Plan Your 2018 CE Vacation

Why not include your family and meet your business requirements at the same time. Plan your 2018 vacation to be taken in Orange Beach or Gulf Shores, enjoying the beautiful Alabama beach, eating wonderful seafood while fulfilling your continuing education all at the same time.

Your Family Vacation

It’s just common sense. You have to complete your state required continuing education before September 30, 2018 anyway. So why not schedule a week vacation for you and your family. While the family is playing on our beautiful beach, you can take only two days of your vacation time to complete your CE requirements. Since the classes are held during the day, you still have the evenings to dine out with the family, and you still have five days of your vacation time to fish, play golf, or soak up the sun with the family.

Huge Tax Deduction

By doing this, you earn a huge bonus. Since this is also a business trip, your vacation becomes a business expense. Why not let the government finance your vacation? It is such a smart decision, some people make two trips a year and only takes one day of classes on each trip. This is a win-win situation for both you and your family.

CE Deadline is Sept. 30, 2018

2018 is license renewal year and all licensees must complete 15 hours of continuing education. I have taken the guesswork out it for you. Attend our two-day sessions and receive all required CE credits, regardless whether you are a salesperson or a broker. The courses taught and the dates offered are listed below.

Courses Taught in each two-day session

  • Risk Management Avoiding Violations
  • Risk Management for Salesperson
  • Risk Management for Brokers
  • Mining for Gold Nuggets
  • Code of Ethics (NAR Rquired)

Dates for each two-day session in 2018

  • March 21-22
  • April 18-19
  • May 23-24
  • June 13-14
  • July 18-19
  • August 22-23
  • September 19-20

LOCATION: All classes will be taught at this location.

Orange Beach Community Center

27235 Canal Rd.

Orange Beach, Al. 36561

Continuing Education Classes for 2018

CE Classes in Orange Beach

            CE Classes in Orange Beach

CE Classes at the beach in 2018

Alabama License Law requires all licensees to renew their license prior to August 31 of the renewal year. Since licenses are renewed every other year, on even years, 2018 is our license renewal year.

Continuing Education (CE) Deadlines

Additionally, all licensees are required to complete a minimum of 15-hours continuing education between Oct. 1, 2016 and Sept. 30, 2018. If a licensee does not complete the continuing education requirements by Sept. 30, 2018, their license will automatically [Read more…]

A Special Thanks to All AREI Students

ChristmasThe number of students we service on an annual basis are increasing at an astronomical rate. I give all the credit to you. It is because of your patronage and loyal support that Alabama Real Estate Institute has become one of the largest and most highly decorated real estate schools in the state, recognized for it’s outstanding performance.

Students completing Sales or Broker Prelicense, Post License, Continuing Education, Reciprocal License from another states or [Read more…]

More Alabama CE Requirements for 2014

Manage Your Risk–Know the Law

It has been less than two weeks since our CE deadline for 2012 and I’m already looking forward to 2014? Yes I am but for different reasons than you think. Real estate agents are the worst procrastinators I’ve seen in all the industries I work with. Alabama law requires only 15-hours of continuing education for each licensee in order to renew a two-year license of which the licensee can complete any time between Oct. 1 of odd year and Sept. 30, of even year; two years later. Agents have a full 24 months to complete their CE requirements but they wait until the last 4-6 months to take their CE and some don’t even meet that deadline. Some have their license placed inactive until they can complete their CE and then pay a fine to re-activate their license. Of the 15-hours required, only 3-hours of Risk Management have been mandatory up until now. All other 12-hours are elective courses; this means the agent selects their courses of choice. Some agents will select courses that are very easy to complete quickly and they may not have any legal or beneficial content at all. For that reason, we now have three separate 3-hour Risk Management classes to fulfill the needs for both sales people and brokers; both of which are required to take a minimum of 6 hours CE in Risk Management.  I will break these down and explain them individually. [Read more…]

This Is CE Year—What’s That?

This Is CE Year—What’s That?

CE is an acronym for Continuing Education. You choose the term you want to use for it but don’t forget about it. To a Realtor® CE is of most importance. In Alabama, every licensee that has an active license is required to take a minimum of 15-hour CE during a two year period prior to renewing their real estate license. I’ll explain it for it. In Alabama, real estate agents renew their license every even year; 2010, 2012, 2014, etc. The deadline for license renewal is September 30 every even year. For example; all agents must renew their license by midnight September 30, 2012. If they aren’t renewed, license will automatically be placed inactive by the Alabama Real Estate Commission. Therefore, every active licensee has to complete 15-hours of CE beginning October 1, 2010 and ending midnight September 30, 2012. If this deadline is not met, their license will automatically be placed inactive and can no longer participate in normal real estate practices until certain requirements are met. Do you now see how important CE is?

To confuse the issue just a little more, [Read more…]

Contracts To Purchase Real Estate

Real Estate Agents Want to Know

Contracts Are Legal Documents

Explain Every Detail in A Contract

One of my standard continuing education classes is Contract Law. It never fails that when I’m marketing my CE classes, people ask, “Why don’t you teach something more exciting like social networks, or something that will help us to get more business?” My come back is usually, “I have those classes in my training seminars. This is an educational course, and I promise to make it exciting.” Then I keep my word by including games that are competitive between groups, and give awards and prizes.

Class date rolls around and it’s time to begin. I pass out a class Pretest consisting of only one question; name all the elements of a legal, binding contract. [Read more…]

Quadrennial Code of Ethics

The National Association of Realtors was formed in 1908. And then in 1913, established the Professional Standards for Conduct. These are standard we refer to as the Code of Ethics. The National Association of Realtors requires all its members to take a special, updated version of the Code of Ethics every four years. These same standards were later the basis for many state laws which govern the representation of consumers as it relates to buying and selling real estate. NAR membership is comprised of state and county boards that cover the entire United States; which is the largest professional association in America.

Most state laws require [Read more…]

Fear of the Unknown

Fear of the Unknown

Don't be Afraid - Be Prepared

Don't be Afraid - Be Prepared

I think one of the reasons some people feel uncomfortable taking an online class is because they haven’t taken one before and they don’t understand how simple they are. I also have people tell me they are boring and they don’t want to sit and stare at a computer all day; they want interaction with people. Hey, me! I’d go nuts too if I was just completing a requirement. I strongly recommend online classes for people getting any type prelicense. On the other hand, I strongly recommend anyone needing continuing education take it in a classroom setting if at all possible. There’s a reason for both.

First let me explain how online courses are implemented. The first step is for the school or instructor to

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About the Alabama Real Estate Institute

The Alabama Real Estate Institute – A Complete Real Estate School!

ARELLO is the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials made up of jurisdictions (countries and states) that regulate the sale and leasing of real estate.

Real Estate Training Specialists

Alabama Real Estate Institute is licensed through the  Alabama Real Estate Commission to provide various types of educational needs to all licensees in Alabama as well as out-of-state licensees desiring to become licensed in Alabama. Our Staff of Instructors are prominent figures in the real estate industry that have years of actual experience. Our guest speakers are leaders within their industry that are considered to be ranked in the top of their field. It is our goal to become “The Educational Source” for all licensees practicing real estate in Alabama.

The Alabama Real Estate Institute provides Alabama Real Estate Commission approved education courses in Real Estate Salesperson Pre License, Real Estate Salesperson Post License, Broker Pre license, Reciprocal Sales license, Reciprocal Broker license, Training Classes, Training Boot Camps, Continuing Education courses (CE), Productivity Coaching and Motivational Speakers for specialized events.

We offer one of the largest selections of CE classes in Alabama. Distance Learning Courses, more commonly called Online Courses or Internet Courses can be accessed online by clicking one of the links on this page. The Alabama Real Estate Institute also offers CE classes in various classroom settings state-wide.

We hope you will select Alabama Real Estate Institute as your Real Estate School of choice!

Has your group or office considered a classroom based continuing education trip along with a beach vacation for the families? We can schedule classes for a large group.

For more information or to arrange a classroom training for your group or office in your home town please contact:

James Anderson, CDEI, GRI, CDPE
School Administrator
Alabama Real Estate Institute, LLC

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Alabama Real Estate Classes

Online Real Estate Courses Offered by Alabama Real Estate Institute


AL Real Estate School – Alabama Real Estate Institute, Orange Beach, AL – Online Real Estate Courses, Classroom Courses, salesperson prelicense, salesperson postlicense, broker prelicense, CE, continuing education, Out-of-State License Requirements, Reciprocal real estate license

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For more detailed information about individual courses, refer to a specific type course icon listed below; which will provide additional information, prices, etc.

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