How are Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC) members chosen?
The members of the Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC) are determined by political appointment. The current details of the statutes concerning appointment to the FREC can be found on the FREC web site at the following URL:
As of May 2014, Florida Statute Title XXXII, Chapter 475.02 states:
(1) There is created within the department the Florida Real Estate Commission. The commission shall consist of seven members who shall be appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate. Four members must be licensed brokers, each of whom has held an active license for the 5 years preceding appointment; one member must be a licensed broker or a licensed sales associate who has held an active license for the 2 years preceding appointment; and two members must be persons who are not, and have never been, brokers or sales associates. At least one member of the commission must be 60 years of age or older. The current members may complete their present terms unless removed for cause.
(2) Members shall be appointed for 4-year terms.
(3) Notwithstanding s. 112.313, any member of the commission who is a licensed real estate broker or sales associate and who holds an active real estate school permit, school instructor permit, or any combination of such permits issued by the department, to the extent authorized pursuant to such permit, may offer, conduct, or teach any course prescribed or approved by the commission or the department.
Please refer to the FREC web site listed above for the latest version of this statute.