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Alabama Post Licensing Requirements:

Total Hours Mandatory Elective Hours
You Need: 30 30 0
We Offer: 30 30 0
License Renewal Period: year

Alabama Requirement Detail for Real Estate Post-Licensing Education

Hours Required By The State: 30 hours

Completion of the 30 hour post license course is required for salespersons within the first six 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 License course.  You can obtain your temporary license number here.


The CE Shop Offering: 30 hours

Eligibility Verification: The CE Shop will verify your temporary license number prior to you being able to start your course.  Please contact Customer Service to provide your temporary license number for verification, at 888.827.0777.  Once you have provided this number, the customer service representative will unlock your course for you. 

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.  

Seat Time: The state requires that all students spend a minimum amount of seat time engaged in the course content. Our online course delivery system manages this requirement for you.

Final Exam Instructions and Proctoring Information: The state requires that your final course exam be proctored and you achieve a score of 75% or higher to pass.  Upon course completion, you will be presented with a final exam instruction slide which explains the proctor process, in detail. Upon passing the final course exam you and your proctor will be asked to sign an affidavit verifying your identity as the student who completed the course and the final course exam. Please select an approved proctor location here. If you are located more than 50 miles from an approved proctor, please contact Customer Service at 888.827.0777. Every attempt will be made to identify a suitable location within a reasonable amount of time. 

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: The CE Shop’s Pre-Licensing courses expire one year after the date of purchase. The CE Shop will allow students to purchase a new course at a 50% discount of the current retail price of the new course. Each individual course will have an expiration date listed in the student’s 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 six 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 six month period. If this is not done, the license will automatically move to an inactive status for the remaining six‐month period. Before the conclusion of the final six-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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