Alaska Real Estate License Requirements

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Alaska Real Estate Licensing Requirements

This licensing information is designed to provide a summary of the minimum education requirements established by the Alaska Real Estate Commission. We recommend you contact the Alaska Real Estate Commission for more detailed information or changes.

Alaska Real Estate Salesperson Pre-Licensing Requirements

  • Pass the appropriate exam; see Alaska real estate license exam prep
  • Not be under indictment for a felony or other crime that in, in the judgment of the Commission, affects the individual’s ability to practice as a real estate salesperson competently and safely or under indictment for forgery, theft, extortion, conspiracy to defraud creditors, or fraud.
  • Pay the appropriate fees [12 AAC 64.073 and 12 AAC 02.360]
  • Be at least 19 years of age and work for a licensed broker
  • Complete 40 classroom hours approved pre-licensing education

Alaska Real Estate Associate Broker Requirements

  • Pass the appropriate exam; see Alaska real estate license exam prep
  • Not be under indictment for conspiracy to defraud, or fraud
  • Apply for licensure within six months after passing the exam
  • Pay the appropriate fees [12 AAC 64.073 and 12 AAC 02.360
  • Must complete 15 classroom hours approved broker training
  • Must have been a real estate licensee for 24 consecutive months within the last 36, and real estate must have been his/her principal occupation
  • He/she must have passed the broker’s exam and be affiliated with a licensed broker
  • A person who has been convicted of a felony of one of the types listed above may not be granted an associate broker’s license until five years after the complete sentence has been served. [AS08.88.171(a) and 12 AAC 64.950]

Alaska Real Estate Broker Pre-License Requirements

  • Pass the appropriate exam; see Alaska real estate license exam prep
  • Not be under indictment for conspiracy to defraud, or fraud
  • Apply for licensure within six months after passing the exam
  • Pay the appropriate fees [12 AAC 64.073 and 12 AAC 02.360]
  • Must complete 15 classroom hours approved broker training
  • Must have completed 24 consecutive months within the last 36 as a real estate licensee, and real estate must have been his/her principal occupation; he must either own a real estate business or work as the broker for a corporation or partnership.
  • A corporation or partnership can have only one broker in charge. If a second person, meeting the qualifications of a broker, holds an ownership position or is employed by the company, that person is considered an associate broker.
  • If a broker no longer meets the conditions of ownership or corporate employment, his/her broker license is suspended until suchtime as that status is resumed; alternatively, he/she may become an associate broker in another broker’s office.
  • A person who has been convicted of a felony of one of the types listed above may not be granted a broker’s license until seven years after the complete sentence has been served. [AS08.88.171(a) and 12 AAC 64.950].

Alaska Real Estate License Continuing Education Requirements

  • All Alaska Real Estate Licenses expire on January 31 of even-numbered years regardless of when first issued, except new licenses issued within 90 days of the expiration date will be issued to the next biennium.
  • Licensees who receive their original license within 12 months of the expiration date pay the full license fee and then at their first renewal pay a prorated renewal fee (half of the current license fee).
  • You must renew your license on or before the expiration date to continue practice in Alaska. There is no grace period to practice on a lapsed license. Renewal forms will be mailed at least 60 days before the expiration date to the last address you provided to the board. You must report all new addresses to the Board in writing.
  • Before a license can be renewed, real estate licensees must complete the following for maintaining continuing competency (Article 8 of 12 AAC).
  • An 8-hour continuing education core curriculum, identified by the Commission, that stresses current trends in real estate practices and changes in state, federal and case law in the areas of real estate sales, property management, community association management or commercial sales (12 AAC 64.500(b)(1)).
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