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There is a general exemption from having to register as a franchisor in FL if the person has filed an exemption. To get the exemption the franshisor must certify that they are in substantial compliance with Federal Trade Commission disclosure requirements. FL Statute 559.802. Here is a link to the statute. http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0500-0599/0559/Sections/0559.802.html
For the above reasons, the answer to your question is that the franchisor does not need to register for a license to have a valid franchise agreement.
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