately use in the workforce. However, this certificate can also serve as a stepping stone toward earning our Business Administration A.S. degree program as the credits can apply to that degree.
The Business Administration A.S. not only prepares you for various career opportunities, but it also sets the foundation for further academic pursuits as it can transfer seamlessly to Eastern Florida's Organizational Management bachelor's degree.
Related Business Programs
If you're interested in the Real Estate Specialist Certificate, there are other certificate and degree programs at Eastern Florida that you may want to consider. Speaking with the program advisor will help you explore and decide on the best options for you.