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how to acquire a reciprocal license

Course: How to Acquire a Reciprocal License

Applicants for a reciprocal license must have a current license in a qualifying state either on active or inactive status which is not a reciprocal or non-resident license. A qualifying state is one in which the applicant completed prelicense course work and passes a comprehensive examination which contained general real estate in addition to state law. This shall be evidenced by a certification of licensure (license history) that is obtained from the qualifying state within the 120 days immediately prior to the issuance of an Alabama license.

The certification of licensure shall show:
a) Name & address of the licensee
b) Status of the license
c) Type of License
d) Period of time the license has been active & inactive over at least the previous 36 months
e) If the applicant passed an examination
f) Whether the examination consisted of the national & state portion or only the state portion
g) Record of any disciplinary action against the licensee

In addition, applicants for a reciprocal salesperson or a reciprocal broker license shall have a current license in another state and must meet the following requirements before applying for a reciprocal license:
a) Complete six (6) hours of reciprocal salesperson prelicense or reciprocal broker prelicense coursework prescribed by the Commission in order to qualify for the reciprocal license examination.
b) Pass the reciprocal salesperson or reciprocal broker license examination offered by the testing agency under contract with the Commission, as published in the Candidate Handbook. The passing grade for both reciprocal license shall be 70% or above.
c) Submit to the Commission a certification of licensure or letter that is issued by the regulatory agency in the state where prelicense course work was completed and the licensing examination was passed.
d) Complete the “Reciprocal License Application” found on the Alabama Real Estate Commission website, .
e) Submit the application to the Alabama Real Estate Commission with the required attachments and fees.

If potential reciprocal applicants have questions regarding their eligibility for licensure, they shall submit a “Request for Determination of Reciprocal Licensing Eligibility” along with a certification of licensure to the Commission for review and determination of eligibility. The form may be obtained from the Commission’s website at .

Tuition: $100.00. Includes Alabama License Law Book and handouts
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