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New CE Requirements

All licensees must complete Risk Management Avoiding Violations and either Risk Management for Salespersons or Risk Management for Brokers. All brokers must complete Risk Management Avoiding Violations and Risk Management for Brokers.

Since most people want to complete all their CE requirements at the same time, we have made that possible by offering all required courses on the same day.

We are very excited about the one-of-kind elective course “A Day In Court.” It promises to be fun, exciting, educational and one that will form memories for a lifetime.

Day One A Day In Court 9am-4pm 6 Hrs. CE Credits $60  
Day Two Risk Management…. Avoiding Violations 8am11pm 3 Hrs. CE Credits $30  
Day Two Risk Management for Salesperson 11am-3pm 3 Hrs. CE Credits $30  
Day Two Risk Management for Brokers 3pm-6pm 3 Hrs. CE Credits $30  

10 Minute Break Each Hour and One Hour Lunch Break Both Days

Special Note: Salespeople taking Risk Management for Brokers will help a salesperson realize the legal liabilities that are placed on the qualifying broker. Additionally, by taking three different Risk Management classes, the salesperson should be well prepared to limit their liabilities while protecting their clients best financial interests.

Class Dates

July 9-10 July 23-24 Aug. 6-7 Aug. 20-21 Sept. 3-4  Sept. 17-18

To register for these classes send an email to Jame@AlabamaRealEstateInstitute.com and give the name, date your cell phone number. You can pay and register the day of class.

NOTE: Make sure you bring your real estate license number to class because I can’t issue your CE credits without it.

 

Location: Class will be held at the Orange Beach Community Center, 27235 Canal Rd. 36561

For additional information call James Anderson (251) 979-2530. I look forward to seeing you in class.

Alabama Real Estate Institute–PO Box 2115, 416 E. Laruel Ave., Foley, Al. 36535

 

 

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…]

Alabama Real Estate CE Class Schedule for 2018 (Classroom)

CE Requirements

All licensees must complete Risk Management Avoiding Violations (level one requirement) and either Risk Management for Salespersons or Risk Management for Brokers (level two requirement). All associate brokers and qualifying brokers must complete a minimum of 3-hour of Level One and 3-hours of Level Two Risk Management.

 

Since most people want to complete all their CE requirements at the same time, we have made that possible by offering all required courses on the same day and elective courses on the second day.

 

We are very excited about the one-of-kind elective course “Mining for Gold Nuggets.” It promises to be fun, exciting, educational and one that will form memories for a lifetime. This year we have included “Code of Ethics” which fulfills the new NAR requirement.

 

Day Class Title Time Credits Cost

Day One

Risk Management…. Avoiding Violations

8am11am

3 Hrs. 

 

$30

 

Day One

Risk Management for Salesperson

11am-3pm

   3 Hrs. 

 

$30

 

Day One

Risk Management for Brokers

3pm-6pm

   3 Hrs. 

 

$30  |

 

Day Two

Mining for Gold Nuggets

9am-12pm

   3 Hrs. 

 

 $30

 

Day Two

Code of Ethics

1pm-4pm

  3 Hrs. 

 

$30

 

The above prices are for individual classes. We offer both days for $150 which includes a FREE copy of the Alabama License Law book. People taking individual classes will not receive a book.

10 Minute Break Each Hour and One Hour Lunch Break Both Days

Special Note: Salespeople taking Risk Management for Brokers will help a salesperson realize the legal liabilities that are placed on the qualifying broker. Additionally, by taking three different Risk Management classes, the salesperson should be well prepared to limit their liabilities while protecting their clients best financial interests.

Class Dates for 2018

Mar. 21-22 April 18-19 May 23-24
June 13-14 July 18-19 August 22-23
Sept.19-20    

 

Pre-registration is required to ensure seating, book and food. To make reservations simple call James Anderson (251)979-2530 or you can email me at James@AlabamaRealEstateInstitute.com and I will email you a registration form.

 

NOTE: Make sure you list your real estate license number on the form because I can not issue your CE credits without it. Prepayment by PayPal is available but non-refundable.

 

Location: Class will be held at the

Orange Beach Community Center
 27235 Canal Rd. 36561

For additional information call James Anderson (251) 979-2530. I look forward to seeing you in class.

Alabama Real Estate Institute

PO Box 2115, 416 E. Laruel Ave.,

Foley, Al. 36535

Misrepresentation by Real Estate Agents

The Law is the Law

Alabama real estate licensees are governed by the Alabama Real Estate Commission; which specifically enforces the Alabama License Law. Over the next few weeks I will cover various topics of the Alabama License Law where violations occur that ends by disciplinary action taken by the Commission. Today we are focusing on Section §34-27-36 (a) (2) of the Alabama License Law which states: “Engaging in misrepresentation or dishonest or fraudulent acts when selling, buying, trading, or renting real property of his or her own or of a spouse or child or parent.” You will quickly see that this violation is specific to a licensed real estate agent selling, buying trading or renting their own property or property that is owned by a close family member.

Section §34-27-2 (b) of the license law states, [Read more…]

Alabama Reciprocal Real Estate License

Alabama Reciprocates Real Estate Licenses with Most Other States

States nearest Alabama

States Most Commonly Reciprocated With Alabama

I get calls every week from out-of-state Realtors® looking for a 6-hour Alabama License Law class so they can get Alabama Real Estate License.
Let me explain Alabama’s Reciprocal License process. First of all the Alabama Real Estate Commission Requirements are 6 hours of class time that focuses on Alabama License Law. There are individual courses directed at both the salesperson and brokers. The schools that offer these courses design a special course to meet the Commission’s requirements for each position.

Special Reciprocal Class Requirements

Alabama Real Estate Institute offers a Reciprocal Salesperson class and a Reciprocal Broker’s class. [Read more…]