How to get your Real Estate License in Alabama

Do you want to become a real estate agent and get Alabama Real Estate License? McKissock Learning taught thousands of aspiring real estate agents in Alabama, we make it easy for you to get up to speed on the Alabama real estate license requirements.

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Learn what's required for your Real Estate License in Alabama

This real estate licensing information summarizes the minimum requirements established by the Alabama Real Estate Commission. We recommend you contact the Alabama Real Estate Commission for more detailed information or changes.

If you obtain real estate licenses in multiple states, we recommend you check each state's requirements.

Alabama Real Estate License: Broker

Total Hours Required: 15
Mandatory Hours: 6
Elective Hours: 9
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
License Expiration Date: 08/31/2024
Education Cycle in Months: 24
Next Education Due Date: 09/30/2024
Renewal Date: August 31st of even years.
Continuing Education Date: September 30th of even years.  

Hours Required by the Alabama Real Estate Commission: 15 hours.
•6 mandatory hours*
    o3-hour Risk Management: Initial Contact to Accepted Offer course
    o3-hour Mandatory Broker CE Course
 •9 elective hours

Salesperson Post-Licensure Education Requirement: Completion of the 30-hour post license course is due within the first six months of licensure for active licensees, and within one year for inactive licensees. Click here for the post licensing course. Note: There is no post license requirement for Brokers.

Course Hours Daily Limit: AREC allows a maximum of nine (9) continuing education hours to be earned on any one calendar day.

Final Exam: While students are required to demonstrate mastery of the content at certain intervals of the course, there is no passing score requirement for the final exam.

Expiration Date of Course: Course expiration dates vary but are generally 6 months after the date of enrollment. AREC requires that all online courses be completed within one year from the date of enrollment.

Certificate: With few exceptions, online course completion certificates are available for download at course conclusion and posted directly to your student dashboard. Certificates are not submitted to AREC during renewal but should be kept for your records.  

Limitations

There is no limit to the number of CE hours that may be completed online.

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: Rosters are submitted electronically everyday. Once a license is renewed, course credit gets moved to the "Archive" section associated with the licensee's record.

In order for you license to remain on active status, you must complete your education by midnight Friday, September 30th of your renewal year.
Education not completed by September 30th will be placed on inactive status. Licensees will need to submit a re-activation fee of $25 ($28.50 if done online).
Roster Sent: Every 1 days

Governing Agency

Name: Alabama Real Estate Commission
Phone: 3342425544
Fax: 3342709118
Address: 1201 Carmichael Way Montgomery, AL 36106

Alabama Real Estate License: Sales Agent

Total Hours Required: 15
Mandatory Hours: 3
Elective Hours: 12
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
License Expiration Date: 08/31/2024
Education Cycle in Months: 24
Next Education Due Date: 09/30/2024
Renewal Date: August 31st of even years.
Continuing Education Date: September 30th of even years.  

Hours Required by the Alabama Real Estate Commission: 15 hours.
•3 mandatory hours
    o3-hour Risk Management: Initial Contact to Accepted Offer course
•12 elective hours

Salesperson Post-Licensure Education Requirement: Completion of the 30-hour post license course is due within the first six months of licensure for active licensees, and within one year for inactive licensees. Click here for the post licensing course. Note: There is no post license requirement for Brokers.

Course Hours Daily Limit: AREC allows a maximum of nine (9) continuing education hours to be earned on any one calendar day.

Final Exam: While students are required to demonstrate mastery of the content at certain intervals of the course, there is no passing score requirement for the final exam.

Expiration Date of Course: Course expiration dates vary but are generally 6 months after the date of enrollment. AREC requires that all online courses be completed within one year from the date of enrollment.

Certificate: With few exceptions, online course completion certificates are available for download at course conclusion and posted directly to your student dashboard. Certificates are not submitted to AREC during renewal but should be kept for your records.  

Limitations

There is no limit to the number of CE hours that may be completed online.

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: Rosters are submitted electronically everyday. Once a license is renewed, course credit gets moved to the "Archive" section associated with the licensee's record.

In order for you license to remain on active status, you must complete your education by midnight Friday, September 30th of your renewal year.
Education not completed by September 30th will be placed on inactive status. Licensees will need to submit a re-activation fee of $25 ($28.50 if done online).
Roster Sent: Every 1 days

Governing Agency

Name: Alabama Real Estate Commission
Phone: 3342425544
Fax: 3342709118
Address: 1201 Carmichael Way Montgomery, AL 36106

Alabama Real Estate License: Post License Requirements

Total Hours Required: 30
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 0
Renewal Cycle in Years: 1
Completion of the 30 hour post license course for salespersons is required within the first six months of licensure for active licensees and within one year for inactive licensees.

Note: There is no post license requirement for brokers.

Alabama Licensing Process and Deadlines:
1. Completion of the Salesperson's 30-hour post license course: A person shall be required to have a temporary license issued prior to taking a post license course as identified in Rule 790-X-2-.03. If a salesperson's temporary license is issued on active status, the 30-hour post license course must be completed within six months AND an application for a permanent/original license submitted to remain on active status. The six-month period begins on the first day of the month following issuance of the temporary license and concludes on the last day of the sixth month. For example, a temporary license is issued on June 10. The six months will begin on July 1 and end on December 31.
2. Submitting Application for a Permanent/Original Salesperson's License: Every temporary salesperson MUST take a 30-hour post license course and submit the Application for an Original Salesperson License within 12 months. The 12 months begin on the first day of the month following issuance of the temporary license and conclude on the last day of the twelfth month. This deadline applies to both active and inactive licensees. The application for an original salesperson's license can be found on the Commission's website at www.arec.alabama.gov.
3. A Lapsed Temporary Salesperson's License: Failure to submit application and have the permanent/original license issued within the 12-month time frame described above will result in the license lapsing, and the applicant will have to begin the licensing process again with the prelicense course.

The preceding deadlines have been explained to me by the school, and I understand the licensing requirements that must be met for temporary and permanent licensure. I also understand that I may contact the Real Estate Commission at any time if I have questions. By electronically signing the bottom of this page and proceeding to the online course, I am indicating that I understand these licensing requirements.

This course requires a LIVE PROCTORED FINAL EXAMINATION for course completion.

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: Rosters are submitted electronically everyday. Once a license is renewed, course credit gets moved to the "Archive" section associated with the licensee's record.

In order for you license to remain on active status, you must complete your education by midnight Friday, September 30th of your renewal year.
Education not completed by September 30th will be placed on inactive status. Licensees will need to submit a re-activation fee of $25 ($28.50 if done online).
Roster Sent: Every 1 days

Governing Agency

Name: Alabama Real Estate Commission
Phone: 3342425544
Fax: 3342709118
Address: 1201 Carmichael Way Montgomery, AL 36106

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.