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Real Estate CE Courses Alabama

Total Hours Required: 15
Education Due By: 12/31/2020 extension date due to Covid19 Rule
Elective Hours: 9
Mandatory Hours: 6
License Level: Sales Agent
Renewal Cycle: 2 Years

CE Approved Courses 

Please note:  Approved Courses listed below are assigned to specific instructors.  Please contact the Council to confirm approval status and request specific instructors to teach in this state.
Effective April 7, 2020, All live classroom offerings are CE approved for the live-virtual format.

 Approved for 6 hours of elective credit:
 


Regarding CE Requirement Beginning January 1, 2021
Any licensee who has not completed the 15-hour CE requirement for license renewal or license activation prior to January 1, 2021 must take the NEW 3-hour Risk Management: Initial Contact to Accepted Offer course to renew or activate a license. This course must be taken even if the previous Level 1 and Level 2 Risk Management courses have been completed.

Regarding Virtual Education An Option During COVID-19 Pandemic:
The onslaught of COVID-19 and the necessity to maintain space and distance require a different approach for classroom course delivery. Therefore, the Commission has approved the offering of all approved classroom courses for delivery through virtual platforms such as Zoom, Webex and other similar apps that allow instructors to verify that each registered student is present and participating. While the Commission is not setting a limit on the number of students per class, instructors are expected to use good judgment to assure that course credit is being accurately awarded.

All approved courses, salesperson and broker prelicense, salesperson post license and all continuing education courses, can now be delivered through virtual platforms until June 30, 2021.

NOTE: The extended CE deadline has NOT changed-it remains December 31, 2020 for the 2021-2022 license renewal period.

This approval of virtual delivery for classroom courses does not affect the availability of existing distance education courses. Those will remain options. You can check for approved courses at arec.alabama.gov.

Your Commission is committed to ensuring your license education requirements are available and literally at your fingertips. This pandemic has placed real estate educators in a great dilemma and licensees at an even greater disadvantage. This initiative hopes to close that gap and guarantee the availability of required CE service as needed by you.

General Information

Online Limitations

The Alabama Real Estate Commission requires that all online courses are completed within one year from the date of enrollment.

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

Online Info

Reminder, do not send your certificates to the state with your renewal, they are for your records only.

Alabama Real Estate Licensees are required to take 15 continuing education hours every 24 months including 6 mandatory hours in Risk Management. 

The fifteen hours of education is as follows:

  • Three (3) clock hours in Risk Management – Level 1  In this level, brokers and salespersons shall take the Risk Management: Avoiding Violations course.
  • Three (3) clock hours in Risk Management – Level 2  In this level, all brokers shall take the Risk Management for Brokers course. Salespersons shall take the Risk Management for Salespersons course, the Risk Management for Brokers course, or an industry-specific Risk Management course approved for Level 2 credit by the Commission.
  • The remaining nine (9) hours of continuing education can be any approved course.

**The deadline to renew your license is August 31st but you will have until September 30th of every even year to satisfy the continuing education requirements .

Note: If you have an inactive license you will ONLY need 15 hours of CE to reactivate. You do NOT need CE every year but you do need to renew your license by 8/31 each year.

6 clock hours required of Core credit in Risk Management and 9 clock hours required in Commission approved courses.

No Final Exam Passing Requirement

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.

Roster Sent: Every 1 days


Alabama Real Estate License Level: Post License Requirements

Total Hours Required: 30

Elective Hours: N/A

Mandatory Hours: N/A

Renewal Cycle: 1 year

Renewal Date: N/A

Online Limitations

The Alabama Real Estate Commission requires that all online courses are completed within one year from the date of enrollment. 

POST LICENSING requirements: Must 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.

While McKissock recognizes these requirements, they do not offer post-license education. McKissock recommends Real Estate Express, their sister company for post-licensing education.

No Final Exam Passing Requirement

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.

Roster Sent: Every day

Contact:
Alabama Real Estate Commission
1201 Carmichael Way
Montgomery, AL 36106
Phone: 334-242-5544
Fax: 334-270-9118
E-Mail: arec@arec.alabama.gov
Web: Alabama Real Estate Commission

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