California would not honor my classes from Pennsylvania. I had to retake my courses online through http://www.reschool.com/.
California also recently changed (October 2007) the requirements for a license, so be sure to check the CA Dept of real estate website to be up to date on the requirements: http://www.dre.ca.gov/
I'm fairly certain that PA and FL have reciprocity. When you compare PA to CA, there are definitely differences in the way things are done, so after all was said and done, retaking the CA courses proved to be a positive learning experience.
It had been over a decade since I was in a testing environment, so if you feel the need to brush up on practice questions for the exam, I recommend this CD-ROM (I borrowed it from the library):
As an example of disclosures in California: I sell in an area in Southern California where it snows. That is unusual for that area. We disclose it. We also disclose that there are bear and other wild animals. The local mls has actually an 18 page local disclosure. Sometime somewhere someone tried to get out of a deal when it snowed or they saw a bear. The state also has a lengthly disclosures that they require everyone to sign. Love to do referrals with you.
And definitely take Dot up on her offer to consider her office to hang your license. I just joined Keller Williams down here in San Diego. And after working with Prudential and other top brokerages, I am finding that KW not only offers the absolute best in training/education but the company culture is one of community and contribution. I wouldn't work anywhere else.
You can go to http://www.dre.ca.gov and get most of your questions answered there. Would love to show you around our office in Studio City and introduce you to our team leader.