50-State Real Estate Broker Licensing Compliance Guide
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Alaska Real Estate License

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Licensing requirements for Alaska brokerage firms.

A business entity offering real estate brokerage services to the public typically must register with the real estate commission before conducting business activity. For assistance with licensing, please contact us to learn about our software and managed license services.

Company Licenses

Alaska Real Estate Company Licenses

Alaska Real Estate Office Registration

Agency:Alaska Real Estate Commission
Law:

Alaska Real Estate Commission Statues and Regulations

Eligible Entity Types:
  • Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • General Partnerships
  • Sole Proprietorships 
Financial Requirements:

Must provide trust account number. 

Insurance Requirements:

Errors & ommissions insurance is required.  You can submit your proof of coverage by sending the Accord form titled “Certificate of Liability Insurance” to the REC. You have several options to get that form to the REC:email it to: realestatecommission@alaska.gov, fax it to: (907) 269-8196 or  mail it to: 550 West 7th Ave., Suite 1500, Anchorage, AK 99501

Initial Registration

Form:

Real Estate Office Registration Form

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$200

Notes:

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

How to Apply:
  1. To become licensed as a Real Estate Broker, you must also register your office.
  2. To open a new main or branch office (#08-4005):
    1. Check the box at the top of the page which states “Opening New Office.”
    2. Complete the section indicating the type of office: “Main” or “Branch.”
    3. Pay the appropriate fee.  
  3. To register changes to your existing office (#08-4005a):
    1. Check the box(es) which identify the information being changed at the top of the page which states “Office Changes.”
    2. Provide the correct new information in the appropriate “Main” or “Branch” section. 
    3. Pay the appropriate fee. 
  4. If the new office is a partnership, limited liability company, or a corporation: You must also submit a “Partnership Affidavit,” a “Limited Liability Company Affidavit,” or a “Corporation Affidavit.” Complete the form that applies to your business organization (listed in required attachments). 
  5. Provide the name of the broker in charge who is licensed in the state of Alaska with a real estate license. 
Required Attachments:
  • Partnerships: Complete the Partnership Affidavit form (#08-4005b) giving all requested information about the partnership and designating the broker. Each partner must complete a signature block.
  • Limited Liability Companies: Attach a list of all organizers and managers, if applicable. The Limited Liability Company Affidavit (#08-4005c) may be signed by all members or a manager if so designated.  
  • Corporations: Attach a list of all corporate officers and directors. The Corporation Affidavit (#08-4005d) may be signed by any corporate officer. The corporate resolution naming the broker must be reflected in the minutes of the board meeting. The minutes need not be submitted to the Commission.
     

Registration Renewal

Not required



Only required when company information changes.

Individual Licenses

Alaska Individual Real Estate Licenses

Alaska Real Estate Associate Broker License

Agency:Alaska Real Estate Commission

Initial Registration

Form:

Associate Broker by Examination

Agency Fee:

$20 if only status change or $225 for license by transfer

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$140

Due:

By January 31 of even-numbered years.

Alaska Real Estate Broker License

Agency:Alaska Real Estate Commission

Initial Registration

Form:

Broker by Examination

Agency Fee:

$20 if only status change or $225 for license by transfer

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$140

Due:

By January 31 of even-numbered years.

Alaska Real Estate Salesperson License

Agency:Alaska Real Estate Commission

Initial Registration

Form:

Salesperson by Examination

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$200 application fee + $140 license fee + $50 recovery fund fee

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$140

Due:

By January 31 of even-numbered years.

Learn about real estate licensing in other states:

Associate Broker - Associate brokers are qualified to work independently as a broker, but choose to work under the authority of a designated broker.

On-Site Manager - A broker or salesperson who oversees the operations of a branch office under the authority of the designated broker.

Qualifying Broker/Designated Broker - An experienced and licensed real estate broker responsible for management and operation of a real estate firm.

Real Estate - Land, buildings, and their permanent improvements and fixtures. Also called "real property" in contrast to personal property.

Real Estate Agent - This term refers generally to any licensed real estate professional.

Reciprocity - Reciprocity makes it easier for out-of-state real estate firms to gain approval to operate in a foreign state by streamlining some licensing requirements.

Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO)
Offers a license verification database accross 43 jurisdictions.

NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association Agencies
Aid education, research, and advocacy efforts in the real estate industry.

National Association of Realtors
Real estate trade organization that provides information and resources for development of the real estate industry.

Urban Land Institute
Research and education association concerned with responsible land use and creating sustainable communities.

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