Utilizing 30 years of real estate training and professional education experience, Larson Educational Services is the premier provider of Florida real estate licensing, exam preparation, post-licensing, CAM licensing, mortgage loan originator licensing and continuing education in Southwest Florida. Classes are available in Fort Myers, Naples, Sarasota and online.
Family-owned and operated Larson Educational Services has had its doors open in Fort Myers since November 2008, but the beginnings of the business date back to the 1970's.
Rick Larson, Larson Educational Services co-founder and manager, opened a real estate education company in 1979 in St. Paul, Minnesota, called PROSOURCE Educational Services. The business grew to include real estate, mortgage, appraisal, insurance, securities, contractor, home inspection and computer education.
In 2001, Rick, along with his partner, Joe Coyne, sold the business to Kaplan Professional Schools, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Washington Post.
He and his instructors have assisted more than 500,000 professionals to pass their exams and achieve their career goals in real estate, real estate appraisal, residential construction, insurance and mortgage loan origination.
In 2007, two of Rick's five sons, David and Brad Larson, approached Rick and talked of starting up a family-owned education company. The only place they talked of operating the business was in Southwest Florida where they had spent countless winter breaks vacationing from school.
After finding a great location to build two classrooms in Royal Palm Square Shopping Center in Fort Myers in early 2008, Larson Educational Services offered its first Florida Real Estate Licensing class in November 2008, and has since added many new classes and has become very involved in all of the Southwest Florida communities. In March 2010, the Larson's expanded by adding an additional classroom location at Horseshoe Park of Commerce in Naples, just North of the Naples Municipal Airport, and in February 2011, the Larson's began offering courses in Sarasota at the SpringHill Suites, across the street from the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport.
Our Approach to Professional Education:
“We provide enjoyable, lively and interactive educational experiences that give you more than just credits...we give you ideas. Everything that we do is focused on professionalism and is based on the needs and the goals and objectives of the student.” - Brad Larson
Of all the Florida real estate, CAM and mortgage schools you can choose from, there is one that goes beyond merely filling seats and issuing credits.
It’s called LARSON Educational Services. And if you’ve given up on the idea that professional education could include interesting instructors and relevant course work, you’re in for a very pleasant surprise.
Because LARSON goes to great lengths to bring you:
The BEST Classrooms
The BEST Course Materials
The BEST Instructors in the Business
The BEST Customer Service
In short, the best of everything.
And, as we all know, nobody ever became a success by settling for second best.
Where are we located?
Our main office and classrooms are located at the base of the Midpoint Bridge in Fort Myers at Royal Palm Square. We have an additional classroom in Naples at the Horseshoe Park of Commerce. We also offer courses at a satellite location in Sarasota at the SpringHill Suites of Sarasota.