Alabama Real Estate Post-License Requirements

Published On: April 1st, 2024Categories: Real Estate Careers, Real Estate EducationLast Updated: March 14th, 202410.5 min read

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Congratulations! You passed the Alabama real estate exam, got your temporary license, and started practicing real estate. But why is your license only temporary? Discover the steps you need to transition from temporary to permanent licensure. We’ll guide you through all the requirements, from taking the Alabama real estate post-license course to applying for your permanent license with the Alabama Real Estate Commission (AREC).

Why Is My Alabama Real Estate License Temporary?

AREC issues first-time salespersons with a temporary license that is valid for up to a year. To continue a career in Alabama real estate, you must complete 30 course hours of post-licensing education. You have up to a year to do so, but your license will be inactive if you don’t finish in the first 6 months of licensure. You may not practice real estate with an inactive license, so it’s crucial to take the course before the 6-month deadline to remain active.

What Is the Alabama Post-License Course?

The Alabama post-license course serves as both a refresher and an extension of what you learned in pre-licensing. Now that you have real-life experience, the knowledge and skills you’ll gain have deeper meaning and are easier to apply to your business. License Classroom’s Alabama Real Estate Post-License Course covers key concepts, including negotiating offers, navigating contracts to closing, effective marketing and pricing strategies, liability prevention, business planning, and more.

Our course is 100% online, self-paced, and designed to be interesting and up-to-date so you receive the highest quality real estate education. There is a combination of text-based questions and interactive elements with true/false, vocab matching, scenario-based learning, and more. We automatically report the course completion certificate to AREC on your behalf, typically within 1-2 business days.

Is There An Exam?

AREC requires all licensees to pass a post-license course final exam proctored by an approved third party. There is no time limit to complete the 50 multiple-choice questions and you can retake it as many times as you need. You’ll need to pass with a score of at least 70% to move forward with a license application.

License Classroom has partnered with PSI to offer the required exam proctoring at the low cost of $25 per attempt. It’s done completely online for your convenience, and requires a signed affidavit to verify your identity.

How to Submit an Application for a Permanent License

Submit an Application for Real Estate Salesperson’s Original License to AREC after completing post-license courses, within 12 months of receiving your temporary license. Missing the deadline means you can no longer practice real estate in Alabama, and restarting your career requires retaking pre-licensing courses.

Once you have a permanent license, remember to maintain its active status by completing continuing education (CE) courses to renew your license every two years. You can read more about that in our blog post here.

Enroll in Post-Licensing courses with License Classroom today and unlock your full potential in Alabama real estate! Don’t forget to enter your temporary license number (issued by AREC) when starting the course. Use this link to find your license number if you aren’t sure what it is.

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