Article Summary: This article will help anyone
looking for information pertaining to a real estate license in the state of
Alaska or anyone looking to become a real estate agent or realtor in Alaska.
Contents of this article may include information on real estate education,
schools, training courses, continuing education, tests and exams, laws, license
requirements, renewal information, forms and more..
The State of
Alaska Real Estate Commission, with offices in Anchorage, Alaska, is
staffed by the Division of Occupational Licensing of the Department of
Commerce, Community and Economic Development. The Real Estate Commission adopts
the regulations that govern those with an Alaska real estate agent license.
They issue three types of licenses: a real estate salesperson license, a
real estate broker license, and a real estate associate broker license.
A person holding a broker license either operates his own real estate
business or acts as a broker for a partnership or corporation.
A person holding a salesperson license works in the office of a real
estate broker as an employee or as an independent contractor.
A person holding a associate broker license
has met the qualifications
to be a broker but continues to work in association with another broker, rather
than having a business of his/her own.
The requirements to become a real estate agent in Alaska, regardless
of the license type, include passing the appropriate exam and applying for
licensure within six months after passing the exam. Applicants must pay the
appropriate fees and meet the appropriate educational
requirements. Applicants may not be under indictment for any type of
felony that implies character untrustworthiness. Applicants also will not be
issued a license if they are not in substantial compliance with a child support
In addition, requirements to become a
real estate salesperson in Alaska include being at least 19
years of age and working for a real estate broker licensed in Alaska. If the
applicant was ever convicted of a felony, the complete sentence must have been
served. To obtain an salesperson license the applicant must satisfactorily
complete 40 classroom hours of approved real estate prelicensure courses. Applicants must apply for licensure within
six months after passing the exam.
The requirements to become a real estate
broker in Alaska include the basics listed above for all
agents, plus the broker applicant must have completed 15 classroom hours approved
broker training. The broker must
have been a licensed salesperson in 24
consecutive months within the last 36 months, and real estate must have been
his/her principal occupation.
A person holding an broker license must either own a real
estate business or work as the broker for a partnership or corporation. A
person who has been convicted of a felony that implies character unworthiness
will not be granted a license until seven years after the complete
sentence has been served.
The requirements to become a real estate agent in Alaska as an Associate
Broker include the basic ones listed above for all agents, plus those
of a regular real estate broker, except that a corporation or partnership can
have only one broker in charge. The second person who meets the qualifications
to have a broker license is considered an associate broker. An associate
broker must have passed the real estate exams and be associated with a
licensed broker. If ever convicted of a felony that implies character
unworthiness, the applicant will not be granted a license until five years
after the complete sentence has been served.
The Alaska real estate exams are administered electronically. They are offered
weekly in Anchorage, semi-monthly in Fairbanks, and quarterly in Juneau. The
examination fee is $100. For a fee of $50 you can request that the exams be
provided at a different location. The Alaska Real Estate Commission has
contracted with Assessment Systems, Inc. (ASI) of Philadelphia to administer
and grade the exams.
You can find all the real estate related forms online.
Applicants for an real estate salesperson license pay a nonrefundable
application fee of $50.00, a License fee of $275.00, and a Surety Fund fee of
$30.00, for a total of $355.00. The fee for a broker license is $350.00.
To renew a real estate license in Alaska, apply in January of
Ten Alaska real estate schools are available both online
and through correspondence. These are approved for all real estate courses and
meet the education requirements for both pre-licensure and brokers. You can
locate the continuing education catalog here.
Effective February 1, 2008 all new licensees are required to
complete 30 hours of post-licensing
education . This education is in addition to the 20 hours of continuing
education that you will be required to complete prior to license renewal.
The Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO) provides outstanding
guidance to help all real estate professionals. Alaska real estate careers are
enhanced by membership in the National
Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Real Estate
Brokers (NAREB). The National
Association of Realtors, the world's largest professional association, is
especially helpful in locating real estate jobs in Alaska for those
Alaska Real Estate Forms
Alaska Reciprocity States
(as of 3/2/2010)
Alaska Approved Real Estate Schools
Prelicensing and Postlicensing Education
Alaska Association of Realtors - Anchorage
Alaska Coastal Homes - Juneau
Alaska Real Estate Education - Wasilla
Alaska Real Estate Resource - Anchorage
Alaskarealestateschool.com - Anchorage
Anchorage Board of Realtors - Anchorage
Charles Sandberg - Wasilla
Dynamic Properties - Anchorage
Northern Trust Academy - Anchorage
Prudential JW/Vista RE - Alaska
REAL Systems - Anchorage
Royse and Associates - Anchorage
Last Update: 2/22/2010
This list may not include all approved schools. Please visit here for the latest list of approved schools.