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Alabama State Real Estate Licensing and CE Requirements

Alabama Real Estate Commission

1201 Carmichael Way
Montgomery, AL 36106
Phone: 334.242.5544
Fax: 334.270.9118
Email: arec@arec.alabama.gov
Website: www.arec.alabama.gov

Alabama Real Estate Salesperson Licensing

Requirements to Obtain a Salesperson License:

A. Be at least 19 years old
B. Be a U.S. Citizen or lawful permanent resident
C. Show proof of bona fide residency in any state in the U.S.
D. Show proof of high school graduation or equivalent
E. Not have been convicted of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude
F. Complete 60 hours of required education
G. Take the Alabama and national licensing exam (for any questions go to www.psiexams.com)
H. Apply for the state license within 90 days of your exam date or the exam is null and void. Applications are located at www.arec.alabama.gov

Alabama Real Estate Broker Licensing

Requirements to Obtain a Broker’s License:

A. Be at least 19 years old
B. Be a U.S. Citizen or lawful permanent resident
C. Show proof of bona fide residency in any state in the U.S.
D. Show proof of high school graduation or equivalent
E. Not have been convicted of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude
F. Complete 60 hours of required education
G. Take the Alabama Broker Exam
H. Must have held an active salesperson license in any state for at least 24 months of the 36 months immediately preceding the date of application
I. Complete, sign, and submit the broker licensing application provided by the Alabama Real Estate Commission along with the required fee

Real Estate Salesperson Post-Licensing

Education Requirements to Renew a Salesperson License the First Time:

A. Complete the 30-hour post-license course for salespersons within the first six months of licensure—for active licensees—and within one year for inactive licensees
B. No post-license requirement for brokers

Real Estate Salesperson Continuing Education

A. Every two years a total of 15 clock hours of continuing education is required to renew an active license. These hours must be completed by September 30 of every even year. The fifteen-hour continuing education course requirement is as follows:

a. Three clock hours in Risk Management—Level 1. In this level, brokers and salespersons shall take the Risk Management: Avoiding Violations course;
b. Three clock hours in Risk Management—Level 2. At this level, all brokers shall take the Risk Management for Brokers course. Salespersons shall take the Risk Management for Salesperson course, the Risk Management for Brokers course, or an industry-specific Risk Management course approved for Level 2, accredited by the Commission; and
c. Nine clock hours in Commission-approved courses

Real Estate Broker Continuing Education

A. Every two years a total of 15 clock hours of continuing education is required to renew an active license. These hours must be completed by September 30 of every even year. The 15-hour continuing education course requirement is as follows:

a. Three clock hours in Risk Management—Level 1. At this level, brokers and salespersons shall take the Risk Management: Avoiding Violations course;
b. Three clock hours in Risk Management—Level 2. At this level, all brokers shall take the Risk management for Brokers course. Salespersons shall take the Risk Management for Salesperson course, the Risk Management for Brokers course, or an industry-specific Risk Management course approved for Level 2, accredited by the Commission; and
c. Nine clock hours in Commission-approved courses

Real Estate Exam Provider

A. PSI/AMP—see candidate bulletin and any other testing information here: www.goamp.com
B. Contact via phone at 800.345.6559