Basic Requirements for Becoming a Licensed Alabama Real Estate Professional

To become eligible to obtain a SALESPERSON license in Alabama, an applicant who does not hold a current real estate license in another state must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident alien or legally present in the U.S;
  • Be at least 19 years old;
  • Show proof of bona fide residency in any state in the U.S.;
  • Show proof of high school graduation or the equivalent;
  • Not have been convicted of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude;
  • Not have had a real estate application or license rejected or revoked in any state within the past two years.
  • After meeting the education and/or experience requirements, pass the licensing examination.

Education Requirements for Becoming a Licensed Alabama Real Estate Professional

  • Prior to taking the state exam, successfully complete an approved 60 clock hour prelicense course. Applicants have 6 months to pass the state exam after completing the course. If these deadlines are not met, the course must be retaken.
  • Complete a 30 hour post license training course within the first twelve months of licensure in order to be issued an original (permanent) license. Further, the course must be completed and original license issued within the first six months in order to maintain an active license. 

Continuing Education Requirement

Alabama licensed real estate professionals are required to complete 15 hours of continuing education every two years (by September 30 every even year).

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