Alabama Real Estate License Renewal is handled by the Alabama Real Estate Commission (AREC). Visit AREC’s website for General License Renewal Information.


License Renewal

Your Alabama Real Estate license must be renewed online through the Alabama Real Estate Commission’s website, by September 30, 2022. To avoid penalties applied on September 1st, complete all CE and renew your license by August 31, 2022.

There are 2 important dates for License Renewal in Alabama for 2021. Renewal is completed online. Please visit AREC’s website for General License Renewal Information.

  1. Licenses must be renewed by August 31, 2022 to avoid the late fee.
  2. CE must be completed by September 30, 2022 to avoid an inactive license.

Remember! Changes were made to what is required for License Renewal. Every two years a total of fifteen (15) clock hours of continuing education prescribed by the Alabama Real Estate Commission is required for renewal of an active license. These hours must be completed by September 30 of every even year. The fifteen-hour continuing education course requirement is as follows:

  1. 3-hour Commission-approved course entitled “Risk Management: Initial Contact to Accepted Offer” (New Risk Management course now required for license activation and renewal)
  2. 12 hours of elective CE courses approved by the Commission
  3. Overall total = 15 hours

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Important Note: The Code of Ethics is not a requirement to renew your Alabama Real Estate License – it is a requirement from NAR with regards to membership in the REALTOR® organization. This is why you can take the NAR Code of Ethics training for FREE and no CE and it will count towards the NAR requirement.