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Alabama Real Estate License Course

60-Hour Alabama Broker Pre-License Course Online

The fastest and most affordable way to get your Alabama real estate salesperson license! Here you'll learn:

  • How To Get Your AL License Online
  • What's Included In Our Courses
  • Why You Should Get Your AL License
  • General Information About the Alabama Real Estate License Online Course
  • FAQ's
  • Articles For Further Education
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How to Get a Real Estate Salesperson’s License in Alabama

A salesperson applicant in Alabama must:

  • Be at least 19 years of age
  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident alien, or legally present in the U.S.
  • Show proof of bona fide residency in any U.S. state
  • Show proof of high school graduation or its 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

If you meet these qualifications, you can earn your Alabama real estate salesperson's license in (7) steps.

Step 1: Complete the 60-Hour Alabama Pre-license Education Course

Alabama salesperson license applicants must complete an approved 60-hour pre-license course before taking the state licensing examination. The salesperson pre-license course must be finished within one year from the date you start it, including taking and passing its final exam. You must pass all of the incremental assessments plus the final exam with the minimum course grade of 70%.

Step 2: Apply for the State Exam

Once you successfully pass the 60-hour course, the course administrator will submit the course credit to the Alabama Real Estate Commission (AREC). You must wait for your exam eligibility to be submitted before scheduling the course.

PSI will send a confirmation notice and an identification number you’ll use to schedule your test. You must pass the state exam within six months of completing the 60-hour licensing course.

To schedule an exam online with PSI, go to https://schedule.psiexams.com or call PSI at 888-818-5824. PSI accepts credit cards for online and phone scheduling. The exam cost is $77.

Refer to the Alabama Real Estate Candidate Handbook for information on examination schedules, site locations, exam security, reporting, and preparation.

Step 3: Take and Pass the State Exam

The Alabama state exam has a National portion and a State portion. The questions are mixed and will not appear as separate sections. The total time allowed is 3.5 hours. In total, you will be asked 140 scored multiple choice questions and up to ten “pretested” questions that do not count towards your score.

You can see the specific breakdown of the number of questions asked in each topic area in the Candidate Handbook.

Upon exam completion, you will report to the testing supervisor for your score report. To pass the salesperson exam, you need a scaled score of at least 70.

If you pass the exam, you will receive instruction for applying for an Alabama Temporary Real Estate License.

If you fail, your score report will have diagnostic scoring information and information on reapplying.

Step 4: Apply for a Temporary Alabama Real Estate License

Once you pass your state exam, you have 90 days to apply for the Temporary Salesperson's License, starting with the day you pass the exam.

You need the following to complete the application:

  • Proof of age
  • Proof of high school education or its equivalent
  • Proof of state residency
  • Submit fingerprints for federal and state criminal background check (see details in next step)
  • Alabama non-residents must submit Consent to Jurisdiction Form

The fee for the temporary real estate salesperson license totals $210. It includes a $150 license fee, $30 research and recovery fee, and $30 recovery fund fee.

Step 5: Submit Fingerprints for a Background Check

Alabama requires all applicants to submit fingerprints for a federal and state background check. The applicant must coordinate their application submission with their fingerprint submission as the Commission will only have access to the background check information for 30 days. Therefore, the Commission strongly recommends applicants submit their application on the same day as they submit their fingerprints.

Find full fingerprint scanning and processing instructions at www.aps.gemalto.com. The fingerprinting fee is $48.25, payable online with a credit or debit card during registration. You can pay at the fingerprint site with a money order or cashier's check.

Step 6: Take a 30-hour Post-Licensing Course

After the Alabama Real Estate Commission receives your application and background check results, it will issue a temporary license good for one year. To receive a permanent active license, you must complete an additional 30 hours of post-licensing education.

Step 7: Apply for Permanent License

Once your post-licensing hours are completed, you must submit an Application for Real Estate Salesperson's Original License by logging into Online Services or printing one from the commission website. The Salesperson License fee is $85 for a single year for $170 for a two-year period, plus $10 for certification of licensure. Your permanent license will be issued directly to your supervising qualifying broker.

Congratulations! You are now able to practice as a real estate salesperson in Alabama.

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What’s Included in Your Course​

Course Structure

The RealEstateU 60-Hour Alabama Real Estate Salesperson Course is structured in the following way:

  • The course starts with a course orientation.
  • Primary course content is delivered with audio lectures. Written transcripts are available for each audio lecture.
  • The course material is organized into multiple chapters, following the state’s guidelines. Each chapter is broken into targeted lessons.
  • Some lessons deepen your understanding using an infographic or a contract document.
  • Every chapter ends with a multiple choice quiz. At least 70% of the questions must be answered correctly to pass and continue to the next chapter.
  • The 60-hour course is capped by a comprehensive final exam. You must pass the final exam successfully to complete the course.
  • Study on your schedule through the self-paced course. The short audio lessons are designed to be listened to while on-the-go, so you can study anywhere, at any time.
  • RealEstateU’s 60-hour Alabama Real Estate Salesperson Pre-license course covers everything you need to satisfy the state’s pre-licensing real estate education requirement.

Audio Transcripts

  • Every audio lesson is paired with a written transcript.

Beautifully Designed Infographics

  • Dozens of infographics are visually clear and easy to grasp so you can understand the essential concepts needed for your exams.

Course Glossary

  • Find the essential key terms in the course Glossary, which is available as a PDF download.

Course Final Exams

  • The AL course requires you to pass a comprehensive final exam at the end of the 60 hours. Your course administrator will submit your course credit to the Commission immediately upon passing the last exam.

Buy Our PDF Course Textbooks & Appendixes

You can purchase a PDF version of the course textbook for only $29!

The course textbook contains all the content covered in the course, including all the audio transcripts, infographics, and supporting documents.

Please note that the PDF textbook is sold separately and not included in the course tuition. The textbook is designed to supplement the online course and not replace it.

The textbook enables you to review the course content offline. You can also print course textbook individual lessons as needed.

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Why Get an Alabama Real Estate License

Enjoy the many benefits of earning an Alabama real estate salesperson license:

Income Potential

Your future earning potential is limitless. The more deals a real estate agent sources and closes, the more money they make!

Flexible Schedule

Quit laboring at a boring desk job and be your own boss. Real estate agents create their schedule. By law, your employing broker can’t tell you when and where to work!

Work Part-Time or Full-Time

You decide how to divide your time. Take your time to turn it into a full-time career or keep your current job. Use your license to create side income by working part-time.

Sell or Lease All Types of Real Estate

Holding a real estate license allows you to sell or lease all types of real estate throughout Alabama.

Course Completion Time

All students have 12 months from the time of purchase to complete the RealEstateU 60-hour Alabama Real Estate Salesperson Course (including the course exams).

Refund Policy

All courses are eligible for a refund within 30 days of purchase if the student has not completed more than 50% of the course. All refunds issued are subjected to a $20 admin charge. Please read our Terms and Conditions for more details.

Top 3 FAQ's On Getting Your License In Alabama

Can I take the AL pre-license course if I'm still in high school?

It is unlikely because in Alabama, you must be at least 19 years of age and have a diploma or GED requirement when you apply for your temporary real estate license. With six months to pass the exam and 90 days to file a temporary license, the timing may not work for you.


What are the requirements to apply for an AL real estate license?

You must be at least 19 years of age, have a high school diploma or its equivalent, reside in the US, be a citizen, permanent resident, or legally present in the US, and no felony or crime concerning moral turpitude convictions. Before you apply, you must pass a 60-hour pre-license course and the state licensing exam.

Can I take the 60-hour AL real estate license course online?

Yes, you can take the Alabama pre-license course online as long as it is with a pre-approved education provider. Taking the course online enables you to work through the content at your own pace and schedule.