How to Become a Real Estate Agent in Alabama Having taught thousands of aspiring real estate agents in Alabama, we make it easy for you to get up to speed on the Alabama real estate license requirements. Home > Get My License > Get your Alabama Real Estate License > Alabama Real Estate License Requirements SHOP LICENSINGLICENSE REQUIREMENTSGo Learn what's required to get your real estate license in Alabama This real estate licensing information summarizes the minimum requirements established by the Alabama Real Estate Commission. We recommend you contact the Commission for more detailed information. Are you planning to obtain real estate licenses in multiple states? If so, we recommend you check each state's requirements. The List of Steps and Requirements how to get a Real Estate license in Alabama An applicant who does not hold a current real estate license in another state must: Meet the requirements. Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident alien or legally present in the U.S, and be at least 19 years old; Show proof of bona fide residency in any state in the U.S.; Show proof of high school graduation or the 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. Complete an approved 60 hours Alabama real estate prelicense course. Before you can sit for the Alabama state real estate license exam, you must successfully complete an approved Alabama 60-hour pre-license course. You have 12 months to pass the Alabama state exam after completing the course. If you miss the deadline, you must retake the course After meeting the education and/or experience requirements, pass the real estate licensing examination. You must earn a score of 70% or higher to pass. Applicants have 6 months to pass the state exam after completing the course. If these deadlines are not met, the course must be retaken. Must complete 30-hour post license training course within the first twelve months of licensure in order to be issued an original (permanent) license. Further, the course must be completed, and original license issued within the first six months in order to maintain an active license. If you already hold a real estate license in another state, you may obtain an Alabama RECIPROCAL license. Alabama Real Estate Reciprocity If you have an original current license in another state, you may be able to obtain Alabama reciprocal license by doing the following steps: Complete a 6-hour course in Alabama real estate law, Take and pass the corresponding Alabama portion of the licensing examination AND submit with the application the Certificate of Licensure form. This is a history of your license and it shows you have a current license in another state. Take and pass the reciprocal salesperson's exam on Alabama license law within 12 months of course completion. Obtain the certification documentation by contacting the Real Estate Commission office in that state. The governing board requires the following: Your certification must have been issued within 120 days of receipt of the reciprocal license application. If you're an exam candidate, you will receive an application for the license at the test center when you pass the exam. Find more information about Alabama's reciprocal license program by reading Section 34-27-32(b)(1) and Rule 790-X-1-.18 shop courses Good to know Other insights about getting your Alabama real estate license More information is available by calling the Alabama Real Estate Commission at 334-242-5544 You can download real estate PDF forms from the Alabama Real Estate Commission's media page. Real estate salesperson and broker licenses expire at midnight on September 30 of the final year of each license period.