Alabama Real Estate Agent Exam

Real Estate Agent License Practice Test Kit Need of a License: A real estate salesperson must be licensed by the state of Alabama to represent clients in the sale or purchase of real estate that is located in Alabama.

Who Grants a License:  Licenses are granted by the Alabama Real Estate Commission (“AREC”).Real Estate Agent Practice Exam 

Qualifications to receive a License:  A candidate must complete an AREC-approved 60 clock-hour pre-licensure course from an AREC-approved real estate school (search schools here), pass a school-administered final exam, and pass a state exam.  Candidates must pass the state exam within 12 months of completing the pre-licensure course. All candidates must submit a full set of fingerprints, prove legal presence, prove graduation from high school (or present GED), and pass a background check.  All candidates must be at least 19 years of age. For more information about qualifications, see Become a Licensed Real Estate Professional.

Applying for the Exams: Applicants to take the exam must complete and pass the 60 clock-hour pre-licensure course (and present proof of completion) before they are permitted to register for the state exam.  Candidates should apply to take the state exam through the Applied Measurement Professionals website scheduling page. For more information, see the Alabama Real Estate Examination Program Candidate Handbook.

Test Content:  The Alabama state real estate licensing exam is comprised of two portions, the national portion and the state-specific portion. The questions on the two portions are intermixed and do not appear in separate sections. The test is comprised of multiple choice questions with four answer choices provided for each question. The total time allowed for both tests is 3 ½ hours. A scaled score of at least 70 is required to pass.  The exam is presented in a computer-based format, but accommodations for paper-based tests and/or oral testing can be provided with special arrangements.

The national test consists of 100 questions and tests the candidate's knowledge of general real estate concepts, including the following subject areas:

Agency Relationships and Contracts
Real Property Ownership/Interest
Real Property
Marketing Regulations (purchase and rental)
Property Management
Real Estate Calculations
The state-specific test consists of 40 questions and tests the candidate's knowledge of the state-specific concepts, including the following subject areas:
Purpose of License Law/Rules and
Regulations and Role of Commission
Licensing Requirements
License Status
Broker Licenses, Company Licenses and Place of Business
Recovery Fund
Disciplinary Actions and Process
Estimated Closing Statement
Trust Funds
RECAD (Real Estate Consumers Agency and Disclosure Act)
Violations which may result in disciplinary

How to Apply for the License:  The license application is issued by the testing company upon passing the licensing exam. Candidates must provide AREC with the following documents:  (1) completed application and application fee; (2) original Alabama state real estate licensing exam score report(s); (3) proof of legal presence in the U.S.; (4) certificate issued by an AREC-approved school for completion of the 60-hour salesperson pre-licensure curriculum; (5) a Criminal History Information Release form; (6) if applicable an explanation of any questions on the license application to which the applicant specified a "yes" answer.  All of the required documents must be submitted to the AREC offices in Montgomery within 90 days of passing the state licensing exam. Additional instructions for specific license applicants are on AREC webpage titled "Become a Licensed Real Estate Professional" or contact AREC by telephone at 334-242-5544.

Fees:  AREC charges a license application fee. The fees are subject to change, but current fees are listedon the sample Alabama real estate salesperson licensing application.

Who administers the test:  AREC and Applied Measurement Professionals (AMP).

License Renewal Requirements: An Alabama real estate licensee must take 15 credit hours of continuing education (either online or in the classroom) from an AREC-approved provider every two years. Further information is provided on AREC.

Applicable Regulations:  Real estate licensees in Alabama are regulated under Alabama Code, Title 34, Chapter 27, Real Estate Brokers, and the AREC Administrative Code, Chapter 790.


To prepare for your Real Estate Agent exam, use our 300 question practice test, with answers fully explained, by expert Karen Bohler.  

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Our practice exam writer
Karen Bohler
is a licensed real estate broker and certified real estate instructor. She has worked in real estate sales for over 20 years. She teaches real estate sales and contract law for a real estate sales education company that specializes in the licensing of real estate sales agents and brokers across the country. Karen designs curriculum and other educational materials for real estate sales training courses, licensing exam preparation and continuing education providers. She earned her juris doctorate degree from Taft Law School.

Tabitha May Hasin
is a real estate instructor with Brightwood College (formerly Kaplan Real Estate Education) and a real estate salesperson and trainer with Keller Williams Realty in Fullerton, California. She is also a licensed attorney and received her juris doctorate from Chapman University Law School. Prior to working as a real estate instructor, Tabitha worked in the lender, title and settlement services industries in real estate transactions. She earned her bachelor and masters degrees from the University of California, Irvine.
Our practice exam covers the general principles of real estate law and regulation that is common across the country and is not specific to any one state.  It covers all of the following areas which are typically covered in most state Real Estate Agent examinations:
  • Real Property Characteristics    
  • Real Property Rights
  • Freehold Estates            
  • Real Estate Ownership
  • Land Description            
  • Non-monetary Encumbrances
  • Government Restrictions
  • Real Property Liens
  • Agency
  • Real Estate Brokerage
  • Listings and Buyer Agency Agreements
  • Contract Law    
  • Transfer of Title             
  • Financing Principles
  • Property Management 
  • Leases 
  • Appraisal
  • Investment Analysis      
  • Real Property Environmental Issues      
  • Settlement
  • Federal Laws