Alabama Real Estate Continuing Education Courses

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Alabama Continuing Education Requirements:

Total Hours Risk Management Elective
You Need: 15 3 12
We Offer: 15 3 12

The deadline for licensees to satisfy the CE requirement for active license renewal is September 30. All courses must be complete by 10:00 am CT on Friday, September 30, to allow time for them to be reported to the state. Courses completed after this time will NOT be applied to your current renewal period

Alabama State Requirement Details for Real Estate Continuing Education

Renewal Date: 8/31 every even-numbered year

CE Due Date: 9/30 every even-numbered year

Hours Required: 15 hours every 24 months including 3 mandatory hours in Risk Management

  • 3 hours – Risk Management Mandatory hours
  • 12 hours – Elective hours

Note: Beginning Oct 1, 2022, Qualifying and Associate brokers must complete 6 hours of mandatory education:

  • Risk Mgmt - 3 Hours
  • Qualifying Broker - 3 hours (The CE Shop will be developing this course soon)

Max Hours in a 24-Hour Period: Alabama real estate licensees will not receive credit for more than 9 hours of continuing education per day. Our online course delivery system manages this requirement for you.

The CE Shop’s Offering: 15 hours

  • 3 mandatory hours
  • 12 elective hours

The CE Shop is an approved provider in Alabama.

Provider Approval Number: 96000

Reporting: The state requires schools to report course completions within seven to ten days. Course completions will be reported within this time frame.

Expiration Date of Course: Course expiration dates vary by course but are generally one year after order date. Each individual course will have an expiration date listed in your account. 

Certificates: Immediately upon real estate course completion, The CE Shop will provide students with an electronic copy of the course certificate of completion. Certificates will remain in your account for a minimum of five years, should you need additional copies at a later time. Please refer to your renewal application to determine if you need to submit your certificate(s) of completion with your renewal. Course completion dates are recorded using Central Standard Time. Please note that the date on your certificate of completion will reflect this.

Post-Licensing: Completion of the 30-Hr. Post-Licensing Course for Salespersons within the first six months of licensure for active licensees and within one year for inactive licensees. The holder of an original license who has satisfactorily completed the post-license 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.

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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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