790-X-1-.06. Prelicense And Post License School Approval And Requirements
(1) All approved schools and instructors teaching real estate courses must agree to be governed by rules and regulations adopted by the Commission for the orderly operation of the schools.
(2) All prelicense and post license courses will have a definite beginning and ending date.
(3) The instructor shall, at least one week prior to the beginning of a prelicense or post license course, send information concerning the exact location, times and dates of the courses to the Commission via the electronic submission program provided by the Commission.
(4) The instructor shall, within three (3) days of course completion, report the credit for students who successfully complete the prelicense or post license course to the Commission via the electronic submission program provided by the Commission.
(5) Prelicense and post license course requirements. No course shall be approved by the Commission unless the following requirements are fulfilled.
(a) Courses must be taught by an approved instructor.
(b) In order to obtain approval, a course application and fee must be submitted for each prelicense and post license course when a detailed outline is not provided by the Commission. This does not apply to college credit courses which otherwise meet the criteria for the prelicense course.
(c) All courses must comply with the curriculum as prescribed by the Commission.
(d) The 60 clock hour prelicense course must be completed within one year from the date of course enrollment or the student will receive no credit for classes completed and must begin the course again. Students enrolled in the prelicense course can receive no more than six (6) hours credit per day.
(e) Any applicant for the exam who completed the 45 hour prelicense course prior to January 1, 1997 may meet the 60 clock hour requirement by completing a 15 clock hour course approved by the Commission provided the applicant meets all other requirements set forth in License Law & Rules. Students enrolled in 15 hour prelicense courses can receive no more than nine (9) hours credit per day.
(f) The 30 hour post license course is required for all salesperson licensees within the first year of licensure. In order to maintain an active license, the course must be completed and the original (permanent) license issued within the first six months of licensure. Students enrolled in the post license course can receive no more than nine (9) hours credit per day.
(g) No more than 20% of the course hours in the post license course can be presented by video tape unless the course is an ARELLO certified distance education course.
(h) Students must pass a final course exam and make a minimum course grade of 70% to successfully complete the prelicense and post license courses.
(i) Ninety (90%) percent course attendance in the prelicense and post license courses is required to successfully complete the course. Instructors may take a 10-minute break after each 50 minutes of instruction. Meals and other unrelated activities cannot be counted as part of the course hours.
(j) Upon completing the course hours, passing the course final exam and obtaining a minimum course grade of 70% in the 60 hour salesperson prelicense course, the instructor will issue to the student a Certificate of Course Completion. Salesperson applicants must show the Certificate of Course Completion to the supervisor at the exam center in order to be admitted to the exam. Failure to do so will result in both the applicant not being allowed to test and the applicant forfeiting the exam fee.
(k) Instructors must provide each student who completes the 60 hour salesperson prelicense course with the Commission approved prelicense course evaluation form and instructions on where to send it.
(l) Upon completing the course hours, passing the course final exam and obtaining a minimum course grade of 70% in the 15 hour broker prelicense course, the instructor will electronically submit the course credit to the Commission. Since broker applicants are not required to take a Certificate of Course Completion to the exam center in order to be admitted to the state exam, instructors are not required to issue them. Broker applicants are, however, required to be qualified to sit for the exam and must check with the Commission if the need exists to verify qualifications. Failure to meet broker qualifications prior to taking the broker’s examination will result in the exam score being rendered null and void and may subject the broker applicant to disciplinary action by the Commission.
(m) Post license credit cannot be earned prior to obtaining an Alabama temporary license. Instructors must obtain the temporary license number before allowing a student to enroll in the post license course. Salespersons who complete the 30 hour post license course must check the Commission Web site to ensure their course credit has been accurately reported. Once the course credit has been reported, the salesperson must submit the application and fees for an original (permanent) license within the time frame set forth in Section 34-27-33.
(n) At the end of the 60 hour salesperson prelicense course, a Commission approved Certificate of Completion shall be completed by the instructor and given to each student. The student must retain the certificate and submit it to the Commission with the temporary salesperson license application after passing the state examination. For those completing the 15 hour broker prelicense course, the salesperson must check the Commission website one week after course completion to ensure course credit has been accurately reported.
(o) Schools are to maintain permanent records showing attendance and course completion scores for a minimum of four (4) years.
(6) Salesperson applicants must pass the examination within 12 months immediately following the date of completion of the 60 clock hour prelicense course approved by the Commission. Salesperson applicants who fail to meet this requirement shall be required to again successfully complete the prelicense course.
(7) Applicants who are required to complete the 15 clock hour prelicense course must pass the examination within the 12 months immediately following the date of course completion. Applicants who fail to meet this requirement shall be required to again successfully complete the prelicense course.
Author: Alabama Real Estate Commission
Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, §§ 34-27-6, 34-27-8, 34-27-32, 34-27-33.
Filed September 30, 1982. Amended: Filed
November 21, 1983; August 27, 1986 (Rule
title changed from ''School Approval and Requirements''
to ''Prelicense School Approval
and Requirements''); August 15, 1988; December
5, 1988. Amended: Filed February 6,
1991; October 22, 1991; August 7, 1992.
Amended: Filed August 25, 1993; effective
September 29, 1993. Amended: Filed December
22, 1994, effective January 26, 1995.
Amended: Filed August 23, 1996; effective
September 27, 1996. Amended: Filed August
3, 1998; effective September 7, 1998. Amended:
Filed August 29, 2000; effective October 3,
2000. Amended: Filed November 19, 2001;
effective December 24, 2001. Amended: Filed
June 17, 2005; effective October 3, 2005