Alabama Real Estate ExamFrequently Asked Questions

Every Question You Need Answered About Taking The Real Estate Exam In Alabama

Do you have questions about the Alabama real estate exam? We’re here to help. Below are some of the most commonly asked questions regarding the real estate exam. If your question isn’t answered here, our Customer Support team is ready to assist via chat, email, or by phone at 888.827.0777. We’re dedicated to helping you feel as confident as possible about your upcoming exam.

What score do I need to pass the Alabama real estate exam?

In order to pass the Alabama real estate exam, you'll need a score of at least 70%. Passing the exam is much easier (and less stressful) for those who have completed Exam Prep courses.

How much does it cost to take the Alabama real estate exam?

The Alabama real estate examination itself costs $73, and payment should be directed to PSI. There are other fees associated with licensing, but you can expect the test alone to cost this much.

Is the Alabama real estate exam hard?

While the majority of Alabama students do pass their real estate exam, a passing result is far from guaranteed. Roughly 24% of students have to retake the Alabama licensing exam in order to pass. The best way to alleviate your nerves and pass the exam is to work hard and prepare as much as possible. 

Where do I take the Alabama real estate license exam?

Examinations are generally administered throughout the state and include testing locations in Birmingham, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile, and Montgomery. For more information about times and locations, visit the Alabama Real Estate Commission website.

What topics are covered on the Alabama real estate exam?

The following list outlines the topics that will be covered in your State and National portions of the licensing exam. The number of questions related to the given topic is provided in parentheses.

State Portion:
1. Purpose of License Law/Rules, Regulations, and the Role of Commission (one)
2. Licensing Requirements (seven)
3. License Status (two)
4. Broker Licenses, Company Licenses, and Place of Business (five)
5. Recovery Fund (two)
6. Disciplinary Actions and Process (two)
7. Estimated Closing Statement (one)
8. Trust Funds (two)
9. RECAD (three)
10. Violations which may result in disciplinary actions (15)

National Portion:
1. Property Ownership (eight)
2. Land Use Controls and Regulations (five)
3. Valuation and Market Analysis (seven)
4. Financing (10)
5. General Principles of Agency (13)
6. Property Disclosures (six)
7. Contracts (17)
8. Leasing and Property Management (three)
9 Transfer of Title (eight)
10. Practice of Real Estate (13)
11. Real Estate Calculations (10)

Can you take the Alabama real estate exam online?

You cannot take the Alabama real estate exam online. All students must travel to a testing location where they will be monitored for the duration of the test. 

 

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