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Notice of Proposed Rule Amendments

Proposed Amended Rule 790-X-1-.06 Prelicense and Post License School Approval and Requirements
Proposed Amended Rule 790-X-1-.12 Continuing Education Course Approval and Requirements

Comments can be presented by written comments. Address any written comments to Vaughn T. Poe, Executive Director, Alabama Real Estate Commission, 1201 Carmichael Way, Montgomery, AL 36106. Comments may also be faxed to 334-270-9118. The deadline for written comments is 4:30 p.m. Thursday, December 15, 2022. To view the Proposed Changes to Rules, click here.

CE Requirement Beginning October 1, 2022
All associate brokers and qualifying brokers who did not complete the 15-hour CE requirement for license renewal or license activation prior to October 1, 2022 must take the NEW 3-hour Mandatory Broker CE course to renew or activate a license. This course will also be required for all associate brokers and qualifying brokers for future license renewals.

Alabama Receives ARELLO Fair Housing Award for Video Submission
The Alabama Real Estate Commission received the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO) Fair Housing Award at ARELLO’s 2022 Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

ARELLO’s Fair Housing Award acknowledges impactful efforts to further fair housing and to promote anti-discrimination in housing. The purpose of the award is (1) to recognize outstanding fair housing programs that benefit the real estate industry in the promotion of, and compliance with, fair housing; (2) to increase the awareness of outstanding fair housing programs; and (3) to protect the public through honoring and promoting excellence in fair housing education programs.

View the video Lenders, Landlords, and the Law: A Fair Housing Reflection on Diversity & Inclusion created by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute HERE.

Assistance Visits and Desk Audits Available for New Companies
We Can Help You! New Companies that have been in operation less than a year are encouraged to request an Assistance Visit or Assistance Desk Audit to help answer any questions or assist in making sure the company is operating correctly.

Qualifying Brokers, if you are interested in our auditors coming to your company to conduct an Assistance Audit or if you have questions about how you are currently operating, please contact us. It is our hope that receiving help and guidance now through Assistance Visits or Assistance Desk Audits, may help prevent avoidable problems in the future. Contact us today to Schedule Your Visit!

Commission Meeting
Our next Commission meeting will be held Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. (Central) at the Alabama Real Estate Commission located at 1201 Carmichael Way in Montgomery, Alabama. An optional meeting link for Microsoft Teams will be posted here and on Commission social media on the meeting day. Visit the Open Meetings website at openmeetings.alabama.gov for additional information.

False Claim of Equitable Interest Leads to an Injunction Against LandCorp of Illinois, Inc.

During 2021, the Alabama Real Estate Commission received several complaints about an unlicensed, out-of-state company, The LandCorp of Illinois, Inc., listing land for sale in Alabama on a website. The Commission spoke with the owner of the company who admitted that the listings belonged to his company and that his company did not have a license. He stated that his company had an “equitable interest” in the listed properties, but he provided no documentation to establish that. The Commission identified and contacted some of the property owners. The owners the Commission spoke with did not know that their property was listed.

An owner of one of the listed properties in Camp Hill, Alabama was extremely cooperative with the Commission and provided documentation that established the unlicensed company had no equitable interest in the property. The Commission filed a complaint for injunctive relief against the unlicensed company with the Circuit Court of Tallapoosa County on August 9, 2021. On January 27, 2022, The Honorable Judge Ray Martin, entered judgment against The LandCorp of Illinois, Inc. enjoining it from marketing real estate located in the state of Alabama that belongs to others or otherwise engaging in activity that requires a license issued by the Commission.

The Commission is prepared to have this injunction enforced if the unlawful activity from this company continues and believes the injunctive process is a good tool to use against other unlicensed companies or individuals that are conducting activity that requires a license.

PSI Test Sites For Salesperson And Broker Exams
Exams can be scheduled by calling 888-818-5824 or visiting schedule.psiexams.com.

Fingerprint Sites for New Applicants
Fingerprint sites may or may not be open. Those are beyond our control. However, our vendor, Gemalto, has assured us that they are instituting careful cleaning procedures and if sites must close, they will endeavor to open new ones. Consult their website at aps.gemalto.com. We advise temporary salesperson applicants, broker applicants, and reciprocal applicants who reside in Alabama to go ahead and send your completed application to the Commission office and then get your fingerprints when the site is open, and it is safe to do so.

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DO YOU KNOW YOUR CE REQUIREMENTS


For Activation and Renewal?

For license activation and license renewal, 15 hours of CE must be completed including the mandatory 3-hour CE course entitled
Risk Management: Initial Contact to Accepted Offer and 12 hours of elective CE courses.