8 Hour Mortgage CE for 2020 – NMLS Approved Courses

NMLS Approved Course Provider 1400171

For the 2020 calendar year, the 8 Hour FL and MN SAFE Comprehensive: Continuing Education Course through Larson Educational Services will be offered as a live online streaming webinar course. This allows you to attend our course from the comfort of home or the office while still receiving our same great education. Cal Walls is the instructor for Florida courses (course ID 11959) and Jerry Anderson for Minnesota courses (course ID 11960).

Course tuition is just $99 per student.

Course Description

This course is designed to ensure students understand the Federal laws, such as RESPA, ECOA and TILA, in order to operate legally and ethically. Students will learn the requirements for delivery of the Integrated Disclosures, and general requirements for the Closing Disclosure. We’ll explain how the CFPB supervises and examines financial service providers, and how to recognize types of mortgage fraud schemes and crimes. We’ll also cover the FL-OFR and MN-DOC defined topics.

We will be utlizing a streaming education platform called REcampusLIVE, which can host up to 100 attendees at one time. The platform allows for synchronous audio and video presentation, as well as a chat box feature for communication between students, instructors, and facilitators. Our video presentation component will include a live feed of our instructor as well as the PowerPoint slides. You can see a demo of one of our real estate classes on this platform at this link – https://vimeo.com/404175434/3324b3ee9e.

Attendance Verification

The verifying of full attendance of our students will be accomplished with multiple features.

    All students will have to register individually to attend the class, using their full name, phone number and email address. Each student will receive a personal event attendance URL. Students are not allowed to share this personal URL and there can only be one participant within a session using this URL.
  2. LOG IN:
    Students must log in to the class no more than 20 minutes after the class start time. We can not provide credit to students who log in later than 20 minutes after start time.
    Our streaming platform has a feature called “Presence Manager” that allows for automatic reminders to students to ensure they are still present in the class and includes automatic logouts based on certain parameters. We will confirm presence 2-3 times per hour. Students who have 2 or more logouts will not receive credit. NMLS does not allow for partial credit to be given so any student who has 2 or more logouts during the 8 hour course will have to complete the entire 8 hour course on another class date.
    Our 25-question final exam will be administered utilizing the “polling” feature in the REcampusLIVE platform. This will allow us to display each question individually, allow students to read and then answer the question within 15-30 seconds. If the poll shows that 100% of students got the question correct, we will simply move on to the next question. If we see incorrect answers selected, the instructor will quickly review the question content to further the understanding of the students regarding the question topic. This should take about 20 minutes to facilitate.

Call us today with any questions

(239) 344-7510

Larson Educational Services earns “Restart SWFL” Seal of Confidence

Restart SWFL Pledge

Florida Gulf Coast University’s RESTART SWFL initiative has granted the first Seals of Confidence to 15 businesses (including Larson Educational Services). The Seal of Confidence is designed to bring a renewed sense of assurance to customers.

Displaying the seal signifies that a business owner has pledged to adhere to a set of four standards involving health, business and ethical practices and has participated in two business- or health-related discussions.

Larson Educational Services has taken the following pledge:

  • To meet or exceed current CDC guidelines for best public health practices, and ensure all employees are committed to upholding these guidelines for the safety of all.
  • To be vigilant in monitoring and promptly addressing matters that concern the health of customers and employees.
  • To charge fair-market prices for goods and services.
  • To apply sound ethical principles to business activities with utmost honesty and integrity.

LarsonEd Campus and Classroom Reopening Schedule


We’re happy to announce that both office locations, Fort Myers and Naples, will reopen with full staff on Monday, July 6. General student visits will be welcomed at that time.


Classroom courses will resume beginning July 11. Seating will be limited to 50% capacity, and tables and chairs will be spread out to allow for social distancing. Students will also have “assigned seating” so that they can sit in the same chair each day. 

Additionally, courses will be taught with a “hybrid curriculum”. This means that 1/2 of the instruction will take place on campus in a classroom and the other 1/2 of the instruction will take place online. The classroom session will be taught in the morning and the online session will be conducted in the afternoon on our instructor-led video platform, LarsonLIVE. Evening classes will alternate every other night between classroom and online. 

This “hybrid” style of instruction not only minimizes the amount of time students are on campus and interacting with each other and staff, but also offers maximum flexibility for students to complete the required education because they can do the online portion at home and on their own time.


We are looking forward to being back in the classroom and seeing students again on campus, but we will have to wait patiently until we reopen in July.

We now have a number of our courses available in our online LarsonLIVE platform and our student feedback has been outstanding. The courses are instructor-led with Larson instructors, video based and can be completed on your own schedule. We’ve already heard from many students who have passed their licensing exams or have successfully renewed their license by taking a LarsonLIVE course.

As always, your tuition for a LarsonLIVE online instructor-led course is valid for a 1-year time period so if you decide that you want to attend a classroom course at a later time, you can do so for no additional charge.

Just click a link down below for more information.
LarsonLIVE: Sales Associate PRE-Licensing Course
LarsonLIVE: Sales Associate POST-Licensing Course
LarsonLIVE: Sales Associate Exam PREP Course
LarsonLIVE: Broker PRE-Licensing Course
LarsonLIVE: Broker POST-Licensing Course
LarsonLIVE: Real Estate CE Course
LarsonLIVE: CAM PRE-Licensing Course

LarsonEd May UPDATE


    PearsonVUE Testing Centers (for real estate and CAM exams), as well as Prometric Testing Centers (for mortgage exams) have reopened May 1. Testing is available in limited locations and capacities, and with new health and safety requirements. 

    Read PearsonVUE’s health and safety requirements

    Read Prometric’s health and safety requirements

    On April 30, the DBPR announced that they are extending the license renewal date to June 1 for those who originally had a March 31 date, which was subsequently extended to April 30. As of April 30, there were approximately 17,000 real estate license holders in Florida who had not yet renewed. 

    Click the following links if you fall into that category and still need CONTINUING EDUCATION or still need POST LICENSING EDUCATION

    We are hopeful to be back in the classroom soon, but as of today we do not expect that to happen for at least a few more weeks.

    However, we now have a number of our courses available in our online LarsonLIVE platform. The courses are instructor-led with Larson instructors, video based and can be completed on your own schedule.

    Just click a link down below for more information.undefined
LarsonLIVE: Sales Associate PRE-Licensing Course
LarsonLIVE: Sales Associate POST-Licensing Course
LarsonLIVE: Sales Associate Exam PREP Course
LarsonLIVE: Broker PRE-Licensing Course
LarsonLIVE: Broker POST-Licensing Course
LarsonLIVE: Real Estate CE Course
LarsonLIVE: CAM PRE-Licensing Course

Live Streaming classes coming soon at LarsonEd

EXCITING UPDATE from LarsonEd: We are currently working on getting all of our classroom courses DBPR approved for “Live Streaming.” What this means is that even if our students are not able to physically attend class at our Fort Myers or Naples campus, they’d be able to complete their education while still experiencing our awesome instructors and curriculum in real time! Same instructors, same curriculum, same customer service, same awesome experience. But all from the comfort of home.

LarsonEd Live Streaming Class Demo

Our plan is to be able to launch this new capability by the time our classes start back up on April 13, 2020. This plan includes ALL of our current classroom courses:

We’ll definitely keep you updated as we make progress on this and we’ll share how to get signed up for these classes as they become available. Stay tuned! ~ Brad Larson

COVID-19 UPDATE: Impact on LarsonEd classes and hours

If you are registered for a classroom course in March or are already attending one, you may be wondering if class will be held. The short answer is yes. We are closely following the recommendations from the CDC and our local health authorities.

For all remaining classes through March 31, we are capping our class enrollments to 2/3 of our classroom capacity to allow for more space between students. This means that we will have no more than 40 students in any class, when we can normally accommodate about 70.

In addition to capping our class enrollments, our facilities are sanitized with disinfectant at the end of each day. Throughout the day our team continues to circulate the facilities wiping down handles, counters, and doors. We also are making available sanitizer wipes and hand sanitizers for student use.

We’re encouraging sick students and team members to stay home if they exhibit any illness symptoms, including the common cold, flu or coronavirus. 

As always, our enrollment policy is very flexible and your tuition payment is valid for one year. If you have any questions or would like to move your enrollment date to a future class date, or you would like to move to an online course option, please reach out to our friendly Career Counselors at 239-344-7510 or by email at info@LarsonEd.com.




Until further notice, we will be closing our offices 1 hour early to allow more time for our staff to clean and sanitize our facilities. Our office and phone hours are now 8:30am – 4:00pm. 

Please do what you need to do to stay safe and healthy, and just know that we will do our best to accommodate any changes you wish to make. As of the time of this post, all April classes are running as scheduled. ~ Brad Larson

Students Attend Florida Property Manager Designation Course in Fort Myers, FL

Larson Educational Services, a real estate school in Naples and Fort Myers, announces that the following individuals received the Certified Florida Residential Manager (CFRM) Designation on February 28, 2020:

Aida Scoggin, Andrea Kesecker, Anja Hunger, Anthony Porter, Cassidy Clark, Cathlin Pina, Christine Chambre, Claudia Granada, Danny Nix Jr., Debra Norwood, Derryl Fewins, Dominick Barbano, Donald Perroth, Donita Everhart, Isabella Gonzalez, Janis Catapano, Jarrett Simpson, Jason Knutson, Joseph Oster, Kelly Hargaden, Kenia Espinal, Kimberly Daniel, Kimberly Reed, Kris Nichols, Kristina Weber, Kyle Pierce, Leslie Goyzueta, Limei Xiao Ghirlando, Lisa Dobyanski, Marco Wischmeier, Meredith Wilson, Michelle Carr, Myriam Lentz, Nicolas Dousson, Nicole Brimm, Nicole Paquiyari, Quonnisheila Raphael, Rebecca Goff, Robert Wickman, Ronald Brown, Sabine Mayer, Sally Cramer, Sarka Israel, Shane Crabtree, Stania Bernard, Terri Stojanoff, Vinouth Julmiste

The CFRM designation is earned by completing a two-day course covering in detail the practical and legal aspects of leasing and managing single-family and small residential investment properties. Passing of a final exam is also required to earn the CFRM designation. Holders of a Florida real estate license earned 11 hours of continuing education credit toward their biennial license renewal by attending the class.

Written by Florida law expert, Rick Larson, and taught by property management expert, Lee Ann Levesque, the course includes detailed coverage of 15 Florida property management laws, including – Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, Property Management Escrow Accounts, and Vacation Rentals. Additionally, the roles of a Florida property manager are discussed through examples and practical, hands-on training.

More information about the CFRM designation is available by contacting Larson Educational Services at (239) 344-7510 or visit www.LarsonEd.com. Limited seating is available for the next CFRM class. Tuition is $169 and includes a 160-page professional manual.

Larson Educational Services
1400 Colonial Blvd Ste 44
Fort Myers, FL  33907
Office: 239-344-7510

Southwest Florida real estate school pre-licensing classes

63 Hour Sales Associate Pre-License Course

Credit hours: 63
DBPR Licensed Florida Real Estate School License #ZH1002299

Tuition: $399 – course materials included


  • 15 unique class units covering all the “need-to-know” information for the exams. 
  • 400+ page course manual with detailed content, sample questions and a glossary containing all the important terms and definitions. 
  • 200 sample questions provided in our exclusive Larson Exam Tutor™ online system. A $29 value included for FREE with your class registration.
  • 1-year tuition policy allows you to reattend any unit of class for up to 1-year.
  • Modular scheduling allows you to mix-and-match class schedules and locations.

2020 Dates and Times

Weekday Classes: 8 days, Mon-Fri and Mon-Wed from 8:30am-4:30pm 
Weekend Classes: 8 days, Sat-Sun for 4 consecutive weekends from 8:30am-4:30pm
Evening Classes: 16 evenings, Mon-Thur for 4 consecutive weeks from 6:15pm-9:45pm

There is a 10 minute break every hour and a lunch break from 12-1pm. If the class date says *SOLD OUT* call our office at (239) 344-7510 to be placed on the waiting list.

March 2-6, 9-11, 2020 (Weekday)Fort Myers
March 2-5, 9-12, 16-19, 23-26, 2020 (Evening)Naples
March 16-20, 23-25, 2020 (Weekday)Naples
April 13-17, 20-22, 2020 (Weekday)Fort Myers
April 25-26, May 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 2020 (Weekend)Naples
April 27-30, May 4-7, 11-14, 18-21, 2020 (Evening)Fort Myers
April 27-May 1, 4-6, 2020 (Weekday)Naples
May 11-15, 18-20, 2020 (Weekday)Fort Myers
May 30-31, June 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 2020 (Weekend)Fort Myers
June 1-4, 8-11, 15-18, 22-25, 2020 (Evening)Fort Myers
June 1-5, 8-10, 2020 (Weekday)Naples
June 15-19, 22-24, 2020 (Weekday)Fort Myers
July 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, Aug 1-2, 2020 (Weekday)Naples
July 13-17, 20-22, 2020 (Weekday)Fort Myers
July 13-16, 20-23, 27-30, Aug 3-6, 2020 (Evening)Naples
August 10-14, 17-19, 2020 (Weekday)Fort Myers
August 24-28, 31-Sep 2, 2020 (Weekday)Naples
August 24-27, 31-Sep 3, 14-17, 21-24, 2020 (Evening)Fort Myers

Click on a course schedule above. View our ENROLLMENT POLICY for more details on our customer friendly Money Back Guarantee.

Larson Educational Services is the Real Estate School of Choice in Southwest Florida! We teach more new licensees and offer more pre-licensing class dates than all the other SWFL real estate schools combined! Our Florida 63 Hour Sales Associate Pre-License Course is the 63-hour required education to obtain your Florida real estate sales associate license. You’ll learn about the Florida real estate principles and practices, as well as sales associate responsibilities, and agent liabilities and standards of conduct.  

Because our course has a modular format, you can actually mix-and-match dates and locations if you need flexible scheduling. Just contact us and we’ll help you put a schedule together. Plus, your tuition payment is good for one year! You can attend the course again to review for no additional charge. 

You may also want to consider taking our 1-Day State Exam Preparation Course for only $99. Click the link to learn more.Completing the Course

  • To successfully complete the Florida 63 Hour Sales Associate Pre-License Course, you must pass a 100 question exam at the end of the course. 70% is passing (70 correct). If you do not pass the first time, you will have to wait 30 days before retesting. 
  • Your course enrollment is valid for a period of 1-year from the date you purchased it, or until you pass the course exam. 
  • IMPORTANT: In the event you fail the course exam two times, Florida state law requires you to complete the course again in its entirety before you are allowed to take the exam. 

We accept registrations all the way up to the course start time.

If the course date you want is listed as *SOLD OUT*, please call us to be placed on our waiting list. If we have any cancellations, students will be contacted and placed on the course roster based on the order they went on the waiting list.

Call us today with any questions

(239) 344-7510

Florida Real Estate Post Licensing Courses in Fort Myers, Naples or Online

Florida Post-Licensing Courses

Post Licensing Class at LarsonEd in Fort Myers

As a newly licensed Florida real estate professional, you are required to complete post-licensing education prior to your first license renewal date. Depending on when you received your license, your first renewal date will be between 18 and 24 months after your licensure date. The post-licensing education requirement is 45 hours for Sales Associate and 60 hours for Brokers.

Failure to complete the post-licensing education prior to your first license renewal date will result in your license going Null & Void. We recommend completing this requirement within the first 6 months after obtaining your license. Do not wait until the last minute!

Click a link below to view more detailed information about our Florida Real Estate Post-Licensing Classroom Courses in Fort Myers, Naples, and Online Post-Licensing Course.

Florida 45 Hour Sales Associate Post-License Course (CLASSROOM)
Florida 45 Hour Sales Associate Post-License Course (ONLINE)
Florida 60 Hour Broker Post-License Course (CLASSROOM)
Florida 60 Hour Broker Post-License Course (ONLINE)

Although the state says you have up to 2 years to complete this course after obtaining your Florida Sales Associate license, we recommend attending this course within the first 2 months of being licensed. Why? Because this course lays the foundation for you to conduct the practical side of the business – finding sellers, properly pricing, marketing, finding buyers, negotiating and more!

Exam Prep class date just added for 11/15/19 in Naples, FL

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Naples Real Estate School, Larson Educational Services, has just added a date for our famous 1-Day Florida Real Estate State Exam Prep CRASH COURSE!

The added class date is taking place on Friday, November 15, 2019 at our Marquesa Plaza location in Naples, FL.

The course features in-class testing, high-impact review of exam content, and sample questions and answers. You’ll like our instructors as they are energetic, entertaining and recognized as exam preparation experts.

What’s Included

In addition to the live review, this course includes:          

  • 140+ page course manual with detailed reviewable content
  • 600+ sample questions provided in workbook and online format
  • Two realistic online 100 question Sample Tests that will help you gauge your readiness for the state licensing test
  • 20 question math review with full step-by-step explanations