A well-regulated and licensed real estate market is typical for Florida. Real estate brokers conduct themselves in a way that is different from how such brokers operate in other countries. They must go through a fairly difficult and rigorous course of study that concludes by successfully passing the Florida state real estate exam. If this exam is passed, brokers receive their license and are able to engage in business. However, their education doesn’t stop with the license, as many continue to learn throughout their careers elements of the law, contract law, banking and finance as well as working with planning and zoning boards and dealing with local officials and state offices. Agents and brokers operate under very strict rules and any violation of those rules will result in the suspension or permanent revocation of their license to operate.