BAR FAQs

Click below to get answers to your frequently asked questions.

How do I login to pay my BAR dues/GALMLS fees?

Your dues, fees, and any outstanding payments can be made through your Member Portal. Please see Portal Help for login instructions

Why do I need a card on file?

It is our priority to provide the highest and safest level of security for our members. In order to prevent credit card information from being jeopardized, our policy requires logging in to the Member Portal to save it on file. By saving your card on file, all charges for BAR and GALMLS will be charged safely and securely.

How do I renew my license?

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

How do I find CE class information?

Education information is posted on the BAR website under the Education dropdown, or visit the BAR Calendar for a list of BAR and GALMLS courses. A link to the classes is also in MLS on the Home Page of Paragon.

How do I register for a class?

To register for a class, log into your Member Portal and click on the Events menu item, or visit the BAR Calendar for a list of BAR and GALMLS courses. When you find a class you wish to take, click Details and follow the prompts to register. Be sure to make payment to reserve your spot in the class! In order to monitor class sizes, reservations are not made without payment.

Can late fees be waived?

Per BAR and GALMLS policy, late fees for any type of dues or subscriber fees cannot be waived. BAR and GALMLS provide ample notice and numerous email reminders to help you avoid late fees. Please be sure we have current contact information in your Member Portal. If you are an MLS Subscriber, this contact information will also update in the MLS.

Can BAR Dues or MLS Fees be refunded?

Per the BAR and GALMLS policy, all dues and fees are non-refundable.

“Refund Policy BAR Dues/MLS Fees/RPAC – It is the policy of BAR that no dues, fees, or RPAC contributions are refundable.”

Can I be refunded my RPAC contribution?

Please contact the Alabama Association of REALTORS® for ARPAC refunds.

What does it cost to join BAR and GALMLS?

Please contact our Membership Department with any questions about joining at Memership@BirminghamRealtors.com and they will be happy to assist you! Visit the REALTOR® Membership page for additional information.

How many CE credits do I need as an agent?

Agents must get 15 hours of CE credit every two years to keep their license and Association Membership in good standing. For more information, please visit AREC (Alabama Real Estate Commission) for more information.

What do I need to do if I am transferring my license to a new office?

Once you have transferred your license with AREC (Alabama Real Estate Commission), please complete an Agent Change Form (available in Paragon under “MLS Documents”, select “Member Forms”) and email it to Membership@BirminghamRealtors.com. If you are opening your own company and you have filed the needed documentation with AREC, please email  Membership@BirminghamRealtors.com.

Where can I find a list of events/classes?

Visit the BAR Calendar, a link is in the upper right corner of the website, to see upcoming classes. You may also log into your Member Portal and click “Events” and “Upcoming Classes” for a full list.