Licensing Requirements

Salesperson

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

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident;
  2. Be at least 19 years old;
  3. Show proof of bona fide residency in any state in the U.S.;
  4. Show proof of high school graduation or GED;
  5. Not have been convicted of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude;
  6. Not have had a real estate application or license rejected or revoked in any state within the After meeting the education and/or experience requirements, pass the licensing examination.

Additionally, a SALESPERSON applicant must:

  1. Prior to taking the state exam, successfully complete an approved 60 clock hour pre-license course. (Salesperson applicants have 12 months to pass the state exam after completing this course, if not, the course must be retaken.) AND
  2. 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.

Broker

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

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

Additionally, a BROKER applicant must:

  1. Successfully complete an approved 60 clock hour pre-license course. AND
  2. Must have held an active real estate salesperson license in any state for at least 24 months of the 36 month period immediately preceding the date of application.

Reciprocal

If you hold a current license in another state, you may obtain a RECIPROCAL license by doing the following:

  1. Submit with the application an official “Certificate of Licensure” form (license history) showing you hold a current license in another state. This certification can be obtained from the Real Estate Commission Office in that state. This certification must have been issued within 90 days of our receipt of your reciprocal license application AND
  2. Complete the reciprocal license application and submit it with the required attachments and fees.