Alabama Real Estate Commission


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Contact Information

Mailing address:
1201 Carmichael Way
Montgomery, AL 36106

Phone: (334) 242-5544
Fax: (334) 270-9118

Web: Home Name search
Email: arec@arec.alabama.gov

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Alabama Real Estate Commission in order to provide compliance services to our clients. As a client, you see this and other reference data in License Manager in-line with your licenses.

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Alabama Real Estate Branch Office License

Agency:Alabama Real Estate Commission
Law:

Alabama License Law

Eligible Entity Types:
  • Corporations
  • General Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Proprietorships
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Qualifying Individual Requirements:
  • An application for a company license or branch office license shall be made by a qualifying broker on a form prescribed by the commission.
  • The qualifying broker shall be an officer, partner, or employee of the company.
  • A broker may serve as qualifying broker for a salesperson or associate broker only if licensed in Alabama, his or her principal business is that of a real estate broker, and he or she shall be in a position to actually supervise the real estate activities of the associate broker or salesperson on a full-time basis.
  • Each company or branch office shall be under the direction and supervision of a qualifying broker licensed at that address.
  • No person may serve as a qualifying broker at more than one location.
  • The qualifying broker for the branch office and the qualifying broker for the company shall share equal responsibility for the real estate activities of all licensees assigned to the branch office or company.
Requirement Notes:

Most Companies, except Sole Proprietorships, are required by law to register or be qualified with the office of Secretary of State in Alabama. 

Initial Registration

Form:

Branch Office Application

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

Depends on when you register: $170 for registering in the first year of the biennium (between 10/01/2020 and 09/30/2021) or $85 for registering in the second year ( between 10/01/2021 and 09/30/2022).

Turnaround:

Completed applications are normally processed within 3 business days from the date received. Once processed, the licenses will be available for printing by the Qualifying Broker from the Commission’s website, arec.alabama.gov, using the Company’s login (the company license number and the Qualifying Broker’s personal information). 

How to Apply:
  1. An application for a company license or branch office license shall be made by a qualifying broker on a form prescribed by the commission. Use this form to register the qualifying broker.
  2. Once the qualifying broker is registered, the Commission will issue the license to the company listed on the qualifying broker registration/transfer form. 
  3. Most Companies, except Sole Proprietorships, are required by law to register or be qualified with the office of Secretary of State in Alabama. Please call 334.242.5324 for further information.
  4. If licensees are transferring into this company, submit a Real Estate Commission Registration/Transfer Form, and $25 registration fee for each licensee, or if licensees are activating a license into this company, submit an Application for License Activation and $25 activation fee. 
  5. Complete the form and mail it to the Alabama Real Estate Commission.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$170

Due:

By September 30 of even-numbered years.

Alabama Real Estate Broker License

Agency:Alabama Real Estate Commission

Initial Registration

Notes:

License applications are provided after passing the exam.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$205

Due:

Biennially

Alabama Real Estate Company License

Agency:Alabama Real Estate Commission
Law:

Alabama License Law

Eligible Entity Types:
  • Corporations
  • General Partnerships 
  • Limited Liability Companies 
  • Proprietorships 
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Qualifying Individual Requirements:
  • An application for a company license or branch office license shall be made by a qualifying broker on a form prescribed by the commission.
  • The qualifying broker shall be an officer, partner, or employee of the company.
  • A broker may serve as qualifying broker for a salesperson or associate broker only if licensed in Alabama, his or her principal business is that of a real estate broker, and he or she shall be in a position to actually supervise the real estate activities of the associate broker or salesperson on a full-time basis.
  • Each company or branch office shall be under the direction and supervision of a qualifying broker licensed at that address.
  • No person may serve as a qualifying broker at more than one location.
  • The qualifying broker for the branch office and the qualifying broker for the company shall share equal responsibility for the real estate activities of all licensees assigned to the branch office or company.

Initial Registration

Form:

Company License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

Depends on when you register: $170 for registering in the first year of the biennium (between 10/01/2020 and 09/30/2021) or $85 for registering in the second year ( between 10/01/2021 and 09/30/2022).

Turnaround:

Completed applications are normally processed within 3 business days from the date received. Once processed, the licenses will be available for printing by the Qualifying Broker from the Commission’s website, arec.alabama.gov, using the Company’s login (the company license number and the Qualifying Broker’s personal information). 

Notes:

Companies with more than one place of business need multiple company licenses.

How to Apply:
  1. An application for a company license or branch office license shall be made by a qualifying broker on a form prescribed by the commission. Use this form to register the qualifying broker.
  2. Once the qualifying broker is registered, the Commission will issue the license to the company listed on the qualifying broker registration/transfer form. 
  3. Most Companies, except Sole Proprietorships, are required by law to register or be qualified with the office of Secretary of State in Alabama. Please call 334.242.5324 for further information.
  4. If licensees are transferring into this company, submit a Real Estate Commission Registration/Transfer Form, and $25 registration fee for each licensee, or if licensees are activating a license into this company, submit an Application for License Activation and $25 activation fee. 
  5. Complete the form and mail it to the Alabama Real Estate Commission.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Online

Agency Fee:

$170

Due:

By September 30 of even-numbered years.

Alabama Real Estate Salesperson License

Agency:Alabama Real Estate Commission

Initial Registration

Agency Fee:

$85

Notes:

License applications are provided after passing the exam.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$185

Due:

Biennially

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