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…]

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…]

Frequently asked Real Estate School Questions

I have trouble staying focused on the internet. I need a regular classroom course.

  • Some classes are definitely better when taken in a classroom. Continuing education classes should be taken in a classroom if at all possible so that you get the most up-to-date information. Classroom discussions are also a great learning tool. However continue to read below.
  • It has been documented from several studies over several years that students taking online prelicense courses make 25-30% higher scores on the state exam.


What are the advantages for taking online courses?

  • Online courses maintain focus without interruptions, annoying sounds, and distractions. Online classes focus only on the material specific to passing the state exam, while many times someone in a classroom will bring up issues not related to the material being studied.
  • The practice of real estate in today’s market is almost all done on a computer. Online classes are very easy to maneuver around which improves the students confidence level.
  • Online courses are much less expensive because there’s no travel involved. Course material can be accessed from any computer, anywhere, at any time.


Can I attend a class if I am disabled?

  • The answer is definitely yes. We are ADA compliant in every respect and is a non-discriminatory learning center for all who want to learn. We only request that students make us aware of any accommodations that may be required at the earliest opportunity so we can make arrangements to fulfill the student’s needs.


How long does it take to complete a salesperson pre-license course ?

  • On campus courses require a total of 12 weeks. Our distance learning courses vary because some people spend more time on a daily basis so they can finish sooner.


What is involved in a distance learning course?

  • Distance learning courses are linked through the school web site so an approved student can actually take the course from their personal computer and still have personal assistance from an instructor to answer all questions that may arise.


Is there a schedule for all courses that you offer?

  • For classroom class dates and times contact the school.
  • Distance learning courses are available on a 24/7 basis. When in doubt, visit the “contact us” icon and ask the school administrator any questions you have.

How long are campus classes  and do I have to attend every class?

  • The Alabama Real Estate Commission require a minimum of 90% classroom attendance in every Pre and Post Licensing class with a ten minute break per hour of class time. AREI has adapted this policy to all courses (except distance learning courses). Students violating this policy will not get credit for that particular class but can take the class over at a later time for credit when completed.

Are course payments required before the course begins or after completion?

  • All courses must be paid for in full prior to beginning the desired course.

What happens if I have trouble learning the material?

  • All our courses are designed to teach the student by using the simplest methods and illustrations to enhance complete understanding. We encourage all students to bring all unclear issues to the attention of the instructor so it can be thoroughly explained.

Do you offer sample testing?

  • The key to learning and preparing for taking the state exam is by taking sample test as you learn, step by step. We give test on every class, and then correct your answers with an explanation to help you learn the topics being studied.

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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