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Alabama Post-Licensing Requirements:

Total Hours Mandatory Elective Hours
You Need: 30 30 0
We Offer: 30 30 0

Alabama Requirement Detail for Real Estate Post-Licensing Education

Hours Required By The State: 30 hours

Completion of the 30-hour Post-Licensing course is required for salespersons within the first 6 months of licensure for active licensees and within one year for inactive licensees. Individuals must also apply for an Original Salesperson License and have it issued before the expiration of the first 6 month period. Note: There is no Post-License requirement for brokers.

Eligibility: Students must hold a temporary license in order to enroll in the Post-Licensing course. You can obtain your temporary license number here.

Max Hours in a 24-Hour Period: Alabama real estate licensees will not receive credit for more than 9 hours of Post-License credit per day. Our online course delivery system manages this requirement for you.

The CE Shop Offering: 30 hours

Temporary License ID: Pre-registration with the Commission is required prior to starting your Post-Licensing course.  This information is required to expedite the exchange of information among your instructor, the exam provider and the state of Alabama. You should already have a temporary ID number. You can also look up your temporary ID here. You will be required to provide this number at the start of your Post-Licensing course.

Subsequent Renewals

Reporting: Real estate course completions are reported to the Alabama Real Estate Commission within 3 business days. Please be sure to provide your ID number as that is required for us to report your completion.  

Final Exam Instructions and Proctoring Information: The state requires that your final course exam be proctored and you achieve a score of 70% or higher to pass. The state requires that your final course exam be proctored. You’ll need to schedule an appointment with an online proctor in advance. You can find full details of the proctoring process here. Upon passing the final course exam you will be asked to sign an affidavit verifying your identity as the student who completed the course and the final course exam.   

Post Licensing and CE: The holder of an original license who has satisfactorily completed the postlicense course and whose original license has been issued, shall not be subject to the continuing education requirements for the first renewal of his or her original license.

Expiration Date of Course: Course expiration dates vary by course but are generally one year after order date. Each course has an individual expiration date which is listed in your account.

Certificates: Upon completion of the course, The CE Shop will provide students with an electronic certificate of completion. Certificates will remain in your account for a minimum of five years, should you need additional copies. Please refer to your license application to determine if you need to submit your certificate of completion with your license request. Course completion dates are recorded using Central Standard Time. Please note that the date of your certificate of completion will reflect this. 

Additional Licensing Information: A temporary license is good for one year after the date of issuance and may not be renewed. Upon application, the licensee may request that the temporary license be issued on active or inactive status. If issued on active status, the license may remain active for the first 6 months of issuance before automatically moving to an inactive status. If an individual desires to remain active, he/she must complete the Post-Licensing course, apply for an Original Salesperson License and have it issued before the expiration of the first 6 month period. The Salesperson Original License Application is now available only through Available Services on the Commission's website.  When the post license course has been completed and course credit has been submitted, all temporary licensees must log in to Online Services here, select the Salesperson Original Application link, complete the online application, and pay the license fee. If this is not done, the license will automatically move to an inactive status for the remaining 6‐month period. Before the conclusion of the final 6-month period, the licensee must have the Original Salesperson License issued to avoid having the temporary license lapse. An individual with a lapsed temporary license is subject to all requirements applicable to persons who have never been licensed and must retake the Salesperson Pre-Licensing course and pass the state licensing exam before re‐applying for a temporary license.

Alabama Real Estate Commission

Street Address: 1201 Carmichael Way, Montgomery, AL 36106-3674

Telephone: 334.242.5544

Fax: 334.270.9118

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